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Dr. Moorefield

Renee Moorefield

Chief Executive Officer, Wisdom Works

Renee Moorefield, PhD, MCC, is a dynamic purpose-driven leader, passionate about elevating human potential, vitality, effectiveness, and sustainable growth. She is CEO of Wisdom Works, a firm that enhances the readiness and capability of leaders to lead organizations where people thrive.

For the past thirty years, Dr. Moorefield has coached and advised thousands of executives—from Fortune 500 companies to social entrepreneurs—seeking to operate from an inspired purpose and vision, wellbeing and internal balance, plus the forward-leaning leadership capabilities required evolve and uplift workplaces, families and communities, and our planet. Nike, The Coca-Cola Company, Sainsbury, Cox Automotive, Merck & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Hyatt, Garden of the Gods Resort, Centura Health, Trinity Health, Western Union and a host of not-for-profit organizations are among her clients.

Dr. Moorefield has been featured in publications ranging from Forbes, Conscious Company, Hotel Executive, CEO Magazine, Experience Life, Coaching World, Spa China, The Systems Thinker and Thrive Global. She chairs the Wellness at Work initiative at the Global Wellness Institute to bring together thought-leadership for wellbeing in the new world of work, and helps guide the Wellness MoonshotTM, a call to action for cultivating a world free of preventable disease.

Dr. Moorefield authors Wellbeing + Strategy, a leader-to-leader exchange that accelerates leaders' abilities to live and lead wellbeing, and oversees the brand Be Well Lead Well®, a set of transformative programs and tools such as the pioneering assessment Be Well Lead Well® Pulse, to empower leaders to make thriving a game-changer in their teams and organizations, starting with themselves. Her 2004 book Driven by Wellth marries the drive for wealth with wellbeing to cultivate healthier organizations and a well world.

Please visit http://www.wisdom-works.com for more information.

Dr. Moorefield can be contacted at +1 719-201-9294 or renee@wisdom-works.com

Coming up in September 2020...

Hotel Group Meetings: Demand vs. Supply

It is a great time for hotel group meetings. It is expected that once again this sector will grow by 5-10% in 2020, partly due to the increasing value of in-person group meetings. Because people now spend so much time in front of their screens, face-to-face interactions have become a more treasured commodity in our modern world. Plus, the use of social media reinforces the value of engagement, discussion, conversation, and networking - all areas where group meetings shine. Despite this rosy outlook, there is a concern that demand for meetings far exceeds the supply of suitable venues and hotels. There are very few "big box" properties with 500-plus rooms and extensive conference facilities being built, and this shortage of inventory could pose a serious challenge for meeting planners. In addition to location concerns, the role of the meeting planner has also evolved significantly. Planners are no longer just meeting coordinators - they are de facto travel agents. Cultural interactions, local dining, experiential travel, and team-building activities are all now a part of their meeting mix. Plus, they have to cater to evolving tastes. Millennials are insisting on healthier venues and activities, and to meet their demands, hotels are making yoga breaks, fresh-pressed juices, plant-based diets, state-of-the-art gyms, and locally-sourced menus available. Millennials are also insisting that meeting venues practice Corporate Social Responsibility, which means upholding sustainable and ethical values; investment in the local community; health and well-being of employees; and general business practices that reflect being good citizens of the planet. Finally, there is a growing trend to merge meetings with other local events, such as music festivals, sporting events, and cultural attractions. The December Hotel Business Review will report on issues relevant to group meetings and will document what some hotels are doing to support this part of their operations.