I feel fortunate that I've experienced as much as I have in my forty-two years on this amazing planet and those experiences exert a profound effect on who I am. Over time I continue to rededicate myself to living with honesty, integrity and kindness - traits which, I find, make excellent partners to drive, passion and leadership. For me, they're the pillars that make what we dream of possible.



My Experience

Currently I'm co-founder of We Love Motogeo, a company developed to document and share my unassisted Trans-world Motorcycle Adventure which, at this time, has covered 5 continents and 32 countries. Aside from my duties as writer, story-teller, expedition-lead, technology (cord) wrangler and fixer of all things broken, my role continues to grow toward partnerships, inspiration and consulting services for others looking to experience the dream of overland travel in foreign countries.

I'm also co-founder of The Lost for Good Project - a non-profit organization that utilizes my motorcycle travels around the globe as a source for fundraising and sponsorship, supporting the people, communities and grass-roots organizations that are creating lasting, responsible and sustainable change within their regions. The projects purpose is to help bring attention to these lesser-known endeavours, highlight their work and support them in their goals.

Formerly, I was a founding partner and the guiding hand behind community platforms, feature development (commerce), and user experience (web platforms) at Veer and have accrued nearly 20 years experience in the stock-imagery and typography fields. For most of those years, I've been passionately pre-occupied with understanding how people interact with technology at a variety of companies including Adobe Systems, Verity, and Image Club Graphics. During my career, I've been fortunate enough to win a number of awards for my work, including top-honors from SXSWi (2003), Communication Arts (2006), a Webby Award (2008) and Applied Arts (2003, 2004, 2008).

During this time, I've spent much of my time working with fully-integrated creative+technical teams, evangelizing simplicity in application design, presenting & sharing ideas, and working to get those ideas off of paper and into the real world.

Confidence in skills

  • Fleeing Ferocious Animals 100%

  • Travel Writing & Story-telling 90%

  • Journey Planning 80%

  • Stomaching Highly Bizarre Foods 60%

  • Regional Insights 60%

  • Public Speaking 70%

  • Weathering Hurricanes on Ferries 80%

  • Idea Development 90%

  • User Experience (UX) Strategy 95%

  • Leadership 90%

  • 1-on-1 Coaching 85%

  • Front-end development 80%

  • Social Media Management 60%

  • Web design 40%

Months on the Road

Countries

Continents

Feral Dog Chases

Cups of Coffee

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to,
to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other
and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


See for
yourself

Travel Writing & Story-telling


My focus is often the experience of wandering - how it feels to travel and the insights it may impart - rather than a simple recollection of a days events. When we journey, what happens is often merely a framework for how we experience where we are.

Non-profit development


The only thing I love more than travelling is helping people. Before departing on my journey, I launched the Lost for Good Project to help sponsor good folks making a difference in their communities. Helping others isn't as hard as you'd think - I'd be happy to help.

User Experience (UX) Strategy


How people experience the technology they interact with has been a passion of mine for nearly 20 years. On the road or in the office, the interfaces that allow people to engage with tools, products and even stories need to be designed intuitively and simply.

Journey Planning


Every journey requires a certain amount of planning - whether it's for building a business or travelling the world by motorcycle. The trick is to know when to stop planning and start doing. From vaccinations, visas, routes and ruins, I can help to get you moving.

Regional Insights


Understanding cultural differences, infrastructure and political roadblocks in certain regions is as essential to the traveller as it is to businesses. Assisting travellers and businesses to explore opportunities in other parts of the world is awesome.

1-on-1 Coaching


Sometimes, having a sounding-board for ideas and thoughts is all we need. I've benefitted immensely from having a coach for years and have unofficially acted as coach to a number of entrepreneurs, adventurers and artists. Now seems to be the right time to make it official.

Idea Development


Developing ideas and dreams into something real is a fundamental part of who I am. I love it. Whether it's my dream to travel this world on two wheels, or someone elses - I want to see that vision realized. Travel and start-ups are two of my favorites.

Speaking Engagements


There's nothing that gets my nerves going more than public speaking but I also firmly believe that the sharing of stories and ideas can help make the world a better place. I've put aside my fear of public speaking many times in the past and I'll continue to do so. I promise I wont freeze on stage.

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  • “I find Issa to be one of the most insightful and reflective individuals I've had the pleasure of working with. His ability to look beyond what is in front of him and see the bigger picture is encouraging.

    His passion for “what is possible” and his drive to create something that has both meaning and depth is to be admired. He takes on the role of leader with many of the same attributes and can achieve amazing things given the freedom and space to do so.

    His honesty, loyalty, and humour make him an invaluable asset to those that are lucky to work with him. He encourages the best in others and draws out their strengths and gifts.”

    Len Huckabay, President at Unleash Potentials
  • “Issa is brilliant. He's got a razor sharp business mind and overflows with new innovative ideas (a rare combination). He's a blast to work with and learn from and I'd sign up to be on any team he was on in a heart beat.”

    Jeff Moore, Business Development Director at Rosetta
  • “In mythology, great men are called heroes. In legend, they are lauded for noble acts. In history, they are esteemed for uncommon wisdom. And though slaying a sea monster is most certainly out of the question, by present day measures, Issa Breibish is a great man. He has charisma that is rare in leaders and passion that is rare in human beings. He speaks with a candid eloquence that inspires trust, confidence, and loyalty in those around him. He is also, above all, sincere – a trait of immeasurable value in business and in life.”

    Anders J. Svensson, Propaganda Machinist at This is New
  • “Issa is extremely driven and focused on getting things done, while effectively balancing and addressing the needs of project stakeholders. His ability to speak the language of web developers, interface designers, creatives, and marketers earns him credibility and respect. He isn't afraid to share a contentious or unpopular viewpoint either -- he cuts through the bullsh*t with candor and humor. It's great to work with a guy like that”

    Jon Parker, Brand Director at Dissolve
  • “I live vicariously through Issa - professionally, experientially and culturally. His thought process is on a similar, yet tangential plane. He pushes experience and concept out past my comfort zone - but where I can still accept and relate to it. Issa has mastered the skill of cutting through the bureaucratic weeds and feeding the creative garden. Ok, maybe that’s waxing a bit too poetic, but it’s a good way of describing this relationship. We feed off each other’s energy, opinions, disagreements and humour - ultimately resulting in a better solution to the problem at hand. There has been nothing but mutual respect and growth during the long time that we’re known each other and worked together.”

    Grant Hutchinson, Head Glyph Monkey at Typostrophe & Fairgoods