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George Zoeckler

Beijing, Beijing, China

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Overview

  • 62 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Danish, French
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Education, Technology, Entrepreneurship
  • BA Economics
  • From Wheeling, WV and Pittsburgh, PA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

George's Mantra -- Love those in your life. Belong to yourself. Be what you are. Crush Life!

ABOUT ME

Who am I?

Well a quick history then. I was born in Wheeling, WV. An awesome city on the Ohio River. I grew up on the outskirts where I played in creeks and ran around barefoot. Then my family moved to Pittsburgh, PA where I excelled as a student-athlete. That all led me to Davidson, NC to play football and major in Economics at Davidson College. I spent a year as an Investment Banker before I traveled around the country. Now I work at a tech startup. Many fortunes won and lost. Many friends won and lost. Many loves won and lost. It has been a hell of a journey so far.

A different approach to Who I am: Someone close to me once asked, "What kind of natural feature would you be?" My friends often answered mountain. Because I am tall, strong, confident and stand against the wind and as tough as iron. A mountain is prideful. Haha, that is a good answer. But I think of myself more as a river. A river is strong, it is ever changing, it is low, and brings life. The River is the heart of a people. A river is humble. So trying to change myself from a mountain to a river!

That describes a little bit about me. Look below for more details. Ask me anything you would like.

PHILOSOPHY {The old philosophy section of the profile is gone I guess.} Like my mantra says, I love those in my life. People make this life worth living. We can learn and grow so much from each other. I strive to be the best version of myself and have dedicated my work to a cause larger to myself, to creating a world where people can be the best versions of themselves.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I live it everyday!

Former CS Charlotte Group Moderator, Event Organizer and Ambassador

Organize monthly events including: Bar crawls, bonfires, potlucks and dance adventures! I host as often as I can. I surf as often as I can.

I am here on Couchsurfing because I believe in the power of sharing experience with good people. Please use this fantastic community to create great experiences and connections. I hope to get to know you too.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Planned and hosted dozens of events with Couchsurfers.

Hosted Couchsurfers in my house from six continents.

Surfed places all over the United States, Central America, Europe and Asia.

Can't wait to Couchsurf in South America, Australia and Africa one day!

Interests

My Family and Friends! Dancing -- Swing Dance like Lindy Hop and Balboa, Blues, Ballroom, Ballet, Belly Dancing, and so many more. Its all a ton of fun. Martial Arts -- Boxing, Greco Roman Wrestling, Self Defense Working Out -- Specifically not in a gym, like to train in natural movements/environments. Yoga and Pilates. Bicycling. Running. Swimming. Reading -- Philosophy, Mythology, Folklore, Health and Science Outdoor activities - anything I can do outdoors, literally anything, it feels great to move activities into mother nature. Business -- it is ingrained in me from years of personal ventures. Writing

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Haven't watched too many movies lately. Been busy elsewhere.

Music: Jazz, Blues, Classical and Classic Rock are my favorite Genres. I cycle those throughout the day pretty regularly.

If I have to get some serious work done, I make sure I put folk music on in a different level, puts me in a trance like state to get some serious work done.

Books: Books are my favorite form of Entertainment listed here. There is no limit to what I read. Lately been reading a lot of works on Psychology, Mythology, Philosophy and Business. But I never turn down a good story book either.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have climbed to the top of Pike's Peak, using my bare hands as ice picks.

I have climbed to the bottom of the canyon to swim in the colorado river and hiked back out, all in one day, which the signs warn is fatal. And helped cheat death twice (but not my own).

Watched the sun go down behind the Golden Gate Bridge across the Bay from San Francisco, that was pretty.

I have loved deeply.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach: Dance! Philosophy and Psychology Principles and Theories of Economics How to Build an Exercise Program About life as an Investment banker (not fun) The NLPs -- 1. Natural Language Processing or 2. Neuro Linguistic Programming

I would like to learn: More dance! Languages, any of them, teach me some new words! More woodworking skills More car mechanic skills

Share: Passion for life, passion for stories, passion for new experiences.

What I Can Share With Hosts

If you host me or I host you: I hope to learn about you. I want to hear your story and share mine too. It would be fun to cook a meal together or go to a local hangout together. I can show you a dance move or two. At the end of the day, I just hope to know more about you.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

China, Denmark, United States

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