Photo courtesy of Rachel Hanon Photography.
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7 Sessions and Panels You’ll Want to Add to Your WELL Summit 2018 Schedule

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With WELL Summit approaching nearly as fast as sweater-weather, it’s time to get a little more familiar with the incredible lineup of expert sessions and panels we’ve curated for October 5 & 6. It’s more than just a weekend—WELL Summit brings together thought leaders in the wellness industry to give a unique, 360-perspective of wellness, from healthy beauty and nutrition to how to build your wellness business. Here are eight sessions and panels you’ll want to add to your WELL Summit schedule ASAP.

Liz Plosser, editor in chief of Women’s Health Magazine.


1. The Art of the Healthy Hustle: How Wellness Luminaries Stay Healthy, Strong and Sane As They Build Brands That Are Changing The World, Presented By Women’s Health Magazine and hosted by EIC Liz Plosser

Liz Plosser is the editor-in-chief of Women’s Health magazine. She has been in the wellness industry for 15 years. Previously, she oversaw digital strategy as SVP of Content at the digital wellness and lifestyle brand Well+Good. Prior to that, she was the Senior Director of Content & Communications at SoulCycle. She is the former Deputy Editor of SELF, and before that she helped earn Cosmopolitan its first-ever national magazine award at the helm of the global brand’s health.


Amy Ziff, Kelly Love, Sarah Villafranco and Jeannie Jarnot.

2. Panel: Clean Your Daily Routine with Amy Ziff of Made Safe, Sarah Villafranco of Osmia Organics and Kelly Love of Branch Basics, moderated by Jeannie Jarnot of Beauty Heroes

The average woman uses 12 products containing 168 unique ingredients EVERY DAY. From beauty products to cleaning products, do you know what’s in your daily routine? Our expert panel of healthy beauty and lifestyle experts will help you to decipher what ingredients are safe for your daily use and which ingredients you need to ditch, plus they’ll help you choose healthier, safer products for your family moving forward.



Vanessa Feils, meditation guru, life and career coach.

3. Demystifying Meditation 101, with Vanessa Feils

Do you desire a meditation practice, but have some underlying belief that you’re bad at it? Like… you couldn’t possibly quiet your mind long enough to gain any benefit or you think you need to be of some spiritual enlightenment to even try? In this breakout session with Meditation Guide, Vanessa Feils, you will be led through a brief teaching, to better understand the philosophy of how truly connecting with yourself through meditation unravels the magic that already lives inside of you. You will then be guided on a meditation journey to experience connecting to yourself deeply. The intention of the session is to activate you into your true power, leaving you not only with your own personal tools, but a deep confidence that you can continue to advance your practice on your own.


Vanessa Linsey Gobes, meditation and mindfulness teacher.

4. Getting Out of Your Head: How Better Communication Can Deepen Your Relationships, with Vanessa Linsey Gobes

The path to personal sovereignty begins by cutting the emotional cords that tether us to expectations, limitations and complications often bestowed to us by our parents. Are you ready to be free of old thought patterns that mess with your relationships now? Let’s workshop. Vanessa Linsey shares stories and practical tools that will help you grow into your own power, and take the reins of how you communicate to deepen your relationships and find freedom. You’ll leave with insight on your limiting beliefs, and step-by-step Mindful Communication skills.


Izzy Sapien, Ksenia Avdulova, Lindsay Patton-Carson and Jay Weeks.

5. Digital Marketing Strategies for Your Wellness Business, with Izzy Sapien of Ritual Rebellion, Ksenia Avdulova of Woke & Wired and Lindsay Patton-Carson of Piperwai, moderated by Jay Weeks of WELL Summit

Using their combined expertise across digital mediums, our panelists are ready and willing to answer your specific tactical questions on how to use social media, e-newsletters and other online platforms to grow your wellness business to success. Bring your pressing questions and get ready to take notes, as these experts will provide tangible takeaways for you to use ASAP.

Allison Knott, MS, RDN, CSSD, sports dietician and nutrition consultant.

6. Nutrition for the Everyday Athlete, with Allison Knott

Who are the Everyday Athletes? They’re running races, going to HIIT classes and boutique fitness studios—and they’re attending the WELL Summit. The everyday athlete is focused on health and wellness, and on challenging themselves in the gym and on the street. You’ll walk away with an understanding of the basics of sports nutrition for the everyday athlete. Add in a cooking demo with Allison’s tips on fueling before, during and after a workout, and this is a session you won’t want to miss!

Tina Bou-Saba and Robin Li.

7. Panel: Women Investing in Wellness, featuring Tina Bou-Saba and Robin Li

Are you looking to grow your wellness business with outside investment? Featuring powerhouse female investors, this panel will help you to navigate the world of funding, giving you an inside peek into what investors look for when partnering with wellness companies.






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About The Author

Nicolle Mackinnon

Nicolle Mackinnon

Stemming from her personal journey to treat her celiac disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Nicolle serves as a writer and editor for several leading publications helping women understand how important, stylish and fun it is to commit to clean beauty. By way of her contributions to No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and numerous beauty brands' blogs, websites and social media, Nicolle has become a trusted voice on the correlation between health and beauty. Follow her journey on Instagram and connect with her via nicollemackinnon.com.

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