In this latest podcast episode, Stephen Yang has a conversation with Don Fries and Bev Bow of Healthy World Sedona. Healthy World Sedona’s mission is to act together to improve human, planetary and animal health and welfare through a whole food plant-based lifestyle.
On January 18 and 19, 2020, Healthy World Sedona will present the second annual Sedona VegFest at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. A lineup of nationally known speakers will present informative and inspirational insights on the benefits of whole-food, plant-based nutrition for human health, the environment, and animal welfare. The newly transformed Sky Rock Inn of Sedona is proud to support this event and welcomes attendees.
In a series of podcast episodes, Stephen Yang engages in intimate conversations with some of the driving forces making Tilden Hotel into one of the best boutique hotels in San Francisco. Stephen’s success comes from a life philosophy that goes beyond business accomplishments. He sets personal goals to help enrich the quality of his life and those around him by living mindfully and embracing community, spirituality, and wellness. In that spirit, we explore others in these conversions and get to know more about some of the lives that ultimately connect us all. Through this, we are enriched and further connected.
Get to know Jackie Kelley sales manager for Point Hospitality Group. Jackie is a 3rd generation San Francisco native. She comes from a family of restauranteurs and attributes her love for hospitality to her parents, uncles and extended family. Jackie worked in all of her families’ restaurants at all levels doing whatever was needed. On October 17th 1989, when San Francisco was struck with one of the most devastating earthquakes in history, Jackie alongside her Great Uncle Joe Nucatola, made hundreds and of sandwiches for the PG&E workers while they worked tirelessly getting San Francisco put back together. “I have dedicated my life to hospitality and will continue to do so.”
Live recording of the podcast session at The Douglas Room in the Tilden Hotel with Stephen Yang and Jackie Kelley.
Anderson Pugash is Chief of Serious Leisure, the owner of four of San Francisco’s top nightlife spots — The Dorian, Palm House, Audio, and Bergerac. He is a restauranteur, philanthropist, entrepreneur and graduate of Wharton Business School.
Anderson’s life goes beyond his long list of business accomplishments, he is driven to improve the quality of life and it was the inspiration for the creation of Serious Leisure. In an interview with Haute Living, his motivation to help bring joy and balance to people came from a personal injury.
“After suffering from a debilitating neck hernia that left him in bed for months, Pugash realized he needed to change his play-hard work-hard ways. “I was working fanatically, getting my company up and going, and we grew quickly,” he says. “I didn’t take care of myself. It was a life-changing injury. It inspired me to open my eyes to the fact that I needed balance and the world needs balance.” Now almost two years later, Pugash has fully recovered and launched a new venture, Serious Leisure, to bring his breathing techniques and positive lifestyle changes to the masses.” Read More, Haute Living, January, 2019.
Stephen Yang was interviewed by Heather Madden at the Yang Capital Investor’s Presentation in this pointcast episode.
Stephen Yang is the managing member and co-founder of Yang Capital LLC. and creator of Point Hospitality Group. Prior to forming Yang Capital, he was a founding managing principal of Walnut Hill Capital LLC (“Walnut Hill”) where he acquired, owned and operated a diverse real estate portfolio in New York and San Francisco. He served as principal and managing director at Square Mile Capital Management (“Square Mile”) as well as vice president at Deutsche Bank. Stephen graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance and Technology Management and received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Stephen’s success comes from a life philosophy that goes beyond business accomplishments. He sets personal goals to help enrich the quality of his life and those around him by living mindfully and embracing community, spirituality, and wellness. In that spirit, we explore others in these conversions and get to know more about some of the lives that ultimately connect us all. Through this, we are enriched and further connected.
We want to hear from you as we start this journey and we encourage more conversions and connections. Please comment below.
Podcast: Stephen Yang in conversation with Michael Depatie
About Michael Depatie
Michael Depatie is the Managing General Partner at KHP Capital Partners. Prior to that, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Mike also served on the Kimpton Board of Directors. At the time of the $430 million sale in 2015, Kimpton was the world’s largest boutique hotel company with 62 hotels in 27 US cites with another 16 hotels under development. Under Mike’s more than a decade of leadership, Kimpton was named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For list six times ranking 11th in 2015. Kimpton was also named by JD Power as the #1 hotel brand in Customer Satisfaction in the world in both 2013 and 2014. source: https://lusk.usc.edu/membership/people/michael-depatie
Podcast: Stephen Yang interviews Hanmin Liu of the Wildflowers Institute.
Hanmin Liu co-founded the Wildflowers Institute with Jennifer Mei after spending two decades training international leaders from the fields of philanthropy, education, health care, and government. Through this accumulated experience, they learned that leaders wanted to know not only how to improve themselves, but also how to actually make a sustainable social impact.
Wildflowers Institute is headquartered in San Francisco and offers a three-step Approach to discovering the informal ways that things get done in a community and the leaders and activities that quietly make a difference. The Wildflowers Approach is based on over thirty years of grassroots work and research in communities with millions of residents, all over the world. source: wildflowers.org/who-we-are/
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