Mentor-mentee relationships are a sure way to elevate not only your business, but the spa industry in general.
Despite the spa industry’s speedy evolution and technological advancements, there’s one important element that will never become obsolete: mentoring. Last year, the Global Spa & Wellness Summit appointed a special subcommittee, the Global Spa Management Education Task Force (GSMETF), in an effort to promote mentoring on an industry-wide level.
The most compelling component of the GSMETF’s report was the results of a non-scientific poll the group conducted with more than 500 spa managers: 94% of respondents believe that having a mentor is either “important” or “very important”, and 26% of them said they wish they had received more mentoring while learning the ropes. Clearly, there’s a large portion of spa professionals–even among those who eventually rose to management positions–who felt underserved from a mentorship perspective.
Take a closer look at the key role of the mentor-mentee relationship, and how the spa industry can do more to optimize this phenomenon in the DAYSPA September Digital Edition.