Yanique’s guest in this episode is Laura Hartmann, a seasoned event professional who has worked in various positions within the hotel industry across brands such as Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and Waldorf Astoria. Despite her extensive experience in event management, she found herself furloughed during the peak of the pandemic.
In this episode, you’ll be inspired by Laura’s remarkable journey. Rather than accepting her circumstances passively, she took proactive steps by co-founding H&F Redefined with her best friend. This network provides support to colleagues and peers navigating their furlough experiences and embarking on new business ventures.
Now, when the doors opened up again for the hospitality and hotel industry, Laura chose to come back in the door and is now the Director of Group Events at Caribe Royale, Orlando. She chose to be back in the industry but on her own terms, and that is the difference.