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FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN 2017 ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Todd Shaw The Peaks Resort & Spa VICE CHAIRMAN Todd Hewitt Shangri-La International SECRETARY/TREASURER Garrett Mersberger Kohler Co. IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Michael Tompkins Hutchinson Consulting DIRECTORS hen I think about productivity, I can’t help but think that it’s our industry that drives the foundation of having a productive life. How will you be productive daily? The only answer is by building a foundation in your life with the same things we preach to our guests: health, wellness, exercise, balance. We have a responsibility as leaders in the spa industry to set the example of wellness for both Sharilyn Abbajay ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Group, Inc. Scott Duncan Spa Gregorie’s Blake Feeney Chaleur Beauty our employees and our customers. What do you need to do to make your mind and body Michael Harmsworth ESPA International (US) Ltd. as healthy as possible? Is it meditation? Is it yoga? Regular exercise? Healthy eating? Patrick Huey Whatever it may be, as wellness leaders we have to lead the way so the rest of the world Kristine Huffman Huffman Hospitality Concepts will follow suit. The first step could be taking a good look at ourselves and figuring out our weaknesses. Do you have trouble focusing on projects? Do you tend to snap when you’re stressed? Are you too stressed in general? These are common in any industry, but luckily, we the purveyors of wellness know the tools to fix them. I love the list of 10 Ways to Boost Productivity (page 34) compiled by some of our fellow ISPA members. They don’t just say, “Put down the phone” or “shut off your social media.” We know, Facebook will kill us! Aren’t we sick of hearing it? Technology can be overwhelming, but it can also be an incredible tool for communication, innovation, problem-solving, and, yes, productivity. We have an oppor- tunity in our industry to show the rest of the world how to balance incredible technological Julie Oliff St. Regis Aspen Laura Parsons ESPA International (US) Ltd. (Spa Division) Frank Pitsikalis ISPA Foundation Chairman Eric Stephenson Well World Group Dawn Tardif BodiScience Wellness Center & Spa Robert Vance Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Lynne McNees International SPA Association innovation with healthy lifestyles. So, my fellow spa leaders, I leave you with another challenge. Are you willing to take a good look at yourself? Are you strong enough to admit your weaknesses? And better yet, will MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A. Bauer, MD Mayo Clinic you commit to work hard to not only make yourself better, but our industry as a whole more CHAIRMEN’S COUNCIL productive? Past ISPA Chairmen who are current members: Gayle Brady • Brady Spa Consulting Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations Jean Kolb • Well By Choice —TODD SHAW, CHAIRMAN John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi Kate Mearns • 5 Spa Consulting LLC Jim Root • The Westmoor Club Todd Shaw MBA @tddshaw Todd Shaw Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC Ella Stimpson • The Spa at Sea Island 2 PULSE ■ June 2017 Deborah Waldvogel • ResortSuite