Leadership & Organizational Development

Our specialists know how to fine tune and maximize an organization’s potential.

Destination Management

Our professionals specialize in design and implementation of events, activities and program logistics.

Strategic Planning

Consult with strategic planners who know how to reset a company’s direction.

Sales & Management Training

Established training programs adapted to your needs.

Global Finance & Economics

Providing expert financial counsel for your organization.

Info. Technology, Programming & System Design

Audiovisual & IT solutions that sound, look and navigate better.

Hotel & Resort Development

Consult with veterans who’ve developed exceptional properties worldwide.

Marketing, Branding, Promotion & PR

We combine strategy, design and digital prowess to help you create or revive your brand.

Human Relations & Organization

Providing expert financial counsel for your organization.

Event Planning

From planning to culmination, our professionals can make your event unforgettable.

Hospitality Management & Concept Development

Our experts know hospitality, inside and out.

Welcome to Laguna Strategic Advisors


Laguna Strategic Advisors is a superb resource for top management and entrepreneurs seeking objective insight to achieve the next level of success for their organization. Whether your business is a start-up venture or an established company, our Advisors provide experience-based consultation focused on your specific needs and aspirations. Each member of our Business Advisors Consortium has proven expertise in his or her field. Areas of experience range from hospitality development, acquisition, finance and management to strategic planning, branding, sales, and marketing. Other Advisors’ experience lies in leadership training, human resources, service solutions, technology, operations and more. Each offers a rich pool of insight acquired through their broad experiences. These seasoned practitioners are dedicated to creating strategic business and organizational solutions designed to produce measurable results for your enterprise. We invite you to explore our roster of experienced business advisors by their specialty or name.

Recent Member Articles

Transformational Tidal Wave Now Taking Shape In Emerging Markets Will Economically Change Our World

By: Edwin Fuller
Founder and President of Laguna Strategic Advisors

The facts tell the story. Since 2000 the rise of the world’s emerging markets has been one of the defining, but relatively little reported, features of the global economy.

Consider this: In the next ten years McKinsey & Co. predicts that the annual buying power of people living in just the world’s emerging markets will reach $30 trillion a year. Twenty years ago less than 20% of the world’s population earned enough money to afford little more than the basic necessities of life.

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The Chinese Tourists Are Coming En Masse

By: Edwin Fuller
Founder and President of Laguna Strategic Advisors

I spent the last half of my 40-year career with Marriott International traveling the globe as president and managing director of the company’s offshore lodging division. During those years, I visited China at least 5 times a year. I was impressed, at the time, to find the nature of the Chinese people was always welcoming and hospitable. I also learned that their culture and value system was vastly different from ours.

Some of you may be wondering why you should care about this. You should because, in the not too distant future, vast numbers of Chinese visitors will very likely be coming to a town near you and they will have a huge impact on the world around you. Consider this: China’s tourists today are the largest group of travelers of any country.

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Jack Vaughn, the Consummate Hotelier

By: David M. Brudney
Member of Laguna Strategic Advisors

Much will be written and spoken since word reached all of us last week of the passing of hotel icon Jack Vaughn.

It was Jack, along with his partner-in-crime Mike “Shiny” Dimond (Mike “Shiny” Dimond: One of the Great Hotel Sales Impresarios / David M. Brudney / June 2008) who put Opryland Hotel – – and Nashville, for that matter – – on the map as a meetings and conventions destination and industry in the mid-’70s.

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