• The Achieving Optimal Health Conference 2017

    Thank you for joining us
    for an amazing day!

    If you missed the 2017 conference, video archives are available now

Thank You For Joining Us

A heartfelt thank you to those of you who attended the 2017 Achieving Optimal Health Conference! We had over 400 attendees this year and were joined by some truly outstanding speakers. Iyanla Vanzant used humor and straight talk to deliver a message of love, forgiveness and living our best lives. Kristin Kirkpatrick talked to us about how to take care of one of our forgotten yet vital organs – the liver. We also learned about the latest innovations in cancer treatment from Dr. Patrick Hwu, as well as how regenerative therapy can improve both the quality and quantity of our lives from Dr. Robert Hariri. Dan Nevins inspired us with his incredible story of overcoming personal hardships with the help of yoga and mindfulness. We also learned about how to maintain a better life balance from Chuck Lief, and how innovations in brain science are helping suffers of PTSD and depression from Dr. Robert Silvetz. Each of us has the power to control our destiny as it relates to our own personal health, no matter where our health stands today.


Congratulations on yet another information, inspiration, and fun-packed conference!  Maggie G.

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire conference.  It was extremely informative and very well planned.  I liked how each speaker added humor to their presentations and made us feel comfortable.  Although much of the information was scientific and technical, they were mindful of their audience and kept the information light and easy to understand. Denise A.

The Achieving Optimal Health Conference programming  was great and the excitement and upbeat energy in the auditorium was palpable. Diana B.

Congratulations on such a wonderful event. It was uplifting, spiritual and educational. Kelly R.



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2017 AOHC Speakers

Iyanla Vanzant

Spiritual Lifecoach and New York Times Best Selling Author. Iyanla is also the Host and Executive Producer of the award-winning breakout hit “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” the No. 1 reality show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

An Intimate Conversation With Iyanla Vanzant

Charles DeSantis

Chief Benefits Officer for Georgetown University

Mind, Body and Soul

Kristin Kirkpatrick

Lead Dietitian and Manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award winning Dietitian.

Protecting Your Forgotten Organ: How Taking Care Of Your Liver Today Can Mean a Longer Life Tomorrow

Dan Nevins

Yoga Teacher, Wounded Warrior and Professional Speaker who has been inspiring audiences around the world with his message of perseverance, resiliency and hope for more than a decade.

The Healing Power of Yoga

Dr. Robert Hariri

Founder and Chairman of Cellularity

Innovation In The Field of Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Patrick Hwu

Department Chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Using the Immune System Against Cancer

Chuck Lief

President of Naropa University

What It Means To Live A Balanced Life

Dr. Robert Silvetz

Director iSychrony Clinic

Brain Science: Clinical Successes and Future Developments in Individualized TMS

Kevin Mullins

Master Instructor at Equinox Sports Club, Washington D.C.

Get Up And Move

Tracy Freeman, M.D.

Holistic Medicine Doctor, National Integrated Health Associates

The Wrap Up

Georgetown Superfood

a Capella Co-ed Singers

A Musical Performance To Inspire

Therese Burch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

The Art Of Gift Giving

Doro Bush Koch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

Take This Moment To Breathe

Patricia Reilly Koch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

The Wrap Up

You will leave

ENERGIZED to better understand your body and make yourself a priority.

EDUCATED in knowing what foods strengthen your immune system, reduce stress & fight chronic disease.

EXCITED about living your healthiest and happiest life possible.





Program Kickoff: Georgetown Superfood A Capella Group Performs

Opening Remarks From Charles DeSantis, GUWellness

Welcome From BB&R Wellness Consulting Team

Session 1

What It Means To Live A Balanced Life – Chuck Lief

Session 2

The Healing Power Of Yoga – Dan Nevins

Session 3

Protecting Your Forgotten Organ: How Taking Care Of Your Liver Today Can Mean A Longer Life Tomorrow – Kristin Kirkpatrick

Get Up And Move

A 10 minute exercise break with Kevin Mullins, Master Instructor from Equinox Sports Club

Session 4

Innovation In The Field Of Regenerative Medicine – Dr. Robert Hariri

Session 5

Using The Immune System Against Cancer – Dr. Patrick Hwu


Enjoy Lunch, Exhibitors And Book Signings In Red Square

Gift Giving

Please Join Us While We Practice The Art Of Giving – Therese Burch and Charles DeSantis

Session 6

Brain Science: Clinical Successes and Future Developments in Individualized TMS – Dr. Robert Silvetz

Session 7

An Intimate Conversation With – Iyanla Vanzant

Session 8

The Wrap Up


Platinum Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors


Interested in Being a Sponsor For 2018?

Email: therese@bbrconsulting.us

Call: 202-549-0040


What to expect at the Achieving Optimal Health conference

  • Inspirational lectures from world renowned health experts
  • A fabulous network of health-conscious conference attendees
  • Free Healthy Lunch
  • Free pass to visit BB&R’s Market of local and national companies and enjoy demonstrations of new products and healthy food samples
  • Fabulous give aways and prizes
  • Free parking


“To begin, I just wanted to commend you on the WONDERFUL conference on Saturday! It was the warmest, most joyful series of workshops that I’ve ever had the pleasure to attend.”
Kristin B.

“Thank you again for sending out that invitation. This very well may have changed my life.”
Julie S.

“Thanks for making a difference! I too left the conference a new woman.”
Donna B.

“I enjoyed myself immensely at the 2016 event. I left feeling way more rested, informed, and in an over all better place than when I came. I look forward to next year.”
Rosetta E.

We are pleased to offer 4.25 hours of Continuing Education Unit credits this year for the following occupations:

Dietitians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators, Nurses, Dentists and Occupational Therapists.

More Information


Questions? We are happy to answer them!

Email: therese@bbrconsulting.us

Meet the Founders

Tricia Reilly Koch, Doro Bush Koch, Therese Burch


Want to find out more about
the inspiring activities this year’s
Achieving Optimal Health Conference has in store?
Please email us at: info@bbrconsulting.us

If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor for this year’s conference please contact Therese Burch at therese@bbrconsulting.us