What our clients have to say
Arena Investment Management
Review hotel budget and business plan
“Murray Wright &Associates have provided helpful advice and assistance in the past. They were the logical choice to undertake this exercise for us because of their hotel expertise and their familiarity with the job background.
They provided an astute and independent review of the performance and numbers pertaining to one of our major tenants. I would recommend them to other owners with hotel assets.”
Tina Raftopoulos Property Investment Manager Jones Lang Lasalle representing Arena Investment Management
Park Regis Singapore
Everything DiSC Management with all managers and assistants; building effectiveness of the executive team
“I chose Murray Wright & Associates over local Singapore companies as they had the hotel based knowledge that I was after. Murray Wright’s vast industry knowledge and experience means he understands the challenges we face and operational issues we deal with allowing the team to trust and relate well with him.
From the work that Murray has done with us I have a much better understanding of myself and the team around me. I also believe that it has assisted me to communicate with my HOD’s in a different manner.
With the amount of new Hotels opening in Singapore, I would see MWA’s team coaching as really valuable for new teams when they come together for an opening.”
Jason Dowd General Manager Park Regis Singapore
Rydges Hotels & Resorts
Getting more from your team – Everything DiSC Management
“I believe the training was really beneficial from a personal learning perspective but also as a management group it provides insights into your colleagues’ styles which does assist you in working together. I wouldn’t have any issue with recommending the training to any Rydges.”
Lyndall Hemara Director of Sales Rydges Parramatta
“… Our team gained a better understanding of how to communicate more effectively across departments … There is also less conflict within the team, especially in the ‘hot spot’ areas such as kitchen & front of house. Problems are not escalating – there is more pro-active communication and frustrations are dealt with in a more productive manner.”
Blair Wallace General Manager Rydges Campbelltown
“I was unsure what to expect as I had not received one on one coaching before. The coaching program benefited me by lifting my personal and professional awareness and understanding which lifted my confidence and developed my skills and approach to leadership.
I would recommend Murray Wright & Associates to all leaders within and outside of the hospitality industry.”
Adrian Sampson General Manager Mercure Hobart
Mirvac Hotels & Resorts
“We were confident in the services Murray Wright offered based on previous experience of working with him and his first-hand knowledge of the hospitality industry.
The staff member found the experience extremely rewarding and I believe the experience has enhanced her leadership skills.
I would be happy to recommend the services of Murray Wright & Associates as whilst Murray’s experience in hospitality was a contributing factor in our decision the feedback from the recipient of the executive coaching was excellent and it was evident that the coaching is valid for all areas of business.”
Craig Bond Regional General Manager Vic & Tas
National Hotel Management Company
I enjoyed my coaching sessions with Murray and found them very challenging and engaging.
“It was great to have some time and a coach to help you step back and take stock of where you are, and where you are headed. Many times you know the answers to these questions, but having someone challenge you in an objective and constructive manner is invaluable.
Murray provided me with some great ideas and tools to help me be more effective and mindful in all facets of my life – from my career , to being a friend ,father and a husband.”
Senior Member Executive Committee
Park Regis Dubai
Everything DiSC Management for the Management and Supervisory team at the hotel and building the effectiveness of the Executive team
“I was unsure about using Murray Wright & Associates due to the fact that we had used trainers previously that were based in Dubai. I therefore thought that it was best to use these resources if follow up was necessary. There was also the local knowledge factor. After our discussions I felt more comfortable with the direction that the facilitation would take.
The main benefit from the program is that our people are more aligned and have tools to take the next step in developing the culture of the Hotel.
From this experience, I would recommend Murray Wright & Associates to business’ that are trying to undertake some organizational change or address their culture. Our objective was to get an alignment with Senior Management and Middle Management to drive the culture of the Hotel. The facilitation that took place was the first important step to instigate this.”
Scott Butcher General Manager Park Regis Dubai
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
“Your name was given to me, as obviously you did a great job for the
individual/company. I was never sceptical or unsure …. I only asked our Director of HR to first “meet” you in person, to get her feedback, and to see if she felt you understood our need and if you could be beneficial to the goals we had set ourselves for that individual.
In this process you were engaging, listening and understood what the purpose of your appointment was. You came recommended, and we felt comfortable to appoint you.
The individual has become a better, more complete team player. And I am sure they must also feel more at ease knowing that they have changed management style. The team feels more comfortable: hence better team work.
If you know that a person that faces integration or management challenges in his work environment, I would definitely recommend your company.”
Vincent Hoogewijs, General Manager Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.
“From doing to Leading” and facilitation
“Murray Wright facilitated a regional Rooms Division workshop for Accor’s Victorian and Tasmanian hotels, and delivered the “from Doing to Leadership” session. … As a facilitator his energy and enthusiasm mixed with a good sense of humour kept everyone engaged and encouraged them to participate.
The “from Doing to Leadership” group coaching session, lifted the awareness of the participants of themselves as leaders, and used this new self awareness to set their own plan for change supported by the tools given on the day. Many commented that it was a very successful and meaningful session around leadership that they had experienced.”
Erkin Aytekin, General Manager Novotel Melbourne, St Kilda
Harvey’s Choice Holidays
Facilitating business planning
“Murray was engaged to facilitate the business planning process with the leadership team. The process helped us identify the key issues in the business and develop the strategies to overcome them. The feedback from the team was very positive with several of them commenting it was one of the best things we had done.”
Alastair Fernie, General Manager Harvey’s Choice Holidays
Orchard Capital Investments
“…Orchard Capital Investments Limited is the Responsible Entity for the managed investment scheme which owns and operates Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. Accor is engaged by Orchard as manager for this resort while Murray Wright & Associates is engaged to provide independent hotel consultancy input and advices.
The services of Murray Wright, of Murray Wright & Associates has played and continues to play an important role auditing Accor’s operational management as well as providing expert input to strategy and development for the hotel operation. We are grateful for this input of Murray Wright and his valuable support is appreciated by both Orchard Capital Investments and Accor. This value-adding role is an important part of the scheme’s success.”
Bruce Foreman, Senior Asset Manager – Property, Orchard Funds Pty Ltd
Campus Living Villages
“Murray has helped me successfully change the way I work and take control of my work day. This has lifted my own and my team’s productivity, given me more time to work on strategic matters and created a better balance between work and home. As a coach he has challenged my thinking and held me accountable to myself.”
Ronald de Haan, Chief Operating Officer Australia, Campus Living Villages
Cushman & Wakefield
Executive Coaching and business planning facilitation
“I took on the role of Executive Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield Australia during a time of transition and challenge in all aspects of the business. As a coach Murray provided me a safe space to think and also challenged me to look at how I could change my approach and thinking to get others to change.
He also facilitated the business planning process with the executive team. His work helped us take a comprehensive look at the business, identify the key areas of the business that required focus and agree on the objectives for the year as a team. Murray not only provided the framework to work with, but more importantly his work created a new understanding and energy amongst the team that saw new found commitment towards achieving the agreed goals. This proved to be a critical foundation to the business in what was a difficult year.”
Tony Anderson, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Australia
Murray has a great sense of humour and creates a relaxed and comfortable environment for open and clear communication. I have benefited enormously from Murray’s coaching sessions and as a result I am a much more effective thinker, who is getting measurably greater results. I can highly recommend Murray as an excellent Executive Coach.
Andrew Peters, Founder & Director Wisdom Executive, Australia