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In 2014, I had a moment. After working for several years, building my career in corporate sales, I realized my happiness was tied in extrinsic form. I decided it was time to live my dream.


Within a matter of weeks I left my role as a National Account Executive, sold my house, and went backpacking around the world - solo. I traveled to 17 countries across four continents over the course of 6 months.


During that time, my daily blog increased in readership and had been read 10,000 times. I celebrated that moment by converting that blog into a book, called Finding (My)Self (Love): One Girl's Journey Across 17 Countries Across 4 Continents in 6 Months.


Upon my return, I realized I found joy by inspiring others and helping people to overcome their limiting beliefs to achieve their dreams. I started a new weekly blog focused on mindfulness, life balance, and the personal lessons I learn through the events of my life. I encourage my readers, and individuals in my network, to become part of a community of lifting each other up and giving gratitude for everyday moments.


Writer for international publications such as and was named one of Success Magazine's Most Inspirational Blogs of 2015 and featured in their January 2016 issue.


Kim Orlesky is also an Executive Life Coach registered with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).


2016 will feature speaking events in Australia and Canada, and will release my second book, How To Be A Nomad: Go From Business Suit to World Backpacker.