From Restaurants to Resorts, Discover a
Coach-Approach to Leading
What We Do
Take a coach-approach learning journey with us today!
Our Mission & Vision
Coaching is a skill that takes time to fully develop. We are committed to providing ongoing training to help you level-up your professional coach skills and continue to strengthen your leadership, while providing opportunity to serve our industry in multiple ways. Including “right-fit” opportunities to get involved or join our training team after completing select programs.
Coaching in the foodservice and hospitality industry is new. We aim to give leaders and emerging leaders a place to connect with others who understand their challenges, have a growth mindset and seek to use their new coach-approach to lead better into the future.
Meet our team
Meet the Co-Founders
Elle Preston, PCC, DOE
City of Hospitality Academy Co-Founder
40 years of experience leading in the hospitality, consulting and coaching industries.
Multi-credentialed ICF professional certified coach, professional cognitive learning designer and behavioral specialist.
Coached thousands of one-to-one hours with hundreds of clients, including other professional coaches.
Passionate about coaching leaders at every level to
live-into their career and life potential, discover and maximize their strengths and achieve life enhancing goals.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl
Todd Tekiele, CEO and Founder City of Hospitality Group
and Academy Co-Founder
35+ years of experience working with over 100 higher education institution clients, various foodservice management companies, dozens of high-profile corporations and K-12 schools.
BA in Hospitality Business, MS in Management, and a Master Certification in Applied Project Management.
Seasoned Keynote Speaker, graduate-level educator at Trine University and results-driven partnership management solutions consultant.
Having not missed a day since 2013 you’ll find Todd running for fun and relaxation, at least 1 mile a day. Despite his inspiring running streak, Todd will be the first to tell you that "my journey is just beginning!”