Four years ago, I walked away from a steady paycheck and a 9-to-5 job I had worked my whole life for. I had been feeling the pull toward a life of more freedom and less monotony for a while by then, but it took me a moment of courage to take the leap.
Armed with a small Instagram audience, a meager blog, and a lifelong passion for luxury travel, I put in two weeks notice. I didn't know if my dream of becoming a full-time travel blogger would come to fruition, but I was committed to never going back to a cubicle.
What unfolded next was the transformation of Christina Galbato, the Account Executive, into Christina Galbato, the CEO. I made my mark on the travel blogging industry and have traveled to over 50+ countries in the last four years, working with the likes of Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental. I've partnered with tourism boards all over the world, in places like the Bahamas and Thailand, and turned those "maybe one day" destinations into "why not go next month" decisions.
It's with this experience in my back pocket that I noticed the flurry of smoke and mirrors around the influencer world. Finding honest, actionable strategies about what it really takes to succeed as an influencer or blogger is like hunting for a needle in a haystack. So I set off filling that white space by creating resources to help other women do what I did - in less time and with less mistakes.
To date, my podcast and online courses have helped thousands of women build profitable online businesses as social media influencers and make radical changes in their lives, like leaving unfulfilling jobs, moving to places they've always wanted to live, landing paid partnerships with the largest brands in the world, and building six-figure businesses.
These days, I'm the CEO of a 7-figure empire with 8 powerhouse women behind me making this whole thing work.
And in everything I do...
A luxury blogger, travel aficionado, online educator and serial entrepreneur.
Right now I'm probably bringing a new idea to life, with a glass of red wine in one hand and my passport in the other.
My goal is to not only inspire optimization in every area of your life - from your travels to your business - but to show you the way there.