Meet Guillaume Lefevre, founder and president of Thémaé Paris.
How many years have you been involved in the spa/hospitality industry?
I have been involved in the spa industry for more than 10 years.
What was the path that led you into the spa industry?
I have always been attracted to wellness, and I am also married to a medical doctor, and believe that wellness is a prevention for optimum health.
What are the most challenging and rewarding parts of being in the spa industry?
It is a process to educate people on health management. Seeing more and more spa goers with big smiles and a healthy attitude is very encouraging.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment is our growing spa partners who believe in Thémaé and who take the opportunity to incorporate our brand and philosophies into their spa offerings.
What has surprised you most about working in the spa industry?
The amount of spa leaders and owners who are still not open enough to view new ideas in their spa offerings.
Where do you think the industry is heading?
The spa industry will be a key player in wellness, and individuals who manage their own wellness will be taken more seriously. Our industry is a good contributor to health prevention. I like the phrase “It is always better to prevent than to say sorry," which means that prevention can protect us from problems with our health in the future.
What’s your favorite skincare ingredient?
Water because this is essential to life.
What positions have you worked in that you feel have been most influential to your career?
Aside from my marketing and sales positions, I think my childhood education was extremely important as I was able to develop my personality and understand that the world is made up with a vast amount of talented people.
If you could work in any other profession in the world, what would you be?
I would have loved to be an astronaut and see the beauty of our planet from space.
How would you sum up your personal philosophy?
My personal philosophy is to appreciate each second of my life and to enjoy all of its actions as well as the tough times and to share my experiences with other people in a positive way.
How do you like to spend your time away from work?
I like to spend my time with my family and friends, and also to offer my time to people in need.
What are your three greatest priorities in life?
My three greatest priorities in life are happiness, love, and peace.
What’s the best advice you’ve received?
Never forget to do things that you enjoy.