Changemaker-in-Chief: Joan Eisenstodt

Changemaker-in-Chief: Joan Eisenstodt

Joan Eisenstodt, Meetings & Hospitality Consultant, Facilitator, and Trainer, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC, earns her own special place on our list of 2014 Changemakers

MeetingsNet: Describe your early days as a meeting planner.
Joan Eisenstodt: When I started in this industry more than 40 years ago, I immediately saw how similar all meetings looked—there was little deviation from a “norm” or template for the schedule and the sets. I knew that couldn’t be the best we could do. That belief increased the more I worked—especially around meeting design, speaker delivery, risk preparation (including contracts), diversity a

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