Guilherme Paulus is an entrepreneur and hotelier that runs a Brazilian tour company called CVC Brasil Operadora. He also controls the operations of GJP Hotels and Resorts. He started his career working for IBM as an intern.
As it stands now, Guilherme Paulus is one of Brazil’s most influential businessmen. His hotel operation operates 20 resorts and hotels located in tourist attraction areas like Maceio, Salvador, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo. GJP employs more than 5,000 people.
The idea to start CVC came from the name Carlos Vicente Cerchiari who was a deputy of the state. Paulus met Cerchiari on a ship trip. Cerchiari shared his dreams of opening a tourist agency with Paulus. At that time, Paulus did not have the capital to start such a business. However, Cerchiari did have the capital. The two decided to collaborate.
Guilherme Paulus had his head in the collaborative project and it was a success. As such, he always had a talent for entrepreneurship. He also attributes his success to starting each day with a plan. He has a schedule in place before he starts the week. This enables him to be more effective and organized. He also keeps his eyes on the latest business trends. Technology is a tool that allows businesses to expedite information. He knows the right technology tools can help businesses address the needs of their customers a lot quicker.
The hotel expert likes to visit his hotel operations. This is one way to stay on top of things and to learn what it takes to make improvements. He also talks to hotel customers to learn what they think of operations. He sees this type of communication as being one of his most productive habits.
Looking back over his life, there are certain kernels of wisdom he would impart to himself. One of the most important things to remember is that to make any dream a reality, you have to have a passion and love for what you are trying to accomplish.