51 minutes | Feb 17, 2020

18 / Simon Cooper

Kathy Kersten interviews Mr. Simon Cooper, former president of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Cooper served as president from 2001 to 2010, and under his leadership the luxury hotel company developed The Ritz-Carlton Residences and the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and was consistently recognized as the top choice in the industry; it was ranked #1 in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Hotel Guests Satisfaction Index Survey and named The Luxury Institute’s Most Prestigious Luxury Brand for multiple years. Simon’s Top 5 CliftonStrengths Signature Themes are Maximizer, Woo, Arranger, Activator and Significance. A summary of Simon’s Leadership Story can be found in the Strengths Based Leadership book by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. Kathy Kersten is the host of Obey Your Strengths, the podcast dedicated to fanning the flame of the Strengths movement one success story at a time. As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach since 2008, Kathy has help 80+ organizations, hundreds of teams and thousands of individuals leverage individual’s strengths to increase performance. Kathy’s Top 5 Signature Themes are Strategic, Input, Learner, Belief, Maximizer. If you would like information on individual, team or organizational coaching, visit kathykersten.com. To discover your own strengths, visit gallupstrengthscenter.com. Instagram: @kathy.kersten Facebook: @obeyyourstrengths
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