In 2011, I took a 4-month leave of absence from my then employer, Deloitte, to reassess my life path and choices. I spent a month in Chile, out of which I stayed for about eight days on Easter Island (one the most remote places on earth). It was a transformative experience. I felt a clear-headedness that I rarely, if ever experienced. I was at peace. This feeling was unmistakable when I visited a little beach on Easter Island called Ovahe. It immediately became my “special place.”
Later in 2011, I decided to leave full-time employment and launch my first company. The name of the company, Ovahi, was inspired by that beautiful beach. Even after the launch and fail of the Club Ovahi app, I decided to keep the name, URL, and company using it for my professional activities.
I hope one day, not too far into the future, that I would go back and visit Ovahe beach, this time with my wife and two kids.