A journey from 9 to 5 to Responsible Tourism Business Co-founder



  • Do you want to start a career in responsible tourism but you are unsure of what it entails?

  • Are you curious about the opportunities available in the sector and looking to identify what your next steps could be?


Matteo Bierschneider is the co-founder of Wise Steps Travel, a social enterprise focusing on tourism with positive impact in Indonesia. In this episode, he will take us through his journey from working for a big tourism company to setting up his own purposeful social enterprise, while following his dream and passion. In this insightful conversation, we will discuss how to start a career in the responsible tourism industry by exploring some of the questions you may be asking yourself:

  • What is responsible tourism? Is it different from sustainable tourism?

  • What are the opportunities available in the responsible tourism industry?

  • Is volontourism the best way to gain experience in the sector?

  • Is is possible to follow my passion for ethical travelling and make a living?

  • Can we still be positive about tourism in the face of Covid?

  • I am already working in the tourism industry but I want to make more of a positive contribution - how can I go about it?

If you want to get in touch with Matteo, you can contact him directly at matteo@wisestepstravel.com. Feel free to also check out his online course if your ambition is to start creating a career with purpose!


For information about coaching to help create a Careers with Purpose and Positive Impact, you can reach me at connectincoaching@gmail.com. I will take you through the steps of my career coaching programmes.