Here at House of Coco we have always been about innovation and have always loved those that are forward thinking! we appreciate the girl that does it for herself but we also have so much respect for the guys who kill it! and when I met Mike from Wilde Connect that is exactly what I thought – his idea was innovative and he was so forward thinking! We love travel at House of Coco and his business definitely would appeal to those fast savvy fashion types who are always country hopping taking our office with us. Majority of us can’t live without our phones – our lives are practically on them – so when someone comes along with an idea that would make life easier – we welcome it with open arms! I caught up with Michael Wilde…
Tell us about you and what your brand is
Michael Wilde, entrepreneur & founder of Wilde Connect. A phone network which lets you take your work phone with you around the world. And of course, an aspiring Digital Nomad.
What is your average day like?
Exciting, I don’t know where I’m going to be working that day which is why I love my job so much. All my job requires is an internet connection and me, so I can be working from an office in Oxford or a beach in Bali. My business helps with others to become digital nomads. Download an app & connect your local work number and make and receive calls from that number from wherever you are in the world. From my experience, people do business with people they feel comfortable with. What makes people uncomfortable is getting a call from a Russian number when you’re in an office in London. You immediately think ‘Who is this?!’ We supply local numbers to any device so you can call and receive calls from your local UK number, wherever you are.
Favourite travel destination
It has to be Iceland! What a place, everything about it took my breath away. The scenery, the food, the people, the nightlife, everything was just amazing. 100% will go back.
Who inspires you and who do you aspire to be like?
My family. They’re always pushing me to better myself – Continuous Improvement – If you’re not improving you’re going backwards. I’ve just started acting classes with this in mind.
3 things you cant live without
My laptop, my family, and my snowboard.
Who is the key person Wilde Connect is aimed for?
Someone who doesn’t want to be behind a desk for the rest of their working life. My ideal customer is anyone who wants to travel the globe and make money while they’re at it. We give you the means to communicate with companies back home like you’re sat across the road, making it easier to do business and secure deals.
You’re in your early days of your brand – how do you deal with those bad days when you just want to give up
I work off the mantra; The more you put in, the more you get out. Even on the hard days when I want to stay in bed and watch Netflix, that saying haunts me to put in that extra couple of hours work, even when I don’t want to.
What are you currently listening to?
I’ve recently got into Billy Joel again, I love playing the Piano so his music really resonates with me and I love a good ballad.
What motivates you to strive to be successful
The feeling that unsuccessful people are so because they haven’t put the work in. It’s up to you and you alone to make it, no excuses. It’s a cut-throat way of looking at the world but I believe that the more you put in, the more you get out, in every sense. From relationships with loved ones to clients across the globe.
Thank you Mike we look forward to hearing more about you and watching you grow! want to know more check his website below!