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May 2018 Educational Program

15 May, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
225 Chester Ave. SE
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
MPI Georgia

MPI Georgia Chapter Attendance Policy: All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.

Are you an MPI Georgia member? Be sure to SIGN IN to your profile BEFORE registering for an event in order to get member pricing.

Session Information: 

Survival of the Fittest

Stress is like a weed in a garden. It must constantly be managed, so it does not choke the life out of us. In “Survival of The Fittest”, we will explore what’s actually behind all this stress we’re all dealing with on a daily basis.  We’ll discover ways to manage it through our principles of Physical, Mental and Spiritual Fitness. We will examine Wellness habits of the “Fittest”, and provide Five (5) practical techniques to improve Wellness and diminish Stress.

Come learn to manage the beast that plagues us all. Learn how to stop self-sabotaging your accomplishments, how to relinquish control when things feel out of control, and most importantly learn how to be more productive (even when you’re feeling burned out).

After experiencing “Survival of The Fittest”, you will walk away feeling restored, renewed and vibrantly ready to live your best life.

Speaker Information:

Marilyn Quist Coates

Marilyn Quist Coates
is the founder and CEO of 5pHifths Spa & Wellness, where she currently practices Clean & Clinical Skin Care and Wellness techniques for an exclusive clientele. Marilyn uses 5pHifths and her Good-Better-Best Wellness group, as her platforms to educate consumers and Wellness Enthusiasts about the importance of achieving and maintaining healthy skin & body balance. As she likes to say, “5pHifths is more than a Spa…it’s a Wellness Movement.”

Marilyn has dedicated her passion to the Spa industry for nearly 20 years. She is a Licensed Esthetician, Post Graduate Instructor, and Business Strategist. She has worked with several pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical industry giants, where she has spent many years training Physicians, Nurses and fellow Estheticians from around the globe.

You may be familiar with some companies she’s represented…just to name a few: ZO Skin Health® by Dr. Obagi, Allergan® Topical Aesthetics, Dermalogica®, CosMedix®, Jurlique® and most recently Beautycounter®.

As a 20-year Spa Veteran, Marilyn, has had many occasions to lend her professional experience to others; as she has delivered Desk-Sides to magazine Editors of such notable magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine™, Lucky Magazine & Good Housekeeping™ Magazine to name a few.

She’s also been invited to serve as a panelist and judge for various Spa and Wellness organizations like the “Allergan Aesthetician Leadership Forum” and “Skills USA”. Additionally, she’s been invited to be a featured and keynote speaker for events like: “Success In A Dress”, the “Good-Better-Best Women’s Conference & Retreat” and “InSpirit Truth Center’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration”.

Marilyn has inspired Aesthetic professionals globally and is now excited to share her years of experience with the everyday Spa Consumer and Wellness Enthusiast. Marilyn studied Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of Missouri.

She values the importance of continuing Education, and holds many advanced certifications including a post-graduate diploma from the International Dermal Institute.

Marilyn is a native of St. Louis, MO, but has called Georgia her home since 1989. She is married, has three grown children, and when she’s not “Spa-ing” or presenting to groups about Wellness; she loves to occupy herself with cooking, traveling and ballroom dancing.


10:30 am - 11:00 am: Member orientation
11:00 am - 11:45 am: Registration and Networking
11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Program


Before 5:00 PM on Friday, May 4, 2018
Early Bird MPI Georgia Member - $45
Early Bird MPI Georgia Non Member - $70

After 5:00 PM on Friday, May 4, 2018 thru 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018
MPI Georgia Member - $55
MPI Georgia Non Member - $80

Student Rates
MPI Georgia Student Member - $20
MPI Georgia Student Non Member - $30

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Please register before this time to ensure that we have space for you!

All cancellations must be received 48 business hours in advance in order to receive a refund.

Onsite Fees
Please note that MPI Georgia charges an additional $5 onsite fee for any registrations completed after the close of online pre-registration for the event.


If you need to cancel your registration a full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 10. After that time there will be no refunds. Please send cancellation notice to Additionally, registration fees may not be applied or transferred to future events.


If you have registered but are unable to attend the meeting, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge. Please send written notification of this change before 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 10 to After that time, substitutions will need to be made onsite.

Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

 Event  Venue
 caesarset_stacked_4c  Trees Atlanta


 A/V Support Sponsor
 Dennis Dean Catering  Projection Presentation Tech

Thank You to Our Exhibitors:

 Active Production & Design Columbia County CVB Logo 
 Foxhall Jekyll Island 
 Louisville Logo Medieval Times 

Thank You to Our Friend of the May Event:

Georgia Speakers Bureau

Special Thanks to Our Annual Sponsors:

ACVB  Photo Synthesis Studio 

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