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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 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.