The Peer to Peer Leadership Training Initiative is a form of mentorship program dedicated to developing peer to peer relationships so to strengthen our industry. Led by senior industry leaders, this Initiative will develop new ways to collaborate, educate and connect all levels of the spa, wellness and hospitality industries. Our mentors generally have more than 15 years of experience, with our mentees having less than five years of experience or looking to transition to a new role. A peer leader is an industry leader that has learned from experience and has developed skills to successfully guide others as they navigate their way through their career. As our industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, it is more important than ever that we band together to help each other succeed and propel our industry forward.
Julie Pankey Managing Partner, JMPankey Partners, LLC, United States
Julie Pankey is an internationally recognized spa director, consultant and wellness tourism expert. With over 25 years of experience, she has contributed to the development of multiple brands within the health, wellness, spa and tourism sectors. Over her vast career, Julie has cultivated an extensive network of trusted relationships with some of the most well-known, distinguished spas and resorts in the world. As a thought leader and innovator, Julie created the SpaHive Community to connect spa and wellness professionals through a private online community, education sessions, pop-up boutiques and special events. Julie continues to further the spa industry by collaborating with the consumer and corporate sectors through her newly launched SpaHive Corporate Wellness Programs. Julie has most recently been named the Spa and Wellness Tourism Consultant for The B&B Team® and Professional Services Commissioner by NACCAS.