How it started
I’ve set up Kocoon Spa, an award winning spa and wellness center, and have been running it for almost a decade, working with inspiring practitioners from around the world to host numerous workshops in beauty, health, wellness, and healing art.
Building everything without going through a franchise system, also means learning everything by doing it, and creating everything from scratch. We started with zero client in the list, I drafted all the operations, administration, and marketing material, recruited the team, researched suppliers, and service providers.
I had so much pressure, I worked hard while neglecting health and self-care. As a consequence, I started to suffer from stress-related chronic illnesses.
After spending a night in the emergency room and realizing how much my body had deteriorated, I decided to make changes. I binged on business and personal development resources. I experimented all the strategies I read about, to organize my work and personal life. I also received the help and guidance of an amazing coach.
Gradually, I became aware that leading a business successfully demands to consistently work on oneself, on our mind, body, and soul. Because when you're healthy and in the right mindset, you become resourceful and inspired.
Today, clients need to reserve a few days in advance to get a treatment at Kocoon Spa. It was featured in Vogue, Luxe City Guide, Louis Vuitton City Guide and it’s David Beckham’s favorite in the city! The icing on the cake is that it was awarded Best Spa of the capital for the past 3 years and shortlisted nomination for Best Day Spa by Asia Spa Awards.
If you are looking to set up, promote, or streamline your business, I’d love to work with you!
Helping people feel empowered to launch and grow their business, and having them accomplish that with pleasure and confidence, makes me so proud and drives everything I do.
Have I mentioned that now I live in Istanbul, the spa business is in Beijing, and I’m French born in Japan?
Update February 22, 2019: I gave birth to a baby boy in December, and his name is Akira, meaning the sunlight and moonlight in Japanese. In order to be fully present for our new extended family, I recently transferred Kocoon Spa to a new owner, and I will take the time this year to develop my skills, and also build my first digital signature course. Stay tuned!
Here's 4 things most people don't know...
1- I became obsessed with vibrational sound therapy about two years ago (this was the only thing that seemed to relieve my debilitating neck aches!), and I joined professional trainings in France and Switzerland with world renowned teachers and psychiatrists.
2- For the same reason, I have started learning to play the harp, and I plan to study clinical harp therapy in the future.
3- I’m a tea geek, and was interviewed about tea by Asia Spa Magazine.
4- My favorite daily ritual is “mindful coffee” time in the morning just after meditation, where I mindfully sip my coffee while journaling. (Full disclosure: Since I became a mom, this has not happened for a while…but that’s OK! I replaced it with singing and chit-chat with my baby.)