17 Aug August 17, 2018 – Mutual Mentoring Chip Conley, Publicity Jumpstart Kristin Marquet and Extreme Weather Bonnie Schneider
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Chip Conley – Hospitality Disruptor, NYT Bestselling Author of Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder
Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26, he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality and took an inner city motel and turned it into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world. Inspired by psychologists Maslow and Frankl, Chip’s books, PEAK and the New York Times bestseller EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS, share his own theories on transformation and meaning in business and life. Chip was CEO of his innovative company for 24 years. In 2013, he accepted an invitation from the founders of Airbnb to help transform a promising home sharing start-up into what is today the world’s largest hospitality brand. As Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Chip taught his award-winning methods to hundreds of thousands of Airbnb hosts in nearly 200 countries and created the Airbnb Open that brings thousands together in a global festival of belonging (he transitioned to a part-time role as Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership in January 2017). Chip founded Fest300 in 2013 to share his passion for travel and the world’s best festivals (the company merged with Everfest in 2016 where he is part-time Chief Strategy Officer). Chip has received hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award, joining industry icons Marriott, Kimpton, and Wynn. He is the founder of the Celebrity Pool Toss, which has raised millions for the Tenderloin neighborhood where he opened his first hotel and San Francisco’s Hotel Hero Awards that shine a light on the unsung heroes serving hotel guests every day. He serves on the boards of the Burning Man Project and the Esalen Institute.
Kristin Marquet – Creative Director of Creative Development Agency and Founder of Visible Press
We are excited to welcome Kristin Marquet back to the show! She has worked in the PR industry for over 10 years. She is the creative director of Creative Development Agency, a full-service lifestyle public relations and analytics firm in New York City. She has launched over sixty startup companies and helped grow some of today’s most notable fashion and beauty brands. Her firm works with a variety of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and accessories brands. She just started a PR course for small business owners called Visible Press. Kristin is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Bonnie Schneider – MSNBC, NBC News, and CNN Meteorologist and Author of Extreme Weather: A Guide To Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Snowstorms, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters (MacSci)
Bonnie Schneider is the Co-Executive Producer and On-Camera Extreme Weather Expert of the DIY Network TV special, “Last House Standing.” Bonnie connects with her fans and answers their weather questions through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Periscope and her website. Previously, Bonnie worked as an On-Camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel. She also covered Hurricane Sandy as a Special Correspondent for Bloomberg TV providing analysis on weather’s economic impacts. Prior to that, she was at CNN Worldwide, regularly appearing on CNN, HLN and CNN International. Bonnie held weather and reporting positions at various local TV stations across the country. Bonnie has been awarded the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval for achieving the highest standard of excellence in both technical weather knowledge and communication skills. She was awarded her Seal of Approval in 2003, a time when less than 10% of all AMS Society Seal Holders were women.