The Wellness Business Summit 2017

Transforming The Business Of Healthcare In The 21st Century

A 3-day LIVE event for health practitioners, fitness professionals and integrative medical doctors who want to become a leader in their field, grow highly profitable practices and have massive impact by transforming the health of their communities.

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Registration 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference and Marketplace 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Registration 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference and Marketplace 8:00am - 6:30pm
Networking Party - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Registration 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference and Marketplace 8:00am - 1:30pm

The Ontario Science Centre
Toronto, Canada


It’s no secret that our industry is undergoing massive change – not only in how health & wellness businesses operate but also in the legislation that governs your scope of practice.

Even with the dramatic and fast paced rise of alternative health, the organics niche, self-help products, wellness apps and online tech platforms all estimated to become a 4 trillion dollar industry by 2017, 78% of qualified alternative health and wellness professionals still close their businesses within 18 months of starting.

FACT: You know there is opportunity out there.

FACT: You know that the health of your community is getting worse, not better.

FACT: You are witnessing the global shift towards mindfulness, clean eating and body awareness.

TRUTH: If the health and wellness industry is booming both online and offline and there is NO SHORTAGE of people to help, then why are so many practitioners stuck, overwhelmed, unable to gain traction, burnt-out, afraid to step into and own their power and broke?

What Is The Wellness Business Summit?

View More: created The Wellness Business Summit back in 2012 because I was frustrated.

I was sick and tired of having to travel to California or other places in the US to get access to top industry leaders who could teach me how to grow my business, get more clients, make more money and leverage the power of the internet so I wouldn’t have to work 16 hours a day.

I didn’t need another CEC course or workshop. What I needed was to learn was HOW to build a consistently profitable health practice and HOW to be a confident coach.

View More: more certifications and letters after your name doesn’t not equal more clients and more dollars in the bank. I learned that the hard way.

After growing my own nutrition practice to nine locations, along with a licensed program running in over 30 locations across Canada and running a 7-figure online business I decided it was time to share my secrets with you.

We can both agree that the landscape and business of health is quickly changing.

View More: doesn’t matter what kind of health practitioner or integrative doctor you are. If you aren’t leveraging social media and internet marketing to build your brand, educate your community and sell your services you will be left behind.

2017 is the Wellness Business Summit’s 5th anniversary (!!!) and we are shaking things up to give you more of what you need so you can build the profitable practice of your dreams.

Speakers & Workshops

The WBS speakers are top industry leaders who either have areas of expertise that contribute to growing a highly successful practice or have built thriving, profitable careers in the health industry doing ONLY the things that they love to do.

All of the WBS speakers are committed to taking you by the hand and walking you through the exact steps to take so you can replicate their success, whether you are just starting out or have been in the industry for decades.

Check out each of our featured speakers and the workshops they will be hosting.

How To Use Challenges & Social Media To Get Clients

Sean graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, in 2010, and has since practiced in Lindsay, and Peterborough Ontario. He has also completed an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology, and is a Certified Functional Aging Specialist through the Functional Aging Institute. When he’s not caring for his chiropractic patients, Sean acts as owner and fitness trainer at Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp, and Fit Corps Boot Camp. In addition, Sean has been an active member of the Canadian Forces Army Reserve since 1998. Sean met his wife Stacey at CMCC, and together they have a 7-year-old daughter (Kaydence) and 3-year-old son (Owen).

Making Money as a Brand Ambassador and Affiliate: How To Partner With Brands

Leanne graduated as a Holistic Nutritionist with honors from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2008. In 2010, she began, one of Canada’s largest health and wellness blogs. Leanne is the author of 5 cookbooks, guides and programs as well as an Amazon Bestseller for her most recent title, The Keto Beginning. Living by the motto, “when what you’re doing isn’t working, you owe it to yourself to change”, Leanne transitioned from a juice-advocating vegan to a low-carb, high-fat enthusiast to heal her body, lose weight and balance hormones once and for all.

