Global Wellness Summit

Global Wellness Summit
This podcast series from the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), which is the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.5 trillion global wellness economy, features in-depth and provocative interviews with wellness luminaries from around the globe, giving insight into the rapidly growing wellness industry. The thought-provoking podcasts feature a range of wellness leaders, from physicians, researchers and scientists, to fitness and fashion icons, to wellness tourism experts—even theologians and historians. The podcasts cover an array of topics, including new global wellness trends, mental wellness, the gut biome, and much more. Episodes are captured live at various GWS events, including the annual Summit and the Global Wellness Trends media event. The GWS Podcast Series is produced by the Global Wellness Summit, in association with S’Well Public Relations and Crate Media. The series is hosted by wellness communications expert Kim Marshall.

26. Starting with the Soul: How Businesses Can Empower People to be Healthier - with Tom Jones from Finn Partners
Apr 15 • 34 min
Tom Jones, senior partner of health & wellness at Finn Partners. talk about Finn’s new wellness collaborative, finding the soul behind your brand, and what an intergenerational approach to wellness moving forward might look like.
25. Wellness Innovation: Looking Forward to Global Wellness Summit 2020 - with Amir Alroy from Welltech1
Apr 8 • 29 min
Amir Alroy shares why Israel became such a hot bed for innovation and what wellness innovations we can expect from Israel in the near future.
24. Creating a Happy, Healthy, & Wealthy Future Where Everyone Can Live Beyond 100 - with Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi from Smart Group
Apr 3 • 34 min
Dr. Modi shares how he started his journey as a social entrepreneur, what life Beyond 100 might look like for all of us, and how his work relates to GWS’s ten wellness trends for 2020.
23. 2020 Global Wellness Trends: True Circadian Health, Energy Medicine, & Wellness Music - with Beth McGroarty from Global Wellness Institute
Mar 30 • 42 min
Beth McGroarty, VP, Research and Forecasting at the Global Wellness Institute, shares her thoughts on some of the 2020 Global Wellness Trends that she’s most excited about: True Circadian Health, J-Wellness, Energy Medicine, Wellness Music, and more.
22. One Health, One Wellness: Creating Globally Sustainable Lifestyles that Will Help Us Avoid the Next Coronavirus - with Victor Koo from Tianren Culture
Mar 18 • 28 min
Victor Koo, co-founder of Tianren Culture, explains what the “One Health, One Wellness” mission is and how we can avoid future viral outbreaks like coronavirus if we can change our excessive lifestyles and go back to a state of global equilibrium.
21. Embracing The Asian Century Worldwide - with Cathy Chon & Yoriko Soma
Jan 27 • 27 min
Yoriko Soma, a Japanese spa consultant, and Cathy Chon, an American expat marketing expert who’s spent the last 20 years in Hong Kong, help us answer that question in today’s episode. And along the way, we’ll find out how and why they put together such an…
20. Beauty Meets Wellness, Wellness Meets Inclusion - with Michael Bruggeman from Organic Male OM4 & haia
Jan 23 • 20 min
What role does beauty play in your sense of emotional well-being? How can the wellness industry help more people, inside and out, by nurturing inclusion? And what initiatives are being spearheaded by the Global Wellness Institute?
19. Faith: Why It’s Worth Investing In Financially, Emotionally, & Soulfully - with Martin Palmer from the Alliance of Religions and Conservation
Jan 20 • 31 min
How can Romance of the Three Kingdoms influence leadership? What is like working with the Royal Family? We’ll answer these and more with professor Martin Palmer, who literally brought the audience to tears during his keynote at the Summit.
18. Feel, Fuel, & Function: The Landmarks of Wellbeing - with Mia Kyricos from Hyatt Hotels
Jan 16 • 21 min
What were spas getting right 20 to 30 years ago that data is only validating now? How do you get the head of a publicly-traded company to listen to you when you’re brand new in your role? How does the art of the PIVOT help in a time of natural disasters…
17. Global Wellness By the Numbers - with Ophelia Yeung & Katherine Johnston from Global Wellness Institute
Jan 13 • 27 min
Research is a cornerstone of the Summit. The trends that are spotted each year go on to be major trends in the wellness industry worldwide, and the research done each year by the Global Wellness Institute is vital to our entire industry.
16. How Technology Has Redesigned You & Why That’s a Good Thing - with Liza Lichtinger from Future Design Station
Jan 9 • 24 min
Some people choose to view technology with a negative connotation, but for futurist and martial arts aficionado Liza Lichtinger, technology is a powerful aid that can help us live better lives with better purpose and with wellness at the center.
15. The Past, Present, & Future of Technogym - with Erica Alessandri from Technogym
Jan 6 • 23 min
Technogym is the world’s largest fitness equipment company, and this is an organization that takes wellness seriously. So seriously, in fact, that their headquarters in Cesena, Italy, is an entire wellness village. Technogym’s founder Nerio Alessandri is…
14. Pioneering Personalization in Luxury Cosmetics - with Rupert Schmid & Pierre-Louis Delapalme from Biologique Recherche
Jan 2 • 18 min
Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme are the two co-chairman of Biologique Recherche, an alluring cosmetic brand with an exclusive spot in many high-end spas — but what is the magic that makes their products so in demand?
13. Reconnecting With What’s Right: Goals, Presence, & Passion - with John Stanton & Robin Connelley from Chōsen
Dec 19, 2019 • 26 min
“Healer heal thyself” is a common trope in the healthcare industry. But what if today’s leaders had a way to tune up their bodies and minds in a life-changing location and reboot for the year ahead?
12. Contemplative Practice, Science, & Fashion: Redefining the Path to Wellbeing - with Jessica Jesse from BuDhaGirl
Dec 12, 2019 • 22 min
Jessica Jesse, Founder/CEO and Creative Director of BuDhaGirl, is a model of what we’re trying to nurture here at the Global Wellness Summit — industry thought leaders and company founders truly committed to holistic wellness, inside and out.
11. What Millennials Want: A Story, Authenticity, & Transparency - with Irene Forte from Rocco Forte Hotels & Irene Forte Skincare
Dec 9, 2019 • 22 min
Irene Forte is the wellness director for Rocco Forte Hotels, creator of the Irene Forte Skincare, and a total rockstar. Irene took the stage at Global Wellness Summit 2016 and she made it very clear that those who did not pay attention to the millennial…
10. Serving Others Through Wellness - with John Stewart from Kamalaya Koh Samui
Dec 5, 2019 • 22 min
Inspired by passion and created with insightful vision, the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa & Health Resort is an expression of two people’s life experiences and their desire to serve and inspire others. The story of Kamalaya began in 1982,…
9. Your Business Needs a Why - with Patricia Dwyer from The Purpose Business
Dec 2, 2019 • 24 min
What does it mean to put purpose at the heart of business? It’s a core topic of this year’s Summit, and none of our guests embody this spirit more than the irresistible Patricia Dwyer, Founder and Director of The Purpose Business.
8. Life 2.0: Your Adventure After 50 - with David Harry Stewart from AGEIST
Nov 25, 2019 • 30 min
AGEIST is a digital magazine brand that is redefining what it means to be over 50. Join us as award-winning photographer and Ageist founder David Harry Stewart shares stories that prove that the days of typical AARP messaging are behind us.
7. The Biggest Innovation in Skincare in 20 Years: CBD - with Stephen Letourneau from Cannuka
Nov 18, 2019 • 17 min
Stephen Letourneau is Head of Ideation at Cannuka, a pioneering CBD beauty and skincare brand out of Ohio that’s pushing to grow the Cannabis category in the Luxury Wellness Space.
6. Creating Luxurious Spa & Wellness Experiences - with Sammy Gharieni from Gharieni Group
Nov 14, 2019 • 26 min
Sammy Gharieni is a Global Wellness Summit veteran with 10 years of conferences under his belt. If you’re in the wellness industry, there’s a good chance you recognize his last name — because Gharieni Group is the Rolls Royce of spa equipment.
5. More Than Just Fun: Wellness, Sustainability, & Content in the Hospitality Industry - with Neil Jacobs from Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Nov 11, 2019 • 24 min
Neil Jacobs is the CEO of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, who are constantly re-setting the benchmark of quality in the hospitality industry. Their spaces merge the two platforms of wellness and sustainability to promote personal health and the health of…
4. Quantum Leadership - with Frederick Chavalit Tsao from OCTAVE Institute
Nov 7, 2019 • 24 min
Frederick Chavalit Tsao is the founder of the OCTAVE Institute, a curated well-being platform that fuses Eastern wisdom with Western science to support your journey to self clarity and well-being, as well as a co-author of Quantum Leadership: New…
3. Creating a World Where Sickness is a Choice - with Naveen Jain from Viome
Nov 4, 2019 • 27 min
There are 40 trillion microbes in your gut (that’s more than all of the humans on 5,000 earths, combined). They live inside our gut and they produce millions of genes — and, somehow, we’ve been not just ignoring them but waging a war against them for…
2. How to Avoid Jet Lag (and why everything you know about jet lag is wrong) - with Mickey Beyer-Clausen from Timeshifter
Oct 31, 2019 • 22 min
If you’ve ever travelled internationally, or even just across a few timezones, you’ve probably experienced jet lag… and you’ve probably been given advice for how to avoid it. But chances are, you’re being sold a false bill of goods.
1. The Origins of Global Wellness - with Susie Ellis from Global Wellness Institute
Oct 28, 2019 • 33 min
There’s really only one person we could talk to for the first episode of this show: Susie Ellis, Chairman/CEO of the Global Wellness Summit and the Global Wellness Institute. She was instrumental in creating the Global Wellness Summit, and her passion for…
Purpose at the Heart of Business - with Nancy Davis, Executive Director of the Global Wellness Summit
Oct 4, 2019 • 24 min
We’re excited to announce a new initiative as part of Global Wellness Summit 2019 — one that will help bring the message and mission of the Global Wellness Summit to a truly worldwide audience. In this inaugural episode, host and wellness communications…