35-Year Spa & Wellness Veteran Inspires Tomorrow’s Stars with the Help of Today’s Wellness Warriors
Philadelphia, Pa. (May 20, 2021) Lisa Starr, principal of Wynne Business, has launched the StarrCast Podcast, interviewing wellness professionals regarding their career path. Hailing from all over the globe, the journeys of the interviewees represent widely different origins: from hospitality, F&B, and fitness, to less traditional beginnings such as linguists, attorneys, marketing executives and dot-commers, investors and academics. Season 1 features eight individuals from six countries who reflect on their experience in conversation with Starr. The goal of StarrCast is to encourage those in established careers wanting to make a change, or young people thinking of their future, to consider a position in the booming wellness industry.
“I started the StarrCast podcast because so many of us in spa and wellness have taken different paths into their fulfilling jobs, and I have always found the stories fascinating. There is so much opportunity to work in wellness, but career paths are undefined, often unpredictable, and even unplanned,” says Starr. The goal was to interest those who might be lingering on the sidelines of the industry to take a plunge with us!
The 2018 ISPA Workforce Study confirms the need for defined career paths to attract industry talent: 60% of management members would like to have a long-term career in the industry, but only 25% said they have access to the training they need to develop their career. Among service providers, 80% would like a long-term career in the spa & wellness industry, but 25% stay less than 5 years.
StarrCast Season 1 Lineup:
- Mia Kyricos, President, Kyricos & Associates, USA
- Tara Grodjesk, VP Massage, Spa & Wellness at Living Earth Crafts, USA
- Sara Jones, Managing Director & Editor Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe, Mexico
- Karen Mitchell, Beauty Therapist, UK
- Michael Tompkins, Partner, Hutchinson Consulting, USA
- Alfrida Boinett, CEO Private Collection, Kenya
- Andrew Gibson, Wellness Visionary, Sweden
- Elena Bogacheva, President Spa & Wellness International Council, Russia
“Having a peer-to-peer conversation with Lisa was easy. Her decades of writing skills transfer easily to StarrCast in an authentic way. I shared my story with confidence knowing everything Lisa does is quality,” said Michael Tompkins.
StarrCast will cover the entire spectrum of the wellness industry: from spa and beauty, to holistic and integrative health, nutrition and fitness, to workplace wellness, wellness tourism and wellness communities. Seasons 2 and 3 will be released starting in the next couple of weeks.
About StarrCast Podcast
35-Year Spa & Wellness Veteran Lisa Starr inspires tomorrow’s stars with the help of today’s wellness warriors. Professionals from varying backgrounds share their journey and tips for success. Find the StarrCast Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and PodBean, with more platforms coming soon.
About Wynne Business
Wynne Business is a leading provider of expert tools and resources to for spa, beauty, and wellness businesses. Offering spa consulting, live education and online training, the company was founded over 20 years ago when the award-winning Preston Wynne Spa began sharing proven formulas for profitable spa operations. Lisa Starr took the helm in 2015 , continuing to grow the company across the globe. Follow her on Instagram @WynneBusiness, Twitter at @StarrTalk, or email email@example.com.
Lisa Starr, principal
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