Did You Know?

  • 51% of the U.S. workforce is not engaged
  • 20% of an employee's annual earnings are lost in turnover costs 
  • 7% of a company’s total annual sales are lost due to ineffective leadership

Yet, A Highly Engaged Team Boasts

  • 17% increase in productivity 
  • 41% reduction in absenteeism
  • 24% less turnover

Companies with Highly Engaged Teams Enjoy

  • 10% increase in customer ratings 
  • 20% increase in sales

Not Proactively Investing In Your Leaders Will Cost You a Fortune

Let Amber Hurdle and her team help you equip your leaders to lead your culture, engage your employees, and ultimately improve your bottom line.

Our Services

Choose just the services you need, or build an all-inclusive package. CLICK HERE to download a brochure.

Hospitality Leadership Academy Live

Hospitality Leadership Academy is designed to dramatically increase the influence of mid-to-upper management. This training series empowers participants to motivate and inspire their teams, increase their productivity, effectively communicate (even in difficult situations), take more operational tasks off of their own leaders’ plates (allowing their leaders to focus on more on strategy), and ultimately impact the bottom line while increasing job satisfaction throughout the team. Topics include:

Time Management

Personal Branding


Employee Engagement

Emotional Intelligence

Creating a Winning Culture

Goal Setting

Fascination Advantage® Assessment Workshops

Most personality tests measure how you see the world. The Fascination Personality Test, created by Sally Hogshead, is different; it looks at cues and signals that you are intentionally or unintentionally sending, to tell you how the world sees you.

If you’ve already done a test such as Myers-Briggs or DiSC or StrengthsFinder, you have a point of view on the way you see things. But with the Fascination Personality Test, you’ll see yourself through the eyes of your clients and co-workers.

Participants of the How to Fascinate® half-day or full-day training will:

Identify top strengths

Make stronger first impressions

Build more powerful relationships

Increase influence and impact

Improve communication and team effectiveness

Targeted Keyote Presentations

You have the challenge of creating an engaging, motivating and FUN audience experience, and Amber Hurdle understands what that means for you. That’s because her career includes years of event production, having planned hundreds of events each year, from small strategic planning meetings to large-scale productions fashioned to entertain while educating thousands of employees.

She knows from “the other side” that THE most important component for a successful event is the energy that is projected from the stage, and therefore the entire room. That’s why Amber is your go-to speaker for motivating while educating your audience. 

Her “in the trenches” experience with resorts, restaurants, catering and events fuels her passion and commitment to the industry...and importantly to your event. 

Strategic Planning Retreats

Focus your leaders energy and resources on the same priorities while honoring your company culture and operational goals. By ensuring all key stakeholders are committed to a common result and agree on how success will be measured, your team will have a roadmap to rally together to achieve extraordinary results!

Senior Leader Retreats

Whether your executive team needs refocused direction, revived energy, improved performance or help transitioning into a new dynamic, Amber Hurdle can help you come together to define your direction. Through interaction, problem solving, staying true to your culture and importantly, fun, you might just think this retreat is worth stepping away from the day-to-day ops!

Department Branding Sessions

Empower your team and watch your engagement skyrocket! Hospitality professionals are diligent individuals who deal with high volumes and continuous change. Isn’t it time they each realize how important their unique contributions are to fulfilling your brand promise? By using their own descriptive words and experiences from their everyday work, team members come together to form a statement that genuinely validates the purpose of their department as it relates to the big picture. This exercise also helps other departments realize the impact of fellow departments, breaking down silos and improving both communication and teamwork.

About Amber Hurdle

Amber Hurdle understands what it takes to accelerate success. A former teen mom who evolved into a powerhouse business woman, Amber has worked with international celebrities and Fortune 500 companies alike. Whether she is energizing and educating leadership to boldly live their organization’s culture and next-level their employee engagement or empowering entrepreneurs, teaching them out of the box business strategies, Amber’s straight shooting “velvet machete” and warm personality never fail to motivate professionals to up their game.

Amber helps her customers strengthen their brands from the inside-out. Her expertise includes: company culture and employee engagement, branding, marketing and public relations, leadership and communication, strategic planning, operational processes and time management. She is ICF certified and is a Fascination Advantage® Certified Advisor. Amber’s vast experience in the hospitality industry includes resorts, restaurants, event production, front and back of the house and support. Her ability to genuinely understand industry pain points and speak the language creates trust, and therefore, “can do” attitudes with the teams she serves.

What Our Clients Say


"Amber lives up to her personal brand. She has ensured relevant topics, team engagement, as well as applicable and realistic solutions. She has been practical and flexible with our business needs and kept employees in the forefront of our endeavors. With Amber’s help, we will raise the bar on our service and have a true definition of our culture."

-Elly Cane, Loews Hotels

"Amber is passionate, driven and precise. She paces her delivery and content to the audience, which is probably why we received many compliments on her presentation. She was also very prompt and professional in her correspondence regarding our event. She took the time to explore what the attendees’ interests and needs were and even provided take away materials that could be applied that afternoon. Any organization would definitely benefit as she can share true-life examples and quality information for their group, and I look forward to working with Amber again. Amber Hurdle is a ROCKSTAR!" 

-Kellie Bryson, National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)

“Amber guided us as we defined our culture and brand, and she helped create our people processes before we opened up our first concept. Now always just a phone call away, Amber is like an extension of the Korman Restaurant Group team.”

-Angela Korman, Roselie Dining & KRG

"Amber gets the importance of leadership! She truly is a one of a kind instructor on leadership, and I always enjoy working with her."

-Katie Franklin, FedEx Ground