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Dr. Singh

Sheetal Singh

Alliance Partner, HVS Executive Search

Dr. Sheetal Singh is an alliance partner with HVS Executive Search, heading its Organizational Development practice. With a strong background in organizational development and executive training, Dr. Singh specializes in Leadership Development, Change Management, Executive Coaching, Executive Onboarding, Succession Planning, and Employee Wellnes.

She also specializes in Retention Strategy. An award-winning researcher, corporate trainer, and coach, Dr. Singh is a Professor of Leadership and Change Management for the OMBA program at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, where she achieved her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Strategy. Dr. Singh has spent the last decade studying entrepreneurs, leadership, and emotional labor in hospitality firms and start-ups. Her research and organizational development work is motivated by her dedication to support individual & organizational performance and wellbeing.

She completed her undergraduate work in Commerce at Delhi University and in Hotel Administration from the Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi, India. Dr. Singh also earned a post-graduate diploma in Hotel Management from The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Delhi, India.

Prior to her doctoral endeavors, Dr. Singh spent over a decade in the hotel industry working with The Oberoi Group of Hotels & Resorts and the Carlson Group in various positions. These positions ranged from rooms department to food & beverage before transitioning into training & development. Dr. Singh has appeared as a featured speaker at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and continues to serve as a coach for its Leadership Development Program.

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Dr. Singh can be contacted at 202-330-7069 or ssingh@hvs.com

Coming up in July 2018...

Hotel Spa: Oasis Unplugged

The driving force in current hotel spa trends is the effort to manage unprecedented levels of stress experienced by their clients. Feeling increasingly overwhelmed by demanding careers and technology overload, people are craving places where they can go to momentarily escape the rigors of their daily lives. As a result, spas are positioning themselves as oases of unplugged human connection, where mindfulness and contemplation activities are becoming increasingly important. One leading hotel spa offers their clients the option to experience their treatments in total silence - no music, no talking, and no advice from the therapist - just pure unadulterated silence. Another leading hotel spa is working with a reputable medical clinic to develop a “digital detox” initiative, in which clients will be encouraged to unplug from their devices and engage in mindfulness activities to alleviate the stresses of excessive technology use. Similarly, other spas are counseling clients to resist allowing technology to monopolize their lives, and to engage in meditation and gratitude exercises in its place. The goal is to provide clients with a warm, inviting and tranquil sanctuary from the outside world, in addition to also providing genuine solutions for better sleep, proper nutrition, stress management and natural self-care. To accomplish this, some spas are incorporating a variety of new approaches - cryotherapy, Himalayan salt therapy and ayurveda treatments are becoming increasingly popular. Other spas are growing their own herbs and performing their treatments in lush outdoor gardens. Some spa therapists are being trained to assess a client's individual movement patterns to determine the most beneficial treatment specifically for them. The July issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these trends and developments and examine how some hotel spas are integrating them into their operations.