Differing female traits influence society on a grand scale. By embracing female archetypes, both women and men can become more balanced and effective leaders. On October 28, at American Spa’s West Coast Women in Wellness Leadership Conference at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA, Tara Grodjesk, founder and president of Tara Spa Therapy and vice president of Earthlite, Spa and Wellness Product, and Michael G. Tompkins, partner at Hutchinson Consulting, will reveal how to create a healthy workplace culture in which both women and men thrive. In an interactive workshop titled, “The Many Faces of Women Who Change Our World,” they will help attendees own their power in cultivating balanced and effective leadership to impact positive change in the workplace and in the world.
Grodjesk, a recipient of American Spa’s Visionary of the Year award, is an innovator and entrepreneur who has devoted more than 30 years of experience in holistic health and wellness to bring therapeutic efficacy to spa treatments through Tara Spa Therapy. A member of ISPA for more than 25 years, she was appointed chairwoman of ISPA’s first Taskforce on Greening and Sustainability. In addition, she is a founder of the Green Spa Planet (GSN) and the GSN Dedicated Contributor award was named in her honor. Grodjesk has conducted Women’s Retreats for Spa Professionals for 17 years, and recently, she founded the Women in Leadership Forum to provide inspiration, mentorship, and leadership cultivation for women in the spa industry.
Tompkins, a visionary leader in the luxury hospitality, healthcare, wellness, and spa industries, has led celebrated teams to success for more than 20 years. Combining industry knowledge with a vast rolodex of industry peers and former colleagues, Tompkins has a rare ability to source expert candidates globally. He has held CEO positions with Miraval Resorts (multiple locations), Hilton Head Health (SC), and Palm Health (Ladue, MO) and executive positions with Canyon Ranch Health Resorts (multiple locations). He also served as past chairman of ISPA. Throughout his career, he has successfully built executive management teams who excel in efficiency while building culture for guests and staff. Tompkins also shares his industry insights with American Spa readers through his HR Tips column in the print magazine.
For more info on American Spa’s West Coast Women in Wellness Leadership Conference or to purchase tickets, visit www.americanspawiw.com.