Join Industry Leaders for a Global Wellness Summit
Wellness Master Class

The GWS Wellness Master Class is an extraordinary opportunity to gain new insights and information about leading in a time of crisis—and learn practical solutions on how to manage effectively in these challenging times. You can RSVP for the next Master Class and watch recordings below.


Wellness Master Class Topics


Catherine Feliciano-Chon: “Learning from Resilient Brands”

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 27

As founder and managing partner of CatchOn – A Finn Partners Company, Cathy Chon has consulted with countless luxury, hospitality and retail brands worldwide in her diverse 30-year career. In this illuminating GWS Wellness Master Class, she will share the qualities of resilient brands that help them thrive in the midst of crisis and adversity—and the lessons we can apply to our own businesses and practices. Cathy is a highly sought-after speaker known for her provocative insights on industry trends.



Kenneth R. Pelletier, MD: “From Self-Quarantine to Self-Immunization”

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 20

Dr. Ken Pelletier, a renowned integrative medicine pioneer and clinical professor of medicine, knows the science behind boosting your immune system. In the Global Wellness Summit’s eighth Master Class, he shared practical ideas about how to “self-immunize” with proven wellness practices—and explained how your choices and behaviors can change your genes and create optimum health and longevity. A best-selling author, Dr. Pelletier is clinical professor of medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine and is chairman of the American Health Association.



Dr. Richard Carmona: “Coronavirus: from Prevention to Recovery–What You Need to Know”

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 13

Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Chief of Health Innovation, Canyon Ranch, will lead the Global Wellness Summit’s seventh Master Class, “Coronavirus: from Prevention to Recovery–What You Need to Know.” Dr. Carmona, who received the Summit’s first “Leader in Social Impact” award, is an acclaimed advocate for disease prevention, and for access to health services for the underserved. In this illuminating Master Class, Dr. Carmona will help attendees understand the real science behind COVID-19 – and separate fact from fiction.



John Wood & Amy Powell: Turning Adversity Into Action: Operation Mask-Lift

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 6

John Wood and Amy Powell, founders of Operation Mask-lift, a global movement to deliver life-saving masks to tens of thousands of frontline health care workers, will conduct the Summit’s sixth Master Class, “Turning Adversity into Action: Operation Mask-lift.” John, author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, is also founder of the nonprofit  Room to Read, which is focused on literacy and gender equality in education. He was a keynote speaker at the 2019 Global Wellness Summit.



Sue Harmsworth: Spas & Wellness in the Time of Global Crisis

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, April 29

Sue Harmsworth, a leading spa and wellness expert, will conduct the Summit’s fifth Wellness Master Class, “Spas & Wellness in the Time of Global Crisis.” Harmsworth is also renowned for founding the legendary global ESPA brand and was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her services to the spa and beauty industry. She will discuss what lies ahead in the spa and wellness industry.



Anna Bjurstam: Creativity in the Time of a Global Crisis

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, April 22

The “Creativity in the Time of a Global Crisis” Wellness Master Class was led by Wellness Pioneer Anna Bjurstam. During this uplifting discussion, Anna explores why creativity matters more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic–and how new challenges inspire ideas that will help the wellness industry flourish.



Martin Palmer: Faith in the Time of a Global Crisis

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, April 15

In this inspiring Wellness Master Class, Martin Palmer, theologian, author, broadcaster and environmentalist, reminds us that during a global crisis, faiths and beliefs can improve our world and help us prepare for the changes that lie ahead. Palmer explains why science and faith need to co-exist and gives concrete examples of the lessons faith can teach us during a global pandemic. Martin is a regular contributor to the BBC on religious and ethical issues, and as president of FaithInvest, he helps faiths of all types move their investments into programs that align with their values.



Danny Friedland: Leading Consciously in Times of Stress

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, April 8

In the Global Wellness Summit’s second Wellness Master Class, Danny Friedland, MD, leadership trainer, coach and author, explained why now more than ever, wellness industry leaders must stay purposefully connected to their colleagues and their community. During his Master Class on “Leading Consciously in Times of Stress,” Dr. Friedland offered concrete strategies to address the leadership challenges created by the Coronavirus epidemic—and guided participants through virtual breakout sessions where they learned to become more conscious leaders.



Victor Brick: Managing Cashflow During the Coronavirus Crisis

9:30–10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, April 1

Victor Brick, founder and CEO of Planet Fitness Growth Partners, kicked off the GWS Master Class series with an interactive discussion on practical ways for businesses to manage cash flow during the Coronavirus crisis. This informative Master Class offered real-world, bottom-line solutions, including principles of cash management during a financial crisis; rent and payroll; debt; operating expenses; and tips for applying for loans, grants and government assistance. Victor is also the founder and CEO of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation and has presented workshops and seminars in 30 countries around the world.


Sign up to receive updates from the Global Wellness Summit