Doro Bush Koch
Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting
Looking for the words to describe Doro Bush Koch? Unique and compassionate.
Imagine being the only woman in history to have both a father and brother as president. Imagine having to balance a very public life with your own private life of raising four children. Doro handled it with grace and with resilience. How did she do it? She turned to mindfulness. Staying present and grounded has made such an impact on Doro’s life that she now teaches mindfulness workshops and has even produced her own meditation CD, “Take This Moment to Breathe.” She lives by the idea that it is important to not only “work out,” but “work in.”
Doro’s grandmother and namesake, Dorothy Walker Bush, was one of the greatest influences in Doro’s life. She raised five children (one of whom became the 41st president of the United States), was a phenomenal athlete, and even dabbled in music. However, what Doro remembers most was the compassionate way her grandmother treated others.
Not surprisingly, Doro shares this genuine compassion. Her kindness gives her a special ability to connect individuals. She has used this gift as a New York Times best-selling author, connecting her readers to her father’s life in “My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush.” As co-chair of the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, she connects those suffering from a lack of education to those willing to help. Now, as a founding partner of “BB&R Wellness Consulting” she is utilizing her gift to connect those who want to improve their lives with the resources needed to make it happen.
Patricia Reilly Koch
Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting
Tricia lives her life to the fullest. She emphasizes excitement over routine and incorporates curiosity and acceptance into her daily life. She is a firm believer that the mind and body are interconnected.
What do we mean by this? From an early age, Tricia was introduced to the world of meditation through her maternal grandmother, who was a regular visitor to ashrams in the 1950s. Since then, she has been fascinated with the world of healthy living.
As a holistic health coach, Tricia is well versed in what type of nutrition is “good” for the body. She is a student of ayurvedic living, is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition, and studied the healing powers of energy through reiki and yoga. In the past 25 years, she balanced her career in the business world with immersing herself into the study of what it means to nourish your mind and body. She attended yoga retreats, raw food seminars, juice cleanses, and hiking excursions to come to more fully understand the connection between the mind and the body.
As a mother of four children, Tricia recognizes the significance of passing on knowledge to others, particularly to those you love. It is this mindset that inspired her and her partners to create BB&R Wellness Consulting. With her dual background in education and business, she brings a valuable perspective to the BB&R team and is committed to providing others with the tools to achieve their optimal health.
Robert L. Manuel
Robert L. Manuel is an Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University. He has gained international recognition during his 15-years in higher education for his development and implementation of novel academic programs, including graduate and online learning strategies at Georgetown and New York University (NYU). As the Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, Dr. Manuel oversees all of Georgetown’s professional, summer, and continuing education programs as well as the first doctoral degree program in Liberal Studies in the United States and Canada. He is a member of the Dean’s
Council at Georgetown University and the University Campaign Council. He sits on the editorial advisory board for Continuing Higher Education Review and is a former University Continuing Education Association commissioner.
Dr. Bernie Siegel
Reflections on the Art of Living and Healing
Also featured in the conference is Dr. Bernie Siegel, one of the founders of the Patient Empowerment Movement and the choice to live fully and die in peace. Dr. Siegel embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to break new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love. His book, Love, Medicine and Miracles has been the bible of the patient and caregiver healing movement for the past 30-years.
Beryl Bender Birch
Sav ing the Planet (and Ourselves!) – One Breath at a Time:
National yoga expert Beryl Bender Birch will address the conference about her philosophy on the mind/body connection as an avid student of classical yoga and the study of consciousness.
Her work merges the traditions of Classical Raja Yoga, Vedanta, Buddhism and Jainism. Ms. Birch has been a teacher in the tradition of classical yoga for over 35-years and is the author of three best selling books, Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga, and Boomer Yoga. Through her school The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, she has been training yoga students and teachers as “spiritual revolutionaries”. She is the founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation.
Robert J. Hedaya
Treating Mood Disorders , Anxiety, and ADD without Medication: Is it Possible?
Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., is a diversely trained and experienced psychiatrist who has been board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry, and certified as proficient in psychopharmacology by The American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He has been recognized as a Master Clinician in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine. He trained under the auspices of some of the most renowned students of Goodwin, Beck, and Bowen, who are recognized leaders in today’s psychiatric community. Dr. Hedaya obtained both a B.A. in Psychology
(1974) Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and his Medical Degree (1979) at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Michael Roizen
So you think you’re doing what it takes to be Healthy?
Dr. Michael Roizen, one of our nation´s leading experts on how to achieve better health. An American anesthesiologist and internist, best selling author and Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Roizen is best known for creating the Real Age concept. He has authored or coauthored, with Dr. Mehmet Oz, five number one New York Times best sellers, including Real Age and four in the YOU series. Enormously in demand, his goal is to encourage Americans to make lifestyle changes, to exercise and to live healthier lives.
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. He is a board-certified nutritionist with a degree in psychology and the author of eight bestselling books including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb and The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth. A frequent guest on television and radio, he has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on nutrition, weight loss, and longevity. He is a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Men’s Health magazine, is the Nutrition Editor for Pilates Style, and is a regular contributor to AOL, Clean Eating
Magazine, Better Nutrition and Total Health Online. Dr. Bowden has written or contributed to articles for dozens of national publications (print and online) including New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair Online, Time, Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, GQ, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Self, Fitness, Family Circle, Allure, Men’s Heath, Prevention, Natural Health, and many other publications. His most recent book is The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer.
Dr. Richard Carmona
The Power of Possibilities
Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006). Dr. Carmona’s extensive experience in public health, clinical sciences, health care management, preparedness, and his commitment to prevention as an effective means to improve public health and reduce health care costs, while improving the quality and quantity of life, led to his nomination in 2002. In 2006, after successfully completing his four-year term, Dr. Carmona was named vice chairman of Canyon Ranch, the country’s leading health and wellness company for more than 30-years. Dr. Carmona also serves as chief executive officer of the company’s Health division and oversees health strategy and policy for all Canyon Ranch businesses. He is president of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute and the first Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
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Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Achieving Optimal Health Conference. We are proud to announce that this is our 5th year hosting the conference at Georgetown University. Our audience reaches consumers who are decision makers in their households who are interested in living a healthier life. We also reach members of the military, teachers, students, employers and health practitioners who are part of the health and wellness network. For more information on sponsorship contact Therese Burch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-549-0040
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Meet the Founders
Tricia Reilly Koch, Doro Bush Koch, Therese Burch
Therese Burch, Doro Bush Koch and Patricia Reilly Koch are the founders of The Achieving Optimal Health Conference, a conference dedicated to helping people reach optimal health by connecting them with the resources needed to learn how to nourish their bodies, minds and souls. Attendees learn the importance of healthier eating habits, developing mental focus, reducing stress, and taking responsibility of their preventative healthcare measures.
Twenty years ago, Therese, Doro and Patricia embarked on their own personal educational journeys, discovering the importance and also the ease with which we can all live physically and spiritually healthier lives. All active in their communities, all working mothers, they shared and applied this growing knowledge with each other, their families, their friends, and co-workers, laying the foundation for the work and formation of BB&R Wellness Consulting, LLC.
BB&R Wellness Consulting, a lifestyle and wellness advisory company, will educate, encourage, advise and motivate you to make simple diet and lifestyle changes that will give you a whole new perspective on living a healthier life. Our goal is to guide you to a life of healthier eating that will result in improved mental focus, increased energy, reduced stress, better sleep and more fulfilling relationships. In addition to The Achieving Optimal Health Conference, we offer one-on-one and family counseling, wellness seminars, and corporate programs. Learn more at www.bbrconsulting.us
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