EP#344: Making Waves after 50 with Former CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo


What You’ll Learn from this Episode About Making Waves after 50 with Former CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo in Midlife:

  • What making waves after 50 meant as a leader of Celebrity Cruises.
  • Why care deeply for people is important as a leader.
  • Why a linear career plan isn’t always necessary.
  • How perseverance, resilience, and tenacity are critical to achieving success.
  • Why there’s great value in failures and setbacks.
  • Why in leadership, getting results can be more important than being a subject matter expert.
  • Why it’s important to appreciate the power of courage, even when you feel fear.
  • How can you push yourself to find a silver lining when it doesn’t seem like there is one.
  • What lessons were learned from the Covid-19 “negative cloud” about travel and cruising
  • Why focusing on helping people enjoy their vacations is particularly relevant after the Covid pandemic.
  • Why “relaxed luxury” became an essential part of the Celebrity brand.
  • What Lisa’s two favorite places are to travel by boat or ship.
  • Why heart, smarts, and courage are what helped Lisa’s impressive, trailblazing career success.

Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle Podcast

Today’s podcast episode is about making waves after 50 by taking chances and risks and learning to embrace and enjoy the ride with Lisa Lutofff-Perlo.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo is the Former CEO of Celebrity Cruises and Vice Chairman of External Affairs at Royal Caribbean Group 

Lisa is a high-impact leader in the travel and hospitality industry, whose vision and strategy not only propelled Celebrity Cruises to achieve transformational financial results as a brand within the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) portfolio but also dramatically increased the number of women in leadership roles throughout the Celebrity brand.

Her passion for building extraordinary ships, creating unique experiences, and opening up the world through travel has brought recognition and countless awards to her and Celebrity Cruises.

Lisa and Celebrity have achieved global impact, earning her a reputation as a trailblazer bringing transformation, diversity, and inclusion into the travel and hospitality industry and onto the bridges of ships.

In her new book MAKING WAVES: A Woman’s Rise to the Top Using Smarts, Heart and Courage, Lisa reveals how she navigated an extraordinary and inspiring four-decade journey with boundless energy, quick wit, and pursuit of excellence in the face of adversity.

Her story will inspire women to be courageous while using their smarts and heart to rise to the top.

I know you’re going to get a lot out of this interview! Please enjoy!

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Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Vice Chairman of External Affairs at Royal Caribbean Group









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