OhThePeopleYouMeet, Michaela, Guzy, New York, NY, USA
Michaela Guzy is an award-winning filmmaker, travel + human connection expert and a seasoned TV personality. Her motto is: “Storytelling beyond borders, fearless beyond words.” Eight years ago she departed her corporate job (VP/Global Travel + Strategic Development for American Express) to create OhThePeopleYouMeet, an editorial content company focused on people, places + purposes.
Pre-COVID she filmed + edited season 1 of her award-winning series, “Michaela’s Map” which she hopes to release as the world reopens safely for travelers. Two of her 12 episodes (Los Cabos + South Tahoe) can be found #trending on YouTube + Instagram (@MichaelaGuzy on both). While Michaela is an intrepid traveler, even arm-chair travelers (or those just totally freaked out by COVID) will be inspired by these human interest stories she curates from across the globe. Her Sierra Leone episode featuring Dr. Jane Goodall was a featured finalist at both the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival + World Travel Market Africa’s: “Most Sustainable Story”.
Worth mentioning that she has a large social following on her @MichaelaGuzy + @OTPYM channels and that in response to COVID, she created a show called: #InspirationStation. As of the 97th episode, the series has had over 3.5 million+ views on IGTV. Her interviewees have ranged from Richard Bailey, the Owner + CEO of The Brando Resort in Tahiti, The Hon. Minister of Tourism of Sierra Leone, The CEO of St. Kitt’s Tourism, the CEO of Six Senses Resorts + Spas, the Head of CSR for JetBlue Airways, Evie Robbie founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe, the CEO of the Africa Tourism Association and even the award-winning celebrity DJ as featured by the New York Times: D-Nice.
Since September 9th, Michaela has been traveling across the USA + documenting her experiences of the country reopening to tourism in her video postcard series: “Sleeping Around Again, Safely” on Instagram.
Pack a bag + journey on with @MichaelaGuzy
Watch her REEL: https://vimeo.com/352765422