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Mentoring Class 22

We are so excited about the latest Mentoring Class in the Brownell Mentoring Program. The five incredible women that make up Class 22 come from around the world with unique backgrounds, but each of their paths led them to the travel industry. Learn a little more about them below.   Abbay King Auckland, New Zealand… Read More >

Mentoring Class 21

We’re thrilled to welcome the latest group to the Brownell Mentoring Program: Mentoring Class 21. These five women are from different states and have had different careers, but they all share the same love of travel, passion for success, and entrepreneurial spirit. Get to know each of them a little more below:   Andrea Schubiner… Read More >

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Meet Mentoring Class 20

Brownell’s latest Mentoring Class isn’t just making waves as our 20th class…this group of savvy entrepreneurs is sure to take the travel industry by storm as well! Get to know the five women of Mentoring Class 20 below. Jill Canning Aspen, Colorado Jill discovered her love for the mountains as a teenager, and that love… Read More >

Meet the New Class: Mentoring Class 19

This is the true story about five strangers, picked to join the travel industry, receive award-winning training, and start their career as a travel advisor, to find out what happens when people stop settling for an okay job and start turning their passion into their career. This is Brownell’s 19th Mentoring Class. Rachel Davis Bargersville,… Read More >

7 Questions With… Kristen Meckem

It’s no surprise Kristen Meckem chose a career in travel. At six years old, her parents packed up the family in a Volkswagen pop-top camper and drove from Minnesota through Central America to Argentina and Brazil. Since then she has explored the world, swimming with sharks in Tahiti, exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu, and… Read More >

Tisha Neufville - Camel Ride at Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India

7 Questions with Tisha Neufville

At the age of 16, Tisha Neufville fell in love with travel during a family trip to Egypt. After riding a camel through Giza and exploring the Khan el-Khalili market, she realized how powerful and life-changing travel can be. Her career as global qualitative researcher took her around the world, but she decided to turn… Read More >

Meet the New Class: Mentoring Class 18

We are thrilled to kick off 2018 with our 18th mentoring class! This fantastic group of entrepreneurs spent the last week of February in our main office for their startup training and are now well on their way to becoming luxury travel advisors. Get to know these five fabulous mentees below: Name: Amy Biondi Location:… Read More >

7 Questions with Blaire Kochar

Blaire Kochar has always loved to travel but was faced with limited vacation time while working in Corporate America. She spent her free time researching new destinations and dreaming of traveling the world, and then she discovered that she could turn her passion into a new career as a luxury travel advisor. She joined the… Read More >

Catherine Parkin: 2017 Mandarin Oriental Rising Fan

We are thrilled that Brownell Independent Advisor Catherine Parkin was selected as a 2017 Mandarin Oriental Rising Fan. Voted in by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group General Managers, Catherine had an exciting opportunity to attend the Fan Club Forum at the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva. Catherine gives an inside look at what makes Mandarin Oriental hotels so… Read More >

Meet the New Class: Mentoring Class 17

As Tim McGraw wisely said: “Seventeen only comes once in a lifetime…” and when it comes to the latest Brownell Mentoring Class, we couldn’t agree more! We’re thrilled to welcome four new all-stars to the Brownell Hosting Program. They were in training at the Birmingham office during the Solar Eclipse, so they are aptly nicknamed… Read More >

Meet the New Class: Class 16

Name: Taylor Ruby Location: Atlanta, GA Previous Career: Hospitality industry, working at Belmond Charleston Place and The Ritz-Carlton Interesting Fact: Taylor isn’t a stranger to Brownell – in fact, she helped with our 2014 Brownell Academy (aka Camp Brownell) at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.   Name: Rebecca Rosen Location: New York City Previous Career:… Read More >

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Testimonials

We could not do this without you!

“The Mentoring Program gave us the chance and the training to start a business AND the continued support to grow that businesss. We could not do this without you!”

King & Whitson, Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA Washington, VA

Beyond Helpful

“Wow – seriously yall, this is amazing! We are all so lucky to have such a proactive and innovating hosting team. Thanks so much for continually evolving and assisting us to the best of your ability. Seriously, what yall think of and how organized you are is beyond helpful! Yall are awesome!”

Blaire Kochar, Houston, TX

I have reached goals beyond my expectations

“I wanted to convert my love for travel, marketing skills, client service skills, and technology background into a career. Fortunately, Brownell’s mentoring program allowed me to do just that and allowed me to reach goals that were beyond my expectations. An unexpected bonus of joining Brownell has been becoming part of an organization where each part of the team is truly supportive of my efforts and is interested in my ongoing success. Brownell’s methods and techniques serve as a daily inspiration.”

Linda Terrill, Atlanta, GA

I am loving every minute of my new career

“The Mentorship program is amazing! I am loving every minute of my new career.”

Kristen Nix, Whitefish, MT

The mentoring program was critical

“The Brownell mentoring program was critical to the successful launch of my travel business. It was a year well-spent learning the ins and outs of the industry and the Virtuoso network. When I graduated from the program, I felt fully integrated into the company and was ready to take my business to the next level.”

Katherine Gould, Richmond, VA

The sky is the limit here!

“Brownell Hosting is the gold standard in host agency programs. From the onboard training to the day-to-day support, the hosting team offers best practice strategies and industry insight to ensure I stand apart in the marketplace. Even as a home-based advisor, I feel incredibly connected with not just the hosting team but the entire Brownell Family. There is a collaborative and supportive environment among the advisors which truly gives me an advantage in designing client travel experiences. I am so proud to be affiliated with such a prestigious agency. The sky is the limit here!”

Irene Quisenberry, Tampa, FL

Brownell ICs are the Best

Your Brownell IC’s are the very best I have ever met. Congratulations on your excellent Brownell program.

Evelyn Weber, Manager, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

I count my lucky stars that I work with Brownell

“There is no agency better than Brownell! Our Hosting Team is there to hold our hands through the good and the bad. What a huge support group we have! I count my lucky stars every day that I am fortunate to be working for Brownell. The hosting staff is such a comforting and hands on team. They are positive reinforcements of acknowledging when we excel and encourage us to grow our business by having the opportunities to travel and experience the wonderful hotels and resorts we sell worldwide.”

Caroline Wallace, Richmond, VA

An incredible opportunity to join the industry as a newbie

“The mentoring program was an incredible opportunity to join one of the premier travel agencies in the world as a complete newbie. Brownell’s staff was always available and willing to help with the countless questions I had during my first year. Being mentored by the top travel professionals in the industry contributed immensely to the success that I am now enjoying.”

David Ourisman, Berkeley, CA

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