The Illuminati of Wellness

Mar 21, 2017

Okay, maybe Illuminati is a bit much but there has been a very successful, mysterious group called the Wellness Underground ticking away for three years. It has met each January in the happiest place on earth to bring together the greatest minds in the wellness industry.

THE WILD WEST OF WELLNESS

The wellness industry is a bit different than other industries in that we’ve had a strong set of leaders for so long, seemly without a succession plan. Who are the up and comers? How will we know them? Where is our industry going? I think we can all agree it isn’t there yet. And sadly, incessant infighting has been escalating. It’s the Wild West.

COMING TOGETHER TO SHARE INSIGHTS AND INNOVATE

Fortunately, there were four very insightful people who thought about this conundrum and offered a way for potential new leaders to get together and get to know each other. A byproduct of this workshop trilogy was been brainstorming which is leading to transitions within our industry. Mission accomplished! Some of the innovation and leadership that the Wellness Underground has spurred include:

  • GW4W.org - a global research, advocacy organization for women’s health
  • A new method to report wellness results to the C-Suite in a format that they can relate to - The Executive Dashboard
  • How to recruit fans, advocates, and evangelists, to further our wellness causes using their stories to make a difference (thanks to Brains on Fire-link)
  • Uncovered the next economy – the Transformative economy (from agricultural to industrial to service to experience and next to transformation)

FUEL YOUR MIND WITH BOOKS!

Even if you’ve not been in on it, you can still benefit. I think one of the best things it has done is asked all of these thought leaders to bring a favorite book to swap. Now we can see what is important to the leaders of the future of wellness. Check out the shopping checklist below and have a read, there is plenty of variety!

Books

Book List

 

Anne Marie Kirby

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Anne Marie Kirby is the CEO and co-founder of CoreHealth Technologies. Recognized as a leading female entrepreneur by national awards panels, Anne Marie has been at the forefront of health and wellness innovation -- leading the CoreHealth team in developing a sophisticated wellness technology that empowers the wellness innovators of tomorrow.

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Anne Marie Kirby

Written by Anne Marie Kirby

Anne-Marie Kirby is the Founder and CEO of CoreHealth Technologies. Recognized as a leading female entrepreneur by national awards panels, Anne Marie has been at the forefront of health and wellness innovation -- leading the team in developing sophisticated corporate wellness technology that empowers the wellness innovators of tomorrow.