Dwain Curtis, Makeready (Hello, Self… Episode 12)
Dwain Curtis, Corporate Director of Hotel Operations at Makeready, joined host Patricia Leonard. Dwain described his journey through the hospitality industry from banquet house person to Corporate Director of Hotel Operations. He talked about the decision to move to Nashville, his work now with Makeready, how their values align with his, the impact of Patricia’s book, Hello, Self…, and much more.
Hello, Self… is presented by Patricia Leonard & Associates and produced by Arlia Hoffman in association with the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.
Makeready creates, manages and operates independent hotel, restaurant and retail brands.
Each of their brands has a distinct point of view but they all share a common purpose: to inspire deeper connections with the world around them—city by city, person by person. Every Makeready experience embraces local culture, honors past and present, and invites curious guests to delve into the details of their surroundings.
Dwain Curtis, Corporate Director of Hotel Operations, Makeready
Dwain Curtis is the Corporate Director of Hotel Operations for Makeready, parent organization of Noelle Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Dwain rose through the ranks of the hospitality industry through his commitment to excellence in service and an innate passion for people.
After a career with large hotels which included a move to Nashville, Dwain saw the opportunity to work at a new boutique hotel, Noelle Hotel Nashville, owned by Makeready. He took the chance, and five years later, he became the company’s Corporate Director of Hotel Operations.
He now works on giving back by offering hospitality industry opportunities to high school students wanting to learn a trade.
Dwain lives in Nashville with his wife. They have two grown daughters and a grandson, Kameron (a future leader).
About Hello, Self…
Hello, Self… is a biweekly podcast focused on inspiring stories of turning dreams into reality. Join coach and author Patricia Leonard and her guests as they share life-changing Hello, Self… moments.
Hello, Self… is brought to you by Patricia Leonard & Associates and is based on the new book by Patricia Leonard, Hello, Self.., available here.
The show is produced by Arlia Hoffman in association with Business RadioX®. You can find this show on all the major podcast apps. The complete show archive is here.
Patricia Leonard, Host of Hello, Self…
Patricia Leonard is President of RUNWAY TO SUCCESS, a division of Patricia Leonard & Associates located in Nashville, TN. She is a MESSAGE ARTIST speaker, career & business coach, author and magazine columnist. Patricia consults with clients on leadership, empowerment, career management, entrepreneurship and the power of language. Her work is focused on helping clients find their runway to success!
She has a professional background in management, human resources, corporate training, business consulting and talent development. Patricia has worked with companies in the service, music, banking, manufacturing, publishing, warehousing, healthcare, academic, retail and financial industries, and has taught management classes as an adjunct professor.
Patricia has a degree in Human Resource Management, is certified as a Career Coach and Consulting Hypnotist and is MBTI qualified.
Her volunteer energies are focused on Women in Film and Television-Nashville, where she is a Board Vice President; Dress for Success as the Advisory Board President; and International Coaching Federation-Nashville where she held Board roles for several years.
Patricia is the author of Wearing High Heels in a Flip Flop World, BECOMING WOMAN…a journal of personal discovery, THE NOW, HOW & WOW of Success, Happenings, a full year calendar of inspirational messages and a spoken word album titled, I AM…
She enjoys songwriting, creating poetry and has written a one-woman show and artistic speech she performs titled Hello, Self…, about a woman in midlife reinventing herself, which led to her new book by the same name, available here.
On the personal side, Patricia, describes herself as a woman, lover of life, mother, grandmother, career professional and message artist; AND in that order! Her goal is to continue inspiring others, of any age, to START NOW creating and expanding their Runway to Success.
She believes that life is a gift, the way we wrap it is our choice.