Talks by Dr. Young

“Thinking time is non-linear. The time you spend thinking—walking around a problem in a three-dimensional way and exploring all of the various perspectives and mental models—pays you back tenfold in the end. ” —Shane Parrish, Farnam Street


Expand your knowledge with powerful, thought-provoking ideas. Learn about state-of-the-art strategies and methods. Challenge preconceived notions about what’s possible.

Below are trending topics that our lead expert, Dr. Joyce Young, frequently addresses with business leaders and groups. Accessing one of these talks couldn’t be easier. 

Treat your team, group, or association with a thought-provoking presentation virtually via Crowdcast, your own video channel, or with an in-person session. Contact us or call 919.782.4644 to schedule a talk today. 



Joyce M. Young, MD, MPH

Managing Director, Advanced Wellness Systems
Lead expert for the High Health Network

Dr. Young founded Advanced Wellness Systems and created the High Health Network to provide wellness strategies that work to business leaders seeking greater health and well-being for their teams.

Dr. Young holds an MD from Cornell University Medical College, an MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health, and completed post-graduate training at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. She is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health and the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications on wellness program design and outcomes.


Wellness Strategies That Work


We’re all familiar with the saying: “If you are digging yourself into a hole—stop digging.” The big dig for employee wellness programs—expanding program activities using out-of-date methods—is one such hole.   

Most efforts to improve health and well-being fall short of our expectations, whether it is companies that want to increase the wellness of their employees or individuals who want better personal health.

There is no simple solution, but the four strategies below, when deployed well over time, will make a positive difference. 

  1. Seeing health as a resource, not a problem, a resource that can be strengthened

  2. Mastering the seven essential skills for building energy, mental focus, composure and resistance to common illnesses

  3. Harnessing the power of networks to spread high health throughout the company

  4. Finding value for employee wellness programs by measuring health and not illness


What Happens When Your Wellness Programs Don’t Evolve?


In business, if you don’t adapt to new challenges and learn the latest technologies, you’re a dinosaur. But there’s a disconnect. Why have so few of us learned the latest techniques for gaining and maintaining high health and well-being? These skills are essential for combating low energy, distraction, common illnesses, and depletion in today’s demanding business environment. If you and your company want to prosper, you must go beyond diet and fitness to master the seven essential skills required today for maintaining real health and well-being.

This session demonstrates: 

  • The 7 essential skills for gaining and sustaining high health in today’s demanding environment

  • The business impact of high health and well-being

  • An experience of 3 high health techniques in less than 5 minutes


Real ROI Is Hard To Find: Valuing Employee Wellness


“What is the return on investment for employee wellness programs?” In our executive focus groups, if we can’t give executives a simple answer to this ROI question within a few nanoseconds, they roll their eyes and disengage. But this is a mistake. To successfully manage the business issues that executives tell us are keeping them up at night, they need employees who are energetic, creative, and optimistic. They need people who can solve problems effectively and manage change. All of these are outcomes of having high states of health and well-being.

Though ROI for employee wellness programs can’t be found on a profit and loss report, it does exist and can be found—if you know where and when to look. This involves:

  • Understanding the business value of employees with high health and well-being

  • Knowing where and when to look for return on investment for employee wellness

  • Discovering how to measure health, not illness, and why this is important 


Health Is A Resource That Can Be Strengthened


Most people’s perceptions of health tend to skew toward problems. Meanwhile, the view of health as a resource—a means to high personal capability, adaptability, and performance—is embryonic. But health isn’t inherently a problem. The outdated way we view health is.

The good news is that we have more power than we know. Anyone can strengthen personal health and well-being by practicing effective, science-based methods. These states of high capacity and optimal functioning lead to personal and professional success for individuals as well as a competitive edge for businesses.

In today’s demanding world, everyone needs a personal practice for optimizing their health and well-being, and business leaders have a great opportunity to make science-based methods available to their employees. Recently much research and progress has been made to develop effective techniques for achieving the dynamic balance, stability, and flexibility required to prosper in a time of constant change, disruptive economies, and escalating societal demands. 

Discover how to strengthen health by: 

  • Seeing health as a renewable resource

  • Exploring science-based practices for strengthening health and well-being

  • Understanding how to harness network effects to spread these practices throughout companies


Accessing one of these talks couldn’t be easier.

Treat your team, group, or association with a thought-provoking presentation virtually via Crowdcast, your own video channel, or with an in-person session. Contact us or call 919.782.4644 to schedule a talk today.



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