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 – Me and Stephen King

I read his book, "The Shining," while working that first winter in the bar at the Algonquin Hotel, in St. Andrews N.B., Canada which is my hometown. The book captivated my imagination about all things supernatural and the hotel.

Hospitality Financial Leadership - Chapter 14 - The How To vs. The Want To

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

Hospitality Financial Leadership – The Top 7 Front Office Controls

As you know the front office is the command post for your operation, and it's also the point where all the receipts come through. Making sure you have solid internal controls at the desk is not only good business, it's mission-critical.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Diversity in Hospitality

I have been thinking about this topic for some time. Especially now in 2020 with the social unrest in this country and elsewhere in our world I think it's time to speak up. For me, that means offering what I think is a path to an improvement in the way we look at and see each other.

What Exactly Are Owners Looking For From Their GM’s When It Comes To The Operational Finances?

In this hard-hitting interview, you will learn what to tell your owner about how you're going to successfully manage their asset. What are the leadership strategies you will use to generate a superior return on their investment? How will you show up as the number one and instill confidence and lead your team around the money piece? If you're looking for the silver lining in all that is COVID in the hotel industry right now and getting your aspiring career back on track, then you are not going to want to miss this one.
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