Bob Boyd

Australia

Specialist | Workplace wellness

Wellness coach | Educator

President | National Wellness Institute, Australia

Co founder | Wellness Communication solutions and Wellness constructs 

OAM FACHPER LMQFHA SLC(NWI) MEnv &ComH BHMS DipPE CWP CWPD CWWS

​Bob has more than 40 years experience in personal and workplace wellness. He is a HBC exercise physiologist, a former state water polo representative and marathoner.

His journey in the wellness field began as the  Director of the Heart Beat Centre in Queensland. He prescribed and supervised individual lifestyle programs and developed award-winning Organizational Health Management Programs.

 

Bob extended to research and lecture (QUT, CQU and RMIT) in the wellness paradigm, delivered presentations, workshops, trainings and consulted to businesses, associations, government and communities.

A Ministerial appointment to the Queensland State Steering Committee on Health Promotion in the Workplace coincided with his involvement in early QUT Workplace Health Promotion projects. Workplace health and wellness promotion research and teaching led him to be a prime mover in the development and implementation of the QUT's staff wellness program and subsequently as the Director of its Wellness Matters program.

He is the inaugural international representative on the USA National Wellness Institute’s  board of directors, and was elected as the Founding President of the National Wellness Institute of Australia.

Bob utilises his experience as an accredited Workplace Wellness Director, Wellness Culture Coach and Wellness Coach Trainer and Lecturer in Corporate Wellness (RMIT Master of Wellness Program) to provide an education, consulting and mentoring service to Workplace Wellness Personnel.

 

Hubby Mathew

India

​Specialist | Community, Social and Environmental wellbeing | Social work | Women empowerment | Ethical tribal & rural development | Natural resources  management
Director, School of Social Work, Marian College, Kuttikanam

MA (Social Work), LLB, Phd

Committed to social work and wellbeing, for more than 40 years, Mathew has been providing care and support to socially excluded communities. His extensive and far reaching work has transformed lives of individuals, families, groups and communities in various contexts.

With a Masters degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, a PhD in Women empowerment and Natural resources management and a degree in Law, Mathew's areas of expertise include NGO management, fund raising, mobilising resources, donors and stakeholders rrelationship, project management, networking, monitoring and evaluation.

He been leading the activities of Peermade Development Society [PDS] as its Executive Director. Under his visionary leadership, PDS has become a role model in social work, has developed several scalable community lead models in livelihood, enterprise development, skill development, organic farming, rural technology promotion and Ayurveda.  He has formed alliances of PDS with UNESCO, EEC, and FAO. He represents PDS in various committees of the Indian Government.

He works with funding agencies like FAO, UNDP, UNESCO, NABARD, Federal Ministry for Economic Development Cooperation (BMZ, Germany), The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), GLS Foundation, Missio Austria, Botanical Garden Conservation International (BGCI) London.

He has implemented several CSR projects related to livelihood, income generation, housing, sanitation and watershed programmes supported by various organizations such as Tata Foundation (India) Frontier Foods & Flavorings (USA), Pernod Ricard (France), Positive Planet (France), Naturland,  GLS Foundation and Topqualitea (Germany).

On the board of Wellness Lifestyle Pvt Ltd
 

Jim Strohecker

USA

Wellness visionary | e-health pioneer| Wellness facilitator | Writer | Author | Editor | Publisher

 

Co-creator | Wellness Inventory

Co-founder | NPICenter.com

CEO and Co-founder | Healthworld Online

 

wellpeople.com

certifywellness.com

Jim, a wellness visionary and an e-health pioneer, with a passion for exploring the essence of wellness and stimulating the emergence of a global 'Culture of Wellbeing’,  has focussed for over 30 years on bringing  wellness principles from the world's great healing and wellbeing traditions into mainstream awareness.

He is the recipient of the Circle of Leadership Award from the National Wellness Institute for outstanding contributions to the field of wellness.

