Meet the Spa Director Behind This Relaxing Destination
Written By: Kelly Emmer
Photographed By: Jane Chouteau Miramonte Indian Wells
Expert: Stephanie Granik
Credentials: Spa Director, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Q: Are you a born and raised local?
Stephanie Granik: I was born and raised in Palm Desert. We live in paradise here and I am blessed to raise my children here with my amazing family around me.
Q: Has a career as a spa director always been your career of choice? If not, what made you want to move into this career?
SG: I was in property management for a very long time, but knew I wanted to be a part of an industry where I could make an inspiring difference in the lives of others. I have been a part of the wellness industry for 12 years now and I love that every day I still get up so excited and am passionate about what I do. I am inspired daily and get the opportunity to inspire those around me as well.
Q: What motivates you to come to work every morning? Are there a variety of inspirations?
SG: Cherish each day…and live life to its fullest. Mind over matter and positivity is everything in life. My children are my inspiration, and anytime we can give back to the community or a family in need in any way, we do. The smallest random act of kindness can move mountains for a family or individual, as we never know what they are going through. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of life, as we are all human, yet we all have so much to be beyond grateful for. I wake every day with gratitude regardless of what is ahead.
Q: If you had to sum up what beauty meant to you personally, what would you say?
SG: Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin and knowing who you are. I love that in this industry we get to touch the lives of a human every single day. Everyone is going through something, so I feel very humbled to work in an industry where we can truly change their entire day through an amazing spa treatment, a spiritual yoga practice or sage burning ritual, and a warm, big smile.
Q: Who are your role models?
SG: Definitely my family. It is so nice everyone lives so close and we can spend time with and support one another in our endeavors.
Q: Finish this sentence. You aren’t a true Greater Palm Springs local until you…
SG: Take a moment to breathe in our fresh air, enjoy our gorgeous hiking trails, and indulge in anything that brings out inner peace, happiness, and relaxation during your visit to sunny Palm Springs.
Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Get to Know Spa Director Stephanie Granik, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa