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HoCoSo CONVERSATION is a podcast channel, encouraging the discussion with thought leaders from around the world, for the hospitality industry and beyond.

Together we are better. Brought on by the rapid changes in our industry and the world, the blurring of boundaries, it is more important than ever before that we collaborate to find solutions, together.

This channel is hosted by Jay Humphries, founder and host of HoCoSo, and focuses on wellbeing, leadership, personal transformation, community, connection and more.

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Recent Episodes

Simon Jeffries on on True Potential for the Improvement Series

The Improvement Series – S1/Ep5: “Becoming Unstuck and how to Unlock your true Potential”, with Simon Jeffries

On our fifth episode of The HoCoSo Improvement Series, hosted by Jon Hazan, our guest is Simon Jeffries, former UK Special Forces leader, founder of The Natural Edge. Together with Jon, they talk about becoming your ideal self, why a systemic approach is vital to achieve a successful mindset change and how to overcome the challenges of achieving meaningful change. .

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Pasha Munro on Confidence for the Improvement Series

The Improvement Series – S1/Ep4: “Building and Maintaining Confidence”, with Pasha Munro

On our fourth episode of The HoCoSo Improvement Series, hosted by Jon Hazan, our guest is Pasha Munro, former UK Special Forces turned project manager and entrepreneur. Pasha reveals his  difficult childhood, explaining how his upbringing shaped his self-confidence and determination, allowing to have the career of his dreams.

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Mike Pagan on Mental Wealth for the Improvement Series

The Improvement Series – S1/Ep3: “Mental Wealth and How to create Support Networks”, with Mike Pagan

On our third episode of The HoCoSo Improvement Series, hosted by Jon Hazan, our guest Mike Pagan explains what he refers to as ‘positive mental wealth’ through building a handpicked support network of friends, professionals and confidantes.

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Improvement Series - Ruaridh Mcconnochie and Jon Hazan

The Improvement Series – S1/Ep2: “What does Focus look like”, with Ruaridh McConnochie

Welcome to The HoCoSo Improvement Series, hosted by Jon Hazan. These conversations are often humorous, always enlightening and hopefully entertaining.
On our second episode of this series, our guest Ruaridh [Rory] McConnochie explains how determination and focus have paved the way to his success.

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The Improvement Series - S1/Ep1: "Midlife Transitions", with Jay Humphries

 The Improvement Series – S1/Ep1: “Midlife Transitions”, with Jay (Jonathan) Humphries

Welcome to The HoCoSo Improvement Series, hosted by Jon Hazan. These conversations are often humorous, always enlightening and hopefully entertaining.
On our first episode of this series, our guest is no other than Jay (Jonathan) Humphries. Delve into “midlife transitions” and the process by which we recognize a need for change and act upon it. Tune in and discover yourself!

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Appreciating every step of your life journey / with Pter Meyer for the HoCoSo CONVERSATION with Jay Humphries

“Appreciating Every Step of Your Life Journey” with Peter Meyer

Delve into Peter’s past and discover how he has been able to turn his dreams into reality: This is a conversation that will remind you about the experiences in your life and how they have shaped you, and it will make you value every little step in your life journey.

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Celine Vadam, for the HoCoSo CONVERSATION

“Why living well is good for our health” – with Celine Vadam

Celine and Jonathan explore why and how living well is good for our health by looking at our relationships, our communication, our psychological safety and our authenticity. How does this all come together and allow to create the environments we thrive in? Celine is a living proof of how powerful and how empowering living a sustainable life can be.

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Olga Donica, Clinique La Prairie for the HoCoSo CONVERSATION

Part 2: “Innovation and Creativity – The search for a higher life quality” – with Olga Donica

In part 2, Jonathan and Olga discuss the latest thinking around innovation and the leading edge holistic health supplements brought out recently by Clinique La Prairie, designed to improve our quality of life, and based on a whole research of genetics and epigenetics and the environmental impact on our genes.

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Olga Donica, Clinique La Prairie for the HoCoSo CONVERSATION

Part 1: “Innovation and Creativity – The search for a higher life quality” – with Olga Donica

In this episode, Olga and Jonathan, your host, explore the role of innovation and Olga’s passion and curiosity towards innovation and longevity. In innovation, we only need the three C’s: Curiosity, Creativity and Creation.

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Regulating ourselves: tools to find better balance and Resilience with Coach Delmus Pinkston

“Regulating Ourselves: Tools to find better Balance and Resilience” – with Delmus ‘Coach’ Pinkston

‘Coach’ Pinkston assesses the link between our heart, mind and body: Can we influence our subconscious? Can we be in a better place to make a positive impact on the people around us? Together with Jonathan, your host, they explore tools to have more resilience to cope with life’s challenges.

