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About Me

About Me

As a former travel and tech exec turned entrepreneur, I've lived with change and transition all my life.

I've lived in 12 countries, worked in 60, and raised $60m for travel and tech ventures with a combined turnover of over $300m.

In 2022, I walked away from the hectic globetrotting lifestyle to start a publication and build my own portfolio of businesses.

I also write, speak, and advise on the nonlinear life and building a portfolio lifestyle.


3 WAYS I CAN HELP YOU

1. The 'Out of Line' newsletter. Join a growing community of readers who are developing a different mindset to change, transition, and reinvention - at any age. Each weekend, you'll receive four or five ideas that will help you break free from linear thinking and switch to a portfolio lifestyle.

2. Going through a change or transition? If you want to pivot, are experiencing a transition, or considering building a portfolio, click here.

3. Business or investment advisory: I continue to provide business & investment advice. But I limit this each year to a small number of clients. It's a good way for me to keep the saw sharp and help a select number of early-stage, fast growth companies as part of my own portfolio. Click here for further info.

I'm also on LinkedIn if you'd like to follow my journey. Feel free also to reach out to me at hello@trevorohara.com. To receive an alert when I write something new or I'm sharing some news, simply sign up to the Out of Line newsletter.


MY CURRENT PORTFOLIO:

  • I'm the Founder of The Interlude Café, an online publication dedicated to readers who wish to pursue a nonlinear lifestyle. The publication, due to launch shortly, is initially targeted at the 45-75 demographic.

Other Fun Stuff

  • I've just completed the second draft of Think Like a Beringian: 21 Principles for the Nonlinear Life. If you've gone through a transition or are building a portflio and would like to be featured in the book, I'd love to hear your story. Feel free to send me an email to trevor@trevorohara.com.

If you want to read more about my background and story, click here.


🇮🇪 🌏 I'm Irish. However, with so many years spent in the transportation industy, I've become a citizen of the world. After having lived in 12 countries and worked in 60, I've been blessed with an international network of friends. That's taught me a lot about the world.

🏔️ I love mountains. I grew up with a sea view at the front of the house and mountains at the back of the house. In particular I love snow and ice. But give me nature of any kind and I'll be happy. Best way to unplug.

I'll talk with anybody and I make friends easily. That comes from growing up in a country where most people don't know when to stop (we call it the 'gift of the gab').

👪👪 I'm close with my family. My favourite Whatsapp channel is the one with my four brothers, four sisters, and 36 cousins.

🔎 I geek out on linguistics and geology. Although I'm interested in a wide variety of topics, I'm fascinated by the evolution of language ('geology of the mind'). And as a mountaineer, I've always marveled at how sea shells ended up in high desert plains and mountain tops.😲


I've lived with change all my life

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Raised in Ireland, the eldest of nine siblings, we moved house 4 times. There's only so many brothers and sisters you can squeeze into a bedroom.

🎓 My student day shenenigans took me to Dublin, Oxford, Paris and Berlin.
🌐 I've lived in a dozen countries over the last 30 years, have worked in over 60.

💬 I speak 4 languages (well - 5 if I include the occasional curse).

♟️ Early in my career I worked in scenario planning and strategy for a Canadian telecoms company (Nortel), writing 'long-term' economic and financial forecasts.

📞 I then led pan-European sales and marketing teams for two telecommunications software companies (Atos, Kenan Systems).

📈 I also led the international expansion of a subsidiary of Worldcom (MKI) across 7 European countries.

✈️ For the last 15 years, I was a travel industry exec. Airports are breeding grounds of innovation in hospitality, security, technology, and retail. I was involved in some incredible ventures - in retail, hospitality and technology.

💰 I've raised $60m for travel and tech ventures with a combined turnover of >$300m.

💻 I became a Certified Scrum Master and led two remote software development teams.

✍ I've just finished the second draft of "Think Like a Beringian: 21 Principles for the Nonlinear Life".