“Think always about the impact you have on other people”. Those were the wise words that Michael Tingsager’s entrepreneurial mother imparted to him when he was growing up in the family restaurant business in Denmark in the 70’ s and 80’s. Always a fast and keen learner, and always in hospitality, Michael’s journey brought him to London via McDonald’s and Loungers. His McDonald’s years taught him a lot. “I found my heroes and they were all good with people, good listeners”. Putting people first is a belief for Michael, not just a marketing strap line. With his consultancy business and podcast, Hospitality Mavericks, Michael is looking to make a bigger impact than just profit. He encourages his clients to do the same. “There is a paradigm shift happening. It happens when people are in pain”, he reflects. Michael talks about scaling culture, the question investors should be asking and the importance of sharing employee stories as we talk people, purpose, books and ‘solving the Rubic Cube. Michael is candid about which brands are getting it right and shares some first hand examples as he emphasizes how ‘un-learning’ can be as important as learning. Time to be maverick!

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!