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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 December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.