So, I see this happen all the time in my career coaching leaders and up-and-coming professionals.
They’ve mastered their current role, and they’re hungry to grow. But, the next logical spot for them is one that’s already filled—often, by their boss, and at the time, it doesn’t seem like that boss is going anywhere.
So, that ambitious person leaves to get the growth and opportunities they need.
But if you do the work to be a great company in your industry, something interesting happens. Those employees boomerang back, and rejoin your organization down the road.
And that’s exactly what happened to Fred Fung, who in late 2019 re-joined the Bonita Bay Club after a couple years away, but this time in the top job of general manager.
Fred shares what’s happening behind the scenes in this company of 350 full-time employees serving a membership of 3600 people at one of the country’s top five clubs in terms of size.
And that size includes not only five golf clubs and 18 tennis courses, but the ownership & operation of the 3-story, 60,00 square foot office building next to the promenade that not only houses the club’s fitness center and spa, but is home to offices not connected to the club, including Finemark, Hotwire, and several doctors and specialists. So they’re in the real estate business, too.
We also get in to the future of the club business as populations age, and hiring gets harder, and as environmental pressures grow.
Here’s the Bonita Business Podcast with Fred Fung of Bonita Bay Club. Enjoy!
- Bonita Bay Club | 26660 Country Club Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 | (239) 495-0200
- Bonita Bay Club careers
- Bonita Bay Club on Facebook
- Bonita Bay Community Association (as mentioned, a separate entity from the Bonita Bay Club)
- Why Hire Boomerang Employees (Forbes)
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