Datin Jeanette Tambakau , the President of Association of Malaysian Spa (AMSPA) has recently been appointed as the Global Mentorship Program(GMP) Country Ambassadors for Malaysia for two years (2017-2019) . One of the key focus under her Presidency term is to spread the message about the Global Mentorship Program.
About Global Mentorship Program
As one of the early Initiatives of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the Global Mentorship Program decided to address head-on the burning topic in the Spa, Wellness & Hospitability industry: the staffing crisis.
The Global Mentorship Program was created as a response to the 2012 GWI study “SPA MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE & EDUCATION: ADDRESSING MARKET GAPS”, showing the gap between the expansive job opportunities and lack of qualified candidates in the spa & wellness industry. Researchers Ophelia Yeung & Katherine Johnston examined industry challenges, made recommendations to increase management talent pool and explored ways to spotlight the available job opportunities.
Now in its third year of pro-bono operations, the Global Mentorship Program is spearheaded by a team of spa and wellness experts from around the world. The Global Mentorship Program is the first-ever international program where seasoned Spa, Wellness & now Hospitality executives can give their time and share their expertise (Mentors) to guide Spa, Wellness & Hospitality professionals with potential (Mentees).
Currently, the Global Mentorship Program is the only formal Mentorship program serving the global spa industry. Spa Directors are given an opportunity to pass down their wisdom, while raising the collective knowledge of the industry and learning new tricks from their Mentees. Spa Managers are given the opportunity to refine their skills on-the-job and gain new perspectives for managing spas.
Leading French skin care brand Biologique Recherche has been our pioneer sponsor since 2015.
Leading Spa & Wellness manufacturer GHARIENI, along with Above Digital/SpaGenie, Altearah Bio, and TIP TOUCH also contribute to make this program accessible to all… free of charge.
Find more information about the Task force Members of the Global Career Development Initiative: