Ladyburg is the inspiration of owner, master aesthetician, and aesthetic instructor Crystal Wellman. Within the cozy day-spa atmosphere, the crew at Ladyburg targets unsightly hair, age-indicators, and blemishes with clinical, results-oriented treatments performed with Image Skincare products and Radiancy Light & Heat Energy (LHE) technology. They help clients determine the most effective products for their skin by pairing initial consultations with a skin analysis, a tool that is useful in formulating custom treatments, such as clinical-grade facials, IPL treatments, chemical peels, and 3-D face paintings.
Ladyburg takes pride in keeping their services up-to-date with the latest in skincare technologies by continuously attending advanced-education seminars throughout the country. DermaSound, the spa's signature treatment, exfoliates up to 50% of clients' dead skin while boosting collagen and elastin production with ultrasonic and microcurrent energy. During advanced laser hair-reduction sessions, intense pulses of light and heat gently wash over unwanted bristles, breaking down follicles and leaving skin smoother than a seal-crooning Barry White. Traditional spa treatments, including waxing and mineral-makeup application, also make the list.
Before Comfort One Shoes' sole experts are allowed to fit a single shoe to a customer's foot, they must graduate from Comfort One University and undergo a mentorship process. It's only then that they can help shoppers find their desired footwear, whether it be lace-up Ziera boots, On running shoes with CloudTec technology, or Thierry Rabotin shoes, handmade without uncomfortable, rigid components. Alongside men's and women's footwear, the shop stocks an assortment of bags and accessories such as colorful iPhone cases from Triple C Designs that protect phone exteriors and conceal scratches from the last time you transformed into a werewolf.
Comfort One Shoes also seeks to better the world through creative philanthropic efforts, such as collecting 25,000 shoes for those without and offering their employees half their pay and time off to volunteer in the community. Perhaps such initiatives are part of the reason Comfort One Shoes earned the National Shoe Retailers Association’s Retailer of the Year Award in 2011.
In her quest to become a certified health coach, Barbara English attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studied under such heralded wellness experts as Drs. Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra. From them, she gleaned more than 100 dietary theories as well as an array of coaching and lifestyle management tactics. It's with this cache of knowledge that English now ushers clients toward healthier lifestyles at BE Your Perfection Outdoor Boot Camp.
Rather than taking a one-diet-fits-all approach, English tailors her health and fitness plans to each client's body, lifestyle, and goals. This she accomplishes holistically through the Integrative Nutrition Plate—a graphic representation of a "plate" that displays proper portion sizes. And because eating habits can be affected by outside factors, the plate is surrounded by the following labels: relationships, careers, spirituality, and physical activity. For physical activity, English—an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor—schedules outdoor boot camp classes that give people the strength to pick up a deer. For the rest, she works individually with clients to help them achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Great Play's myriad classes, activities, and programs operate with a single focus in mind: to spark kids’ passion for physical activity. Inside its interactive arena, the walls' projector screens, sensors, and directional sound system allow kids to "break bottles" and limbo on beaches during noncompetitive games and activities—all while boosting their motor and athletic skills. An upbeat staff monitors the arena's playing field and adheres to the SCORE training method, which teaches youngsters how to swing a baseball bat, bribe slam-dunk-competition judges, and trap a soccer ball by breaking each skill into a series of positively reinforced smaller steps.
The Great Play staff also hosts special events, tailoring birthday parties to birthday kids’ likings. Parents Night Out events, on the other hand, let caregivers drop off their children for a supervised evening of playing in the gym, feasting on pizza, and catching G-rated flicks on a 100-square-foot screen.
The president and founder of Nyman Consulting International, Helena Nyman, bears an impressive résumé: a Fortune 100 professional coach and leadership expert, a bestselling author, and a former coach for Olympic figure skaters—just to name a few. Her staff boasts similar accomplishments in leadership, business and otherwise. So it makes sense that when a worker bee wants something more, he or she seeks them for guidance. Courses such as Fast Track to the C-Suite for Women condense their expertise into a few workshops designed to shape new corporate leaders.