Meet Well Summit
August 23-25, 2023
Opal Sands Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL
The industry’s leading event focused on healthy & safe events and meeting planner wellbeing.
John Ayo, ND
Chief Balancing Officer
John Ayo is a Professional Speaker, Trainer, Author and Traditional Neuropath, focused on inspiring and empowering professionals to stay energized, healthy and balanced while traveling. Prior to his career in natural health, John worked in the sales industry and led the team that closed the largest software deal in the history of IBM (of over $1B). After two decades in Corporate America, he began to have health issues (due to stress) that couldn’t be addressed by the traditional medical model of “fixing symptoms.” This led him through a journey of discovery and reassessment, and spawned a desire to inspire others to live a life of well-being and stay in health, especially when they travel. John has taught more than 4,000 people in 26 countries and written a book on the topic, Travel Balance.
Rachael Riggs, CMP, DES, SEPC
Maritz Global Events
For nearly 30 years, Rachael has been dedicated to creating holistic event experiences that motivate people to be the best versions of themselves. As Wellbeing Leader for Maritz Global Events and member of the Design Studio team, Rachael works with clients to design experiences that care for the whole person so they can perform at their peak. Additionally, she helps lead the internal team that focuses on the sustainability efforts of Maritz Global Events.
Rachael currently serves on the Events Industry Council APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Taskforce, as the President of the North American Chapter for EventWell, and has held numerous volunteer positions in PCMA’s Greater Midwest Chapter and the international organization. She’s the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2022 Smart Women in Meetings (Visionary) by Smart Meetings Magazine, and the 2020 Chairman’s Award for both the Events Industry Council (EIC) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious PCMA International Supplier of the Year.
Vimari Roman, CMM, CGLC, CPQC
Be Productive Coaching
Vimari Roman changes lives helping professionals achieve peak performance and fulfillment through career strategies, coaching, professional branding, and mental fitness. She began her career in Hospitality, and after over 20 years, she realized she had outgrown her career; in 2013, she transitioned her skillset, earned her Certificate in Meeting Management, and started her first company, Be Productive Meetings & Events. A year later, in 2014, she received her Global Certificate in Leadership Coaching and founded Be Productive Coaching. With over 25 years of experience in leadership, Vimari has mentored and coached hundreds of high-performing professionals in various industries. She is a Certified Leadership and Positive Intelligence Coach who speaks on Mental Fitness, Professional Branding, and Career Strategies and Transitions.
Jennifer C. Squeglia, CMP
RLC Events (RLC are the initials of her late father – Robert Lee Colburn)
Jennifer has the privilege to partner with clients from the financial and insurance industries, as well as defense and health care. Jennifer’s career started in the hospitality industry 35 years ago, specializing in operations, catering, and conference services. She transitioned to Boston in 1999 working on the great planning teams at John Hancock and Fidelity Investments. Jennifer opened RLC Events in 2007.
Rachelle Stone, PCC, CPQC
Executive & Leadership Coach, Trusted Advisor, Guide @ CHIEF
R Stone Consulting
Rachelle spent over 25 years in the DMC/Meetings industry in Miami. She was consistently recognized as one of the Top 25 DMCs in the country, all while remaining active in her industry associations. She served as president of a national consortium of DMCs, sat for over 14 years on the ADMEI board of directors, all while winning multiple awards for being a respected industry top producer year after year. In 2014, after bringing an under-producing DMC business to over $5m in less than a year, she hit a level of burnout that was wholly unexpected and unacceptable to her, resulting in early retirement at 48. Now a trained Executive & Leadership Coach, Rachelle makes it her mission to combine this hard-won wisdom and experience to crack the code on burnout and balance for others. Rachelle is Brené Brown Dare to Lead ™-trained, a Certified Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness ™ coach, and accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach.