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Aug. 18, 2022

#172 Giles Fuchs, Founder and CEO at Burgh Island Hotel, on Net Zero …

Today’s guest has gone through an incredible entrepreneurial journey, which includes having bought a hotel on an island, and how he is trying to find a way to ensure we change the world positively through business. Giles Fuch...

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Aug. 11, 2022

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

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, publica...

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Aug. 4, 2022

#170 Rachael Nemeth, CEO and Co-Founder at Opus, on Frontline Staff M…

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 ...

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July 28, 2022

#169 Shawn Askinosie, Founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, on What…

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 cocoa...

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July 21, 2022

#168 Edward Francis, Co-Founder at Thumbprint Apparel, on Education a…

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 Evge...

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July 14, 2022

#167 Dan Simons, Co-Owner and CEO of Farmers Restaurant Group, on Slo…

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 & Distiller...

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July 7, 2022

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

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 …

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June 30, 2022

#165 Anthony “Tas” Tasgal, Author and Speaker, on Telling Stories You…

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 stories...

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June 23, 2022

#164 Tommy Yionoulis, Founder of OpsAnalitica, on Checklists, Operati…

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 …

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June 16, 2022

#163 Ari Weinzweig, CEO of Zingerman's Community of Businesses, on Vi…

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 com...

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June 9, 2022

#162 Peter Georgiou, Founder at Supper, on a Different Approach to De…

Peter Georgiou is the Founder and CEO of Supper, a platform which delivers exceptional food in London, from quality casual to Michelin starred, straight to your home or office by their custom-built fleet. They are now known a...

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June 2, 2022

#161 Mats Lederhausen, Founder and CEO at Be-Cause, on Impactful Capi…

With over 30 years of innovating and leading, Mats Lederhausen has a strong belief and commitment to a more long term and more impactful capitalism. Born in Sweden, Mats began his career with McDonald's and worked for The Bos...

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May 26, 2022

#160 Paul Hargreaves, Founder and CEO at Cotswold Fayre, on B Corps a…

Paul Hargreaves is the CEO at Cotswold Fayre and Flourish, and author of two inspirational books – ‘Forces for Good’ and ‘The Fourth Bottom Line’. As a B Corp Ambassador, he often speaks to leaders who want to change the …

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May 19, 2022

#159 Matt Rolfe, Leadership Coach, on Leadership Development and Grou…

What does winning look like for you this year? Today’s guest, Matt Rolfe, invites you to reflect on how you can work on yourself before you work on your team. Through his leadership coaching, Matt helps hospitality leaders an...

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May 17, 2022

Hospitality and The Infinite Game #009: Net Positive

Creating a green and equal world needs to be a mission for all companies, not a side project. But it’s a courageous mission that can feel overwhelming, so there is a great book that can give you that much-needed direction …

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May 12, 2022

#158 James Geier, Founder and President at 555, on Entrepreneurial Ho…

Our guest today shares how hospitality is at the foundation of many great businesses. James Geier is the Founder and President of 555 International, an interior design and specialty manufacturing firm. With over 40 years in l...

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May 5, 2022

#157 Thom Elliot, Co-Founder of Pizza Pilgrims, on Business Momentum

I’m super excited to speak with Thom Elliot co-founder of Pizza Pilgrims, who makes authentic Neapolitan pizzas in Central London and beyond. Pizza Pilgrims started life in 2011, after Thom and James drove a three-wheeled Pia...

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April 28, 2022

#156 Roland Horne, Founder and CEO at WatchHouse, on the Introspectiv…

Roland Horne’s approach to the pursuit of mastery is fascinating. He entered hospitality because he was a disgruntled customer. Fast forward to today, he is the founder and CEO of the Central London specialty coffee chain Wat...

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April 21, 2022

#155 Mark Cribb, Director of Urban Guild, on Being Better Not Bigger

Mark Cribb is the host of Humans of Hospitality podcast and Director of Urban Guild – a local, independent hospitality company based in his hometown Bournemouth, UK. From his travels on the road, it’s been his mission to brin...

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April 14, 2022

#154 David Dressler, Founder of Quiet Advisory, on Creating a Soulful…

What makes a place ‘special’ to work at? I’m excited to share with you a conversation I had with an expert in this field. David Dressler is a leadership coach, strategic advisor to purpose-driven entrepreneurs, author of ‘Ten...

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April 7, 2022

#153 Mel Miller, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Path…

How can you involve your people in building a better culture? Find out from Mel Miller, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Pathfinder Hospitality, about how they do this by operating as a people-first company. Th...

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March 31, 2022

#152 Jordan Ekers, Co-founder and COO of Nudge, on the Frontline Staf…

Today’s guest is obsessed with solving business problems and helping organizational leaders rethink the connection between employee and customer experiences. He is the co-founder and COO of Nudge, an employee communications p...

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March 24, 2022

#151 Will Beckett, CEO of Hawksmoor, on Teaching Skills, Not Techniqu…

Hawksmoor is a British steakhouse and cocktail bar chain founded by Will Beckett and Huw Gott in 2006, after they set out in search of the perfect steak. Fast forward to today, they run nine steakhouses based in London, with …

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March 17, 2022

#150 Carly Trisk-Grove, Co-Creator of OPOP, on On How Restaurants Cat…

I love speaking with guests who find different ways of building a business, and today’s guest is no exception. Carly Trisk-Grove is the Co-creator of OPOP (One Plate One Price), a social enterprise restaurant that offers a ne...

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