OTPYM’s 5th Anniversary Video

Posted on April 6, 2017 by MichaelaSGuzy

Hi, I’m Michaela Guzy, Founder & Chief Content Creator of OhThePeopleYouMeet. Our aim is always to inspire with an open mind and an open heart.

As we celebrate OTPYM’s anniversary, I’m looking back over these five short years. My decision to depart corporate  was three fold:

  1. I was sick of trying to sell clients that I adored something they didn’t want anymore.
  2. I was sick of putting off what I wanted to do for my job and a guy, and
  3. The editorial content of the brands I was representing didn’t speak to why I liked to travel, which is to meet new people who bring a destination to life

And being the Dr. Seuss adoring fan that I am, OhThePeopleYouMeet was born.

When I started out, I wanted to have a way to authentically stay in touch with my healthy rolodex. My solution was to document companies, organizations and people who were sustainably supporting their local communities.

As of our fifth anniversary, OhThePeopleYouMeet has grown into a global collective of over 90 contributors. We have two original video series, our first TV show, and we power the content for About.com Sustainable Travel.

Enjoy this little video about the first five years and where we see this all going.