#098 – Hospitality Meets Joanna Kurowska – The Big Brand Hotel MD

I’ve known today’s guest loosely for a number of years and was delighted to read earlier in the year that she had been promoted to the Managing Director role for the UK & Ireland at IHG (www.ihg.com).

I am of course talking about the wonderful Joanna Kurowska.

As always, we get through loads including:-

  • Meetings from Home
  • The first 100 days
  • Remaining upbeat
  • Lego
  • Taking your fathers advice
  • Heading to Senegal
  • Starting as a Director of Finance
  • Becoming in tune with the industry
  • Croatia to Mozambique
  • Moving to IHG
  • Being headhunted
  • Being made to feel welcome
  • Moving to the corporate office
  • The Last 100 Days
  • Leading Leaders
  • Moving to operations
  • Travel
  • Plan A B & C
  • Think time
  • Inspiring yourself
  • Tackling ghosts

And so much more. Joanna is a born leader and it’s also clear that she is devoted to continued self improvement. Her story is an inspiration and demonstrates what you can achieve when you remain flexible and have the right mentality.