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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 August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.