Jacqueline Sonnabend

Consultant/ Executive Coach at Ignite LLP

Jacqueline SonnabendInsightful Coach. Jackie believes that each leader has the capability to achieve great results. The answer is within them and often needs guidance to emerge. She has helped executives communicate in a way that engages the hearts and minds of their teams to achieve stronger business results. Visionary. Jackie relates well to leaders because she was one. As an executive at Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, she was directly responsible for overseeing Human Resources and Learning and Development functions, as well as a segment of the operating business with combined gross revenues in excess of 60 million dollars. As an executive at citizenM Hotels, Jackie was involved with the company’s rapid growth in the USA. Jackie strongly believes that every top leader, needs to be concerned not only with the bottom line, but also with how to lead the organization into the future. Jackie uses this future driven approach to help leaders discover their core ideology, clarify their mission and create a unified vision of the future, to successfully lead their organization into that future. Consultant. Jackie has created leadership development programs and coached top executives at a variety of companies including; Novartis, Partners HealthCare, The Broad, FusionStorm, Sheraton Hotels, Computacenter, and Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. She has a B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.A. from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from New York University, and has held adjunct faculty positions at Boston University School of Hospitality and Lasell University.
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How do we encourage a start-up culture in hospitality?

I love the hospitality industry! We are wonderfully social, entertaining, and creative problem solvers. Yet we haven't changed much in the way we do things, at least for the several decades of which I have been aware.