Interview with Gulzhan Nakipova

Gulzhan is the General Manager of Education Best and Croco Travel. She is an upcoming entrepreneur, and has made a very successful start in her career. Aside from this, she is a Jiu-Jitsu champion.


As director of Croco Travel, what are your main roles?

In our company of Croco Travel I work in partnership with co-founder Karina Datayeva. I am responsible for the marketing and business process automation. Karina is responsible for operating and personnel management. I work in collaboration with my partner and it makes my business life more interesting and easier.

Tourism is very competitive, how is your business unique to other companies?

The main difference of our company from others is that we offer halal tourism and also one of our main spheres is the tours in Africa which is only getting popular among CIS tourists. But we also offer the popular tourism directions such as Turkey, UAE, Egypt, Thailand and etc.
What is the proudest moment in your career so far?

We are the first company in our country which made Africa as a popular destination for Kazakhstan tourists.

In your opinion, what makes the perfect employee?

Employee works better when he knows his aim, motivation and the missions of company

How do you motivate your employees?

We do trainings every week, also our employees always know what is the mission of the company.

You are also a jiu-jitsu champion, how do you manage your time?

I follow my time management, during the day I am working on business then at the eve I go to train. Of course, I get tired sometimes but I love what I do.
What are your aspirations for the future?

I want my company would be one of the best tourist companies in the world.

Do you have a motto in business/life?

Done is better than perfect because perfect never gets done.

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