GET SPA BUSINESS
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital editions of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines and the FREE weekly Spa Business and Spa Business insider ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
News   Features   Video    Products   Magazine   Handbook   Email sign up   Advertise  
NEWS
GWI appoints innovation specialist, John Kao, to advisory board
POSTED 19 Aug 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
Kao has served as an advisor on innovation strategy and execution for public and private sector leaders, including the governments of Finland, Singapore and the US Credit: GWI
"John was a keynote at the 2012 Summit, and his talk made a huge impression on delegates"
– Susie Ellis
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has announced the appointment of John Kao, MD, best-selling author on innovation and enterprise transformation, to its advisory board.

As a board member, Kao will work with the GWI on its PositivelyWell Initiative to “Reset the World with Wellness” and to extend the impact of the organisation’s five pillars – Research, Initiatives, Roundtable Discussions, WellnessEvidence.com and The Wellness Moonshot.

Kao specialises in innovation and enterprise transformation and has a Philosophy BA and MD, with a speciality in psychiatry, from Yale, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he went on to serve as a professor specialising in enterprise creativity for 14 years.

He has served as an advisor on innovation strategy and execution for public and private sector leaders, including the governments of Finland, Singapore and the US; the Clinton Global Initiative; and firms like Nike and Intel.

In addition, he’s authored numerous books, including the best-selling Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, has been featured in The New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and is also a regular contributor to Forbes.com.

Kao is also past chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovation Council.

“John was a keynote at the 2012 Summit, and his talk made a huge impression on delegates,” said Susie Ellis, GWI chair and CEO.

“He was instrumental in inspiring the audience to expand/extend education and research on the wellness economy into industries that hadn’t previously been thought of as being under the ‘wellness’ umbrella, such as real estate and technology.”

Kao joins existing GWI board members including Richard Carmona, MD, chief of health innovation, Canyon Ranch and 17th surgeon general of the US; Sue Harmsworth MBE, founder of ESPA International; and Dr Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer, Cleveland Clinic.

“Wellness is one of those ‘suitcase’ words that needs unpacking,” said Kao, “I believe we’ll come to see wellness as fundamental, rather than a ‘nice-to-have,’ and the GWI plays a unique role in leading this paradigm shift.

“I couldn’t be happier to contribute by bringing my diverse background – including innovation, medicine, psychiatry, education, non-Western wellness and media – to the table.”
Sign up here to get the Spa Business and Spa Business insider weekly ezines and every issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
GWI Q&A: Canyon Ranch’s Nicola Finley talks inequality and the black community’s concept of wellness


Dr Nicola Finley, doctor and integrative medicine practitioner at Canyon Ranch, Tucson, spoke with GWI’s VP of research and forecasting, Beth McGroarty, for the latest instalment of the PositivelyWell Q&A series.
Global Wellness Institute joins Vatican's COVID-19 Commission working group


The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has joined a working group within the Vatican's COVID-19 Commission.
MORE NEWS
Elemis and Gharieni will debut in Ireland at Johnstown Estate spa following €3.5m revamp
Luxury Irish spa resort, The Johnstown Estate, in County Meath, has invested €3.5m (US$4.13m, £3.18m) in creating a new spa nearly twice the size of its previous facility, scheduled to launch early November 2020.
Frontline Summit 2020: 'The world’s largest gathering of people-powered businesses'
Customer experience software developer, AskNicely, has announced it will host a new virtual event called the Frontline Experience Summit.
Northern Irish day spa concept launches, powered by ethnobotanicals
Independent spa consultant, Orla Gallagher, and health promoter, Ciara Loughran, have collaborated to produce a new luxury Northern Irish spa concept and product house, named Le Jardin.
Largest ever global touch study reveals 54 per cent of people feel touch-hungry
In a COVID-19 era, human touch and physical connection are being restricted like never before, but results from the world’s largest global touch study show that 54 per cent of people felt they had too little touch in their lives, even before the pandemic.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
+ More jobs  

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

ResortSuite’s app lets guests control their own wellness itinerary
“The future has always been tech-based, but COVID-19 will drive this trend from a nice-to- have to a must-have,” claims Frank Pitsikalis, founder and CEO of hospitality management software system ResortSuite. [more...]

VOYA unveils new seasonal offering inspired by human connection
Due to the pandemic, many human connections and experiences have been lost and organic marine product house, VOYA, has sought to find ways to bring those vital connections back with its new seasonal offering. [more...]
COMPANY PROFILES
Art of Cryo

artofcryo.com offers a wide range of treatment solutions for whole-body cryo. [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

ResortSuite mobile: give your guests unlimited access to your resort
ResortSuite mobile. Deploy your own fully branded app. Give your guests unlimited access to your resort with real time booking capabilities, dining reservations, itineraries, member profiles and more... Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

19-21 Oct 2020

Beautyworld Japan West

INTEX Osaka, Osaka, Japan
20-21 Oct 2020

The Wellness Experience

Online, United States
+ More diary  
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
SPA BUSINESS
SPA OPPORTUNITIES
SPA BUSINESS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020
News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
GWI appoints innovation specialist, John Kao, to advisory board
POSTED 19 Aug 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
Kao has served as an advisor on innovation strategy and execution for public and private sector leaders, including the governments of Finland, Singapore and the US Credit: GWI
John was a keynote at the 2012 Summit, and his talk made a huge impression on delegates
– Susie Ellis
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has announced the appointment of John Kao, MD, best-selling author on innovation and enterprise transformation, to its advisory board.

