Connecting Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Initiative

Led by The Blue Zones Center Board Member and Legacy Holdings Managing Member Steve Watson, the GWI Connecting Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Initiative’s aim is to educate the GWI community and the world about the importance of lifestyle and behaviors for health, longevity, mental health, and overall well-being. The Initiative will be gathering the best minds in lifestyle medicine, applying knowledge from ancient wellness lessons and leveraging research of the world’s healthiest, longest-lived cultures. Initiative members include Co-Chair Randi Gold, Martin Tull, Dr. Debora Duro, Dr. Uberto Mondolfi, Dr. Amber Orman, Elizabeth Schy, and Dr. Melissa Sundermann.

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Initiative Leadership

Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson

Initiative Chair

Managing Member, Legacy Medical Holdings; Board Member, Blue Legacy Ventures, Blue Zones Center, US

Stephen stands out as a distinguished business leader and master ecosystem architect, renowned for reshaping healthcare through innovation. With over 20 years committed to leading diverse healthcare, marketing, and community ventures, Watson’s pioneering drive has catalyzed transformative experiences that enhance community health. As the heart and soul of the Blue Zones Center…Keep Reading

Randi Gold

Randi Gold

Initiative Co-Chair

EVP Operational Excellence & Chief Publicity Officer, Blue Legacy Ventures, The Blue Zones Center

In the dynamic arena of broadcast media, Randi Gold shines with a legacy spanning over two decades, embodying innovation, dedication, and leadership. Esteemed for her strategic insight, she harmonizes multi-disciplinary teams, driving success across varied platforms. Beyond her leadership, Randi stands out as a profound storyteller, spotlighting change-makers with unwavering journalistic integrity. Affectionately termed a “Super Connector,” Randi’s extensive network is a testament to her mastery. Steering PR & Media with precision, she identifies lucrative multimedia opportunities…Keep Reading


Our goal is to foster sustainable services around wellness and lifestyle medicine to enhance and extend life, and to find the pressure points where healthcare and self-care intersect. Evidence-based lifestyle medicine has emerged as the future of healthcare, as it controls costs and delivers better health outcomes by treating root causes of disease.  We are excited to exchange ideas and initiatives and build a bridge to/with other Initiatives to cross-pollinate and take advantage of the intersections of wellbeing innovations.

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Initiative Members

Meet the renowned thought leaders in this field who are collaborating to educate and evolve wellness in this area of global importance.



View the research, trends, whitepapers, infographics and more from this Initiative, as well as a curated list of third party resources.


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