One of the most prestigious awards in the spa world is the Women in Wellness Awards. In its third year, the award is designated by a team of wellness journalists, with the competition being held by American Spa. Criteria such as ‘Influence’, ‘Innovation’, and ‘Accomplishments’ challenge the jury to ask themselves how each entrant has changed the spa world. One of the many contestants would be Dawn MacLellan, the Director of the Spa & Salon at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Dawn MacLellan has been nominated for this prestigious award. When one considers the work that she has enacted on the on-site Spa & Salon, they’ll understand why she was nominated in the first place.
As the Director of the Spa and Salon, MacLellan tends to wear many hats. One can find her consulting with her team, finding new products to sell in the shops, or deciding which new treatments to offer. For all of these, MacLellan relies on her team to offer input and help make suggestions. “During the opening process I discussed our members’ thoughts and requests with our team,” MacLellan said. “They have the most communication with our members. It was important that we listen to their needs. Careful research was then done on ingredients and safety of products that would touch the members.”
The majority of her work requires not just finding specialty products and treatments, but also ensuring that her team is able to satisfy member requests and offer ideas that benefit everyone. To achieve this, she utilizes an open door policy. “It demonstrates that I respect their professions and try to meet their needs,” MacLellan told us. “If I feel that their idea is not beneficial for all, including our membership, I explain why so that they understand why decisions are made.”
Fostering connections is one of MacLellan’s preferred ways to expand in her field. To do this, she remains active in connecting with professionals in her field and aware of the latest spa and salon trends. “Attending a variety of trade shows and networking with my peers allows me to see the latest and greatest trends. Once those are identified, I then review the research to confirm that it provides results and if it fits our membership’s needs.”
For the members of St. Andrews Country Club, Dawn MacLellan is a true treasure. Her tireless efforts in ensuring that the right products and services are provided, that her staff is at the top of its game, and that the Salon & Spa is the best that it possibly can be establishes her as an expert in her field, and a valuable team member at St. Andrews Country Club. You’ll find far more than exceptional facilities and social programming at St. Andrews. You will uncover a peaceful, private and unpretentious lifestyle that is beaming with comfort and elegance. With the action of Boca Raton at your doorstep there is nothing you can’t have or do. St. Andrews Country Club, a resident-only private golf and country club, is located in sophisticated Boca Raton, Florida near world-class shops, superb dining, cultural attractions and gorgeous area beaches. Its distinctions include a “Distinguished Club of the World” and a “Top Ten Healthiest Clubs in America,” and its world-class amenities make life a permanent vacation. With only 730 families living in the private, low density community, the custom estate homes are all unique. To view currently available estate homes for sale click here.