How To Save Time On Social Media: Repurpose Your Content For Maximum Exposure

As the ladyboss behind LK Inc. Lori is responsible for creating content for almost a dozen social media pages and groups. Over the years she's worked with many virtual assistants to help produce content. In this session Lori is going to walk you through how to get a whole month of social media content from one Facebook LIVE video. She's going to teach you her social media management system so that you are able to put out tons of content across ALL social media platforms by spending about 30 minutes making one Facebook LIVE video.

The Doctor of the Future

Sachin Patel is a proud father, husband, Functional Medicine practitioner and practice development coach. Sachin spends most of his professional time helping practitioners implement heart-centered medicine into their communities. He believes that nothing can fix the body better than it can fix itself and that the patient is the doctor of the future. Sachin’s vision is to empower millions of people around the world by teaching them how they can become their own best healing advocates.

The Art Of Transformational Coaching: Proven Strategies To Help You Kick Ass As A Coach

Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD, is the Director of Education at Precision Nutrition, responsible for creating curriculum to coach clients through body transformations in the PN Coaching program, and to help coaches be better coaches in the Level 1 and Level 2 PN Certifications. She also runs, a women's health and fitness website, and is the author of several books including F*** Calories and Consumed.

Commitment To Excellence: Marketing For Practice Growth & Fulfillment

Dr. Anthony Lombardi has presided over 108,000 patient visits in 15 years of practice at Hamilton Back Clinic. In 2011 he founded Business Building Doctor which provides Exstore Assessment, Motor Point Acupuncture Treatment Courses, and 1-on-1 Business Building assistance.

Fostering Your Inner Sales Superstar

As master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioners, Lenny and Colleen help CEO's, entrepreneurs, sales professionals and couples communicate more effectively to improve their inner voice and to achieve personal and professional success.

In this workshop Lenny and Colleen's fun, energetic and engaging speaking style will teach you how to help embed success principles in your pitch, gain game changing insights into prospects thought process and outline an easy to follow formula which converts even the most average sales people into mega deal closing rockstars.

90-Minute Facebook Ads Training

Lisa Stoops is a Facebook ad and funnel strategist helping entrepreneurs get more leads and sales on autopilot so they can focus on doing what they love to do.

How To Build A Stand Out Brand In A Crowded Industry

Stephanie Joanne is a serial entrepreneur. She is known as the founder of an aggressive, global fitness brand. Her passion for peak performance is realized as a renowned Personal Branding Expert and Business Consultant.

SJ, as she is known amongst her clients and fans, helps people build fiercely powerful brands and develop professional relationships. She has built a global presence through her robust social media platforms and offline media presence.

Her mission is to coach experts and entrepreneurs in the health and wellness industry so they can better develop client trust and brand visibility.

Content Mastery & Automation

As Co-Founder of ZigiMedia Elan helps business’ of all sizes strategize, build, market and grow their online presence using the latest in online marketing technologies. With over 10 years experience in online marketing and business development Elan strives to provide his clients with smart effective online marketing solutions.

Having built several successful online & tech start-ups, Elan brings a combination of "Online Tech" knowledge and business building strategies to help you grow your online practice.

Content Mastery & Automation

Lori Kennedy is first and foremost a mom. She’s also the founder of The Wellness Business Hub, an online platform that delivers personal development and professional training for health practitioners all around the world. Her real-world approach to business is built into her online courses and live events. Lori’s Wellness Business Academy and The Wellness Business Summit is growing a powerful community of leaders in health transformation who work with Team LK achieve their 1 million mission.

Networking Party

networking-partyThere’s no better place to connect with like minded friends and colleagues than at The Wellness Business Summit Networking Party.

We rarely get to socialize in an atmosphere where every single person in the room ‘gets it’; where you don’t need to explain what you do and why. The WBS Networking Party is a low-key, fun opportunity to build new friendships and business relationships that will last for years to come.

The WBS networking party will be taking place Saturday, June 3, 2017 and is FREE and open to ALL WBS ticket holders, including Bring-A-Friend ticket holders.

More Details Coming Soon...

