We had the good fortune of connecting with Temo Ochoa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Temo, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Its a very interesting topic when one speaks of risk taking in life and career. In my life, coming from a very humble up bringing where I was always told to appreciate what I had and to never risk losing what I worked so hard for and losing it all was not an option. As I started the very exciting journey into my career and business, I was driven by challenging and becoming more confident in risking my decisión making into a successful business.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It has been a long road and a challenging one to say the least, of how the buisness idea came to be. It all started right after high school, when I had the desire to seek a career in the Fire Service which led to college and then furthering into the university degree in that field. In addition, gaining Fire Service experience with private and governmental agencies allowed me to but the theory into practice. As opportunities presented themselves, I also decided to work many years in completely different private industries where I worked directly with end users and owners of machinery and equipment in construction, maritime and general industries such as manufacturing and energy sectors. The dynamics of the industries and the application safe, health and environmental practices caught my attention, and therefore started to further my education and learning more of the quality control of these processes. It was a long process and a challenging one, balancing a new career and personal family life. I had the passion to connect with the hard-working men and women of the industry to help educate and train to a level of understand the importance of the many hazards and dangers of a workplace.
I have learned in the many years as a worker, supervisor, manager and now owner of a successful business, that one must always practice time management and set a career (buisness) plan that work to lifestyle and passion of the individual and become responsible to help others blossom into leaders. I also will express that a solid a structural foundation is the KEY to successful future, putting in the work every day and create a signature for your BRAND or PERSON makes you that much different and unique amongst others.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I would recommend and place to visit in California it would be the small-town of Morro Bay as it magical all around and the vistas, food and the environment is peaceful and unique.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to a this moment and recognize all those people in my life that have enlightened me and enriched me with kindness and support throughout the years. You know who you are.
I want to thank my entire family and friends that have been extremely supportive throughout the years. I thank you so much and appreciate all of you for believing in the successes.