These are actual reviews and testimonials for Lynne Wellish, hospitality industry speaker, trainer and coach.

Thank you for presenting at our MPI Meeting in Staunton.  I though your presentation was great and I appreciate you taking time to speak with the Board prior to lunch.  I have your information and will definitely keep it on hand if I know of anyone looking for a speaker.

~ Laura Hurtt, Senior Sales Manager | DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Midlothian

Lynne Wellish truly put the sizzle back into our sales game, and armed us with the proper tools to go back to the office and SELL!  She put on an engaging presentation as she walked through real-life selling techniques, and put the close on the deal.

~ HSMAI |  Arizona Chapter

Hi Lynne! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge about AV with us yesterday at the MPI Education event. I work in AV, so maybe I should not have been sitting in beginners AV but it was fun and full of great stories and energy!

~ Alicia Armento, Sales Associate | Advanced Staging Productions Greater Philadelphia Area

Hi, Lynne!…Thank you for presenting at our February meeting. … I liked your casual presentation (moving around the room and engaging the audience)  and I did receive a lot of great comments about one on one chats you had!

~ Tiffany Zabaglo, CPCE | Director of Catering & Group Services, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Hi Lynne, Another fabulous presentation.   I thought last week was even better than NEC … because there seemed to be more interaction with the audience, the energy level was higher with more humor.  As a result, we all learned more and were more entertained.  I always enjoy you!

~ Sherry Henry, Director of Sales, Grace Hospitality | In the Spirit Of Hospitality

Lynne,  It was a pleasure meeting you at Connect SW.  I very much enjoyed your presentation, “Can you do just one more thing?”  The title immediately caught my eye when I registered for the conference, it is a very relatable topic.  You had a great energy and presence, and I appreciated hearing from such a seasoned professional.

~ Heather Leonard, Meeting Manager, Global Accounts | Conference Solutions International

In April, the Kansas City Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (KCMPI) hosted its annual Professional Education Conference and was lucky enough to share the knowledge and experience of Lynne Wellish, CMP, CHSE. Lynne presented a particularly meaningful education session – “Could You Do Just One More Thing?” – outlining the necessity of setting boundaries and learning to say no. That message is a daily reminder for busy professionals of the importance of balancing work and life! Lynne delivered this relevant topic in a sincere and artful way, showcasing her uncanny ability to speak from the heart and from the lessons learned in her more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. What a great take-away from an outstanding speaker! Lynne also presented an additional education session – “Language of AV for Beginners” – which was equally well received and valuable to both meeting planners and suppliers alike.

~ Shari B Hockenbery, CMP, Program Specialist | Francis Family Foundation

Your presentation I love my client, but they have this annoying habit  was a powerful hit!  Everyone really enjoyed the presentation and we all learned something new about ourselves, decision making and communication solutions.  These are all areas that we all need to think about more often and use our time effectively, plus keep our business partners happy.

SGMPAZ appreciates your time and knowledge shared at today’s meeting.  This is a topic was timely for all of our members and the 30th Anniversary celebration. I will definitely work on my communication skills and follow up.

Thanks for the insight, inspiration and motivation to be a better planner.

~  The SGMPAZ Board | Michelle,  Julie, Lorena, Sherry, and Terra

Dear Lynne,

I just wanted to thank you for speaking at the MPI workshop. I truly enjoyed your presentation. There were so many good resources that you pointed and so many clever tips that I know I will make good use of. You have an awesome energy are such an engaging speaker! I look forward to learning more from your online webinars. I hope to get to see you again soon.

~  Kyndra Freeman, Senior Meetings & Events Planner | Association for Institutional Research

Thank you so much! You did a great job of keeping me engaged with the stories you incorporated. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events!

~  Andrias White, MBA, CMP, CSEP, Senior Event Manager  – Events DC | Conventions and Meetings

Enjoyed your upbeat spirit yesterday! Happy to remain connected!

~  Juliet Mbabazi,
Founder & Managing Director
Innovations Ltd. | Rwanda

Thanks Lynne!  The Scope Creep and Contract tips presentation was a huge hit!  Everyone really enjoyed the presentation and we all learned something new about change order form, pixel paint and the importance of having an agenda for each meeting as well as some meeting trends.

SGMPAZ appreciates your time and knowledge shared at today’s meeting.  This is a topic that meeting planners struggle with and you really shined a light on negotiating and setting boundaries.  Everyone has a story to share!

Let’s talk about having you back in 2017!

Thanks for your continued support of SGMPAZ.

~ The SGMPAZ Board | Michelle, Elizabeth, Rick, Jacqi, Julie and Karen


It was such a pleasure meeting you last week!  Thank you so much for coming to Niagara Falls, NY to present your very enjoyable seminar!     I am happy to recommend you to my clients in the future and look very forward to crossing paths with you again in the future! …

~  Linda Persico, CMP,  Sales Manager | Spectra Venue Management 

Thank you so much again for all of your hard work and preparation for this webinar. People were very engaged and you gave them so many useful tips for their upcoming events. Zibby was in the education inbox yesterday and said a ton of people asked for a copy of your slides for their reference.

I think people really respond to the way you present because it is relatable and you are not afraid to admit the mistakes you have made in the past. For example, not charging clients for extra work. I love the way you gave an example of a friend who did charge, explained why she should, and validated the fact that you may not have charged when you first started, but now know that it is something that should be done. That YOU (and your listeners) are worth it, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t be paid for all the work you do.

 ~  Caitlin O’Malley | Professional Convention Management Association 

Super engaging and so knows the industry. Lynne was high energy and kept her presentation upbeat and educational. I would highly recommend her for future events.

~ Heather Gortz, CTA, CMP | Grange Insurance