WBS Rave Reviews

“I took in so much phenomenal information and made fast friends that I still haven't processed everything! I loved being surrounded by my tribe and the snacks and food were just perfect." - Maggie Chilton

“The WBS’17 has pumped me up and I’m so excited for what’s is to come for my business. I feel like I drank 18 cups of coffee (and I don't do caffeine - #adrenals!). I can't wait for my clients to experience my excitement and benefit from the inspiration I received this weekend. Exciting things to come!" - Heidi Ritcher

Featured: Content Mastery & Automation™ Workshop

feature-1What is the biggest, ongoing problem any health practitioner, fitness professional or integrative medical doctor faces?


We’ve solved that problem for you with our Content Mastery & Automation™ Workshop.

On Sunday, June 4th we will spend the day walking you through how to take your ideas and turn them into educational and entertaining pieces of content that grow your brand and position you as the expert while consistently attracting new leads and clients on autopilot.

feature3Whether you have an offline practice, a clinic or an online brand you need to know how to leverage social media and online marketing automation. 

We will accomplish this by giving you our proprietary Content Automation System™ and work through on-the-spot implementation so you leave the Wellness Business Summit with your own Content Mastery & Automation Plan™ completed.

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Attendee BONUSES

After you secure your WBS ticket, you’ll get instant access to these EXCLUSIVE attendee bonuses.

One of the best ways to grow your brand, get more traffic, leads and clients is with Facebook Ads. Having a paid marketing strategy is critical to creating a profitable practice both online and offline.

After you secure your ticket (any type) you will get access to the exclusive WBS Attendee Bonus: A 90-Minute Facebook Ads Training Course presented by Lisa Stoops, a digital marketing ninja and Facebook ad strategist.

In fact, if you’ve landed on this page via a Facebook ad it’s because of Lisa. In the 90-Minute Facebook Ads Training Course you will learn:

  • Facebook ad strategy for lead generation
  • How to create a high converting Facebook ad
  • What pixels are and how to effectively use them
  • How to narrow your Facebook ad targeting
  • How to choose the best ad objective based on your goals
  • How to set up Facebook ads
  • How to set up your Facebook ads reporting
  • The do’s and don’ts of Facebook ads

The WBS Attendee Bonus gives you the ability to get started with Facebook ads right away so you can share your success with us at the WBS in June.

Will be available February 15th, 2017

No need to ferociously take notes because we will be giving you the speaker presentations, notes and worksheets before The WBS ‘17 starts so you can come fully prepared.

As an extra bonus, we invite you to Bring-A-Friend to the WBS’17 for just $197. Details will be sent out post purchase.

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Travel Information

Below you will find all of the travel and accommodation information you will need to easily book your trip and/or stay in Toronto.

If you need any assitance or have questions email with the subject line WBS (question). By adding in WBS at the beginning of the subject line helps us to direct your question to the right member of our team so you can get a faster answer.


Where Is The Wellness Business Summit?


Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3.

When you enter the Ontario Science Centre take the elevator or escalator upstairs to the second floor right beside the Mastermind gift shop. CLICK HERE FOR THE GOOGLE MAP 


Is There Parking?


Yes, there is plenty of onsite parking available. Parking is FREE before 9:00am and costs $5 after 9:00am.


What Is The Hotel Associated With The Summit?


The Westin Prince Toronto

900 York Mills Road Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H2 Canada

1-416-444-2511 or 1-888-627-8550

*** Group discount reference: The Wellness Business Summit***

Room rates are $179 + tax per night (based on single/double occupancy).

We have a limited number of rooms reserved under this room block rate.

Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline to reserve your room is May 4, 2017.


What Is The Closest Airport?


The closest airport is Billy Bishop Airport via Porter.

The closest international airport is Pearson International Airport

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Frequently Asked Questions

I was at the Wellness Business Summit last year, is the content new and will I be bored this year? +

Yes, the content is all new and you will absolutely NOT be bored. In fact, you are in a much better position to absorb, understand and take action on this year’s content because you attended last year’s event.

We have a new lineup of speakers who are bringing their A-game and secret tips to the stage this year PLUS you get the added bonus of attending our networking party.

I’m still a student; I don’t have a business and I am afraid I won’t have a clue what anyone is talking about… should I still come? +

The whole reason I’ve created The Wellness Business Summit is to ensure that students, new business owners and veteran business owners have an event where they can come to learn the business strategies specific to health and wellness.

