About Jan

JANS VISION: A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE FEELS WELCOME.

 

 

 

“Imagine a world where everyone feel welcomed and expected. A world where children and adults, friends and strangers, co-workers and leaders, customers and guests dare to meet each other with openness and trust. A world where our encounters are guided by dignity, mutual respect and compassion. A world where we connect through our similarities, and create welcoming and inclusive environments that appreciate our differences. I believe that this is the foundation for true and sustainable success for us as individuals, for our organizations, our societies and in the final end, our planet.”

After 25 years in a hectic career as a leader, CEO and entrepreneur two panic attacks changed the course of his life. Instead of only chasing short term goals and deadlines he wanted to explore what creates real and sustainable success for individuals and organizations. This led him to the fields of culture, values and relationships that everything rests on, and the development of The Hostmanship Philosophy as a way to harmonious individuals, organizations and societies. Now the Hostmanship idea is spread by books, lectures, workshops and Keynotes around the world. Today there are Hostmanship offices in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands and Uganda. Tomorrow in many more countries.

Jan Gunnarsson is an international author and speaker who inspires people to cultivate a caring, inclusive and welcoming mindset and behavior. He has written 8 books and done over 1,700 presentations on Hostmanship – The Art of Making People Feel Welcome. Jan has 25+ years of experience from the Hospitality industry, working as CEO and Director for a host of companies. He is currently a member of the Stena Line Board of Directors. He is constantly educating himself and developing the field of Hostmanship. During 2014 Jan received his certificate from Stanford University School of Medicine as a teacher of compassion cultivation training.

 

EXPERIENCE

General Manager at international hotels

President of largest ski resort in Scandinavia

Management consultant working with designing change processes

Head of Development at the Swedish Tourist Board

President of Scandinavian Tourism Inc. USA

Secretary for the Swedish Government Tourism Commission

Member of the Board at Stena Line with 6,000 employees

Member of the Board at MidSweden University (1991-1994)

Founder of The Hostmanship Group

> 1,700 speeches on Hostmanship

Author of 8 books on Hostmanship