General Manager, Austin, Brand Experiences Director for Travaasa Experiential Resorts
Use Wellness to Get a Healthy Bottom LineSunday 10:30 a.m. Room 303
Want to bring more to your top AND bottom line? Your customers spend millions on health products and services. Create a win-win scenario by offering safe, effective wellness programming to your clients to ensure that their money is well spent. In this class you will explore trends, learn how to match programming to your spa’s mission and team’s talents and discover ways to maximize the benefit to your clients, and to your business’ financial health. This class offers insights learned through 25-years of spa programming successes and mistakes, as well as provides hands-on exercises that will allow you to begin implementing new offerings upon your return home.
Use Wellness to Get a Healthy Bottom LineMonday 10:30 a.m. Room 303
Kristine executes the dual role of General Manager of Travaasa Austin, and Brand Experiences Director to create programs and packages for the entire line of hotels. For 16 years Kristine worked at the exclusive Canyon Ranch Resort in Lenox, MA, as an executive director and psychotherapist. As the Health and Healing Director she brought together and worked with the finest multidisciplinary health and healing team in the world. During her tenure the resort won many awards including “Best Spa in the World” as rated by discriminating Conde Nast readers. Using innovative methods of team development, mentoring, creative and care-full communication, Kristine was able to create a sense of camaraderie and collaboration among a diverse group of healers including Medical Doctors, Acupuncturists, Nurses, Nutritionists, Psychotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Physical Therapists, Dance and Movement Therapists, Massage Therapists and Aestheticians.
Kristine has conducted workshops for the International Spa Association, International Health Racquet and Sports Club Association and Medical Spa Expo and Conference as well as for individual hospitality properties. In these workshops, Kristine shares her expertise with clients wishing to integrate successful health and wellness programs into their businesses. In addition to working with Creative Spa Concepts as a Senior Consultant – Medical Specialist, Kristine co-founded The Peak Performance Practice and has helped launch and/or improve programs and services at Miraval Resorts, Vita: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Wind Creek Casino and Hotel, Pritikin Weight Loss Spa and Resort and Turning Stone Casino.