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Following a life-long calling toward wellness, Debra Koerner is a natural fit to lead the Destination Spa Group (DSG). The DSG is composed of 22 of the world's leading Destination Spas, all of which offer a complementary balance of fitness, healthy cuisine, life-enhancing programs and relaxing spa services. Koerner is the Executive Director for the DSG as well as a published author and natural health & wellness expert.
Based in Delray Beach, Florida, Koerner is also co-owner of imassage, Inc., an education and consulting company dedicated to helping massage therapists extend their careers. Her text book Success from the Start, will be used as part of the business curriculum in massage schools, and will be released fall of 2012.
Koerner began her career in the often-turbulent waters of the corporate world. She previously held top marketing positions in television and sports, and led the customer experience for a Fortune 250 company. Her customer experience leadership helped guide more than 700 corporate and franchise stores to high levels of customer satisfaction and increased profits.
With an enthusiasm for health that is contagious: Koerner has become a popular speaker within the wellness industry and has been quoted in major publications including Woman's Day, Reuters, Newsweek, Skin Inc., American Spa, Massage Magazine and others. A seasoned workshop leader, Koerner has a wide array of business knowledge, including expertise in strategy development, customer satisfaction assessment, training design and large-scale event planning.
In her spare time, Koerner enjoys walking, yoga, drinking green smoothies and "Facebooking" with her two adult children Kellen and Tori. One of her favorite quotes is, "If you don't ask, the answer is always no."
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