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  • 195 | The Internal Experience (iX) Leadership Framework with Rachel Headley
    LEADERSHIP
    January 9, 2019

    195 | The Internal Experience (iX) Leadership Framework with Rachel Headley

    Dr. Rachel MK Headley has been in the trenches, dealing with unspoken conversations, barriers to team goals and success, and figuring out how to achieve impossible goals demanded by executive leadership. She believes the internal experience (iX) of an organization is a leadership choice. Partnering with Meg Manke at the Rose Group Int’l, they developed read more

  • 194 | How to Handle a Digital Crisis with Mike Gelfond
    LODGING LEADERS
    December 26, 2018

    194 | How to Handle a Digital Crisis with Mike Gelfond

    Mike Gelfond has more than two decades of expertise in digital marketing and advertising, with careers at iXL, Creative Digital Group, LBi and Mastermind. An expert in social media, digital strategy, mobile, ecommerce, reputation/crisis management, analytics, CRM and lead generation with key industry verticals. Mike is a graduate of the University of Georgia, a frequent read more

  • 193 | The Problem with Work-Life Balance with David Kubes
    LODGING LEADERS
    December 19, 2018

    193 | The Problem with Work-Life Balance with David Kubes

    Dr. David Kubes is an international lawyer, avid entrepreneur, consultant, coach and certified facilitator of several Access Consciousness® special programs, including Right Voice for You and Right Riches for You. After graduating from law school, Dr. Kubes finalized his Ph.D. in aviation law at the age of 25, and started working for Austrian Airlines in read more

  • 192 | A Life Improving Customer Experience with Alex Shashou
    LODGING LEADERS
    December 12, 2018

    192 | A Life Improving Customer Experience with Alex Shashou

    Alex Shashou is the Co-Founder and President of ALICE, a top-ranking staff Task Management & Collaboration platform with a global customer base of 2,000+ hotels. Born and raised in London, Alex grew up in the hospitality industry, and he’s become a sought-after hospitality thought leader, speaking on technology and innovation in hospitality at conferences around read more

  • 191 | Financing for New Hotel Development with Malcolm Davies
    DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
    December 5, 2018

    191 | Financing for New Hotel Development with Malcolm Davies

    Malcolm Davies is Principal/Managing Director of George Smith Parners, a leading, national provider of capital market services to the commercial real estate industry. Malcolm has over 20 years of experience as an award-winning capital advisor and developer, having advised and been involved with nearly $3B worth of financings, both in the equity and debt markets. read more

  • 190 | Responsible Luxury and Sustainability with Franck Droin
    LODGING LEADERS
    November 28, 2018

    190 | Responsible Luxury and Sustainability with Franck Droin

    Franck Droin is the hotel manager at The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and his 19 years of hospitality industry experience includes working with big brand hotel chains across various destinations in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Franck is passionate about promoting the concept of responsible luxury and has fueled ground-breaking conversations and initiatives. Some read more

  • 189 | Hospitality Operations Built on Proven Principles with Adam Knight
    LODGING LEADERS
    November 21, 2018

    189 | Hospitality Operations Built on Proven Principles with Adam Knight

    Adam Knight is a 20+ year veteran of the luxury hotel industry and owner of Proven Principles, a hospitality consulting firm that helps vacation rental owners and customer service focused businesses drive better performance, productivity and profitability with best-in-class operations strategy, employee training and project management. In This Episode, Adam reveals … How managers can read more

  • 188 | Lawsuits, Legislation & Licensing with Imesh Vaidya
    AAHOA
    November 14, 2018

    188 | Lawsuits, Legislation & Licensing with Imesh Vaidya

    Imesh is a second-generation hotelier from New Mexico who has owned and managed hotels for more than 25 years. He currently owns and manages 7 franchised properties and he has two more under construction and scheduled to open in 2019. Imesh has served on the franchise advisory councils of LaQuinta and IHG, and has led read more

  • 187 | Creative, Flexible and Durable Design with Belinda and David
    DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
    November 7, 2018

