Institute of Management Consultants Launches
New Spa Consultant Chapter

A collection of 14 spa industry business consultants was officially inducted into The Institute of Management Consultants USA and received its charter as the International Spa Chapter at the annual conference in Reno, NV. The founding members of the Spa Consultant Chapter each possess more than 10 years of experience consulting within the spa industry, and many more years of working in the fields of beauty, hospitality, wellness and fitness. “Our group came together with the shared desired to raise the bar by creating a mandatory code of standards and ethics for consulting within our industry,” says Deborah Evans of SpaSense Group, the founding chapter president. “Even though we are all competitors, we recognized the need for this, as we’ve seen many projects delayed or incurring serious cost overruns and operational glitches due to inexperienced advisors. Our group realized that IMC could bring tremendous value to both our prospective clients and our unique niche of experienced consultants.”

The International Spa Chapter has several objectives, including:

  • To set new industry standards and promote industry best practices
  • To create a forum for professional collaboration
  • To educate and inform potential clients through a robust website, blog, and e-newsletter
  • To set and uphold a code of ethics and standards of practice
  • To promote its members
  • To encourage certification of its members under the IMC “CMC ®”,  Certified Management Consultants, an internationally recognized mark of consulting excellence
  • To provide ongoing education to members

For information on spa consulting and the Spa Consultants chapter, visit www.imcspa.org.

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