I wish I had this information when I was still in school. This is your chance to model success so you don’t waste time trying to figure it all out alone. We have many students who come to The Wellness Business Summit, especially distance students. It’s so nice for you to meet other students and network with future colleagues.

When Is The Wellness Business Summit? +

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Registration: 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference and Marketplace 9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Registration: 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference and Marketplace 9:00am - 6:30pm
Networking Party - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Registration: 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference and Marketplace 9:00am - 1:00pm

I run a brick & mortar clinic and have no intention of offering programs online, should I still come? +

YES! It’s important to invest in business development and to always be on top of the trends and marketing strategies that are working right now in the health niche. Even though you have no intention of running programs online, you can’t dismiss that learning how to market your business online is vital to your bottom line.

There is no way around it, the internet, specifically social media, is the first place potential clients will go to check your business out and if you don’t have even a small online presence you’ve lost the prospect to someone who does.

We are revealing business and marketing strategies for health and wellness professionals that are proven to work regardless of the type of business you own and operate.

Where Is The Wellness Business Summit And What’s The Schedule? +

All of the travel information is located HERE. The Summit agenda won’t be released until about a week before the event.

Is There A Single Day Ticket Option? +

Unfortunately, the answer is no. If you partner up with someone who is attending the full conference ask them to give you the Bring-A-Friend link so you can add on a ticket at $197.

Do You Have To Pay To Get Into The Networking Party? +

No way! You are our guest and admission is FREE as soon as you registered to attend The Wellness Business Summit. The networking party is your chance to let your hair down, meet loads of like-minded and like-hearted people and make new friends.

Don’t forget to RSVP to the EventBrite invite you will receive after you purchase your ticket.

There is no option to only attend the networking party without registering for The Wellness Business Summit 2017 so be sure to check your email for the invite post ticket purchase.

What If I Register To Attend But Have To Cancel? Do You Offer A Refund? +

Book the babysitter, tell the family you are heading out of town for the weekend and prepare as far in advance as possible. I strongly encourage you to make the decision NOW to attend The Wellness Business Summit. As a mom of two, I know that things come up unexpectedly.

We have two policies that you can follow:

1. If you need to refund your ticket you can do so prior to April 1st, 2017. We will issue you a full refund. 

After this date no refund will be issued.

2. After April 1st, 2017 you are welcome to sell your ticket to a colleague.

How Do I Know If My Program Qualifies Me For a Student Ticket? +

To qualify for student admission you must be currently enrolled in a health & wellness program that requires a minimum of 100 hours of participation (study, work, practicums etc). Please bring proof of student status with you to the WBS.

Can I Bring A Friend Or Colleague? +

YES! The more support and accountability you have in your life the more successful you will be. It’s always fun to go to an event like this with a familiar face. In fact, you can bring a friend or colleague for just $197.

After you register for the event, you will be provided with the opportunity to bring a friend for an additional $197. You can also split the cost of the two tickets!

What Am I Being Served To Eat? +

We’ve got two delicious vegetarian or chicken, gluten-free and dairy-free lunches (includes nuts) for you created by Hearty Catering. Lunch and snacks are included on Friday and Saturday.

What Is Included In The General Admission Ticket Lunch? +

Friday & Saturday will feature either a vegetarian/vegan or chicken gluten-free/dairy-free wrap (they are so good) with a green salad and a sweet treat.

What Is Included In The VIP Ticket Lunch? +

VIP lunch will feature a fabulous warm lunch either chicken or vegetarian to be enjoyed with your favourite speakers along with great networking opportunities. Coffee, tea and water will be available throughout the Summit. Please bring a refillable mug for beverages. You are welcome to bring your own snacks.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Looking to be a Wellness Business Summit 2017 Sponsor or Exhibitor?

Contact Jessica Hefele at for more information.

“Life Changing Weekend!" - Amanda Gazzola


“Very well done! I will be a returning participant. I got a lot of good nuggets from the different speakers specifically Melissa Ramos, Jon Goodman, Aweber and LK. Loved the breakout sessions and wished they would have lasted all day." - Silvia Rocca