Beauty leaders launch business book Leading From the Heart

Published 08th Mar 2024 by Kezia Parkins

Joan Scott, chair of Habia, and 20 other international business professionals have compiled a book of stories that detail how to create a profitable enterprise by putting your people and relationships at the heart of your business. 

The leaders featured in Leading From The Heart primarily come from the service sectors (law, health and beauty, spas, hairdressing, cosmetics, financial services, hospitality) where exceptional interpersonal relationships equal success.

Those featured from the beauty industry include Samantha Sweet, co-founder of Sweet Squared, salon owners Clare Porter and Andrea Simpson, award-winning spa group manager Kay Pennington, and Dermalogica education manager Candice Gardner. 

The core theme of the book centres on consistent, enlightened and inspiring care for the team.

“I’m so proud of this book and the amazing team of 20 individuals who joined me to create the magic,” said Scott.

“‘Leading from the Heart’ outlines a people-focused approach to making a difference in your leadership. Hear from 21 leaders about how they lead, inspire and connect with their team. In this book, we share how to create a profitable enterprise by putting your people and relationships at the heart of your business.”

“ I believe that many many years ago, I was a poor leader and then I got an amazing mentor who helped me be better,” shared Sweet in an Instagram post.

“Leading From the Heart, is about journeys and experiences of leading within the beauty industry. I and a bunch of amazing industry legends share their stories.” 

As well as leadership the book also covers important topics such as management theory, diversity and empathy.

The book is available on Amazon.

Kezia Parkins

Kezia Parkins

Published 08th Mar 2024

Kezia Parkins is the deputy editor of Professional Beauty. She has a background in medical journalism and is also as trained nail tech. As such, she is particularly passionate about all thing nails, as well as the science behind beauty products and treatments. Contact her at [email protected]

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