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July 10, 2024


Episode 253: Using Your Existing Career Skills To Grow A Hospitality Business with Clare Anna 

Using Your Existing Career Skills To Grow A Hospitality Business with Clare Anna

In this episode

In today’s episode of the Career Change Maker podcast, I’m joined by hospitality expert and co-founder of London Rock Partners, Clare Anna, as she shares her 20yrs+ experience and knowledge in the industry. With a focus on the importance of taking people from grass roots through to more aspirational roles, Clare Anna highlights her top tips to have the courage to step out and go it alone, despite the naysayers! 

Listen in as Clare Anna tells her story from moving up the ranks in a commercial role, until the pandemic hit, and she was forced to think outside the box. Her insights demonstrate that making the transition from employee to business owner is possible.


What will you learn in this episode:

  • The importance of having the right support around you – it helps to have people who believe you, but ultimately you need a huge amount of self-confidence and bravado to make the leap.
  • Imposter Syndrome is very real, especially for female professionals – learn to look back on your successes and don’t overlook what you have already achieved. Network and reach out to others who were in your position.
  • The value of a driving force – feeling fulfilled and challenged at work comes with a sense of achievement and confidence. This ultimately makes you a better person in your home life too.

    Episode notes

    As an award-winning certified executive and career coach, TEDx speaker, podcast host and former lawyer, I have seen way too many female professionals under selling themselves and settling for less in their careers. I am committed to equipping high achieving women with the tools and support to create careers that are both meaningful and impactful.

    About Clare Anna

    A hospitality entrepreneur, Clare Anna founded hotel asset management business, London Rock Partners, at the height of the pandemic to drive systemic change in a struggling industry. Her journey began with an entry level sales role in a hotel, self belief and determination to rise through the ranks to oversee a fast-growing client portfolio of chain-branded and independent hotel properties. 

    Connect with Clare Anna on LinkedIn.


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