Leading & collaborating for the 21st century

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The business world is changing rapidly: technology is bending the rules by the nano-second, millennials are demanding a new culture of leadership, and seismic shifts in eating habits are influencing virtually every industry in America.

  • How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?

  • How do you effectively motivate front line employees?

  • How do you dish up a collaborative environment that gets tangible results?

By listening to Tony Penn. With a 20+ year background in restaurants and business, this seasoned and successful executive shares how to manage within the real world…with real results.

“It’s time to stop hiring the wrong people.”
–Tony Penn

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A Track Record of Results

Tony launched the first Outback Steakhouse brand in California, created and expanded the Buca di Beppo concept, created and grew the Counter Burger franchise, and partnered with Food Network star Aarón Sanchez to introduce several successful ventures.

Today, he works hands-on with business and restaurant owners ready to harness the power of emerging trends to help grow their business, create a succession plan, or solve a myriad of human resource challenges.

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How to Implement a Culture of Collaboration

Collaboration is more than just holding a brainstorming session. It’s a total philosophy of bringing everyone to the table to talk, listen, and act upon the input. Clearly easier said than done, collaboration expert Tony Penn shares his secret sauce on how to create and sustain this program that boosts morale, productivity, and loyalty.

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Hour by Hour, Day to Day

How to Manage & Motivate Hourly Employees

Hourly employees are a different breed than salaried personnel; they demand a fresh approach to keeping them happy. Discover how the missing ingredients of training, relevant incentives, and empowerment enable your staff to deliver a great customer experience.

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Grow Your Own Way

“One sits fits all” is no longer a recipe that works.

Tony Penn demonstrates how traditional businesses can harness the power of scale, how new businesses can take advantage of emerging trends, and how companies can incorporate growth strategies that work. Relying upon his 20+ year track record, audience members leave with tactical tools they learn today and implement tomorrow.

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Tony is my guy. He was responsible for all my restaurant operations. Tony is truly the best at what he does. He’s insightful, creative, thorough, and everybody loves working with him. He’s the only person I’ve ever worked with that can create an environment where hard work can be so much fun. He has a unique combination of culinary skills, hands on experience, creativity and a realistic perspective that gets results.

Aarón Sanchez, Award-winning chef, cookbook author, Food Network Star, and judge on Masterchef

Tony spearheaded the revamp of our entire Culinary and Operations Program. Tony’s ability to connect with people at all levels allowed us to streamline the process and get company-wide buy-in.

Felix Musenden, Executive Vice President - House of Blues

First and foremost, it was a pleasure both knowing and working with Tony. He’s a seasoned operator, who brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, experience and integrity. He has an innate ability to connect with people from all walks of life, and his inclusive management style made all the hard work extremely enjoyable.

Christine Connell, Vice President of Operations - MRN Hospitality

I’ve worked with Tony on numerous projects over the past several years. The passion and energy he brings every day is infectious to whomever has the pleasure to work with him. I appreciate the collaborative environment he creates, and his professional and candid feedback are invaluable.

Doug Sander, Account Executive - Sysco Corp.

It’s Important to Create an Environment of Trust