Visionary of the Year award winner for American Spa, Tara Grodjesk has been an innovator and leader in the wellness space for over 30 years. She has been a consultant to world-class spas and is a master developer of spa concepts, treatment programs and exceptional products. Ms. Grodjesk has a degree in Psychology, is a Certified Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Educator, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Aroma Therapist.

Tara has been an active participant of ISPA since its inception 30 years ago and was Chairwoman of ISPA’s first taskforce on Greening and Sustainability. Tara is a Founder Emeritus of the Green Spa Network and for 10 years co-chaired the GSN Congress and GSN’s most significant annual fundraiser, the Buyer’s Conference. In recognition of her longstanding commitment to GSN, Tara was honored by the GSN Dedicated Contributor Award being named after her. Her company is a winner of the Plastic Reduction Challenge, a contest of the international organization Plastic Pollution Coalition.

Tara’s most recent industry contribution has been the “Grace in Uncertainty” zoom series for conscious leadership. And prior to that, her Women in Leadership forum and Women as Gamechangers trainings, providing inspiration, mentorship and leadership cultivation for women in the spa industry. As a mentor, she has hosted 17 annual Women’s Retreats for Spa Professionals.

Her vision is to impact positive change in the world.


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