Desiree Watson of West Orange, president and CEO of Wellness Interactive, Inc. and the South Orange-based Wellness Lounge, recently served as a delegate at the 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in New Delhi, India.
GSWS is an international organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global spa and wellness industries. Select delegates are invited from all continents and countries, which include a targeted list of top level executives who are decision makers in spa, wellness and related industries around the world.
Watson was invited to share her expertise, interests, trends and areas of greatest concern in the wellness industry today. As part of her participation, she hosted a table topic discussion about opportunities in Corporate Wellness.
“Our focus is on wellness being incorporated into the corporate platform, which means every HR executive should embrace, or at a minimum consider, how they can make sure their employees are well and that they have a wellness blueprint model to follow,” said Watson. “It’s the key to productivity and profitability.”
Watson’s company, Wellness Interactive, is a Research Sponsor of the GSWS and will showcase at a special press conference in New York City on November 7 to present the new GSWS research to business media.
Founded in 2000, Wellness Interactive originally focused on educational programming for women and children. After a seven-year global research effort dedicated to programming excellence, Wellness Interactive now serves as a principal resource for corporations, organizations and professionals interested in developing and implementing educational programs that promote a Wellness Lifestyle.
Recognizing the need to bring wellness programming and a “green focus” to the local community, Watson launched the flagship Wellness Lounge® in November 2011, featuring the Something Healthy store.
The Wellness Lounge is an oasis where people can learn new ways to improve their health and wellbeing. The lounge offers an array of living therapy lifestyle workshops and classes dedicated to personal development, stress management and environmental education for adults and children. The goal is to help members become closer to wellness from various perspectives that can improve their quality of life.