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Mavis Chiwandire

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About Mavis

With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Mavis for the last 10 years, has worked with corporate leaders in the hospitality and other industries to develop their skills in managing themselves as they lead others. She is passionate about partnering with leaders to discover latent skills as they leverage and build on their manifest strengths and opportunities.

Working with a portfolio of 200+ hotels, she worked with each property team of leaders to leverage the People lifecycle to build teams that are engaged, highly productive and meet company metrics. As a Sr. Training Consultant at IHG, she helped design, develop, and deliver IHG specific leadership training content.

She is the owner and founder of Optimize Leadership Solutions’ 90 Days of Growth Program. A learning journey that takes aspiring and emerging leaders through a pathway of self-discovery, leading self and leading with others. The learning focuses on shifting a leader’s mind from a fixed mindset to one of growth and continuous learning.

Mavis has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, is a certified John Maxwell leadership trainer, speaker and coach and also holds Franklin Covey certifications in the 5 Choice to Productivity, The Speed of Trust and Execute Your Team’s Strategy and Goals. She is also a DiSC Behavioral Assessment Trainer

Overview of Services


  • Corporate Training and Development

  • Aspiring and Emerging Leaders Coaching and Development

  • Executive Leadership Training

  • Training Needs Analysis and Assessment 



  • Employee Experience and Onboarding Process

  • Organizations Curriculum Development

  • Learning Development Strategies 

  • Team Building

  • Behavior and Skill Assessments


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