BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Amy Flores-Young, Retreat Concierge and Full-Time Travel Professional

What is your name?

Amy Flores-Young.

What is your occupation?

I am a Retreat Concierge and Full-Time Travel Professional.

What is your business name?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women’s Member?

Less than 1 year.

What is your instagram handle?

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What is your linked in URL?

Were you born and raised in Boston? If not, what brought you here?

Raised in North Attleboro MA and now in Lowell MA.

Tell us more about your job or company and what led you to your career?

I was a non-profit executive for 20+ years. This included roles as a national trainer, mediator, facilitator and strategist. Travel was always important to me and connecting with my family. When I had to leave my career, I turned my travel 'hobby' into a business.

What would your clients say about you and your company?

Clients say I am fun, humorous, organized, approachable, fiercely hold their intention.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Stop doing what everyone else is doing. Figure out your own way.

What is your favorite book?

Hmmm... Really too many. Depends what I am trying to learn or what I am trying to 'enjoy'.

What is your secret weapon? An app, a tool, a organization method, anything?! (Can be a personal or professional life tool)

My secret weapon is that I am a mom of a disabled (now) adult. Gave me my most valuable skills to run my own business. But my can't live without support is my VA 😉

What is your most recent WIN? How are you slaying it in your career or business?

Five successful retreats in Q1 for clients launching their first events since Covid. As a travel business, I doubled my revenue in 2021 over my highest ever year.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Start investing as soon as you get your first job.

How do you enjoy your free time?

With my dogs, sitting by a fire, eating premium ice cream.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I use to participate in weight lifting competitions.

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