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Red Quill Solutions (RQS) is a Consulting and Executive Coaching company focusing on mid-market businesses in the $5-100 million dollar revenue range. As owners, investors and operators of some of the top hospitality companies in varied segments, we bring our passion for all things Hospitality to partner with our clients. We help our clients explore their deepest and best core values to help them envision a business and personal life they didn’t think possible before. We then, help them to build the execution and continuity to get there.

As a consultant, RQS focuses on providing high impact solutions for executive and leadership teams looking to develop and execute on an inspired purpose and strategy. We are experts at bringing the best out of your team, helping them to find and understand your core ideology and bring your team and company to places you may have not thought possible.

As a coach, we help clients to create their ideal success profile by focusing on personal development to become the best person and leader they can be. Find clarity, learn about self-sabotaging behavior, make better decisions and find and execute on your balance and dreams.

 

About Greg Karl

Greg Karl is a 25+ year veteran of the hospitality industry.  Passionate about creating amazing experiences, companies and leaders, Greg has been a lifelong student of the industry with an emphasis on personal, leadership and organizational development. 

Greg was the President of Epicurean Group from 2008 – 2018, leading the team to large growth, while scaling the company’s operational excellence, quality and profit.  Epicurean is now annually one of the Top Catering Companies in the World by Special Events Magazine.

During his tenure Epicurean grew its offerings from Off-Premise Catering to Restaurants, Venue Management, Destination Management and Sports Hospitality with long term contracts in Art Museums, Performing Arts Centers and Professional Sports Hospitality including the Premium Concessionaire for the Denver Broncos Football Club.

Greg is experienced in leading change in his and other organizations through training and implementing the work of Jim Collins (Good to Great, Built to Last), EOS Traction, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Danny Myers Hospitality Quotient, ACT Training and many other methods.  A 10 year member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) has brought Greg into an enormous amount of detailed experience and training in a large variety of businesses and methods.

Greg is a father of two wonderful high school daughters and has been happily married to his wife, Michelle of 20 years.  Greg has a daily practice of journaling, meditation and is student of Stoicism.  Outside of work and family, his passions for adventure include being an avid fly fisherman and mountain biker.  Greg has competed in seven Adventure Races and Xterra Triathlons.  From 2016-2017, Greg built a 17’ mahogany drift boat in his garage and upon completion, he and his family took a three week journey to float and fly fish some of the world’s best rivers in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and British Columbia.

 In 2014, Greg and Michelle began investing, consulting and Executive Coaching in and out of the Hospitality industry.  In October of 2018, they decided to follow Greg’s passions for strategy, leadership development and coaching as well as Michelle’s counseling experience and start their own consulting company, Red Quill Solutions.

About Michelle Karl

Michelle Karl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty two years of experience specializing in woman’s issues.  She also has been conducting her workshop series for the last 15 years and speaking to various women’s groups on a variety of topics that center on life balance and personal strength.  She has been interviewed in print, radio and television regarding topics ranging from “Perfectionist Parenting” to “Creating Your Ideal Life”.  

Over the years Michelle has worked with a variety of issues such as: depression, anxiety, life transitions, motherhood, fertility, cancer, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem and family issues.  She is trained in EMDR and uses many different approaches to help clients reach their goals.

Michelle is a wife, a mother of two teenagers, and a cancer survivor.  Her Christian faith, appreciation for anything you can do outdoors (cycling, mountain biking, running, camping, fly fishing) and love of books guide her in making intentional, healthy choices in her life.

It is Michelle’s philosophy that we all have the answers we need inside of us.  We can all live satisfying and emotionally healthy lives even in what may seem to be the darkest of circumstances.  It is our expectations, limiting beliefs, fears, and isolation that build the walls around us, creating barriers to our solutions.  We become fixated on how we believe our lives should be, rather than accepting what we cannot change and focus on what is in our control.  In a safe environment Michelle guides her clients to develop resources that empower them to make their own healing choices.  

Michelle can be found in our RQS Blog writing about Women in Hospitality, Life Balance, Overcoming Barriers and a variety of topics.  In the future, look for Women in Hospitality articles, workbooks and workshops.  Michelle’s website is www.healingchoicescounseling.com.

Awards

Greg and Michelle Karl were recently awarded the Young Presidents Organization’s International Award for “Best Retreat” bringing 60+ CEO’s to the desert of Utah for a custom, private glamping and “Burning Man” style retreat.  As CEOs and Executives, we are “The Man” along with the ego and persona that comes along with it.  At this customized, three day program, individuals were encouraged to “burn” down their ego/persona and build up the vision of the man or woman that they want to truly become in their lives.  Through private messages from family and friends, art, adventure and music, the Executives transformed.  And of course, there were amazing culinary and event experiences along the way!

Recent Awards, Recognition, Speaking Engagements

  • International Award for Best Retreat, Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
  • Meetings Industry Council (MIC), Denver Leader of the Year Finalist
  • Denver Business Journal, 40 Under Forty Business Leader
  • International Caterers Association, 6 Year Board Member
  • Leading Caterers of America, Principle Member and Committee Member since inception
  • Numerous company and team awards with Epicurean Group
  • Board Member – The Adoption Exchange, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
  • Public Speaking/Featured Articles
  • Catersource – Catering Industry Conference & Magazine
  • Hosts Global International Conference – Belfast, Ireland and New Orleans
  • Hosts Global Best Practices Conference – Denver
  • ALSD – Association of Luxury Suite Directors Conference
  • PCMA – Professional Convention Management Association Conference
  • MPI – Meeting Planners International Conference
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