EXECUTIVE COACH -- Katie Kruft brings 17 years of hospitality industry experience to her executive coaching practice. Currently she is Executive Vice President of Zislis Group, a dynamic company that has developed 9 hotels and restaurants in the last 8 years. In addition to her duties overseeing the current collection of properties, she is working on 4 projects that are currently under construction. Katie is very talented at seeing the big picture and feels it is very important to foster the growth of every employee. Throughout her career she has maintained a positive and vibrant company culture reflected in every Zislis Group property. Over the last several years, Katie has combined her business experience and education in psychology into a part-time professional coaching practice, guiding some of the top people in her industry.
Fostering genuine customer service and hospitality, interpersonal communication, leadership, managing change in the workplace, creating opportunities out of challenges, young executive training, creating positive company culture, Professional Coaching Certificate, University of Santa Monica
All aspects of the hospitality industry including organizational development, accounting and finance, human resources, operations, customer service and hospitality, marketing and public relations. Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Arizona State University; Masters in Psychology, University of Santa Monica.