Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership at Airbnb
Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur and a New York Times bestselling author. He managed to disrupt the hospitality industry twice: first time being the opening of his own boutique hotel company, Joie de Vivre; and the second when he joined the Airbnb team, where he was Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for four years and today acts as the Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership.
As a speaker, Chip Conley addresses a wide array of topics, going from business talks, where he puts his insights on the business forefront at his audience fingertips, to the dynamics of the workplace relations between millennials and baby boomers. Moreover, he also tackles issues like employee’s happiness and business psychology, as well as motivational topics, especially on finding new goals in midlife.
At age 26, Conley founded his company Joie de Vivre in San Francisco after graduating from Stanford. His company offers boutique hotels in the United States, being the second-largest company of the kind in the country. He sold Joie de Vivre in 2010, and has since thenm worked at Airbnb. His intervention on the hospitality industry meant first the popularization of a new type of hotels, and now a revolutionary collaborative approach on vocational and business accommodation. Conley has also established Fest300, an online magazine on festivals.
Devoted to charities, Conley organizes the annual Celebrity Pool Toss fundraiser in San Francisco. Moreover, he is engaged in different projects regarding hospitality quality and midlife crisis management. All his experiences are included in his 5 books, where he explores the topics he further analyzes in his conferences.
- The modern elder: how to overcome midlife crisis
- Finding meaning at work
- Surfing disruption (the Airbnb experience)
- Psychology of business
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