We “Get” Entrepreneurs
You’re one of the crazy ones who took the risk to build a successful business. Yet you’re always looking for the next big adventure in life. We know because we are too.
Maybe you’ve even already been on one of our crazy adventures and returned inspired and ready to proceed with your new goals. Or maybe, you just need to clarify and prioritize them.
Crazy Ventures was founded by Tommy and Karen, two entrepreneurs who want to help business owners connect with their passion and move on to the next level.
I’ve always been an adventurer, in work and life.
As a child, our family was always traveling because of my dad’s job. I remember I purposely would not get attached to wherever I was living! We lived on a farm, in the South, in the city, in the suburbs and in Ireland. We would explore each new area and my parents exposed me to different cultures and environments. We even spent time volunteering to feed residents at the homeless shelters so I could truly understand the life of a homeless person. I loved seeing the diversity in all the people and continued to meet new people and visit new places around the world.
As I grew up, I identified as an adventurer with a zeal and passion that drives success. Identifying opportunities and stirring up big ideas drive me to solve problems and tackle business challenges through innovative partnerships.
As a co-founder and partner of Azzur Group, a professional services company, I have helped build the firm into a self-managing, 300-person, $30M company over the past 15 years. One of my more recent ventures is Optimize Your Business for Growth (O4G) in which I am a professional EOS® (Entrepreneur Operating System) Implementer. EOS® is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses.
I believe everyone can come closer to their goals with a coach, because the journey of becoming a better entrepreneur never ends. I personally work with Strategic Coach®, a leading coaching program for entrepreneurs, and I am also a certified consultant with Kolbe™ Index tools. I use Kolbe™ in my coaching to help businesses build a stronger, more synergistic team based on their instincts. My Kolbe™ Index is 4-4-6-7, which has helped me to identify my strengths: Adventurer. My natural instinct is to build, explore, and construct future plans.
Travel takes us to new places where we can have a new adventure from the ordinary, break free from old patterns and allow creativity to flow. As a business coach, that is what I hope to provide for my clients and travel is just another wonderful tool to make it happen. Becoming a member of Crazy Ventures is a great way to discover your adventurer in work and life. We invite you to join us!
Karen Vasquez O’Donnell
Howdy Y’all!..This is Karen, your adventure guide.
I’m a wife, mother, entrepreneur and author who is passionate about exploring, discovering, and learning. Nothing thrills me more than real life experiences that leave me physically exhausted, and emotionally and spiritually recharged. They inspire and empower me to achieve my goals. It’s even better when I can share them with friends or family and give back to the communities we visit along the way. That’s why I’m the co-founder of Crazy Ventures and dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals have unique experiences where they can grow mentally, physically and spiritually.
How did I get here? I was born and raised in El Salvador and grew up in a small village during the country’s civil war with no indoor plumbing or reliable water service. When I was 13, I moved to the U.S. and became bilingual in both Spanish and English. I worked as a licensed physical therapist assistant for 15 years before returning to school for a degree in business administration.
Through it all, my wanderlust has taken me to more than 11 countries (including Mexico, Ireland, England, Spain and Peru) for wonderful adventures such as skydiving, paragliding, zip lining, and cross country RVing. Most of the time I’m with my family, including my adventurous husband and my equally thrill-seeking boys, ages 8 and 12. I’ve participated in two Tough Mudder Obstacle Races, and completed many running races from 5Ks to a full marathon. All my globetrotting and working with different people of various cultures has helped my traveling skills and continually fed my determination to succeed. It also led to my role as the co-founder of Crazy Ventures and co-author of Today’s Inspired Latina, Volume IV.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, because, I’m a mama bear. You can travel with me and feel safe. I have local contacts in the places we visit. I’m a crazy venturer who loves to have fun and enjoy some dare devilish activities that will test your limits. Come on the journey, discover your passion and set goals for the future you’ve only imagined. Let’s embrace our Craziness!