Journey from helicopter pilot to drug policy consultant to White house - Success Inspired

Episode 26

Best way to approach challenges, power of big data and effective methods to navigate through disruption as a leader

My guest today is an ex helicopter and airline pilot turned military staff officer and eventually a management consultant. He has worked with senior leaders across industries helping them tackle tough problems. 

He is a Director of Growth at 3GIMBALS, a services firm supporting the intelligence community, defence and space industry. In the past he has liaised to the White House Drug Policy office.


  • (00:00:14) - My guest today - introduction
  • (00:04:24) - Learning from failures & mistakes
  • (00:06:09) - What compelled Travis to become a pilot
  • (00:10:33) - The best way to approach challenges and effective learning frameworks or systems
  • (00:15:38) - Analysing big data for better business decisions and to uncover new opportunities.
  • (00:20:44) - Effective method for a leader out there to navigate through the disruption with the most minimum chaos.
  • (00:29:48) - About the Book 'Making new mistakes'
  • (00:39:04) - Sometime you just have to give them some of that tough love.
  • (00:41:50) - The Kodak story of failed opportunity to innovate
  • (00:49:30) - Travis work & his past working for The White House
  • (00:52:50) - How does Travis keep fit and how he was able to lose 20 pounds during pandemic
  • (00:59:50) - How to get in touch with Travis and wrap up

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Success Inspired
Business and personal development oriented Podcast that can help you accomplish more in life and realise your true potential.

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Vit Muller

Hi my name is Vit Muller, I'm a dynamic, innovative and results-oriented management professional with expertise in the fitness industry. Specialty skills include facilities management, member acquisition and retention, marketing and sales incorporating a strong growth mindset

I regularly meet fitness business owners who are struggling with the juggling act of keeping their businesses operational and are unable to grow it successfully and fast enough to live the life they deserve. Instead of looking at the bigger picture and developing their business strategically and with the right systems in place, they are often the operators within, the ones who provide end services for their members. As a result they are tired overworked and can't seem to get the ends meet.

I have a proven experience in launching new fitness facilities and re-designing existing businesses. Including business process design and the implementation of effective business systems, sales funnels, automation processes and standard operating procedures.