Sharon Otaguro has spent her career finding, mentoring and driving successful talent through her energetic economics philosophy. She believes in driving success through personal growth and optimization to create financial and business success.
Sharon created her self-identity as the typical "Tiger Mom" overachiever. Graduating from college early, she dove into a career in sales and banking, insurance, and finally spa operations.
Starting off as a locker attendant, she quickly rose through the ranks and was tapped for a Spa Manager role for Mandara Spas in Hawaii, where she led the opening team on the ground at the Wailea Marriott resort on Maui. From there, she followed her mentor into LXR, Luxury Hotels and Resorts, where she opened and renovated luxury properties under Blackstone and the well-known Golden Door Spa brand. This is where her passion for wellness and destination spa programming was born.
What followed was a successful career in luxury spa operations through Florida, Jamaica, Fiji and the Hawaii region, with a 7 year stint as the Spa Director for the Grand Wailea's Spa Grande, the largest spa in the Hilton hotel Americas' chain. The Graind Wailea solidified Sharon's love of cultural and authentic travel, working with Kahu Lyons Naone to deepen cultural rituals within the spa programming.
Sharon was then recruited to be the Wellness Director for a new startup brand with Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego, in Carefree, Arizona. She packed up her family of 9 and crossed the ocean to explore this new paradigm in wellness tourism.
This is when personal and professional trauma happened, and Sharon knew it was time to be brave, and that there was a deep need for healing, mentorship and support for the wider wellness leadership community.
Her commitment to your success will allow her to dig deep and uncover your full potential so you can reach your goals. Iluna A'e.