In this edition of Celebrity Travel Addicts, we speak with Cait Scudder, a business coach, yoga instructor, and CEO of a multi six-figure company who has a serious passion for travel. We speak with Cait about what makes her native New England such a great travel destination, her passion for coaching female entrepreneurs, her favorite destinations around the world, and much more! Find out what her dream travel destination is and see where she’s headed next!
Hard to say! I’ve only just moved back to the states and have been living in Bali for the past 4 years where international travel once every 60 days was required for visa purposes. This year alone we’ve done a few trips to Australia – once for family beach holiday time with my husband’s family and the others just to visit family, flew back to New England to ski for my birthday, did visa runs to eat chili crab in Singapore, visited Paris, and spent 3 weeks on the Amalfi Coast. Since we got here to Maine, we’ve done lots of weekend trips (New York City, Bar Harbor and Acadia State park, upstate New York). We like to mix up travel styles and reasons – family and friend visits, adventure/nature exploring, and posh city adventures!
New England is so diverse and every season has its beauty. My favorite, not surprisingly, is autumn. There is truly nothing like late September through mid October and feeling the cool air, warm sun, and the magical colors of fall foliage.
I always knew I wanted to continue teaching and that supporting others to evolve on their life path was my calling. Problem was, I knew teaching high school Spanish wasn’t where I was meant to stay. That calling and curiosity for more is what gave me the courage to leave a stable job and income, and book a trip to Bali to earn my 500-hour Yoga Teaching certificate with a focus in women’s leadership. That trip to Bali changed everything. I met my now husband, but also accessed my own creativity at an unprecedented level and later became exposed to the digital nomad scene in Ubud which nurtured me into starting my own business.
I began my coaching business by helping women access their radiant power — I called it Radiant Living Coaching, and took them through my signature DARE framework. Define your desires, values, and goals, ALIGN beliefs and behaviors to match values and desires, REFINE habits to support growth, and EXPAND into embodying this leadership in daily life and relationships. I had a lot of success with this early on, and what I found was every time I coached a woman through this process, after doing the work, the question was always, “What’s next?” Once we step into our power as women, the question of, What do I DO with all this creative energy, focus, empowerment, rose to the surface. My business naturally evolved into coaching women how to do what I was doing — running a successful business by using my gifts. How to brand themselves, market themselves, create offers that solved problems, and serve greater numbers of people was a massive gap I saw my people needed and it quickly became the single biggest passion of mine to help close. My favorite part of my work today is hands down actually coaching my clients and teaching my students, whether it’s 1-1 or in a group program or course. Witnessing the women I serve claim their power and grow their businesses is the most rewarding thing in the world.
I want them to realize that they truly have everything they need right now to launch and lead a profitable, purpose-driven business. The three most important things you need to scale are energy, strategy, and sales. When you focus on bringing high performance energy and magnetic content that serves your people, strategic offers that solve for specific problems, and a sales process that works, you become unstoppable. If you’re reading this and are considering starting a business, start with one thing. Who do you want to help? What problem do you want to help others solve? From there, seek out community and support to help you grow!
Such a hard one!
Santorini and the Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast (because I just got back from there)
Italian, Mexican, Thai
Hujan Locale in Ubud, Bali, which is an upscale Indonesian restaurant. Everything is SO good, but it’s very spicy so be warned. The Ikan bambu (which is traditional steamed fish cooked inside of bamboo) is unbeatable. Order a green papaya salad and a side of the stir fried kangkung (greens) as well.
Cheesy as it sounds, given my story of meeting my husband on the beach in Bali, Eat Pray Love is my all time fave (book first, then movie).
Doha – the business lounge is amazing.
My husband, Toby
Listening to podcasts or books on tape.
Hmm, I’ve been to a lot of exotic places but for career specifically, leading a private retreat in Sardinia at a luxury 5 star hotel was quite exotic!
Stay open to the people you meet and yes to new experiences. It literally changed my entire life when I was walking past on a beach and a guy asked me to sit down at a table with his friends. I paused, tuned into if they were creeps (they weren’t) and sat down. Now we’re married. You have to stay open to what the universe is trying to give you. Second big piece of advice is WRITE. Journal, voice note, whatever you have to do but your creativity is going to be firing full throttle and you need to capture that.
Audible books, Thick socks, cozy oversized sweater, and a water bottle.
South African safari
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
I just arrived home last night from a month in Europe. I have a little stateside tour coming up – New York, Los Angeles, and then grounding for a bit. Next trip looks like London in December.
Cait Scudder is a multi 6-figure business coach, TEDx speaker, and success mentor for ambitious women. Her mission is to empower one million driven, bold-hearted women to unlock their unique genius and use it to create profitable, purpose-driven businesses that change the world. Cait’s work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Thrive Global, among several other publications. She is the host of the Born to Rise podcast and free Facebook community for female entrepreneurs, The Radiant Entrepreneur. For more information, head to caitscudder.com.