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PEOPLE OF ISPA Our ISPA community is full of interesting characters and inspiring stories. Visit peopleofISPA.com to learn more about these incredible individuals. MEET Years in the spa industry: 27 Three words to describe himself: 1. Hard-worker 2. Constant-learner 3. People-person Jeremy McCarthy Group Director of Spa & Wellness Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Hong Kong The Road Less Traveled McCarthy started in hospitality as a lifeguard at Four Seasons Santa Barbara while in college. When he graduated he became the pool supervisor and eventually pool and recre- ation manager for the resort. Then they added a small spa to the department, which was the first of many spas that he opened and operated for Four Seasons over the next 14 years. MOTIVATION “Be the change you want to see in the world.” FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE YOGA, Especially handstands “Upside Down in Dubai” An Author and a Gentleman McCarthy published a book The Psychology of Spas & Wellbeing and has a blog at psychologyofwellbeing.com. —Mahatma Gandhi AROUND THE WORLD IN... McCarthy’s travel schedule is non-stop. Mandarin Oriental has almost 30 hotels around the world and he tries to visit most of them every year. When he is not traveling for work, McCarthy spends time with his wife and kids in search of new surfing destinations. Guilty Pleasure People of ISPA Watching UFC Man of Many Talents His love of learning has led to many talents. McCarthy boasts two blackbelts (Hapkido and Tang Soo Do), can juggle, hula hoop and hold a handstand for ten seconds. If you check out @spajeremy on Instagram, you’ll see he is currently trying to break his own record for juggling a soccer ball. Want to share your story? Visit peopleofispa.com and click “Share your story.” We can’t wait to hear from you! SOCIAL CONNECTIONS psychologyofwellbeing @spajeremy psychologyofwellbeing.com jeremymcc @jeremymcc June 2018 ■ PULSE 71