Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston
Las Vegas, NV— Hannelore Leavy, the Executive Director of the Day Spa Association awarded Douglas Preston the 'Spa Person of the Year' award at the first Day Spa Expo at the Mandalay Bay.

According to Leavy, "The Day Spa Association recognizes a woman or man who has made a significant contribution to the Spa industry. Douglas Preston has been a great influence in the spa industry."

Voting starts approx. 3 month before the event via an on-line poll to vote for that special person from the pool of 12 nominees from the previous 2 years. "The winner is presented with this exquisite Irish Crystal Lamp," says Leavy, "in recognition and appreciation from an industry that takes pride in itself."

"It is an honor to know that the people I work closely with really appreciate everything I do to advance the day spa industry," said Preston.

Douglas Preston is among the spa industry's most influential business leaders. Preston Incorporated is an internationally acclaimed business improvement company and private label skin care product manufacturer. The company's product collection is quickly becoming the preferred source for progressive aestheticians today.

Mr. Preston is a frequent lecturer in the spa industry, a sought-after motivational speaker and trainer, and the author of numerous articles for spa and aesthetics professional publications. He is regarded as a top expert in the industry and has been featured on CNN as well as in Spa Management Journal, and USA Today.

As a business coach he has helped numerous spa operators in the United States and abroad achieve high levels of efficiency and profitability. Preston's spa management seminars are conducted internationally to a wide audience, including operators and managers within the rapidly growing medispa industry.

For more information, contact Keith West-Harrison with Preston Inc. at 812-430-0550 or [email protected]

Power-Up for Management: Spa Directors and Managers
This is our advanced program for those that want to sharpen their spa management skills! Even the most experienced managers and directors will find Power-Up! 2 extremely valuable and insightful. The Preston Professionals Spa Coaching Team will share with you their vast firsthand knowledge in superior spa and team management that will help you gain control of your employees and lead them to stellar performance! If you've attended other spa management or director training programs in the past Power-Up! 2 will prove to be the perfect advanced course for you. Whether you are currently employed as a spa manager or director, plan to become one in the future, or employ them in your business this powerful and motivating 3-days is sure to become your best investment in a great career! Certificate of Achievement awarded at the end of the program.

In this fast paced and entertaining program you'll learn:

Day 1: Service and compensation programs
? A spa business overview: what's hot and what's not for the spa that plans to succeed!
? The spa service menu: planning for the right kind of customer and business
? Spa packages and gift certificates—beware of the hidden profit dangers!
? Compensation planning: what's fair versus what's affordable

Day 2: Employee recruitment and training
? Characteristics of an ideal spa employee: what you and they need to agree on
? Recruitment and hiring workshop
? Training programs: the must-do and must avoid rules of employee training
? Service and retail sales skills: A zero-option sales performance standards

Day 3: Leadership skills
? Understanding the dominant personality type of spa employees, and how to communicate effectively with them
? The firm but fair manager: defining roles, setting boundaries, and being consistent
? How to plan and conduct an effective staff meeting
? The essentials of employee motivation
? Performing employee evaluations, corrective action plans and terminations

Who should attend this program?
Spa directors and managers, owners, future spa operators, or anyone involved in the planning, or supervision of a day spa. Spa consultants are encouraged to attend!
What others are saying:

'Preston's Power-Up 2 Spa Management Training is the most effective tool we've ever seen for increasing the skill and confidence of spa directors. They return totally energized, positive, and relieved to finally understand what's needed to be an inspiring leader who also has strong boundaries. The improvement is absolutely awesome! Any spa business looking to boost retail sales, reduce employee turnover, and reduce management headaches will want to send their directors to this course.'
Erika Mangrum, President Iatria Spas, Inc.