Jim’s HealthWorld Online is the world's first major online source for alternative health and wellness. His Wellness Inventory, a whole person wellbeing program and the Wellness Inventory Coach Certification Training are invaluable resources for personal and organisational wellness. The NPICenter.com is the first B2B Internet network of  natural products.

As founding Vice-President of Future Medicine Publishing, he served as Executive Editor of the influential work, Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. He co-authored five books, including Natural Healing for Depression: Solutions from the World's Great Health Traditions and Practitioners (Perigee). Healthy Update, an e-newsletter now in its 23rd year is published by Jim.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in cultural anthropology, his interests have taken him from National Geographic-funded archeological expeditions to Mayan ruins in the jungles of Yucatan, to three years of intensive study of yoga and meditation in India.  

Jim has served on numerous boards  including the the Board of Trustees of the American University of Complementary Medicine and the Institute of Natural Medicine, President's Advisory Council for Bastyr University well as the advisory boards of Nourish America, the National Workforce Health Economics Summit, and the Wellness Council of South Africa.

 

Dr Shri Kant Swami

India

MBBS. Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery | M.Phil. Hospital and  Health System Management | Healthcare facility management
Assessor NABH [National Accreditation Board for hospitals, Quality Council of India] | Director Medical Operations, Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai and  Jaipur

Shri Kant, a doctor in Conventional Western medicine has a specialisation in Hospital and Healthcare Operations Management. He has more than 25 years of diverse and rich experience from pre-opening and setting up hospitals, administrations and operations of large multi location super-speciality hospitals to delivering efficient and effective healthcare, with empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues.

 

Besides being there to check in daily with the patients, he connects with them as a person, reassuring as well as inspiring them to count and be grateful for the blessings in their lives, as it contribute to recovery, healing and above all, a sense of calm.

Emulating his father who is a doctor in Western Medicine and yet, well versed and rooted in the health wisdom traditions and culture of India, Shri Kant upholds a holistic perspective to health and wellbeing. He encourages one to take responsibility for self and family to cultivate healthy habits drawing from the wealth of knowledge and practices of authentic traditional health systems available to us.

 

Spiritual wellbeing with a sense of purpose he believes makes one resilient in the inevitable challenging circumstances. Shrikant advocates the need for an an integrated healthcare and the necessary paradigm shift  wherein  modern medicine and its interventions are sought where they are truly needed such as emergencies, surgeries, invasive and diagnostic procedures.

Shri Kant is an active contributor as Accessor on board the Hospital Accreditation for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals, under the aegis of the Quality council of India.  He lends his acumen to this role as well with equal commitment to raise the bar of healthcare standards through the country and continue to maintain the prescribed standards.

Sneha Rai

India

MS.  Food Science, Nutrition, Dietetics 

Nutrition coach Author and writer

Specialist - Holistic and Functional Nutrition | Nutrition perspectives of Ayurveda, CAM and their application

 

 

Sneha has synthesised  an approach to nutrition that is more intuitive and practical, drawing from her exposure to various healing traditions combined with her academic background of scientific validation. She is an advocate for embracing the living wisdom of traditional and regional cuisine and not for generalised global perspective or trends of nutrition.

Sneha has more than 12 years of diverse experience in Holistic Nutrition, a Master’s degree in Food science from the University of Queensland and a post graduation in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has also studied Ayurveda nutrition and Ayurveda inspired cooking. Besides a published research paper she has also authored a  book on Nutrition.

With a clientele from across the globe, she appreciates the interplay of biochemical individuality, environment and local traditions in achieving and sustaining wellbeing. Her experience extends from integrated wellness retreats to fitness centers, corporates to football federation.

Sneha has the knack for simplifying complex concepts and information that makes her Nutrition coaching enjoyable. She helps one to understand the principles of personal nutrition to make learned choices.  She shifts the power to the individual who is no longer shackled by restricting diet charts or dependent on perpetual handholding.

Sneha’s nutritional expertise include Detoxification, Endocrine health, Lifestyle disorders management, Weight management,  Healthy body composition,
Therapeutic and corrective nutrition and prescribing food as medicine