Advice from Former President of Walt Disney Resorts: Featuring Meg Gilbert Crofton


March 26th, 2020

28 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

This week on the See It To Be It Podcast, we go back to our interview with Meg Gilbert Crofton, the former President of Walt Disney Resorts. She carried all of the responsibility that comes with being the first female president of the world renoun facilities. She shares with us all of the trials and triumphs during her tenure with Walt Disney that make the magic happen in the happiest place on Earth!

Her direct responsibilities were for the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris. This involved overseeing a workforce of more than 100,000 cast members at three sites with direct accountability for eight theme parks, 31 hotels and large-scale retail, dining and entertainment properties. In addition to domestic and international operations, she had responsibility for the global lines of business that supported the entire parks and resorts division which included expertise in food and beverage, merchandise, hotel and park operations, entertainment, industrial engineering, safety, security, and facilities asset management.

Upon her retirement, she received the highest honor Disney bestows: a dedicated window on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort celebrating her legacy of mentoring and leadership development.

We have so much to learn this spectacular role model!

Crofton on how understanding your nature is more valuable than pushing yourself too hard:
_04:03 "Anytime we can spend and really understanding our own wiring and staying true to our spirit and our internal sense of what is true North for ourselves as is a important life lesson."

Crofton on finding a balance of work and life:
_05:01 "It's important to look at your whole life, not just work, and you can't compartmentalize it."

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