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Certified Hospitality Trainer, AHLA with over 35 years of experience. She specializes in corporate & staff development, strategic business development, and human resources services in the hospitality, property management and service industries in both the domestic and international markets.
It was a privilege for her to have won the ATD Champions of Learning Silver Award including the audience award for Most Replicable Best Practice at the South Florida ATD Champions of Learning Conference in 2018. Over the years she has been featured in various publications, including the South Florida Business Journal, and received various USA Today Jewel Awards for sales innovation as well as USA Today Market of the Year Award. She spearheaded various creative campaigns that increased guest service scores that were featured in the Forbes Client newsletter. Mrs. Podesta-Soto supports her community by actively serving on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism as Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee; as Program Chair for the South Florida HHRA Board (2017-19); Fashion for Charity Organization, Fabulous Women and the Miami Rescue Mission. Mrs. Soto is certified in the Behavioral Selection program P. I.; she completed the certification program for Human Resources presented by The Society of Human Resources Management at Barry University She received certification as a trainer/presenter/ facilitator from Dr. Sharon Crane, President of Crane & Associates and received additional training from The Women’s Center for Executive Development and Michael Sheehan of Sheehan & Associates, Washington, D.C. She attended The Fashion Institute of Technology, La Guardia Community College and Southern Methodist University Lifelong Learning Programs. Additional lifelong learning certificates and workshops include Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Communications, Microlearning, Hospitality Management: Leadership-AHLEI, Consultative Sales with Tony Alexandra; Steven Covey-First Things First, FORBES The essential enneagram Workshop & Disney Institute Guest Service Program.
Community Involvement & Special Projects
  • Advisory Board Member Academy of Hospitality & Tourism & Marketing Co-Chair

  • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Industry Conference Presenter

  • South Florida Human Resources Association- Member & Program Chair (2017-19)

  • The South Florida Chapter of the Association of Talent Development – Member

  • Academy of Finance- Past Advisory Board Member

  • Miami-Dade Woman’s Chamber- Member

  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce-Women’s Business Council – Support

  • Member The South Florida Chapter of the Association of Talent Development

  • Past President and VP of South by Southeast Travel Professionals

  • Guest speaker at FIU School of Hospitality Human Resources Classes

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