As a board member, Kao will work with the GWI on its PositivelyWell Initiative to “Reset the World with Wellness” and to extend the impact of the organisation’s five pillars – Research, Initiatives, Roundtable Discussions, WellnessEvidence.com and The Wellness Moonshot.

Kao specialises in innovation and enterprise transformation and has a Philosophy BA and MD, with a speciality in psychiatry, from Yale, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he went on to serve as a professor specialising in enterprise creativity for 14 years.

He has served as an advisor on innovation strategy and execution for public and private sector leaders, including the governments of Finland, Singapore and the US; the Clinton Global Initiative; and firms like Nike and Intel.

In addition, he’s authored numerous books, including the best-selling Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, has been featured in The New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and is also a regular contributor to Forbes.com.

Kao is also past chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovation Council.

“John was a keynote at the 2012 Summit, and his talk made a huge impression on delegates,” said Susie Ellis, GWI chair and CEO.

“He was instrumental in inspiring the audience to expand/extend education and research on the wellness economy into industries that hadn’t previously been thought of as being under the ‘wellness’ umbrella, such as real estate and technology.”

Kao joins existing GWI board members including Richard Carmona, MD, chief of health innovation, Canyon Ranch and 17th surgeon general of the US; Sue Harmsworth MBE, founder of ESPA International; and Dr Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer, Cleveland Clinic.

“Wellness is one of those ‘suitcase’ words that needs unpacking,” said Kao, “I believe we’ll come to see wellness as fundamental, rather than a ‘nice-to-have,’ and the GWI plays a unique role in leading this paradigm shift.

“I couldn’t be happier to contribute by bringing my diverse background – including innovation, medicine, psychiatry, education, non-Western wellness and media – to the table.”
Sign up here to get the Spa Business and Spa Business insider weekly ezines and every issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
GWI Q&A: Canyon Ranch’s Nicola Finley talks inequality and the black community’s concept of wellness


Dr Nicola Finley, doctor and integrative medicine practitioner at Canyon Ranch, Tucson, spoke with GWI’s VP of research and forecasting, Beth McGroarty, for the latest instalment of the PositivelyWell Q&A series.
Global Wellness Institute joins Vatican's COVID-19 Commission working group


The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has joined a working group within the Vatican's COVID-19 Commission.
MORE NEWS
Elemis and Gharieni will debut in Ireland at Johnstown Estate spa following €3.5m revamp
Luxury Irish spa resort, The Johnstown Estate, in County Meath, has invested €3.5m (US$4.13m, £3.18m) in creating a new spa nearly twice the size of its previous facility, scheduled to launch early November 2020.
Frontline Summit 2020: 'The world’s largest gathering of people-powered businesses'
Customer experience software developer, AskNicely, has announced it will host a new virtual event called the Frontline Experience Summit.
Northern Irish day spa concept launches, powered by ethnobotanicals
Independent spa consultant, Orla Gallagher, and health promoter, Ciara Loughran, have collaborated to produce a new luxury Northern Irish spa concept and product house, named Le Jardin.
Largest ever global touch study reveals 54 per cent of people feel touch-hungry
In a COVID-19 era, human touch and physical connection are being restricted like never before, but results from the world’s largest global touch study show that 54 per cent of people felt they had too little touch in their lives, even before the pandemic.
ISM Spa launches new spa concept with signature journey inspired by the five elements
Spa management company, ISM Spa, has introduced a new spa and wellness concept named R+R Wellness, at the Grand Hyatt Nashville.
Little Kulala to launch holistic desert retreat in the Namib Desert wilderness reserve
Currently undergoing a thorough refurbishment, Little Kulala, Wilderness Safaris’ acclaimed desert retreat in Namibia’s Sossusvlei area, is creating a new holistic health and wellness retreat in the heart of the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve.
+ More news   
 
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

ResortSuite’s app lets guests control their own wellness itinerary
“The future has always been tech-based, but COVID-19 will drive this trend from a nice-to- have to a must-have,” claims Frank Pitsikalis, founder and CEO of hospitality management software system ResortSuite. [more...]

VOYA unveils new seasonal offering inspired by human connection
Due to the pandemic, many human connections and experiences have been lost and organic marine product house, VOYA, has sought to find ways to bring those vital connections back with its new seasonal offering. [more...]
COMPANY PROFILES
Art of Cryo

artofcryo.com offers a wide range of treatment solutions for whole-body cryo. [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

ResortSuite mobile: give your guests unlimited access to your resort
ResortSuite mobile. Deploy your own fully branded app. Give your guests unlimited access to your resort with real time booking capabilities, dining reservations, itineraries, member profiles and more... Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

19-21 Oct 2020

Beautyworld Japan West

INTEX Osaka, Osaka, Japan
20-21 Oct 2020

The Wellness Experience

Online, United States
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS