Jean Kolb joined Kohler Co. at a young age and spent the majority of her career working for the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world. She held a variety of leadership positions and was instrumental in the opening of the renowned Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin.
She held the position of Director of Wellness for twenty years leading the planning, development and operations of multiple Kohler Waters Spa locations. In addition, Jean oversaw the Sports Core Health and Racquet Club, a 5,000 member health club and a yoga studio, Yoga on the Lake.
Jean was instrumental in the hiring, development and success of over 250 associates. Jean exemplifies high quality standards and customer service in her work.
In 2012, the Kohler Waters Spa achieved the highest industry award as one of 48 designated Forbes Five Star Spas in the world. While at Kohler, she shared her leadership knowledge through coaching high potential executives through the Kohler Co. Leadership NXT Program for the development of future leaders.
Jean served as Chairman of the International Spa Association and held a seat on the Board of Directors for eight years. Jean served on the Board of Directors of the Wellness Council of Wisconsin, a division of WELCOA in 2014-2015. Jean continues to serve on the Nominations and Speaker Task Force committee for the International Spa Association.
Over her career Jean has developed a passion for both leadership and wellness and believes both are critical to success. With her expertise in the Hospitality industry and as a leader in business, Jean joined Hutchinson Consulting in 2018 recruiting top leaders in the spa and hospitality field.
Jean “officially” retired in May 2021, however, she enjoys offering her professional expertise to other organizations through strategic visioning and high level leadership development. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing at Lakeland College of Wisconsin.
Jean and her husband, Dan reside in Kohler, Wisconsin. They have two grown sons with empowered, awesome women and five grandchildren which are their ultimate joy.