In this anxious and stressful time of COVID-19, it’s hard to know what to do. Over a few short weeks, the pandemic has brought the hospitality industry to its knees. Our guest, Nick Champagne, is one of the premier connectors and luxury consultants in the hospitality industry. The pandemic brought Nick’s business to a standstill, but rather than dwell on his own challenges, he pivoted his energy and expertise from crisis to contribution.
Nick’s love for his hometown New York City and the people in it, led him to launch HOSPITAL-ity, an initiative to feed and protect frontline hospital workers while supporting local restaurants and meal-prep businesses in an effort to preserve jobs. In a little under a month, the team has sent over 6,500 meals to hospitals in NY and NJ, and has also started to deliver protective face shields and masks as well.
In this episode, Nick shares his vision of not only giving back to those who need it, but also spreading positivity in even the most difficult of times.
[02:29] Nick’s story
[08:18] Contribution and fulfillment
[11:43] Who are you serving
[13:53] Pivoting in a crisis
[32:41] Building your community
[37:30] Focus on helping others
“If you live in gratitude, contribution and searching for fulfillment, not only for yourself, but for others, then the future is very bright.” – Nick Champagne
“If you don’t build rapport, you’re going to read things incorrectly. The other person that you’re meeting with, or the people that you’re dealing with, are not going to be receptive, because you’re not going to be in alignment.” – Nick Champagne
“If you see things in a better light for the future, you can get what you want and help others get what they want, in a positive way.” – Nick Champagne
“If something’s not going your way, change the channel. There are plenty of options out there.” – Nick Champagne
From a very early age, Nick Champagne was blessed with an unsurpassed entrepreneurial talent. Absorbing business acumen through immersion from his grandparents who owned restaurants and liquor stores, Nick has always welcomed the challenge for growth. Nick studied marketing at Saint John’s University and has always been a natural in hospitality. He has 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry ranging from food & beverage, events, marketing, brand relationships, lifestyle concierge services and luxury networking.
While many times under the radar, Nick is considered to be one of the premier connectors and luxury consultants around. He’s been called the “voice of luxury”. Over the years, he has hosted groups, large and small, all over the world. Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza, Mykonos, Cannes, Monaco and Florianopolis are some of the highlights. Experiencing new places and new cultures has always been fascinating to him. Nick loves connecting like-minded individuals and watching the magic happen. Nick and his Status Luxury Group staff and partners are almost always represented and serving clients at worldwide premium events such as Film Festivals, The Grammys, The F1 circuit, Art Basel, Super Bowl and the Fashion Week series in New York, Milan and Paris.
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