Who is Blaž/Blaise/Bas/Βλάσσης/Laz/Boaz/Balesh/Balz/Власий?
If someone were to ask me years ago, where do I see myself career-wise, sales wouldn’t be the first answer. As a student of international relations, my first abstract thought of a “career” was either in diplomacy or finance. At the same time, I was always obsessed with boats ever since I was a child. I loved strolling through the marina of Vrsar, Croatia, where my family owns a weekend house. I remember thinking to myself: “How does one step into this world from the outside?”Unfortunately, I never made it further than that in my youth.
After college, I realized that work in the administration is not for me and I proceeded to look for a job in finance where I received my baptism of fire in terms of poor customer service, false marketing exuberant pricing and an all-around lack of quality service.
However, this experience made me absolutely determined to put my clients’ interests first no matter what (not common practice in our country).
After a few months of figuring out what direction I should take I received a phone call from Mitja with whom I briefly worked as a student.
Mitja was the first person who introduced me to sales and entrepreneurship. He was also the first person I met that always emphasized personal growth and lifelong learning. And through years of learning, I adopted a simple principle. When making a deal, ask yourself a simple question: “Would I sell this to my mother?” A principle I asked myself every day when working in finance and a principle I practice every day.
Because I really enjoyed working with Mitja in the past, I was curious about the purpose of our meeting.
The offer I couldn’t refuse
So, Mitja invited me for a cup of coffee to discuss joining his team. After half an hour I was convinced that this is the best balance of creative inspiring work and enough of a challenge that I accepted his gracious offer.
I see my mission on end to end service through the words of one of the greatest investors of all time, Ray Dalio.
Dalio’s principle of the financial markets is simple. You’re walking through the jungle. It’s dangerous, it’s unpredictable and any mistake can cost you dearly. That’s why you don’t venture to the jungle on your own. You need someone to have your back. So. let me have YOUR back when it comes to setting up your perfect cruise. What’s your greatest desire? Now, let me make it a reality!
Rare moments when I was caught on camera
I say this to almost every client: “our job at Goolets isn’t to take you on a “nice” cruise, but to provide you with an experience of a lifetime!
About Goolets Ltd. Goolets Ltd. is proud to be the number one agency globally for luxury gulet cruises.
We focus 100% on operating world-class gulet cruises for our valued clients, with charters departing from some of the world’s most popular yachting destinations worldwide.
As of February 2019, we have personally inspected well over 700 gulets in countries including Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, the Maldives and the Seychelles.
Indonesia, the Caribbean, Spain, the Canary Islands and Tunisia are next on our bucket list.
We offer bespoke gulet charters to clients who travel from all over the world to experience our service, including Europe, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, among others.
Our gulet charter service provides two stand-out offerings. First, our sales experts – all of whom have collectively spent thousands of cruising hours on board literally hundreds of gulets – offer you their first-hand experience and sound advice to match you with your ideal gulet, at the best possible price. (We never mark-up our charter fees, so you can be assured that when booking a charter with Goolets Ltd, you are getting not only the best boat and the best service, but also the best deal.) Second, our skilled “finalization” operations team fully debriefs and prepares your gulet’s crew for your arrival and assists in the organization of your preferred food and beverage menus, your chosen route, your selected activities, airport transfers, and all the other little details that make the difference, to ensure your cruise is the best holiday experience it can be.
Our company motto is “Life Is Good”; as this is what we want our clients to feel every day that they are on a Goolets cruise.
We look forward to welcoming you on board!