About Us -
Think Outside the Cocoon!
Cocoon Incentives and its trademark "Think Outside Your Cocoon" is the brainchild of founder Steffi Kordy, a German native with many years of experience in the hospitality and M.I.C.E. industry. She has lived and worked on six continents. As such she has worked in the hospitality industry in various capacities. She has written several books on travel, culture and trends, and is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers. She also has a "green heart" and is passionate about corporate responsibility and sustainability in the services she provides. She is also the "Sustainability Chair" on the board for SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence) Florida & Caribbean 2020/ 21! Steffi holds a CITP (Certified Incentive Travel Professional) designation - rest assured you will be in good hands!
Cocoon Incentives Operations is headed by Isaac Guerrero. His passion to travel got him a position in the U.S. special forces, where he served as an air traffic controller, combat controller, and as a recruiter. He is indulgently in charge of logistics and operations. A Mission Impossible will turn into a Mission Accomplished when he is in charge of the logistics of your event.
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Our Area of Influence
Cocoon Incentives operates out of the Sunshine State Florida and provides its expertise around the globe. In the age of globalization, Cocoon Incentives is a receptive as well as an outbound acting agency. We welcome international groups to the U.S. and gladly take U.S. based clients around the globe!
The Company we keep
Cocoon Incentives works primarily with corporate end clients as well as their chosen meeting planners agencies. Among our clients are Fortune 500 companies from all industries (automotive, pharmaceutical, financial, consumer goods, technology...) such as SONY, FORD, IBM, UNILEVER or NOVARTIS as well as established meeting planning agencies such as HRG, CWL, BCD or American Express from across the globe.
While we mainly work with corporate entities, we are specialized to work with any special interest group looking for extraordinary and customized programs: From a one day event to a multi-day conference and a weeklong incentive journey.
We are also proud members of SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence), 1DMC World and other industry associations to make sure we are well connected within the industry and adhere to best practices.
"We have worked with Steffi's support for several incentive projects in Florida during the last years. Her personal touch, flexibility, professionalism and passion are strong reasons to rely on Cocoon Incentives for the management of an incentive group or corporate event."
Alejandro Verzoub, AV-Business & Communication (former SITE President)
"Cocoon Incentives is the most client-oriented, enthusiastic and structured event partner I have ever worked with. Steffi's creativity and energy is contagious and leads each event to success."
Stephanie Faschingbauer, HRG Worldwide
"Many thanks for Cocoon Incentives for making our global incentive program such a success. I have worked with Steffi several times now and my personal highlight was this year's Miami incentive trip with a very international group of over 50 participants. With Steffi at our side and her being extremely well organized, always prepared and truly a sunshine we could rely 100% on her and enjoy the trip to the fullest. The particpants were absolutely blown away by the program's agenda and it could not have been better organized! Fantastic job!"
Susanne Stipl, Celonis, Germany/ USA
"Invaluable guidance for our banquet for 100+ guests hailing from all over the globe. Quick to respond, follow up and find solutions to any challenges/concerns. Creative and always looking for improving or exceeding expectations. The professional and calm behind the scene support allowed us, the organizers, to relax and enjoy the event, too. Great job, Steffi, thank you!"
Verena Seisun, IMR International, San Diego
“I have had the pleasure of working together with Steffi & her team in one of the largest networks of Destination Management Companies in the World - World of DMC's. Steffi is a fantastic motivating person, who is always in front with ideas and taking action - always helpful and a true professional. I warmly endorse Steffi for anyone, who wants a dedicated, reliable and professional business partner. I will always look forward to work with her.” Bent Hadler, owner at Hadler DMC, Copenhagen, Denmark (former SKAL President)
"It was a great pleasure working with Cocoon Incentives as they were very well organized, precise and surely masters of their trade. There is a reason why working with a local expert is a smart decision and Cocoon Incentives made our life easier not only by carrying through with the various projects throughout the U.S. that we entrusted them but also by giving us useful tips for the business culture in the U.S.".
Svein-Arve Strand, Senior Manager Events for Circle K
"A million thanks for the perfect organization during the planning and throughout our event. It was beyond words! We have received many wonderful compliments from our participants. Furthermore, you helped us stay 100% on budget, not an easy task when the expectations are high. I would recommend Cocoon Incentives to anyone planning a high level incentive trip".
Steve MacDiarmid, Director Sales, RETARUS GmbH
“Cocoon Incentives manages to find those activities that are just enough off the beaten track to surprise, but not to overwhelm. Steffi’s enthusiasm and boundless energy are contagious. She truly understands the needs and wants of her customers. I would recommend Steffi to anyone who is looking for a seasoned and professional incentive & event provider.” Jane Behrends, Director, Change Management, International Integration at Wal-Mart, USA
“Steffi is one of the most professional in my network of MICE professionals. Always looking for new creative possibilities and never forgets the goal: satisfy the client. Three of her great supporting items: creativity, optimism and a big smile”, JaSing B Chu, owner at JBC Agencies in Utrecht, Netherlands
“Cocoon Incentives is an amazing partner in the meetings & incentives business....It's an image of professionalism with bright creative ideas and strong relationships that bring great value to her partners and customers. I highly recommend working with this worldly, charming, innovative and professional company!” Sharon Vaughn, Senior Account Executive Market Sales at Marriott International, USA
“Steffi is one of the most organized and creative people I know. She and her team manage to really listen to your wishes, and integrate local expertise with the client’s idiosyncrasies into a cohesive whole. Put all this into a hugely energetic, optimistic and fun package, add to that social wholesomeness and an environmental conscience and you have a trustworthy Meetings & Incentive company, which creates memorable events.” Annnette Autrata, T-Systems, Berlin/ Germany
“Steffi is exactly the type of person you would choose to engage for your group travel needs. She will never tire in her quest to create the perfect itinerary for you!” Luke Brown, Director at Vayeni, Netherlands
“I have known Steffi professionally for many years and she is a pleasure to work with. She has great attention to detail and understands all aspects of the MICE Industry. She is a real people person and nothing is ever too much trouble.” Ronan Flood, Managing Director at advantage ico, Ireland/ UK
"There is not way to put in a few words what Cocoon Incentive has done to enrich our experience in the Florida Keys. We can't count how many times Steffi surprised us with sweet details and excellently planned excursions. She is so warm hearted and bright that our journey would have never been that unique without her passion for what she does."
Carmen Vogels, winner of the M&M challenge, Germany
"Steffi hat uns in Miami Beach und Las Vegas hervorragend professionell betreut. Alle von ihr gewählten Locations waren ausgezeichnet, sie war immer vor unserem Eintreffen vor Ort um einen reibungslosen Ablauf zu gewährleisten und sie war jederzeit für uns erreichbar. Mit ihrem freundlichen Wesen und ihrer positiven Ausstrahlung hat man sie gerne als weiteres "Teammitglied" an Board. Wir werden bestimmt auch bei zukünftigen Incentives mit ihr zusammenarbeiten. Vielen Dank Steffi, dass du unsere Reise zu einem so tollen Erlebnis gemacht hast!"
Christina Braun, Retarus, Munich/ Germany
"Thank you so much for your assistance in making this event the great success that it turned out to be! I particularly appreciated your sense of responsibility and quality that took you well above the “need to do” scale into being a reliable partner to get all jobs done.
The yacht was fantastic and exceeded my high expectation – everything from the meeting space to the reception areas, from the food & drinks to the staff; I could not have hoped for more!..."
A. Clutch, Storck USA