Accor launches a podcast series which will explore ground-breaking topics that share the common thread of having well-being at their heart, with cutting edge speakers from a wide range of expertise. Discover their vision of the state of global well-being and how initiatives across society contribute to a healthier, wealthier ecosystem.
Well-being has become more and more important and is now a priority for people, transforming their way of living and expectations for themselves and those around them. Working and living in a healthier, happier society is now a common goal. Prioritizing well-being is a conscious choice and response to the world as we know it, no longer a trend but an anchored movement reinforced by the pandemic.
The hospitality sector has a major role to play in fostering well-being, bringing wellness across every guest journey with a holistic approach: it goes beyond spa and fitness, it extends from design, to nutrition, quality of sleep, local surroundings…
In line with our vision and poised to play an active role in the future of a wellness-enriched hospitality, Accor launches the Health to Wealth podcast series. It spotlights the importance of integrating well-being in all aspects of daily life and business, for industries, companies and individuals.
We are excited to debut Health to Wealth and take our mission of care to the next level, convening a diverse group of innovative minds to act as a positive force for change that we hope will inspire mental and physical wholeness and a greater sense of well-being in what is a very complex and ever-changing world.
On the occasion of the series launch, Sébastien Bazin shares a word on the movement towards well-being and its importance for Accor. Click here to read his message.
#EPISODE1 : A Feel-good Recipe for Sharing with Saasha Celestial-One
“Health to Wealth” catches up with Saasha Celestial-One, co-founder of food sharing app OLIO. She’s tackling the 40%-plus of the world’s food that’s produced but never eaten, by getting people to share whatever they don’t need – even as little as half a lemon. In this episode, Saasha talks about how she used her business skills to set up OLIO with her partner Tessa Clarke. Sharing makes people feel good, says Saasha, while throwing away edible food can lead to a physical pain. Her mission now is to get a billion people globally to use the app – and reconnect with their common humanity along the way.
#EPISODE2 : Putting Mind over Matter with Wim Hof
“Health to Wealth” catches up with Wim Hof, extreme athlete, motivational coach and founder of the Wim Hof Method. Widely known as The Iceman, Wim’s approach combines immersion in freezing water with a carefully calibrated breathing technique. Together, he asserts, these can increase energy, improve relaxation, boost the body’s immune system and confer a range of health and wellbeing benefits. In this episode you’ll hear about the circumstances that compelled him to jump into the water in the first place, and how the method helped to heal him from trauma and bereavement.
#EPISODE3 : Turning the Digital Tide with Manuel Muniz
“Health to Wealth” catches up with Manuel Muniz, Provost of IE University in Madrid, former Secretary of State for Global Spain, and a leading thinker on the challenges posed by the accelerating adoption of technology. Manuel talks about the risks of tech leading to privacy infringement, loss of liberty, exclusion and wealth inequality, and the steps that governments should take to make it a more positive influence in society. With the right leadership, he says, technology could be an unstoppable force for individual fulfilment and wellbeing. He discusses democracy, responsibility and the power of empathy among leaders as well as his own role in combating the COVID epidemic in Spain.
#EPISODE4 : Making Nutrition your Greatest Asset with Kate Cook
“Health to Wealth” catches up with Kate Cook, nutritionist, wellness expert and founder of the Nutrition Network. In this episode, Kate talks about her work with companies to help them understand the food their people consume and the impact it has on their performance. You’ll learn that balancing hormones – and specifically controlling sugar levels – is vital to individuals maintaining high energy levels, and that companies which eat together and take food seriously will stay together and see other tangible benefits.
#EPISODE5 : New Values for an Interconnected World with Thierry Malleret
“Health to Wealth” catches up with Thierry Malleret, economist and founder of the Monthly Barometer. He’s in the business of evaluating risk for high-level decision makers and has a longstanding interest in the part that well-being plays in successful organisations, economies and societies. In this episode Thierry talks about how the understanding of well-being is becoming a greater priority in almost every area of life as we become wealthier, and how that manifests itself in the evolution of a wellness sector. He identifies three dimensions of wellness: environmental, societal and individual, arguing that they are interconnected and interdependent with each other. You’ll also hear about Thierry’s passion for walking near his home in the French Alps – and his belief that connection to nature is not just essential to our individual sense of well-being, but also intrinsic to economic activity.