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A Conversation with Travis Hellstrom of Advance Humanity

In this post, I get to share with you a conversation I had with Travis Hellstrom. Travis leads Advanced Humanity, a consultancy that works with everyday humanitarians, nonprofits, and businesses. After college, he decided to forgo medical school to travel to Mongolia as a Peace Corps volunteer. He spent a total of four years in Mongolia where he also met his wife. Travis is an author of multiple books including the Unofficial Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook and Questions for the Dalai Lama, and just an all-round good guy.

I wanted to interview Travis because of a course he created called Crafting Your Purpose. It’s a simple four-week program designed to help you understand your values, your major life roles, and ultimately helping you craft your purpose. We breakdown some of the exercises in the interview and I ask him what inspired him to create the course. If you’re interested in learning more, you can access the first exercise for free.

Travis and I have a wide-ranging conversation in which we also talk about his daily habits, favourite books, and so much more. He’s a fascinating guy with a lot of depth and soul. Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I enjoyed it myself!

 

Connect with Travis:

Website: http://travishellstrom.com/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/travishellstrom
Twitter: @TravisHellstrom

Resources from the interview:

Crafting Your Purpose Course
Peace Corps
Peace Corps Response – Short Term Placements
Unofficial Peace Corps Volunteer Handbook by Travis Hellstrom
Advance Humanity
B Corp 101
Freedom App
Productivity Planner

Book recommendations:

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port
Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John D. Mann
Pivot by Jenny Blake (pre-order now)