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In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Gael Wood.
Gael is a massage and spa professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry. She graduated from massage school at the age of 19 and then went on to open her very own day spa and therapeutic massage center in 2003, which she ran for 6 years.
In 2013, Gael launched her first online business, which she managed along with her career as a Massage Therapist. As the online businesses began to take off, she made the decision to retire from the hands-on massage work in 2016 and concentrate on using her extensive knowledge and experience to create tailored training and coaching materials and courses for estheticians, massage and spa professionals.
Gael is the co-host and co-founder of the Global Wellness Professionals Marketing Summits and The Work Freedom Summit. She was honored to be inducted into the World Massage Hall of Fame and featured as a Massage Magazine All-Star in 2019.
Since giving up hands-on massage work and concentrating on her online businesses, Gael has been prolific with her creativity. To date, she has created over 60 successful online courses, launched popular Massage and Spa Marketing Content Clubs, written and self-published more than 15 eBooks and created a library of invaluable resources for massage, beauty and spa professionals such as the popular Massage and Spa Resource Bundles.
Gael has always been fascinated by Feng Shui and this led her to study with the International Feng Shui School. In 2019 she gained certification in Feng Shui, enabling her to carry out consultations as another part of her business.
She has since trained in Life and Business Coaching through The Rebel Millionaire Coach Certification Program and successfully completed her training in 2021.
Most recently, Gael has created the ELEVATE Mastermind, which is a program for people who want to learn about adding an online business to their income streams or segue into online business. She currently runs a low-cost subscription program alongside this called The Monthly Challenge Club for Entrepreneurs and she teaches online business strategy through The Elevate Mastermind.
Gael is happiest when she is in creator mode, finding new ideas for courses, marketing content, and books. She is constantly inspired to create more courses and materials - and continues to launch new ideas. She loves to educate herself and discover new ideas, learning as much as she can through reading books, online research, and studying online classes, and programs to boost her knowledge.
Her number one wish is that what she does can inspire other people, and she aims to help as many people as she can to thrive with her courses, books and programs.
Gael lives in Boone, North Carolina with her husband Dave and son Santino who she has been homeschooling since March 2020. She also has an older daughter, Grace.
To find out more about Gael or to purchase her book, check out her website at www.elevatewithgael.com.