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Ms. Cavallari

Renie Cavallari

Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer, Aspire Marketing

Renie Cavallari, founder, CEO and Chief Instigator of aspire, has never been afraid to think boldly. Since founding aspire in 1995, the award-winning international strategist and leadership expert has helped thousands of clients worldwide through leadership development & alignment, operationalizing of their brands, and changing culture through training that shifts mindset and improves competencies.

Her inimitable grasp of business and its challenges, along with aspire's proven, innovative training methodologies, sets Ms. Cavallari apart as a captivating speaker, author, leader, and strategist. "True innovation happens by awakening the potential of people. With cultural and behavioral shifts, there is no limit to the results we can achieve together."

Ms. Cavallari is recognized as a thought leader in the area of people technology, which focuses on shifting human behavior to improve performance and quality of life. As a powerhouse business leader, Cavallari helps both small and large organizations achieve breakthrough results by thinking boldly and disrupting the status quo.

She is also the author of the 3-part book series, aspire... to, which focuses on how to create an all-in business culture through intentional leadership & inspiring everyone to turn on their motivational switch. Ms. Cavallari's next book, HEADTRASH, The Leading Killer of Human Potential is due out in Spring 2020.

Ms. Cavallari is a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association (NSA) and was named an "Outstanding Woman in Business" by Phoenix Business Journal. Her company aspire has won a Stevie Award as a "Most Innovative Company" for 14 years in a row.

Ms. Cavallari is known for being a maverick who colors outside the lines. 

Please visit http://www.aspiremarketing.com for more information.

Ms. Cavallari can be contacted at +1 602-392-0700 or renie@poweredbyaspire.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.