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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 Jonathan Humphries, Chairman of HoCoSo, and focuses on wellbeing, leadership, personal transformation, community, connection and more.

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Recent Episodes

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 performance and why leaders need to take care of themselves.

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Stoicism: The makings of a modern leader with Mark Hardie

“Stoicism: The Makings of a Modern Leader” – with Mark Hardie

Mark Hardie takes us on his journey of discovery of stoicism and reveals how useful its application can be for leaders and in decision-making, when facing a challenging and difficult situation(s).

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Transitioning from static to dynamic leaderhsip with Patrick Ghielmetti for the Hospitality Resilience Series

“How to transition from a static to a dynamic leadership style” – with Patrick Ghielmetti

In this session of the Hospitality Resilience Series, Patrick Ghielmetti and our co-hosts explore what sets a static leadership style apart from a dynamic leadership style and what techniques and tactics are employed in both styles on a personal level and with our surroundings, social and corporate.

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What we can learn from Elite Sport in developing our Psychological Resilience - with Chris Bodman

“What we can learn from Elite Sport in developing Psychological Resilience” – with Chris Bodman

In this session of the Hospitality Resilience Series, Chris Bodman reveals how and why elite sport athletes develop inner resilience and are better prepared to perform at an optimum level. Discover how you can apply that in to build your surrounding and develop your own psychological resilience.

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Utilising mindfulness practices to improve our state of mind - with Yves Givel, for the HRS

“Utilising Mindfulness Practices to Improve our State of Mind” – with Yves Givel

In this interactive session of the Hospitality Resilience Series, Yves Givel demonstrates the utility of mindfulness practices and how integrating these into our daily lives helps to keep our emotions in check, and become more aware and focused on the task at hand.

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Embracing Uncertainty and Recalibrating with Bruce Harkness

“Embracing Uncertainty and Recalibrating” – with Bruce Harkness

In this session of the Hospitality Resilience Series, Bruce Harkness explores with our co-hosts, the roles resilience and self-awareness play in helping us to embrace chaos and handle change.

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Finding inner balance and focus on your journey to building personal resilience - with Zen Monk, Marcel Reding

“Finding your inner-balance and focus, on your journey to building personal resilience” – with Zen Monk, Marcel Reding

Jonathan speaks to Zen Monk Marcel Reding about how we can build inner resilience effectively. They explore meditation, inner -balance, responsibility, goal-setting, connection and how we can become better versions of ourselves.

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The future of Sleep - with Yadid Ayzenberg

“The Future of Sleep: How to reduce stress and improve your personal performance” – with Yadid Ayzenberg

In this session of the Hospitality Resilience Series, we tackle The Future of Sleep with Yadid who introduces us to the importance of sleep and its effects on our health and performance in the short and long term.

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Living your life with intent with Claudia Roth

“Why New Year’s resolutions don’t work and what you need to know to live your life intentionally” – with Claudia Roth

Claudia takes us through what we mean by an intentional life, the total shift from the need of recognition from the outside and really assessing the important things from within. Discover self-love, the true meaning and benefits of meditation and good habits.

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Personal Transformation: Living with a positive mindset with Simone Gibertoni

“Personal Transformation: Living with a positive mindset to create new results” – with Simone Gibertoni

Simone talks about what it takes to be a leader in today’s world: Your mindset is key to unlocking positive momentum, in our daily lives for us but also for our teams, and communities, allowing us to seek the right kind of opportunities and goal-set the right way.

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Community Building: its importance and the journey through it - with Monika Kanokova

“Community-building: the journey it takes us on and its importance” – with Monika Kanokova

Community Building is essential for hospitality concepts of the future. Listen to how Monika explains what it means, what it is and how we do it. During this exceptional year, communities were the one thing that kept many sectors, and individuals, active and determined to find solutions and aim for a better tomorrow.

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Food and the Mind / Hone your gut instinct - with Rhaya Jordan

“Food and the Mind: How to hone your gut instinct through nutrition” – with Rhaya Jordan

Big advocate for not limiting yourself and enjoying food, both “good” and “bad”, Rhaya’s key message is to understand your gut and enjoy your nutritional journey! Be individualistic in your diet and refrain from restraining. Find out what nutrition and lifestyle suits you and only you throughout this second episode of the Hospitality Resilience Series.

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