NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Philip Forte

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Philip Forte Philip Forte is general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville where he oversees all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations. The property, which opened in 2017, is a historic rehabilitation of downtown’s Gray & Dudley Building and features 10,500 square feet of contemporary art exhibition and event space, Gray & Dudley restaurant and bar, and 124 hotel rooms. Forte has honed his skills in a number of leadership posts with both boutique and branded properties. Most recently, he served as general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. During that time, he led the property to achieve its highest revenue month, [...]

Dr. Traci Stein, Author Of The Everything Guide To Integrative Pain Management: Conventional And Alternative Therapies For Managing Pain – Discover New Treatments, Regulate … Stress, and Nurture Your Body And Mind Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen Traci Stein Living with pain can be a daily struggle. If you are suffering from chronic pain, sometimes even small tasks can be difficult to accomplish. But there is hope. With The Everything Guide to Integrative Pain Management, you'll learn about the different options for managing pain with an integrative plan, that can include conventional therapies, such as medications, devices, or procedures, with natural and mind-body therapies, such as biofeedback, meditation, proper nutrition, exercise, and more. Including information on: Talking to health care professionals and loved ones about pain The role of diet and exercise in pain management Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to reduce pain severity and improve coping Yoga, [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Joy Williams

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Joy Williams I grew up in a beautiful area, Northern California to be exact. I was fortunate enough to have a mom who owned travel agencies in the growing Silicon Valley. I was introduced to the world of travel and hospitality at a young age. By the time I was 16, I was calling on some of the top companies in the Bay Area. It was an amazing experience to work along side my mom and learn all about incentive travel, without even realizing she was teaching me about corporate and leisure travel sales and how to cultivate business relationships. One of her top [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Bret Hoffman

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Bret Hoffman Bret Hoffman resides as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown Conference Center, located in the heart of Music City. As DOSM of the largest Holiday Inn Express in the nation, Bret leads a highly effective and motivated team by pulling from over 12 years of sales and leadership experience within the hospitality sector. Coming from a proud family lineage of Boilermakers, Bret himself attended Purdue University, majoring in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business. His continued passion for hospitality led Bret to an internship in Fort Lauderdale, subsequently resulting in him joining the opening [...]

Mary DeMocker, Author The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways To Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, And Still Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Click Here To Listen Mary DeMocker “Relax,” writes author Mary DeMocker, “this isn’t another light bulb list. It’s not another overwhelming pile of parental ‘to dos’ designed to shrink your family’s carbon footprint through eco-superheroism.” Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book’s brief, action-packed chapters, you’ll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Shemeka Hamilton

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Shemeka Hamilton I have over 10 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry. I began my career working at the Holiday Inn Express on Broadway and I am currently apart of the opening team at the Fairlane Hotel. I have become well rounded in the hospitality industry throughout the years working in both the Front Office and Housekeeping departments. I have a strong passion for service and attention to detail. My goal has always been and will remain to make a lasting impression and build relationships with others.

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Shannen Stewart

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Shannen Stewart Shannen Stewart is highly-motivated and a dynamic individual who is, attracted to positivity and committed to excellence. As a Nashville Native, she graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Mass Communications. After graduation she moved to Orlando, Florida where she immersed herself in the Event Industry. With an extensive background in event planning, event furnishings, and event rentals Shannen Stewart exudes a refreshing willingness to learn about the industry and expand her expertise to better serve her clientele. Outside of her demanding work schedule as Business Development Manager for Quest Events, the Premier nationwide provider of high quality drape and [...]

Gretchen Steidle, Author Of Leading from Within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen Gretchen Ki Steidle-Leading From Within A roadmap for integrating mindfulness into every aspect of social change: how to lead transformation with compassion for the needs and perspectives of all people. Gretchen Steidle knows first-hand the personal transformation that mindfulness practice can bring. But she doesn't believe that transformation stops at personal wellbeing. In Leading from Within, Steidle describes the ways that personal investment in self-awareness shapes leaders who are able to inspire change in others, build stronger relationships, and design innovative and more sustainable solutions. Steidle argues that both personal and societal transformation are essential for a just society, and with this book she offers a roadmap for integrating mindfulness into [...]

Edward Tenner, Author Of The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen Edward Tenner A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency--and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity Algorithms, multitasking, the sharing economy, life hacks: our culture can't get enough of efficiency. One of the great promises of the Internet and big data revolutions is the idea that we can improve the processes and routines of our work and personal lives to get more done in less time than we ever have before. There is no doubt that we're performing at higher levels and moving at unprecedented speed, but what if we're headed in the wrong direction? Melding the long-term history of technology with the latest [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Kim Vann

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Kim Vann I grew up on Long Island New York, the youngest of three in an Italian family. My extended family is very large and our celebrations were even larger. I moved to Tennessee in 1986 at the age of 18. I met my husband David who is from Texas, we married in 1992 and have two sons Billy and Jesse- I am now the proud grandmother of two grandchildren. I started my Career in Hospitality Industry at Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in 1986. My goal was to become the Food and Beverage manager for the entire hotel. Throughout the years I held [...]