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Connect with Victoria Chemko,

Creatrix & Connector at Umami Journeys LLC. Scaling Love™

from Vancouver, Canada

Connect with Victoria Chemko,

Creatrix & Connector at Umami Journeys LLC. Scaling Love™

from Vancouver, Canada



Creatrix & Connector at Umami Journeys LLC. Scaling Love™

I am a(n):

founder of umami marketing and umami journeys | connector | creator of spaces and experiences | explorer | inbound marketing strategist | female entrepreneur | foodie and coffee lover | facilitator | lifelong learner | beach volleyball player | traveler | location independent digital nomad | freedom-filled lifestyle designer (currently nomadic) | lover of life and people | possibilitarian | Reiki healer

I am the go-to for:

Connection, Facilitation, Lifestyle Design

What I do:

I love connecting people and co-creating & facilitating intimate spaces and experiences with change makers and visionaries. Early in 2019, I launched Umami Journeys #achieveitforward Dinners in Vancouver for those who are looking to connect with like-minded people over great food, and have continued to facilitate these throughout my travels in cities around the world and virtually while also hosting other intimate wellness and connection-based gatherings. I want to help people align themselves to be who they really are, see the possibilities and create from their hearts, to increase the potential of the world.


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Connection and / or Introduction


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Values & Visioning to Create Your Dream Life


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My Offer:

To give everyone within or connected to my network the opportunity to authentically connect with themselves and like-hearted visionaries and change makers, to explore possibilities.

My ideal target audience:

Leaders, change makers, and visionaries - Creators who love to connect with others and who are interested in expanding their potential, perspective and community.

Reach out if you want to:

  • Create Meaningful Connections/Gatherings (#achieveitforward Dinners)
  • Dream & Explore possibilities for yourself during a time of transition
  • Work location independently
  • Travel the World
  • Build and connect your remote team
  • Create your dream lifestyle
  • Travel in Thailand and other places I've lived in or explored extensively throughout the world (Asia, Europe, parts of South America, Australia, etc.)

Feel free to also book a session if you want to ask me about:

What I am currently working on

My day-to-day

My biggest challenges, successes, failures & lessons learned

What success means to me

How I got to where I am today

Recommended books, articles, blogs, conferences, tools, apps, etc.

Whose content do I consume regularly

Daily practices, habits, and strategies

My values, beliefs, philosophies and/or political views


Why me:

I love bringing together like-minded leaders, innovators and visionaries to create a community of authentic connection and spaces to just be, in order to see the possibilities and increase the potential of the world.

A little bit about myself:

After wearing many hats at a startup ecommerce software company for over 6 years, during which time it grew from 6 to 160 people, I took a giant leap and left the corporate world to create a business and lifestyle on my own terms and travel the world. In 2010, back in Vancouver, and out of pure necessity due to a variety of life events, I decided to find a way to build a business that would allow location independence, to live my core values of freedom, abundance, growth, and connection. From there, Umami Marketing was born in 2011, a boutique virtual digital marketing agency, helping B2B companies in the tech and software sectors grow their online presence.

An explorer at heart, I've spent the last 10 years traveling the world while building my marketing business and designing a freedom-filled lifestyle, and now I would love to share this mindset with you. In 2018, I created Umami Journeys to connect and facilitate these experiences.

Traveling to many corners of the globe (40+ countries and counting), I've had the opportunity to design my life and live authentically in my day to day, connecting with others, instead of waiting to do so "in the future". My goal is to help you see the possibilities and unleash potential so we all play a role in making the world a better place.

When I'm not working, you can find me enjoying the sunshine on the beach volleyball courts in Vancouver, Canada or the South Bay in California, reading multiple books, or savouring a glass of wine over a delicious meal. The rest of the year, you’ll catch me avoiding the cold rain and working remotely from the tropics, continuing to explore, connect, and learn.

What it’s like to work with me:

As every person is unique, my way of working with everyone is very different and based on my intuition and varied international life experiences. I generally find out what your dreams and visions are for yourself, along with your goals, and from there will determine what makes the most sense and understand how there is a fit for us to collaborate based on our values. I am extremely open, and my core values are love, freedom, growth, abundance and connection.

Fun fact about me:

I've been stuck on the side of the road due to a broken down bus and built a fire with a monk in Northern Thailand to stay warm (while listening to music on my portable speaker I always have with me).
I am an avid beach volleyball player and tend to be competitive. This sport blends all sorts of aspects I love - being on the beach - the sand and the ocean by my side.
Sunsets are a major way for me to reset and feel bliss.
Although I love exploring, I weave structure into my days to ensure that I feel aligned and connected to myself, no matter where I am. I am always home.

Professional experiences:

Educational experiences:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Minor in Interdisciplinary Languages at University of Victoria


Where else you can find and follow me online:

My portfolio:

#achieveitforward Dinner Event at SOCIAL House LA in Manhattan Beach, California. Theme: Breaking Free from Feeling Stuck. 10 guests, privately catered by Max Sheffler, formerly Sous Chef of 3 Michelin Starred Singlethread restaurant and 2 Michelin Starred Providence.

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#achieveitforward Dinner Event at SOCIAL House LA in Manhattan Beach, California.

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#achieveitforward Dinner Event in Downtown LA Pre-Summit Series event.

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My Overall Rating:

(2 Reviews)

Written Reviews I've received:

Sara Graves
September 3, 2020 | Values & Visioning to Create Your Dream Life

Few values and visioning conversations reach the intellectual, emotional and spiritual depth that Victoria was able to engender so meaningfully in our time together. I immediately felt seen, heard, and held, and she quickl...

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Jürgen Strauss, Transformational marketing, podcasting and building deep connection with dream clients
August 4, 2020 | Let's Connect 1:1

A wonderful conversation about human connections, meaningful change and exciting opportunities. Looking forward to hearing more about your curated spaces and experiences in unique locations around the world! This has ope...

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