K_Brown_19Kelye Rouse Brown is founder and CEO, executive coach, conference speaker, HR and seminar leader on employee and management training and development. Through her company, KRB Business Solutions, LLC she specializes in communications and leadership, business coaching, and result driven solutions for hospitality and service-oriented clients. Kelye is part of a start-up award winning concept in airports called Minute Suites, LLC and in 2012 formed a joint venture called Minute Leap DFW, LLC in Dallas Fort Worth, TX airport. Kelye impacts and motivates all levels of associates starting out in business to the board room. She leverages her success as a company founder and owner, a president and CEO, a corporate executive, coach, advisor, board member and volunteer. Kelye blends her corporate experience and entrepreneurial spirit to deliver results that increase productivity and profitability.

Prior to launching her training business in 2005, Kelye traveled extensively across North America for Wyndham International to conduct new owner and general manager orientation and training, oversee special corporate initiatives and projects and open small and large hotels. Her experience in the hospitality and training industry began 25 years ago while working for hotels as human resources and training director in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Kelye is all about the culture of people, with a mission to enhance others’ lives to feel richer and complete. Her motto: “Educate, Motivate, and Cultivate” sum up her approach to drive others to succeed from the core. She says the more positive the company culture, the more profitable the company.

She is an active member of CHART (Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers). She has earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and public relations and holds many professional certifications, including the most prestigious in the hospitality industry CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) and CHT (Certified Hospitality Trainer). As a woman and small business enterprise, KRB is certified in her home state of Maryland, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

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  • Minority Business Enterprise
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • CHA – Certified Hotel Administrator
  • CHT – Certified Hospitality Trainer
  • CHS – Certified Hospitality Supervisor
  • CHDT – Certified Hospitality Department Trainer

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