Editorial Board   Guest Author

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 November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.