spark! leaders summit

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO
NOVEMBER 12-15, 2021
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An All-Inclusive Leadership summit

SPARK! LEADERS SUMMIT

SPARK! Leaders Summit is a 4 day all-inclusive luxury business experience for newbie or seasoned spa entrepreneurs/leaders who want to boost sales, profitability, level-up their leadership skills, and spark ideas to better serve their clients and team. 

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4 DAY ALL-INCLUSIVE EVENT

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Join us at Grand Hyatt, Playa del Carmen in Cancun, Mexico

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS

SPARK! Leaders Summit is an experience you won't want to miss— included in your registration is 3 nights at Grand Hyatt, Playa del Carmen. In addition, we'll be taking care of all of your meals including breakfast each morning, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. Non-Alcoholic beverages included with each meal and 1 Complimentary alcoholic beverage served with each dinner. 

3 NIGHTS AT GRAND HYATT RESORT IN MEXICO
ALL OF YOUR MEALS FORTHE WEEKEND
1 COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE AT DINNERS
SNACKS AND BEVERAGES AT SESSIONS
1 VENDOR SHOWCASE WITH TREATMENT EXPERIENCES 
3 KEYNOTE SESSIONS

 

7 EDUCATIONAL PANELS/SESSIONS WITH INDUSTRY GUEST SPEAKERS/MENTORS
A BEACHSIDE SOIREE

 

A FIESTA ROYALE CELEBRATION

 

ACCESS TO ALL RESORT AMENITIES BEFORE, AFTER, AND DURING THE SUMMIT
S’MORES NIGHT

 

WELCOME GIFT

 

OPTIONAL MINDFULNESS & FITNESS ACTIVITIES EVERY MORNING
SPA SWAG BAG

 

ACCESS TO A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY BEFORE AND AFTER THE SUMMIT
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*Keynote and educational sessions subject to change

Are you ready?

LET’S LEVEL UP YOUR SPA BUSINESS WITH SOME OF THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY?
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RUNNING A BUSINESS IS HARD

SOMETIMES, YOU NEED TO SLOW DOWN TO SPEED UP 

Whether you’re a spa director at a major resort or spa entrepreneur running your own operations, the many hats you wear all while striving to offer your clients a one of a kind service can also leave you feeling burnt out. 

We know that sometimes you need to slow down in order to speed up. The core focus of SPARK! Leaders Summit is to help you take your business & leadership skills  to the next level through shared experiences, incredible keynotes, peer to peer education, and connection with innovative spa brands, all while creating space to slow down, relax, and foster meaningful relationships. 

Join us for 4 days/3 nights in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico for an unforgettable business experience. SPARK! Leaders Summit is the anti-conference your business has been waiting for!

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spark! leaders summit

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO
NOVEMBER 12-15, 2021
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THE SUMMIT AGENDA

LET'S BREAK IT DOWN

Our unique agenda is specially curated with educational sessions designed to challenge, inspire, and equip you with new strategies and tools you can immediately bring back to your business and team.

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SHOULD YOU BE AT THE EVENT?

IF ONE OR MORE OF THESE APPLY TO YOU
LOOKING TO INCREASE SALES & PROFITABILITY
SCALING A FULL-TIME SMALL BUSINESS 
MANAGING MULTIPLE SPA LOCATIONS & PEOPLE
CRAVING GROWTH IN YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS
DESIRING TO INSPIRE YOUR TEAM 
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DON'T MISS OUT!

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Keynote Speakers

KENNETH RYAN 
VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL DISCIPLINE SPA - FITNESS - ONLINE RETAIL MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
BRYAN WILLIAMS 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
& AUTHOR 
                                                                          

MENTORS

TRUST US, WE DON'T HOLD BACK!

SPARK! Leaders Summit is excited to bring together a unique mix of corporate leaders and independent spa entrepreneurs raising the bar for peer to peer education & connection. No matter where we are in our careers, there is so much we can learn from each other and at every stage of running a spa business.

LISA MICHAELIS
CEO & FOUNDER
LIVE LOVE SPA 
  
CELESTE RODRIGUES
FOUNDER
CELESTE RODRIGUES SKINCARE
    
JESSICA SHEA
SENIOR DIRECTOR SPA & FITNESS OPERATIONS, AMERICAS HILTON 
PAT MAKOZAK
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SPA
FOUR SEASONS
    
MICHELLE SCHLEKEWEY
DIRECTOR, GUEST PROGRAMS AND SERVICES GOLDEN DOOR
ALLISON LANGENDERFER
OWNER 
SPA VIA FRANCHISE
      
SUZANNE HOLBROOK
SENIOR CORPORATE DIRECTOR - SPA OPERATIONS - THE AMERICAS
PATTY FIELD
SENIOR CORPORATE MANAGER - SPA OPERATIONS
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL
JULIE KELLER CALLAGHAN
EXECUTIVE RECRUITER/MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
HUTCHINSON CONSULTING
DAVID ERLICH 
GENERAL MANAGER AMRIT OCEAN RESORT & RESIDENCES                                                                             
PATRICK HUEY 
CORPORATE DIRECTOR - SPA 
MONTAGE HOTELS & RESORTS                                                                        

