Debi White, owner of My Travel Consultant likes to say that life is too short to take a bad trip. Specializing in leisure travel, she prefers to work with clients with higher-end expectations for cruising and world travel. You can rest assured the trip she’ll plan for you will be a memorable experience.
Debi is more than just a travel agent. She goes beyond simply taking direction from clients on what to book. Rather, Debi spends time talking with her clients and getting to know them so she can find what will work best for their vacation needs and wants. Because she’s been in the travel industry for over 17 years, she has acquired a great deal of knowledge and resources for products and destinations that can be difficult to find online. Plus, Debi is expert at saving clients both time and money.
Debi has been a member of Mt. Diablo Business Women for over ten years, including serving on the board of directors for many years, including as co-president. She says she enjoys the relationships she’s developed with the group’s professional women. She has gained business from the group and referred others to women in the group, but she emphasizes that MDBW is more than just business—there’s also camaraderie among the members.
When Debi is not planning trips for her clients, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and of course traveling extensively throughout the world.
Families seeking a nanny immediately feel welcome when meeting Joy and experiencing her energy, warmth, and friendly smile. Her business, Nannies Plus, is a nanny placement agency dedicated to creating authentic, impactful family teams. The company is committed to crafting long-term relationships between families and nannies to help children flourish, parents to feel assured and supported, and nannies to feel empowered and trusted.
Joy is an excellent connector, and is always thinking of others. She is outspoken about the need for nannies to secure legal, livable wage jobs, and educates families on what it means to be great domestic employers.
Good referral sources for Joy are new and expecting parents, pediatrician OBGYNs, family practice physicians, midwives, birthing teachers and coaches, birth doulas, postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, lactation consultants, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, prenatal yoga instructors, online influencers in the parenting and birth community, personal assistants, executive assistants, housekeepers, dog walkers, and house sitters.
Joy says that being a MDBW member is fun and has helped her to grow as a member of the business community by forging great relationships with women who are warm and genuinely care about her and the success of her business. Joy is the program director on MDBW’s board of directors.
In addition to running her business and being active with MDBW, Joy also runs a Meetup networking group with 850+ members called Unwind East Bay Women Entrepreneurs. She also leads the Alameda Sing-A-Long and Circle Time with Miss Joy for the little ones, and has a free YouTube web series called Miss Joy and Friends.
When not working, Joy loves to go to concerts, the theater and to sing karaoke. She likes to spend time with family and friends, organize community events, and power walk around her Oakland neighborhood.