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028 Career100-Becoming a Hotel Manager- An Interview with Liz Parrish

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For someone who is people-oriented and loves to travel, being in a career that gives the combination of both worlds is a dream come true. In this edition of the Career 100 podcast, Felicia Gopaul interviews Liz Parrish who will impart to us her experiences as a hotel manager/lodge owner, and the reasons for her major career change leading to fulfilling her dreams.

Liz Parrish majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Rice University in Texas and then began a high tech career in California’s Silicon Valley. After 21 years in a number of management and marketing start-up and large corporate positions, she then had a major career change. Growing up in the Midwest, it was where she discovered her passion for travel and for dogs at an early age. She moved to Southern Oregon and bought Crystalwood Lodge and turned it into a pet-friendly destination resort which also enabled her other dream of developing her own sled dog team and completing the 2008 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in celebration of her 50th birthday. Along the way, she met and conquered challenges and spent a lifetime for the twin challenges of owning a lodge and completing the Iditarod. She lives by the motto, “Quitting is NOT an option.”

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Listen to what is in store for you in this edition of the Career 100 Podcast. Gather valuable information and learn more about:

– Liz’s career shift experience
– Usual problems that a Hotel manager/Lodge Owner faces and how to find resolutions for them
– Career path for someone who wants to become a Hotel Manager/ Owner
– Common Misconceptions and Changes in the hospitality field
– Why this career is considered one of the Top 100 of the decade

There are so many aspects to look into when searching for the best career. The story of Liz Parrish teaches us that it is important to balance everything to make sure personal goals are reached as well. If you are one who is passionate in traveling and meeting other people, then this could be the career for you. Don’t miss this edition of the Career 100 Podcast.

To get more information, you can catch Liz Parrish and her business at the Crystalwood Lodge website.

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