Elevate Empathy. 
Raise Leaders. Serve others.

Elevate Empathy.
Raise Leaders. Serve others.

Our Heartbeat

Welcome to Transforming Trips.  We believe that young people are essential to changing the future of our culture and the world.  Transforming Trips is here to help educate and guide individuals who see the world as broken and refuse to settle for the status quo.  We are seeking passionate, world-changing individuals who can be a catalyst for change within their own communities.

Our Solution

Transforming Trips will take small groups of teens to developing nations to serve the poorest and neediest in the world.  Students will engage with hands-on service projects, experience new cultures and customs, and enrich their understanding of empathy through daily discussions and lessons.  We also offer speaking engagements, training, and curriculum for schools and groups.


Elevate empathy and leadership through acts of service.​


To see a world where young people create more compassion and less hurt.

Patrick Phanthanusorn

Founder, President, and Chief Empathy Officer

Adventure seeker. Doer of good. Servant for humanity.

Patrick is a big dreamer who learned to enjoy the little things in life. His imagination and creativity allow him to take normal activities and turn them into exciting adventures. He is happily married to his wife Taryn and is a proud father of two wonderful kids. When he is not working with students, you can find him slacklining, rock climbing, or attempting parkour.

Patrick has been influencing children for almost fifteen years using his degree in Social Ecology from UC Irvine and his M.S.Ed. and PPS Credential in School Counseling from Concordia University, Irvine. He has an uncanny ability to connect with people and mobilize them to do good.