Irie Lemon Podcast
Hospitality in the COVID Era w/ Caroline & Matthew of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Hospitality in the COVID Era w/ Caroline & Matthew of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

November 24, 2020

Recorded on-location at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Northern Michigan, Liz & Vince sat down with Caroline Rizzo, Public Relations Manager, and Matthew Bryant, General Manager to discuss the unique challenges facing the hospitality industry during a pandemic.  Offering a unique perspective, Caroline and Matthew walk us through the last 9 months of leading a team and maintaining a successful business during unprecedented times. Fortunately, difficulty often lends way to opportunity, and the world-class Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has found a myriad of ways to adapt and thrive, all while ensuring true safety to their guests and their 500+ employees. 

This episode is brought to you by Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

What you can expect to learn in today’s episode: 

  • Repurposing your staff members according to business needs
  • How to cut costs without killing your culture
  • Taking care of your associates and how it can yield results down the road
  • How getting your hands dirty as a manager fosters a true team atmosphere
  • Installing new safety protocols with a reduced staff

Learn More about Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, including these pages highlighting their safety practices:  Announcements  |  Safe Meetings 

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Managing & Leading Teams During a Pandemic

Managing & Leading Teams During a Pandemic

November 17, 2020

In an episode the first of its kind, Liz & Vince welcome a family member into the mix. National public relations firm Greentarget is led by founding partner John Corey, the insightful and eloquent entrepreneur who just so happens to be Liz’s first cousin!  After a successful early career in public relations, John co-founded Greentarget in 2004 on the basis of hard work, risk taking, authenticity, creative thinking and growth. Since then, the firm has experienced substantial organic growth, all while maintaining the delicate ecosystem that is a company’s culture. With offices in Chicago, NYC, and LA, Greentarget is living proof of John’s business acumen. 

A few of the lessons you can expect to learn in today’s episode:

  • John’s leap from employee to employer
  • Tips for organic growth without sacrificing your culture
  • Unique challenges that arise at $3M / $6M / $9M in revenue
  • Tips for success in adapting and thriving during a global pandemic
  • Outside of business, John shares another passion with Liz & Vince...can you guess what it is?

The Greentarget Manifesto

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10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

10 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking

November 10, 2020

While Thanksgiving will likely look different this year, that doesn’t mean it has to be any less delicious. With so many of us unable to travel to see extended family or forced to stay home and keep the holiday intimate, we figured it would be a good time for Liz and Vince to share their cooking tips and tricks for a relaxed and fun holiday season.  When the world changes, an opportunity arises to start new traditions. In this rapid-fire episode, you’ll learn how to honor cherished traditions while also starting new ones. Regardless of the situation, Liz and Vince are here to help with 10 tips for stress-free holiday cooking. Hit us up on Instagram and let us know which of the tips you knew about, which ones you didn’t, and how many you’re planning to implement this holiday season. 

 

A few of the lessons you can expect to learn in today’s episode:

  • There are no rules, especially this year...so be creative!
  • Have chicken stock on the stove and ready to go (Liz’s recipe).
  • Clean as you go, trust us.
  • Acidity is your friend: try Liz’s Syrian salad!
  • Don’t be afraid to buy or outsource your desserts.
  • Enjoy the holiday!

 

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What a Difference a Decade Makes

What a Difference a Decade Makes

November 3, 2020

In honor of her 40th birthday, Vince interviews Liz to gain insight and learn more about the transformational journey of her thirties. In this candid and intimate discussion, Liz shares both the lowest lows and the highest highs that took place over the last 10 years. Unexpected career changes and multiple failed fertility treatments had Liz at her lowest. With help from husband Rich and through sheer force of will, Liz stayed the course and manifested the outcomes she always knew were in her destiny. Vince joins the listeners in learning a lot of inside details about his friend’s journey. 

In today’s intimate episode you will learn:

  • The exact moment when Liz realized she wanted to be an entrepreneur, not an employee.
  • How Liz was able to overcome job loss.
  • About Liz’s battle with infertility and how she overcame it.
  • How much can change in a single decade.
  • Why Liz is looking forward to her forties.

We hope you enjoy this incredible and inspirational story, one that may remind you of your own. If you’re in a bit of a valley right now, please know you’re not alone. We hope this story of Liz’s emotional decade-long personal growth experience is a reminder that you, too, can grow your way through those struggles.  

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