Jaya Savannah has worked extensively in the mind, body, spirit sectors as a manager and solo practitioner, before becoming as a business coach and consultant for holistic-minded entrepreneurs in 2004. Many changes have occurred over the years since. Spa and holistic health services have outgrown the “sandals and candles” trappings of the new age movement and become relatively mainstream. Alternative health topics are presented in all major media. Consumer demand is still on the rise. Yet, many holistic professionals are still struggling because the requirements of “business as usual” often clash with holistic values. To break out of financial marginalization, practitioners must improve profitability while still being true to their mission. As a progressive thought leader and business coach with industry-specific experience, Jaya fills the gap. If your profession is holistic, shouldn’t your business strategy be too?
She works with clients one-on-one in her Inspirational Business® coaching program and has online courses available including Guru School™; Delicious Niches™; and Clients & Cash: Promote Your Practice in a Flash™.
Jaya is a speaker at industry events such as The International Esthetics, Cosmetics, and Spa Conferences (IECSC); The Day Spa Expo; and Mind Body Spirit Conference. She is a business coach for NAMASTA North American Studio Alliance members; Advisory Board Member for The Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance; and a former Advisory Board Member of The Day Spa Association (DSA.) She has been published in industry magazines that include Dermascope, NailPro, Open Exchange, and Yogi Business Times. She is also a Certified Life Coach.
Her ambitions to change the world don’t stop with business—Jaya has a soft spot for elephants. However, it wasn’t enough for her to support wild elephant conservation efforts through financial donations to her favorite charities, she was compelled to get up close and personal with the African elephants in Kenya. “Okay, so I was in a truck, well-protected by Samburu warriors with spears, but it was deeply moving to sit quietly amongst them in the wild. Also, meeting some of my elephant conservationist heroes really inspired me to see what else I could do to help.” After she returned home to Northern California, Jaya deepened her involvement by creating SacredElephants.com as an awareness raising platform for elephant related causes.