YOUR MC & HOSTS

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PEOPLE
PIPER DEYOUNG
BRAND MENTOR & HYPE GIRL 
PIPERDEYOUNG.COM 
 
PAUL HESLOP
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER & BADASS MC
CLOVERTREE APOTHECARY
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Our Sponsors

Exhibitor Inquiry

FAQS

YOU GOT QUESTIONS & WE GOT ANSWERS

Have a question about the summit? Chances are, you aren’t the only one! We’ve put together a list of our most common questions to make it easy for you to get all the extra details you need.

WHAT DOES THE COST INCLUDE?

You can easily find cost breakdown and everything included for the summit on the registration page here!

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

We recommend bringing everything you need when traveling away from home. This includes business casual for educational sessions, something stylish for dinner time, one colorful, upscale chic dinner outfit for Fiesta Royale celebration, swimsuit if you plan to hit up the pool, workout wear for morning optional sessions. Don't worry, we'll be sending out an email a few weeks before to everyone who is attending letting you know exactly what to pack!

 

ARE THERE GOING TO BE ANY TECHNICAL SKILLS, AESTHETIC OR MASSAGE CLASSES?

We designed SPARK! Leaders Summit to be solely focused on growing your business as an spa leader and entrepreneur. Therefore, we are not going to be teaching any technical aesthetic or massage classes, all the workshops are going to be business based. This is unlike any other spa conference out there! We want you to walk away feeling inspired and ready to take your business to the next level.

 

DOES THE SCHEDULE ALLOW ME TO EXPLORE PLAY DEL CARMEN MORE?

Our summit agenda is a full schedule. You can view that here. We recommended coming into Playa del Carmen early or making arrangements to stay later if you plan on wanting to explore outside of the summit agenda and timeline. You will be responsible for your own hotel and accommodations should you plan to come in earlier or stay later than what the summit timeline covers. Ask for the Live Love Spa rate (subject to availability).

 

WHERE SHOULD I FLY INTO?

CUN – Cancun International Airport. It’s about a 45 minute drive from the hotel

 

WHAT TIME SHOULD I FLY IN AND OUT?

Check-In for SPARK! Leaders Summit starts at 2:00pm on Friday November 12th, 2021. It wraps up Monday, Nov 15th around 11:30am. We recommend flying in with plenty of time to make it to Grand Hyatt no later than 1:00pm on Friday and flying out later in the late afternoon/early evening on Monday. Traffic is unpredictable, so make sure you map the distance and time from your airport to the hotel. The last thing you want to do is miss out on the first day and be rushed to catch a flight on the last day. 

 

CAN I SECURE MY OWN ACCOMMODATIONS?

Because this is an all-inclusive summit, we want all our attendees to get the full experience and stay on site with everyone else. We value the friendships that are going to be made at the summit and would hate for someone to miss out on anything. Therefore, we are requiring everyone to stay on site in order to participate in all activities at specially negotiated rates.

WHAT IF SOMETHING COMES UP AND I CAN’T ATTEND, CAN I GET A REFUND?

All ticket purchases and payments are non-refundable, due to the summit being all-inclusive, but you are able to transfer your ticket to someone else within 48 hours of the summit starting due to an emergency.

 

HOW MANY ATTENDEES WILL BE THERE?

To maintain an intimate environment, we have approx 50 spots available.

 

WILL I BE SHARING A ROOM?

You will only share a room if you register for a shared double or bestie rate. You will have your own bed, but will be sharing the room with one other attendee. If you don't request a roommate, we will pair you up with someone. To see a full breakdown of room options, visit the registration page here.

 

CAN I SHARE A ROOM WITH MY FRIEND OR CO-WORKER?

Yes! We know attending a summit with an industry friend is a great way to relax and connect. You must book under the shared double or bestie rate to ensure you room with a friend. When registering, just let us know your friend's name and we will do our best to room you together. To see a full breakdown of room options, visit the registration page here.

 

I HAVE A YOUNG CHILD OR I WANT TO BRING MY PARTNER, IS THAT OKAY?

Unfortunately, we would suggest your partner stay at home. We also cannot allow you to bring along your child, dog, or baby with you to the summit. We want you to be able to fully connect with the other attendees and to be able to completely focus on the education and relaxation with no outside distractions. Think of this as a mini vacay for you and your business!

 

WHAT IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS? CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE THAT?

Yes! We will have vegetarian and vegan options as well as others! If you have any type of dietary restriction, just let us know when you are registering and we'll make sure to get you covered.

 

HAVE A QUESTION WE DIDN'T ANSWER? CLICK HERE TO ASK US ANOTHER QUESTION!

Please email us at [email protected],com — and we'd be happy to answer any questions you have concerning the SPARK! Leaders Summit. 

 

 

 

 

 

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