Born and raised in Rhode Island, Holly began her hospitality journey at the age of 13 as a housekeeper. Like many hoteliers, she slowly worked her way up through the ranks. By the age of 30, she was managing a hotel, and by 33, she became the General Manager at a Hampton Inn. Today, Holly is a full time mom and chief educator at Lets Rock the Hotel.
Dave Austin is Founder of Extreme Focus and Co-Author of the international best-selling book, “Be A Beast: Unleash Your Animal Instincts for Performance Driven Results.”
Dave brings out the best in his clients, many of which are the elite and professional athletes you watch on TV everyday. He is a highly sought after “mental performance coach” who has worked, not only at the professional sports level, but also at every other level along the way.
The principles he teaches not only work on the field, they work in the boardroom, as his work translates exceptionally well for companies, entrepreneurs, and sales teams.
Rupesh is the CEO of 3Hospitality and SmartGuests.com, and he operates award winning hotels in the Daytona Beach area. Known for his out of the box, innovative thinking, Rupesh has incorporated his marketing and design background into hospitality industry to deliver simple ideas that bring smiles to guest’s faces and drive revenues for his hotels. Read more
Ryan recently embarked on a career in the hospitality industry after more than 7 years of service in the United States Air Force. He has an optimistic personality mixed with an awesome work ethic, and he’s making some noise in his new position. Ryan currently serves as a front desk agent for a full service franchise property in Florida and is a shining example of how hard work and a “can do” attitude can fast track you to realize great success in the hospitality industry.
David has been working with Simon Sinek, a world-renowned thought leader and author of the book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, since 2009, and he speaks and facilitates workshops inspired by Simon’s simple, yet powerful message. David travels internationally, helping people shift their perceptions about the reason their organizations really exist, what leadership is, and how human biology plays into it all. Read more
Jay Papasan is co-author of the best-selling book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, which has garnered more than 238 appearances on the national bestseller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times, and USA Today. Read more
Rob is a master coach known for hijacking people’s minds, rewiring their limiting beliefs, and leaving them completely transformed. Starting from a very difficult path, Rob overcame being abused as a child, being homeless and a battle with cancer, to reach a breakthrough in consciousness – he began to question his beliefs and shift his identity, and he now works with others to help them do the same. Read more
Jeffery Tobias Halter is a corporate gender strategist. The country’s leading expert on engaging men to advance women, Jeffery is the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company. The former Director of Diversity Strategy of The Coca-Cola Company, Jeffery has worked with leading companies including McDonald’s, Deloitte, Publicis Groupe, GE and more. Jeffery’s latest book WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men, is the first business book written by a man on how companies can advance women to enhance the company. A highly sought-after speaker, Jeffery is a TEDx speaker and frequently talks at industry and corporate events.
Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan are behavioral researchers and strategists, specializing in behaviors and belief systems–what drives, motivates and influences us. They have won business awards around the world for Innovation, Creativity and ROI working with such organizations as Coca-Cola, Unilever, News Corp and the United Nations in Singapore. They are passionate advocates for the commercial power of creativity and a return to more human engagement, cultures and leadership. Read more
Gary Douglas is a best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after facilitator known for his intensity of awareness and his incredible capacity to facilitate people to ‘know what they know’. He chooses to embody consciousness in everything that he does which inspires others to choose to become more conscious as a result. Read more