At UGO we combine life changing volunteer experiences with life coaching for people who want to find clarity, more meaning, or a sense of purpose. This is anything but a traditional volunteer abroad trip. With pre trip, on trip and post trip programming, we zero in on what makes you tick or what is getting in your way, so you can get more from your life, all while connecting with and helping others.
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Notes from the heart and from the road.

How Journaling Can Change Your Life

Several years ago I was running my first transformative travel program taking a group of women to Belize to volunteer abroad while discovering more about themselves. I wanted to ensure they were able to process their experience and capture their days, as well as introduce...

What Really Lights You Up?

"This above all. To thine own self be true," says Shakespeare’s Polonius in Hamlet. Sounds easy enough but the truth is, living true to one’s self is actually quite difficult, especially when you don’t even know your self. For years I worked 9-5 jobs where...

5 Things The World’s Best Life Coaches Do

Having spent the past seven years in the personal development space, I have worked with and witnessed a ton of life coaching ranging from powerful transformative programs to sad smoke and mirror hand-holding.   The best life coaches offer programs that include five key elements to...

10 Ways to Join the Next UGO Trip

“I totally want to, but I can’t afford it.” What are all the opportunities and experiences you have missed out on because you let money hold all your power and hold you back from what you really want? Stop letting money get in the way of...

How Being the Change Changes You

“The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.” - Lech Walesa Volunteering abroad has the ability to change yourself and the world. It’s as simple as that.   If you’ve been there, done...

To go or not to go: This is why

This week I caught up with the amazing Majet Reyes, a participant in our trip to Nepal last year where we ran workshops educating women farmers on various topics including organic farming practices, healthy relationships, and women's health and nutrition. As a mother of a young...

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