Name: Mariah Weeks- Lead Concierge SPA Intercontinental Los Angeles
Years in the Wellness/Beauty Industry: 1.5 years
How did you choose a career in the Wellness industry?
Initially, I was looking for a change of pace. Once I started working at the spa I realized what a positive impact we were all making on the general public. It gives me a sense of purpose to play a part in facilitating a self-care tradition that has been happening for millenniums.
Greatest reward of doing the work?
Being a part of the positive impact on our guests. Also, witnessing and being a part of the teamwork of the spa staff working towards a common goal. I especially enjoy how this showcases each spa team member’s strengths as individuals.
What would you like to see change in the Wellness/Beauty industry?
The inconsistencies in the business are hard to manage. The ebb and flow from peak seasons to slow seasons affects the spa team financially. This can be stressful.
Who is your Mentor and why?
Agnieszka Lachuev, my Spa/Salon Director, is a mentor to me. She is business minded and at the same time shows she cares about her team. She is always looking for opportunities to improve and grow. She is very supportive. I feel comfortable going to her for direction. I trust her because of her actions and interactive approach to leading our spa team.