I know, it sounds a bit weird. How do you go and make your own job? No, I didn’t start my own business, I made my own job. I work at a small hotel, The Beverley Hotel, that was recently bought by a couple new, really cool guys. After almost 3 years of being a front desk agent at this hotel, I observed a need for something that the company didn’t yet have.
Insert, my new job. Experience Coordinator! So I now have my own business cards, my own email address, and my own friggen job. Basically, if anyone wants anything out of the ordinary, they email or call me directly and I figure out ways to make it happen. I figure out promotions and packages for the hotel, I help plan events and actually create events, I help guests plan events that they want to have at the hotel, I just make the experience for everyone SO MUCH better!! Plus on top of all of that, I get to play a direct role in the marketing, social media and restaurant/variety store promotions that we have as well.
There are so many things that I want to do with this position. I would die to get into proposal or small wedding planning. I want to build strategic partnerships with local businesses, museums and art galleries, and I want to make special days go off without a hitch for special people. I want to find ways to make our offering at the hotel A LOT more and give our guests the best possible experience. The best part of it all? I get to pretty much work on my own schedule. I meet people for coffee, show people our location, do research, reports, and proposals all on my own time so I can go to school and teach spin as well.
On top of all that fun stuff, a friend has taken me on board to help with the marketing of her new start up. I’m not disclosing any more details besides that, and the fact that I’m SO EXCITED for this company and its endless possibilities. I love, love, love the world of startups and entrepreneurialism. She has so much experience in it, she’s so, so, so brilliant, and I’m actually beyond excited to learn from her. Step 1? Figure out a name – I sweat that is one of the hardest parts LOL. I will absolutely be able to tell you more eventually – but for now, just know that it’s going to be sooo exciting.
This is the first week of my official Experience Coordinator position and it’s been a lot of researching and idea generating and shooting ideas back and forth with my boss. It’s been so great and everyone is excited about it! So – if you’re ever in Toronto, book at The Beverley Hotel and if you have any special requests, let me know and we’ll figure out how to make it happen for you!