This month’s Feature Interview in Channel magazine is with Pauline Baker, owner of iconic Devonport business Magic Broomstick Segway Tours.
Pauline talks about how she came to own and then grow her business, the ‘magic’ of Devonport as a destination and a place to live, who she looks up to in business, and much more. Our favourite quote is this one:
Channel: Do you have a mentor you look to for advice?
Pauline Baker: In the early days of the Segway Tour business I had several sessions with Robert Tulp, a mentor who gave the me a piece of advice without, which I don’t think I would be in business today. That was ‘to take ownership of the business’, to make it mine and decide ‘this is what I really want to do.’
Pauline’s business has won five-star ratings with Trip Advisor in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and is also approved to operate in Devonport’s historic public conservation areas by the Department of Conservation.