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Travel Counsellors launches ‘TC Talks’ with US astronaut

Travel Counsellors, the provider of bespoke travel services, has launched ‘TC Talks’, an inspirational speaker programme as the business builds on its commitment to its 2,000 people globally.


TC Talks will be a regular event hosted from the Travel Counsellors UK based Headquarters, using its broadcast technology to share speaker content across the seven countries in which it operates. Designed to support its self-employed franchisees as they look to build their businesses, as well as inspire their 400-strong support team, the series of events will see high profile speakers from a range of professions and backgrounds sharing their insights and experience in their area.


Kennedy Space Centre reps Rebecca Shireman, Gabriele Bauer-Cornish, Philip Britton, astronaut Nicole Stott & Travel Counsellors Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood


The first event, attended by 100 of the company’s Travel Counsellors, support team and their families, saw American astronaut Nicole Stott discuss her career and the launch of the new training experience at the Kennedy Space Centre. Nicole has spent more than 100 days in space, having served as a flight engineer on two International Space Station Expeditions, and mission specialist on a further two journeys. In 2009, Nicole and her colleagues participated in the first live Twitter discussion from space. During her visit to the UK this week she has appeared across a range of national TV and media, and then landed at the aptly named Venus building to share her experiences with Travel Counsellors.


Nicole met with Travel Counsellors, partners, head office staff and children and got involved with a range of space themed activities. This was followed by a live broadcast from the company’s TCTV studio, where Nicole and her team were interviewed by Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood, as well as answering a host of questions from the audience.


Jim Eastwood comments; “The launch of our TC Talks initiative is designed to inspire and motivate each of our Travel Counsellors and support team, and give another dimension to the way in which we support our people. We plan to cover a wide range of themes from travel to technology to health and wellbeing, and will invite inspiring people to share their stories and experiences with a global audience.


“Throughout her career, Nicole has shown a remarkable level of innovation and drive to succeed, and this is a perfect blueprint for success within our own organisation. She was the ideal spokesperson to launch the series, showing that with the right amount of determination, our future really does have no limits.”


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