ADDING MANDI TO THE MIX MAKES BUSINESS & LIFE MORE FUN!
When Mandi was fifteen years old a fight started in the halls of her high school. Instead of finding an adult to break it up, she absorbed the energy of the growing crowd and motivated buyers. She busted out her box of Tootsie Pops that she was selling for the Spanish Club fundraiser & sold them all in ten minutes. It was at this moment she realized;
Mandi loved crowds and loved sales.
(In case you're worried, the light squabble produced no injuries)
This parlayed into 23 years of jobs where the business of gathering & sales was the main event. Mandi has held leadership roles at private event venues, major hotel brands, independent hotels in multiple markets across the United States in the positions of: Catering Sales Manager, Event Manager, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, Account Director, Director of Sales, National Sales Manager, Vice President of Global Accounts, and Coach.
It’s no surprise that years later she is running two businesses that combine her passion for business and gatherings!
Mandi started Facetime Coaching Company in 2008. She and a gal pal were sharing wine and talking about her friend's sales team. Her pal asked if Mandi would talk to her team about their goals. Mandi said, “normally we could solve the world’s problems over a bottle of wine, but, if I am coming to talk to your team, I should probably charge you.” The gal pal agreed and a week later Mandi wrote a road map for her team and started coaching them on: prospecting calls, closing strategies, revenue and non revenue goals.
A coaching business was born!
In the early days, Facetime Coaching Company was Mandi's "side hustle" while she worked for hotels. Since 2010, her Coaching, Speaking, & Writing have grown and become a very equal part of her world.
In 2010, Mandi went to “the other side” of the hotel business and joined her long time hotel client, HPN Global, a full service meeting management company. Here she finds hotels and venues for her clients all over the world, negotiates pricing & contracts while consulting her clients in all aspects of managing their meetings, conferences and conventions.
Mandi runs both businesses in tandem with vigor, balance and excitement.
It’s important to Mandi that fun ensues in all her professional endeavors, even in the most serious of situations. Whether she is coaching your team to close deals OR scouting out the perfect location for your meeting, there will always be laughs and excitement.