Hospitality Mavericks Podcast Show


A new school of thought.

Moving your business from where it is now to where you want it to be is one of the greatest quests of being a leader.

Most leaders don’t really give this the time and focus needed to make their businesses great.

They follow the old outdated way of leading and growing their businesses because it feels easier.

But you and your business can be so much more.

We imagine a world where leaders KNOW how to build businesses that DO more than make a profit.

They make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet.

They dare to be different.

Meet the Mavericks ✊

Recent Episodes

#165 Anthony “Tas” Tasgal, Author and Speaker, on Telling Stories Your Way

June 30, 2022

Many companies are communicating 30 - 40 years out of date. But by bringing more emotion and humanness to your language, your company’s values and ‘soul’ can be brought to the center stage. To learn more about telling storie…

#164 Tommy Yionoulis, Founder of OpsAnalitica, on Checklists, Operations Management and Mistakes

June 23, 2022

As you know, I’m a big fan of checklists, so it was great having a like-minded guest on today’s show – Tommy Yionoulis – to explore all things Operations Management and ticking things off your list. Tommy is the founder of O…

Culture Club

#163 Ari Weinzweig, CEO of Zingerman's Community of Businesses, on Visioning and the Myth of the One Thing

June 16, 2022

Joining me on the show for the second time is Ari Weinzweig, the co-founder of Zingerman's Community of Businesses. You have probably heard me reference Zingerman’s on the show about how they are true trailblazers when it co…

#162 Peter Georgiou, Founder at Supper, on a Different Approach to Delivery

June 9, 2022

Peter Georgiou is the Founder and CEO of Supper, a platform which delivers exceptional food in London, from quality casual to Michelin starred, straight to your home or office by their custom-built fleet. They are now known …

#161 Mats Lederhausen, Founder and CEO at Be-Cause, on Impactful Capitalism

June 2, 2022

With over 30 years of innovating and leading, Mats Lederhausen has a strong belief and commitment to a more long term and more impactful capitalism. Born in Sweden, Mats began his career with McDonald's and worked for The Bo…

Culture Club

#160 Paul Hargreaves, Founder and CEO at Cotswold Fayre, on B Corps and Being a Force For Good

May 26, 2022

Paul Hargreaves is the CEO at Cotswold Fayre and Flourish, and author of two inspirational books – ‘Forces for Good’ and ‘The Fourth Bottom Line’. As a B Corp Ambassador, he often speaks to leaders who want to change the wor…

#159 Matt Rolfe, Leadership Coach, on Leadership Development and Grounding Questions

May 19, 2022

What does winning look like for you this year? Today’s guest, Matt Rolfe, invites you to reflect on how you can work on yourself before you work on your team. Through his leadership coaching, Matt helps hospitality leaders a…

Hospitality And The Infinite Game

Hospitality and The Infinite Game #009: Net Positive

May 17, 2022

Creating a green and equal world needs to be a mission for all companies, not a side project. But it’s a courageous mission that can feel overwhelming, so there is a great book that can give you that much-needed direction –‘…

#158 James Geier, Founder and President at 555, on Entrepreneurial Hospitality

May 12, 2022

Our guest today shares how hospitality is at the foundation of many great businesses. James Geier is the Founder and President of 555 International, an interior design and specialty manufacturing firm. With over 40 years in …

Recent Blog Posts

What type of hospitality industry do we actually want to c…

Hospitality and The Infinite Game is a podcast series focused on answering this seemingly simple question. Over the course of 6 episodes, Michael coll…

How to show up stronger

How have your first weeks of 2021 been? To be totally honest, I have often felt in overwhelmed in trying to find the path forward into 2021 Some days …

Digital Hospitality

How to choose, implement and manage technology to leverage a great employee and customer experience. Photo by Pixabay Gone are the days when all a re…

About the Host

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Michael Tingsager

CEO (Chief Energy Officer) and Founder

Michael is the host and creator of the podcast show.

He is a heart-centred and purpose-driven leader, who believes and lives by building businesses from the inside out. Businesses that create strong employee and customer experience and strong results. Over time this makes the business a force for good which can then positively impact all stakeholders.

He has been involved in food from the day he was born working in his mum and dad’s small restaurant group in rural Denmark.

He has 25+ years in food including 11 years at McDonald’s with roles at the head office in Denmark and UK.

Michael is deeply passionate about building strong cultures and relentless when it comes to finding the right people.