Teresa Truda
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This must be the place.

 
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TLDR

Founded chozun 途赞 - an ecosystem for travellers to discover, book and access the best personalised local experiences & services powered by proprietary AI & Data Science, driven by crypto & the blockchain. 

Consult & conduct workshops, talks seminars, educating on Blockchain technology & cryptocurrency through Crypto Queens.  Also Freelance produce as a Digital Specialist / Integrated Producer. 

Named one of the World's Top 10 Crypto Experts in 2018 by Cryptocurrency Magazine

Awarded GBC first prize for Female Entrepreneurship across China 2016. Featured in The Age, Sky News and many other publications/ podcasts across Asia for successfully building chozun for Chinese outbound travel market and expanding it across 22 cities in Asia. 

Guest speaker @ various start up & tech events hosted by Blockchain & Bitcoin ConferenceStartup Vic, CES Asia, RMIT, Superwomen in Data, IDI; sharing experiences as a female founder, taking the plunge from Corporate to Start Up, China start up life, the Myth of the Overnight Success, travel, trends in tech, Blockchain & crypto. Write about those experiences too. 

Lecturer, Mentor & Sessional teacher @ RMIT (Masters of Advertising, Masters of Media, Entrepreneurship courses) & generally Mentor & Advisor within the tech & Startup Community across Asia.

Background working for Global Advertising Agencies in Operations - leading digital teams, bringing technology lead projects to life within global ad agencies. Super organised & get projects done. Operator.  My last role in this industry was Head of Operations (Integrated) for Grey Group

Exited eCommerce shoe business I Co-Founded in late 2015.

General Doer. Problem solver. Love challenges. Don't believe in failure - just challenges along our journey that drive us to a better outcome next time.

Get to know me personally a little more below. And career wise here. 

 
 
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Travel

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
— Albert Einstein

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I am an Essentialist. And a problem solver. Hit me with it. I'll fix it. 

I like helping people. People are cool. And the world goes round. My friends call me TFT (too friendly Teresa) & MT (Mother Teresa) because of this.

Love writing. Mainly about my raw experiences as a Female Co-Founder & building a start up - Raw Startupism. Also writing a graphic novel currently about my #lyf. 

Extensive list of bookmarks, read daily & stay culturally ahead. 

Graphic novels make me happy. My favourite

Hear music, and smile. My all time tune

Love vintage cars. Will own one day. 

Two favourite foods are avocado & chocolate. Yet to try them together.

Just got back to Melbourne from living in Shanghai, China for just over two years. The experience has given me great perspective, learnings in business, a wealth of knowledge on the Chinese market. 

Like meditating every morning. 

 

MY PROMISE

I have been fortunate to travel, lots, in my life, so far. Enriching my experience as a person, a professional leader & inspiring me, daily.  I've gained wealth of knowledge, respect for society and all cultures, traditions. From leisure to business - I can't resist an 18 hour flight, sore knees, crying babies & most of all, the experience at the other end. 

 

PLACES IN MY HEART, ALWAYS

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Amsterdam, Austin, Bondi, Prague, Monaco, San Fran, Ho Chi Minh, Koh Lanta.