Leaving the Hospitality Industry

PART V - "Leaving the Hospitality Industry"

5-Part Webinar Series

So, you think you might be leaving the hospitality industry. This session will take an in-depth look and comprehensive approach to help you manage the overwhelm that you may be feeling after losing your job. What are viable opportunities and options for you outside of hospitality? How can you find them and how can you have a plan to move forward towards the next chapter in your career, successfully?

Key Takeaways:

  • Uncover how to recognize other passions and interests that might lead to your next job
  • Learn other industries that are a good transition from hospitality
  • Identify your transferable skill set
  • Begin to form a plan for actionable next steps
  • Be encouraged and supported


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Michelle Carlen
Founder & President
Alignment Advising

Michelle Carlen is the Founder & President of Alignment Advising. With over two decades of career experience, she is dedicated to helping businesses by creating long-term strategy, growing sales and revenue, implementing process improvements, developing organizational infrastructure, and improving the client and employee experience.  She also helps individuals advance their professional development and gain clarity, confidence, and direction along their career paths. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

​With professional experience in hospitality, travel, tourism, and property management, Carlen has cultivated a diverse expertise in representing and supporting a variety of business types and managing teams from: attractions, boutique inns, corporate brand hotels, destinations, museums, restaurants, small retail stores, travel agencies, tour companies, homeowner associations, and non-profit specialty organizations.  

Carlen applies her unique ability to dial into what prevents businesses and individuals from attaining optimum performance and has a passion for translating those findings into strategic planning and practical solutions. She quickly pulls direction and establishes order from parts that seemingly don't connect and brings them into superior working alignment.


Eden Slegr
Global Hospitality, Inc.

Mr. Slegr is founder and president of Global Hospitality, Inc., a successful boutique recruiting and consulting business primarily specializing in the hotel, restaurant, and private club industries. After graduating from Cornell’s  School of Hotel Administration, his experience included hospitality management and equity positions in both domestic and international hotels and restaurants. Mr. Slegr also co-founded H Careers, Hospitality Careers Online, Inc., which transformed the hospitality online recruiting industry world-wide. He served on the Hcareers’ Board of Directors and consulted extensively on operational and Internet marketing initiatives.

Brian Marcus
Executive Recruiter
Global Hospitality, Inc.

Brian Marcus heads up Global Hospitality’s Private Club Services branch. His successful career in Club management as well as his F&B, wine and management expertise in hotels, restaurants and resorts makes him an exciting and valuable member of our Los Angeles staff.

Brian has over 10 years of senior Club management experience, including his most recent assignment as Assistant General Manager of the prestigious American Club in Tokyo. His knowledge of Club Governance and operations as well as Brian’s deep understanding of what is needed to succeed in the club world adds an additional layer of professional expertise to our staff and an additional dimension of value to our clients.

Brian assists with F&B executive placement searches and special projects, but his main focus is consulting with Clubs on all levels to meet their hiring needs.

Nick Reid
Chief Puzzle Solver & Co-Founder
Travel Staff

A multi-faceted Travel Industry Executive, Nick has first-hand experience working in Leisure, Cruise, Corporate, Entertainment, Incentives, Meetings, Hotels and Airlines. He served as President and Vice President of prominent Incentive and Meetings Associations, giving him an immeasurable network. Nick brings his experience and savoir-faire to Travel Staff, to help select the best candidates: from Front Line Talent to Executive Level searches.

Imelda Bermudez
Chief Matchmaker & Co-Founder
Travel Staff

Imelda began her career in the travel industry in 1984. Working as a clerk in Airline Accounting and with a desire to learn the business, she quickly broadened her skills by integrating into the world of Corporate Travel. With a fervent and ambitious spirit, Imelda quickly obtained leadership roles over the years such as VIP Agent, Team Leader, and Travel Manager. Her experience in HR, Customer Service and Operations makes her a versatile and divergent professional.


Mitch Woolley
Director of Operations
E-Marketing Associates

Mitch Woolley is a Sales, Marketing and Operations executive with 20+ years of successful online marketing expertise. Currently serving as Director of Operations at E-Marketing Associates, Mitch helps organizations in many industries generate more business online through social media, lead generation and eCommerce.


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