    187 | Creative, Flexible and Durable Design with Belinda and David

    Belinda O’Kelly brings a decade of experience, a comprehensive skill set and dedicated design focus to O’Kelly + Kasprak. She is a licensed architect in Illinois, as well as a LEED accredited professional with a specialty in building design and construction. David Kasprak has been leading the highest quality restaurant, hotel, and retail design teams read more

  • 186 | Strategic, Data-Driven Interior Design with Liat Siegel
    DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
    October 31, 2018

    186 | Strategic, Data-Driven Interior Design with Liat Siegel

    Liat Siegel is Owner/Founder of Hadar Interiors Inc., a fearless mother of 5 and a trailblazing entrepreneur. She works with businesses to brand their interiors and set themselves apart from the competition. Liat uses interior design to revitalize a space and modernize it for the digital age. In This Episode, Liat Reveals … The power of read more

  • 185 | Hampton by Hilton Enters Middle East Market with Shruti Gandhi Buckley
    LODGING LEADERS
    October 24, 2018

    185 | Hampton by Hilton Enters Middle East Market with Shruti Gandhi Buckley

    Shruti Gandhi Buckley is global head of Hampton by Hilton. In her role, Buckley is responsible for the overall brand strategy, which includes driving brand growth and development, diversifying and increasing revenue and sustaining customer loyalty. With a deep understanding of the hospitality business, Buckley fosters innovation and success for Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s largest read more

  • 184 | The Superpower of Persuasion with Jeff Tippett
    LODGING LEADERS
    October 17, 2018

    184 | The Superpower of Persuasion with Jeff Tippett

    Known to many as Mr. Persuasion, Jeff Tippett is a subject matter expert on persuasive communications. Speaking to international audiences through keynotes and seminars, Jeff helps attendees increase their effectiveness, gives them powerful tools to help reach their goals, and empowers attendees to positively impact their organizations or businesses. In 2014, Jeff founded Targeted Persuasion, read more

  • 183 | The Business Case for Improving Employee Engagement with Julia Felton
    EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
    October 10, 2018

    183 | The Business Case for Improving Employee Engagement with Julia Felton

    Julia Felton is the Founder of Business HorsePower, which delivers leadership and team development to CEO’s, entrepreneurs and executives. Julia is a veteran of the hospitality industry having been the creator the HotelBenchmark Survey which provided the lodging industry with monthly statistics on its performance. She took that business from an idea on a piece read more

  • 182 | Create a Meaning Statement and Share It ALL the Time with Jeffrey Davidson
    LODGING LEADERS
    October 3, 2018

    182 | Create a Meaning Statement and Share It ALL the Time with Jeffrey Davidson

    Jeffrey Davidson is engaging, thought-provoking, and sometimes gets so excited you think he forgot to breathe. Jeffrey has been exploring the boundaries of world-class teams for over 20 years. As a recognized expert in strengthening leaders and building teams, he has worked with 100s of teams, taught thousands, and consulted with multiple Fortune 100 corporations. read more

  • 181 | Disruptive Force for Positive Change: Forging Future at CH&LA, AAHOA with Bijal Patel
    AAHOA
    September 26, 2018

    181 | Disruptive Force for Positive Change: Forging Future at CH&LA, AAHOA with Bijal Patel

    Bijal Patel guides San Jose-based Coast Redwood Hospitality, which owns and operates a portfolio of multiple real estate and hotel projects. He is a third-generation hotelier who signed his first franchise agreement while a senior in high school and earned the prestigious Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation at age 20. He enthusiastically gives back to read more

  • 180 | Engineering Meaningful and Trusting Relationships with Nick Lawniczak
    LODGING LEADERS
    September 19, 2018

    180 | Engineering Meaningful and Trusting Relationships with Nick Lawniczak

    Nick Lawniczak has more than 10 years of experience specializing in the luxury hospitality market. Over the years, he’s worked on a wide array of projects ranging from residential remodels, note rebranding, commercial tenant improvements, shopping centers and the development of new high rise luxury condominiums. Nick feels his greatest strength is his ability to read more

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