Les Roches Graduate Reflects on eCornell

Luis Jimenez graduated from the very prestigious Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland in 2001. He then spent the next 16 years in the hospitality industry in Europe, China, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan, often in regional roles. In 2017, he took Cornell University’s Change Leadership Certificate via eCornell.

“This has been a life-changing (pardon the pun) experience for me,” says Luis. “The learning from this Certificate was very profound. Generally, hospitality schools do not provide such leadership skills. I wish that I could have taken this certificate much earlier – it would have saved me from some rather significant missteps in my career.

Just the one course “Navigating Power Relationships”, is worth the entire cost of the Certificate. The course provided values and tools that expedite solution generation and conflict resolution. More importantly, it allowed for professional evolution during this profound generational change we are experiencing. I have started on my second certificate.”

Luis Jimenez
Tokyo, Japan