Staff Spotlight: Brett Isis

Founder & President
Brett is an entrepreneur originally from Colorado, USA. He brings with him many years of professional experience in different fields including human resources & recruiting. In the office he handles much of the day-to-day operations and business development of TN. Brett & Sophia spent nearly 6 years in Shanghai before relocating back to Colorado to open Teaching Nomad's North American headquarters.

What is your favorite travel memory?

Teaching Nomad Founder Brett Isis and Family

One of my most memorable travel experiences was a recent trip Sophia & I took to explore Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand. We rented motorcycles and spent 5 days on the road riding the Mae Hong Son loop.

We had only a couple planned overnight stops and spent the rest of the week going where the road took us. We stayed in hostels built in the middle of rice paddies and even stumbled across Brad & Angelina's favorite Thailand hideaway. We rode to waterfalls and waited out rainstorms, traded cigars with locals, and sipped wine by the river.

Living in China afforded us many opportunities to explore Thailand and this was one of the best!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I've personally developed my business acumen in pretty all aspects including funding, processes, hiring, process development, project management and more. But culturally and socially, I've seen first hand the impact that traveling abroad has on the individual and their ability to affect cross cultural understanding.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

leaving for China

Rather than hearing a story, I've watched many amazing stories develop over the years. I've seen entire families move across the globe and thrive, I've seen people fall in love, I've seen children born and I've watched people find fulfillment that they never had back home.

I know that Teaching Nomad will be continuing to play a small part in helping more stories like this unfold for decades to come.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

The people that make up Teaching Nomad is what makes it unique. We really value feedback from our candidates & clients and reading the positive reviews on sites like Go Overseas will show you what I'm talking about.

Externally, the service we provide really sets us apart. While internally, our processes enable us to consistently outperform most competitors.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Again, it's the people that make up the team and the leadership to stay on course and always be looking for ways to improve.

One of my mentors told me that you're either growing or your dying, you can't stand still.

Pragmatically, for us to be successful as a recruiting company, we have to provide great service and provide a wide enough range of opportunities to satisfy as many candidates as possible. Currently we do have excellent opportunities for all teachers from recent graduates to Heads of top schools.