About Us

About The Travel Coach Network

The Travel Coach Network (TCN) is empowering and guiding the next wave of leaders, change-makers, and travel experts in the travel industry by pioneering the Travel Coaching industry.

We are a place that adds meaning and purpose to travel experiences by recognizing that there is far more to providing a transformative experience than just the cold hard facts of an itinerary and the transaction of booking trips.

While we are not a travel agency, we do have travel agents who join our network to learn how they can combine travel coaching with how they serve and market to their clients.

The TCN was founded by Sahara Rose De Vore, a solo female backpacking globetrotter, who wanted to connect travelers with travel experts who could best relate to their needs and travel goals while reshaping how travel was talked about, marketed, planned, booked, and sold.

Travel Coaching is about getting to the root of “why” someone wants to travel and what their motivating factors for wanting to travel are, then helping them set intentions for their trip so that they can have the transformative experience that they are in need of. Travel Coaches do not focus on the trip booking phase (unless they are also a travel agent), instead, they focus on travel planning, goal-setting, desired outcomes and feelings, empowerment, confidence-building, mindset, intention-setting, and any other specific area of interest that they have.

Travel is personal and every time that we travel, we have a different persona.

Travel Coaches focus in a wide range of niches and areas of expertise, making it easy for travelers to find their ideal travel coach who suits their needs best.

Our Travel Coaches are quite diverse since every expert knows and loves something so differently about travel and has specific skills, backgrounds, and expertise of their own. Our Travel Coaches are also in fields including Travel Agents, Travel Advisors, Medical Professionals, Life Coaches, Transformation Coaches, Spiritual Coaches, Retreat Leaders, Corporate Leaders, HR, and many others.

The TCN is building the world’s largest searchable database of Travel Coaches for travelers, companies, and organizations to search for and hire travel coaches for themselves, their employees, and anyone else seeking a Travel Coach.

We are also home to the Travel Coach Certification Program™, the world’s first and only ICF accredited certification program for travel coaches around the world.

Our vision is big and we’d love to have you join us!


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Travel Coaches are the secret ingredient to your corporate wellness program.

Enhance your corporate wellness programs by providing guidance, empowerment, education, and support to your employee’s vacation plans, sabbaticals, voluntourism goals, and more.


To reshape how travel is talked about, planned, marketed, booked, and sold by adding the emotional and personal appeal to travel experiences.


To certify Travel Coaches around the world and connect them with travelers, companies, and organizations in need of more meaningful and transformative travel experiences.

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Sahara Rose De Vore

About the Founder

Hi! I’m Sahara Rose

After receiving my degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2010, I was underwhelmed by the lack of careers options that existed in the industry so, I bought a one-way ticket to Europe, packed a backpack, and set off on my solo adventure.

I spent the next 10 years visiting over 84 countries across 6 continents. Throughout my worldly journey, I learned the true reasons why people traveled and realized the value that travel had on our wellbeing, personal life, and work-life.

Traveling was healing for myself as I had always struggled with anxiety. After years of diving into research on the various wellness benefits of travel, I wondered why companies were not valuing travel like people did and why tourism and hospitality brands weren’t tapping into the deeper reasons for why people traveled.

In 2018, I started my Wellness Travel Coaching and Consulting business to educate, support, and help companies embrace the value that all aspects of travel can have on employee wellbeing, business travel wellbeing, and wellness travel experiences in a more holistic way.

A year later, I founded The Travel Coach Network to bridge the gap between the travelers who were seeking specific answers when it came to traveling and the travel experts who could best relate to them.

I always believed that there was far more to travel career than just booking trips or writing about travel. The concept of Travel Coaching came about because travel should be viewed as a tool to help people thrive in their wellbeing, personal life, relationships, professionally, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and more. The #ThriveThroughTravel initiative stems from this belief.

I created The Travel Coach Certification Program to train, educate, and certify other travel experts to add depth and meaning to how they help others through travel.

I am a published author of my travel coaching and budget travel book called “Hey You, Just Go!” (available on Amazon), aglobal speaker, TEDx speaker, and have been in over 200+ media outlets for my travel and business expertise including Forbes, Travel Weekly, Conde Nast Traveler, TripAdvisor, CNBC, WISN-12, and CNN Travel.

I was honored to be named one of 2023’s Most Influential Women in Travel by TravelPulse and to also have appeared on Season 8 of Project Pitch It.