Kate Mitchell talks about Personal Transformation on That Bad Review Podcast

Personal Transformation, Operating at a High Frequency and Questioning Social Norms

Kate Mitchell, ex-holiday park manager, is the co-owner of City Centre Motor Inn Armidale. Kate is constantly on the lookout for innovative tourism ventures and progressive self-development opportunities. In particular activities that will help Kate advance through to her own personal transformation.  One such opportunity recently presented itself, which involved Kate setting off on a trans pacific adventure. I was …

Colby Hutchinson - Director of Customer Experience (CX) & Brand Management Administration at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts on Fundamentals for Life, Working in a Data Rich, Process Poor Industry & the Benefits of Online Travel Agents (OTAs)

Fundamentals for Life, Working in a Data Rich, Process Poor Industry & the Benefits of Online Travel Agents (OTAs)

Colby Hutchinson – Director of Customer Experience (CX) & Brand Management Administration at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts. Despite being in the hospitality game for over 25 years, Colby Hutchinson wakes up excited to go to work. His enthusiasm is infectious. I caught up with Colby when he flew in from the United States for the Best Western Australasia National …

Adam Hutchinson on Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology, Secrets to Success & Discovering Your Passion

Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology, Secrets to Success & Discovering Your Passion  

Adam Hutchinson is the founder of CamperMate and GeoZone, two digital solutions reshaping the Caravan & Camping Industry within New Zealand. I was excited to get my geek on and chat to Adam about his business ventures and secrets to success, born from the simple desire to connect tourists with camping facilities. Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology The Rugby …

Graham Perry the Managing Director for the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Australasia on Consumer Perspective

Technology & Distribution, the Value of Partnerships & Tapping into the Consumer Perspective

Graham Perry is the Managing Director for the Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Australasia. I was lucky enough to grab a few minutes of Graham’s time during the hotel group’s National Convention held at Noosa. I was invited to the event as the official podcast media host, in an innovative effort by the Best Western to ensure important conversations discussed …

Jess Dineen Operations Manager at Noosa River Holiday Park on Empowering staff to make confident decisions

Empowering Staff to Make Confident Decisions, Benefits of the Award Process & Attracting New Target Markets

Jess Dineen, the Operations Manager at Dineen Tourism Management, recently returned from a three-month holiday travelling around Europe. I was keen to chat with Jess for this week’s podcast episode, to find out more about empowering staff so they can confidently make decisions in the absence of key management personnel. We also touch on the importance of taking time away …

Josh Carnavas, managing director of Brisbane Camperland a successful family business

Operating a Successful Family Business, Achieving Results by Taking Time Out & Industry Shaping Technology

Josh Carnavas is the Managing Director of Brisbane Camperland, a successful family business. The fact that Josh’s surname is an anagram for Caravans should be enough to deem him king of all things caravan. Or perhaps the makeshift Jayco Journey mobile studio from where he participated in this week’s podcast recording paints a better picture of his dedication to the …

Justin Hales, CEO of Camplify

Justin Hales CEO of Camplify on Turning Ideas into a Successful Business, Offsetting Recreational Vehicles & the Breakdown of Traditional Education Pathways

Justin Hales is the founder and CEO of Camplify, a recreational vehicle (RV) hiring platform and a major player in the share economy industry.  After dominating the Australian market, Justin and his team launched in the UK, seeing fantastic growth in the last twelve months. Camplify will soon expand into other European countries and places like New Zealand. I caught …

Karl Heyman CEO of Family Parks

Karl Heyman CEO of Family Parks on Having a Point of Difference, Building Mutually Beneficial Partnerships and Handling Customer Complaints Effectively

Karl Heyman, the CEO of Family Parks in Australia and New Zealand, is always thinking outside the box when it comes to developing a point of difference. This is highlighted each year through his stand at the Caravan Industry National Conference which serves up a nice cold beer to conference delegates. Karl is known for his love of craft beer …

Mark Band, CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia

Mark Band, CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia on Leisure as a Human Right, the People Behind our Places and Spaces & the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum

Mark Band, CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia, shares with listeners his valuable insights into the Parks and Leisure Industry within Australia and across the globe. Drawing parallels between Australia and his birth country England, Mark describes how the traditional leisure activities that we all enjoy today stem from as far back as the Industrial Revolution. Mark explains during this …

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Irene Viergever from Thetford on Product Quality Assurance, Young Leaders Fostering Positive Relationships within the Industry and Journaling as a Daily Motivator

Irene Viergever, the After-Market Sales & Marketing Manager for global company Thetford, transferred to Australia from the Netherlands five years ago and instantly saw a need to grow the after-sales care department of the business. On this week’s episode, Irene and I chat about various topics, including the importance of quality assurance, her role as a future leader within the …