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My name is Travis D’Arcy Wallis. I am a human full of flaws that has way more to learn than I can teach. This is a bit about me.
I’m here on the planet to connect, build, explore, and serve (and am focused on impact). My latest company is called Time Advisors where we work with CEOs and Fund Managers to help them accelerate their fundraising processes leveraging social and professional networks. I also advise several Family Offices around deal flow, planning and network organization and optimization to accelerate their ability to make things happen. We help those we serve make it easy to ask all of the people they have helped throughout the years to help them with their missions. From investor identification, to mapping out the pathways to capital, to building automation that enables teams to field warm introductions at scale arriving to their inbox - turns out what we do works - and has incredible impact.
Why do this? I believe and have witnessed time and time again that the flow of capital dictates what ideas flourish. Unfortunately, that means that competent people with great hearts may be overtaken by people that are more capitalized. Why we are building Time Advisors is to explore a way to try and balance that out.
I most recently Co-Founded and served as the Chief Solutions Officer of OutboundWorks, an automated, account based b2b lead generation company. Our mission was simple. Sales teams need appointments with qualified leads and were losing staff faster than they could replace them. We set out to provide a technology solution that could deliver 1.5x the results for 60% of the cost using systematic process, data, automation, and empathy on behalf of customers. Turns out human interaction can’t be fully automated, but patterns can be applied ;). And we would stick around longer than a typical SDR. We raised from True Ventures and NextGen Venture Partners — the company is scaling, has acquired two companies to date.
Before OutboundWorks, I incubated the idea for the company inside of TH₃ORY, a technology focused sales consultancy where I was working with venture firms; was Co-Founder of Hifi Digital, a millennial-focused micro-learning company; served as VP, Revenue (Membership Sales) for FACTORY, a stealth, venture backed innovation membership network and human accelerator in San Francisco (this was ridiculously fun); and served as VP of Product and Sales at PeopleBrowsr, a social media analytics company. The most impactful part of my early career was being Taylor Milsal’s assistant / right hand / VP . Taylor is one of the most iconic, thoughtful, and intelligent women I’ve ever encountered. I’m so grateful for our time together and her training.
In my short life, I’ve had the opportunity to learn a lot from both failure and success. What I have developed (sometimes, unintentionally) is the ability to recognize patterns and connections between people that others may not see or think about using applied theory. The last 10 years has lead to me where I am now, and it all seemingly had to happen in the specific way it did for things to line up. Every book I read provides me with more arsenal.
Listening is the best education. Second only to a teacher who can recognize patterns in you that you can not or do not want to see, and can guide you towards growth.
My Mother has been my greatest teacher. She custom build curriculum for both me and my sister even before we entered kindergarden. She insisted that neither she or others speak to us like we were children. Dinner each night was ALWAYS accompanied by a question: “What did you learn today?” Seems like a normal question, but this question has weight to me. My Mom wanted an ACTUAL answer. And it had to be good. With this question she trained in us that we had one job as children: to learn. If you are looking to have your kids be insatiably curious, I’m sure she has some tips. Mom, thank you for on-going, ever-present, and continued education.
My Father was an applied mathematician, carpenter, architect, mechanic, hunter, farmer, photographer, fisherman and poet that instilled in me that I could do anything if I sought some instruction and put my mind to it. To this day, I’ve never met a man with more raw cognitive ability than him. He could see things that many others seemingly couldn’t, and the math always checked out. The things my Dad could do other people just could’t do. Thanks for those memories, Dad.
I attended post-graduate studies at Albion College earning a BA in Political & Economic Theory as a Presidential Fellow. Learning social skills as an awkward, know-it-all, semi-country kid were the highlight of my undergraduate career. Most importantly, there was one teacher at Albion that taught me how the value of critical thinking and believed in my capability to do great things. I owe him more than I can voice, despite at that time having quite a tough personality (me, not him) and being very difficult to teach. Thank you Dr. P for your patience, discipline and service. After graduating, I sought out teachers and mentors that would push me beyond my boundaries. Some of my greatest mentors and advisors include:
Taylor Milsal, Lawrence Levy, Segyu Rinpoche, Mike Parsons, Tom Chi, Deanna Brown, Rick Marini, Tim Ferris, Jesse Stollack, Beth Comstock, JR Smith, Bev Parenti, Chris Redlitz, Dylan and Emerson Spartz, Keith Ferrazzi, James Oury, Zander Ford, Oren Klaff, Chris Voss, Josh Waitzkin, Bryan Franklin, Jennifer Russell, Matt Walker, The Ravikant brothers, Sadhguru, and many many more.
Most Recent Life
I recently moved to Marina Del Rey / Venice in Los Angeles after living in San Francisco for a decade. I have a morning practice, am a student of yoga, meditation, qi gong and eastern philosophy. On days in practice, I rise with the light, meditate, Kriya, read, journal, cold plunge, mit, and revisit my system. I highly recommend Sadhguru’s inner engineering program, the 15 commitments of conscious leadership, landmark, hoffman, nlp, nvc, deeply investing in sleep (read why we sleep by Matthew Walker), finding a way to serve in your life. Mentoring and public speaking has taught me more about what I don’t know than I could ever voice.
Thank you for this life and allowing me to serve, it is all happening for us and freedom has come for me from accepting responsibility for all of it.