David Lund

The Hotel Financial Coach

David Lund

David Lund is The Hotel Financial Coach, an international hospitality financial leadership expert. He has held positions as a Regional Financial Controller, Corporate Director and Hotel Manager with an international brand for over 30 years.

He authored an award-winning workshop on hospitality financial leadership and has delivered it to hundreds of hotel managers. David coachs hospitality executives and delivers his Financial Leadership Training throughout the world, helping hotels increase profits and build financially engaged management teams.

He speaks at hospitality company meetings, associations and he has had several articles published in hotel trade magazines and he is the author of three books on Financial Leadership. David is a Certified Hotel Accounting Executive through HFTP and a Certified Professional Coach.

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Hospitality Financial Leadership – Morning Golf

In my career, I have worked in some incredible hotels and resorts. One of my resort experiences included a summer where a group of us would gather each morning and play nine holes of golf before work.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Chapter 15 – Testing, Not Trusting

The chapter below is an excerpt from my new book. It's fiction but some of the characters and story lines are based on people I have worked with and events that have taken place in the hotels I have worked in.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Shift Your Thinking Part 2

I like to talk to my workshop participants about this important view of their world before we begin. I know that most have come to my workshop thinking we are going to talk about accounting and for most people, that's comparable to a dentist appointment.

Financial Leaders Workshop

What you really want and what your business really needs is a DOF that is a “financial leader”–the kind of DOF that is going to teach and lead the non-financial managers in your hotel. You want the DOF to be as effective with the forecasts and commentaries as they are with the day-to-day accounting.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Disco Dick Hatfield

My hometown is St Andrews, New Brunswick in eastern Canada. The town overlooks Passamaquoddy Bay and to the south we are flanked by the great state of Maine. Every year in this part of the world the US governors and the Canadian provincial premiers get together for bilateral talks, some good food, and fun.
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