Hospitality Mavericks Podcast Show


A new school of thought.

Moving your business from where it is now to where you want it to be is one of the greatest quests of being a leader.

Most leaders don’t really give this the time and focus needed to make their businesses great.

They follow the old outdated way of leading and growing their businesses because it feels easier.

But you and your business can be so much more.

We imagine a world where leaders KNOW how to build businesses that DO more than make a profit.

They make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet.

They dare to be different.

Meet the Mavericks ✊

Recent Episodes

#171 Sophia Ahamed, Principle at Monograph & Co, on Your Storytelling Touch Points

Aug. 11, 2022

How do you have a story and a brand that talks to people's hearts? Find out how from Sophia Ahamed, the Principal at Monograph&Co – a Design Agency based in Vancouver, Canada. They produce compelling brand identities, public…

#170 Rachael Nemeth, CEO and Co-Founder at Opus, on Frontline Staff Micro Training

Aug. 4, 2022

I’m super excited to have Rachael Nemeth, CEO and Co-founder of Opus, on today’s episode. Opus is a training platform designed for businesses with a deskless workforce that helps more than 300 businesses boost their training…

Building A Business As A Force For Good

#169 Shawn Askinosie, Founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, on What’s Enough

July 28, 2022

Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean-to-bar chocolate business – Askinosie Chocolate. It is a small batch direct trade chocolate maker in Missouri, sourcing 100% of their coco…

#168 Edward Francis, Co-Founder at Thumbprint Apparel, on Education and ​​Sustainable Fashion

July 21, 2022

Today we are joined by the co-founder of a mission-driven fashion brand Thumbprint, as well as Strategy and Brand Consultant for a number of great hospitality brands – Edward Francis. We explore how Ed and his co-founder Evg…

Building A Business As A Force For Good

#167 Dan Simons, Co-Owner and CEO of Farmers Restaurant Group, on Slowing Down To Go Deeper

July 14, 2022

Today’s guest, Dan Simons, co-created and co-owns Farmers Restaurant Group, which includes seven restaurants in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, including Founding Farmers, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Farmers & Distille…

#166 Dan Nash, Founder of SixEight, on Becoming a Cult Brand

July 7, 2022

Want to build a brand that people rave about? Dan Nash is the founder of SixEight, an agency that helps food brands turn their customers into a cult of superfans. As a Brand Strategist, it’s Dan’s mission to make food brands…

#165 Anthony “Tas” Tasgal, Author and Speaker, on Telling Stories Your Way

June 30, 2022

Many companies are communicating 30 - 40 years out of date. But by bringing more emotion and humanness to your language, your company’s values and ‘soul’ can be brought to the center stage. To learn more about telling storie…

#164 Tommy Yionoulis, Founder of OpsAnalitica, on Checklists, Operations Management and Mistakes

June 23, 2022

As you know, I’m a big fan of checklists, so it was great having a like-minded guest on today’s show – Tommy Yionoulis – to explore all things Operations Management and ticking things off your list. Tommy is the founder of O…

Building A Business As A Force For Good

#163 Ari Weinzweig, CEO of Zingerman's Community of Businesses, on Visioning and the Myth of the One Thing

June 16, 2022

Joining me on the show for the second time is Ari Weinzweig, the co-founder of Zingerman's Community of Businesses. You have probably heard me reference Zingerman’s on the show about how they are true trailblazers when it co…

Recent Blog Posts

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How to show up stronger

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Digital Hospitality

How to choose, implement and manage technology to leverage a great employee and customer experience. Photo by Pixabay Gone are the days when all a re…

About the Host

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Michael Tingsager

CEO (Chief Energy Officer) and Founder

Michael is the host and creator of the podcast show.

He is a heart-centred and purpose-driven leader, who believes and lives by building businesses from the inside out. Businesses that create strong employee and customer experience and strong results. Over time this makes the business a force for good which can then positively impact all stakeholders.

He has been involved in food from the day he was born working in his mum and dad’s small restaurant group in rural Denmark.

He has 25+ years in food including 11 years at McDonald’s with roles at the head office in Denmark and UK.

Michael is deeply passionate about building strong cultures and relentless when it comes to finding the right people.