Join host, Sarah Pellegrino as she discusses the important anchors that make up IHRSA with Brent Darden, their new and improved membership options with Nicole Johnson, and the details about this year’s cannot miss ‘Super Bowl’ of a convention in October with Luke Ablondi!
Named as Canada’s most promising young HR leader, Jomana Elwenni is a strategic HR Executive with progressive experience in demanding, global environments in the Fitness, Retail, and Hospitality worlds. Jomana is currently the Director of Human Resources for Orangetheory Fitness Canada. Championing national leadership and management of full range of HR functions for over 110+ locations across multiple groups (Franchises, corporate, and headquarters). She is an innovative HR leader focused on developing and promoting engaged cultures and cultivating teams of natural brand champions.
Dr Paul Bedford has over 20 years experience working in the fitness industry, including roles as a gym instructor, personal trainer, fitness manager and club manager. He has a master's degree in exercise and health behaviours, and a PhD from the London Sports Institute. The aim of his PhD research was to identify interventions in a gym environment to increase adherence. The study increased average participation from 6 months to 13 months. He then went onto develop a training programme to assist retention that has now been delivered to 25 operators, involving nearly 93 facilities.
Deb Heisler is Active Wellness' Director of Operations overseeing the company's day-to-day activities on the East Coast. is responsible for operational best practices and client relationships across many of our Active sites. With almost 20 years experience, Deb has held a multitude of management positions and worked in various channels from commercial to corporate. Deb lives in Tampa, FL and when she is not working you can find her camping or spending time at the beach with her family.
During the interview we discuss:
What is a Brand Ambassador
What qualities should we look for in a Brand Ambassador?
and can we look internally for a Brand Ambassador?
Blair is Former VP of Strategic Initiatives for Medallia, the world's leading operational customer experience management (OCEM) technology, subject matter expert on operationalizing voice of customer systems, and club owner for over 34 years. He is President of Club Works, Medallia’s Partner for Operational Customer Experience Management in the fitness industry. ClubWorks serves more over 500 clubs including Equinox, US Fitness Group, Fitness Connection, Gainesville Health and Fitness, The Houstonian and hundreds more high-end as well as low cost providers.
Casey Conrad, BA, JD, has been in the health and fitness industry for 27 years. In addition to authoring “Selling Fitness: The Complete Guide to Selling Health Club Memberships,” she has created and published over 25 other sales, marketing and management training products for the industry.
During the Intensive Series on Sales you will learn: