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The Travel Leader

The Travel Leader

By The Travel Leader

The Travel Leader Podcast, released every two weeks, is dedicated to interviewing leaders in hospitality and tourism. Listeners will be able connect with their every day experiences, both successes and failures, and understand the leadership competencies that are shaping the future of our industry.
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Adversity Fuels Leadership with Ana Connolly
Adversity Fuels Leadership with Ana Connolly
Ana Connolly is a Senior Director of Revenue and Costing for Vantage Deluxe World Travel.  She has over 18 years of hospitality experience, including Panama and multiple U.S. markets. Obtaining her B.A. in Tourism from Universidad de Panama, and a Master’s of Science in Management from Emmanuel College. Currently obtaining a certificate on Google Data Analytics. She started her career at Gamboa Rainforest Resort in Panama City as a tour guide and hospitality desk attendant for U.S. incentive groups. She continued her career at Sonesta Hotel Boston/Cambridge as a reservation agent, and group coordinator. In 2013 she started her career on revenue management working for multiple franchise Hilton brand hotels and multiple markets, holding position for multiple Doubletree hotels in Boston, Hiltons and Embassy Suite in D.C. She worked her way up to multiple positions as assistant revenue manager, revenue analyst, Director of revenue Strategy, Director of Revenue Management, and today as Complex Director of Revenue management for Hilton manage hotels. Managing through the years close to $85 million dollar in hotel room revenues. When not at work, Ana enjoys playing soccer, traveling and spending time with her family, her husband Daniel and kids, Diego and Valentina. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-connolly-msm-b5162951/ _____________________ The Travel Leader Podcast is a production brought to you by PEAK Leadership Coaching - a leadership coaching firm dedicated to partnering with travel, hospitality and tourism leaders to increase awareness, build confidence, improve leadership competencies and reach their PEAK potential. https://www.peakinspiringtransformation.com/ Join the Travel Leader Community to continue the discussion and growth on leadership in the travel industry.   https://www.peakinspiringtransformation.com/the-travel-leader-community.html
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January 22, 2023
Creating Impact with Leah Murphy
Creating Impact with Leah Murphy
Leah recently founded the Jane Hotel Group, a dedicated hospitality investment company based out of  the Midwest focusing on limited-service and extended-stay hotel acquisitions. Prior to forming Jane Hotel Group, Leah held executive and senior leadership roles with Cushman & Wakefield's Hospitality and Gaming Valuation and Advisory Group and HVS. Over a 14-year consulting career she valued various hospitality assets and land in excess of $12 billion. In addition to her valuation and advisory experience, she has nearly 7 years of operational experience in the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants, bars, and theme parks. Leah is an adamant supporter of hospitality education through her involvement with the Washington State Alumni Association and historically as a guest lecturer at the Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona, as well as with the Castell@College program through the American Hotel and Lodging Association. She also serves on the Rising Leaders Board of the non-profit PEARLS for Teen Girls. Although born in Seattle, Washington, Leah spent a large time of her childhood living in Frankfurt, Germany. Leah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Business Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from Washington State University. https://www.linkedin.com/in/leahdmurphy/
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January 09, 2023
Meet our Host with Debby Jewesson
Meet our Host with Debby Jewesson
In this first full length episode of the Travel Leader Podcast, I asked fellow coach and consultant Debby Jewesson to interview me to introduce the podcast and talk about why I started it. Debby was the perfect choice as she has a history in the hospitality space as the founder of Branching Out Events a floral design and event production company.  Today, Debby is a Personal Coach & Business Consultant who specializes in working with ambitious female entrepreneurs. She helps them slow down, step away from the daily grind and figure out what they want most. Above all, she helps Clients find greater clarity and focus, so they can gain the momentum they need to achieve their goals and start living a more fulfilling life! Debby is a graduate of Coach U, the industry’s leading global provider of coach training programs. Since 2020, Debby has completed over 150 hours of intensive coach training courses and has logged over 440 hours of one-on-one coaching. Her programs and services are available to women worldwide. http://branchingoutevents.com/ https://www.therootsgroupcoaching.com/
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January 08, 2023
Introducing the Travel Leader Podcast
Introducing the Travel Leader Podcast
In this short trailer episode we introduce the Travel Leader Podcast.  I’ve caught the podcast bug! After being a guest on several wonderful travel industry podcasts, I’m starting my own podcast dedicated to leadership in the travel industry. Starting this podcast comes from a genuine place of building relationships and learning from the industry’s top leaders while also providing space for these leaders to reflect on their leadership and connect with our listeners and other guests. ​The Travel Leader Podcast is dedicated to elevating the voices of leaders in travel and hospitality. We connect travel and hospitality leaders to one another through authentic conversations. Listeners will hear about leadership in the industry focusing on what makes our leaders who they are and how they are impacting the future of travel and hospitality. www.peakinspiringtranformation.com/podcasts https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelmvandenberg/
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December 16, 2022