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Habit Building and Forming for the New Year - with Mark Hardie Part 3

Part 3: “Habit building and Forming for the New Year” – with Mark Hardie

The importance of habit building: the HOW, the WHY, the WHEN. Habit building is crucial if we want to BE and DO better. In part 3 of this conversation, we discuss the combination of routines and habits and the pre and post habit.

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Habit Building and Forming for the new year with Mark Hardie - Part 2

Part 2: “Habit building and Forming for the New Year” – with Mark Hardie

The importance of habit building: the HOW, the WHY, the WHEN. Habit building is crucial if we want to BE and DO better. In part 2 of this conversation, we focus on the progress and mindset as well as the resistance towards new habits.

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Agile operations inspire Purpose - with Jochen Renz

A case study: How does agile operations inspire and create “purpose” for employees in the hospitality industry – with Jochen Renz

This discussion is a case study on how it is possible to thing, lead, manage and respond in a post-covid world with constant uncertainty. How can we better engage our employees in operational effectiveness and deliver a higher quality customer experience?

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Agile operations inspire Purpose - with Jochen Renz

A case study: How does agile operations inspire and create “purpose” for employees in the hospitality industry – with Jochen Renz

Part 1: This discussion is a case study on how it is possible to thing, lead, manage and respond in a post-covid world with constant uncertainty. How can we better engage our employees in operational effectiveness and deliver a higher quality customer experience?

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OPEN DOOR INITIATIVE - Accommodating the refugees

“OPEN DOOR INITIATIVE – Helping Ukrainian Refugees Find Accommodation Solutions” – Part of the Hospitality Resilience Series

A webinar, held on April 1st 2022, brought together representatives from  the accommodation sector leading several humanitarian initiatives, to talk about their projects, discuss the challenges they face, and to identify how others can help and contribute. Open Door was hosted by the hosts of the Hospitality Resilience Series.

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Coping with Uncertainty - Part 2 - with Claudia Roth

“Coping with Uncertainty: How to feel safe and secure and find inner-balance” – Part 2 – with Claudia Roth

In part 2 of this discussion, Jonathan and Claudia explore the feeling of connectedness, how letting go of the reliance and image of our construct (our identity) we create for ourselves leads to more peace and harmony.

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Coping with Uncertainty - Part 1 - with Claudia Roth

“Coping with Uncertainty: How to feel safe and secure and find inner-balance” – Part 1 – with Claudia Roth

In part 1 of this conversation, Jonathan your host, and Claudia explore how we can create a sense of safety and security within ourselves in a world full of chaos and unpredictability. We also discuss the importance of awareness and how inner-balance makes room for new thought patterns and opportunities.

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Leading Dynamically: The four principles of leadership - Part 2 - with Patrick Ghielmetti

“Leading Dynamically: The four principles of Leadership – PART 2” – with Patrick Ghielmetti

Patrick and Jonathan explore the four principles of leadership. In part 2, we focus on Responsibility and being responsible. There are four levels of responsibility and each determines our path and style of leadership.

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Leading Dynamically: The four principles of Leadership - Part 1 - with Patrick Ghielmetti

“Leading Dynamically – The four principles of Leadership PART 1” – with Patrick Ghielmetti

Patrick and Jonathan explore the four principles of leadership. In part 1, we focus on Commitment and what it means to commit and be committed, as a leader and as a person, and how that affects us and our wellbeing.

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Habit building and forming for the New Year - with Mark Hardie

Part 1: “Habit building and Forming for the New Year” – with Mark Hardie

The importance of habit building: the HOW, the WHY, the WHEN. Habit building is crucial if we want to BE and DO better. Discover the power of habits and learn about preparing, repeating, transforming and the 90 days psychology of forming.

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Learnings from Resilience - All the experts of the Hospitality Resilience Series Part 1

“Learnings from Resilience: How can we thrive going forward” – with our community of experts from The Hospitality Resilience Series

Our Community of experts have gathered around the table to discuss the latest findings on Resilience and explore the many ways we can thrive as we go forward. Join this astounding lineup of speakers for a conversation about positivity and growth.

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Agile Leadership Part 1 - Markus Feller

“Agile Leadership: Transforming teams and individuals – Being agile and doing agile” – with Markus Feller

PART 1: Markus takes us on the journey of transformation to become a leader of change. With Jonathan, they explore what it means to be agile, have an agile mindset and thinking and do agile, for teams, companies and individuals.

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Leading Wellbeing - Pekka Pohjakallio for the Hospitality Resilience Series

“Leading Wellbeing: From nice-to-have to must-have” – with Pekka Pohjakallio

Pekka Pohjakallio joins us on the Hospitality Resilience Series  to discuss the world of Hybrid Work, what companies are doing to improve employee well-being, how it impacts perform