Our New Series: Who to Know

Who to Know

If there is one good thing that has come out of the pandemic, it’s that more people have come to realize the true value of good health. As the saying goes, good health truly IS the greatest wealth.

So, if you’re interested in Wellness Living – defined here as “living with the pursuit of good health as a core value” or Wellness Travel – defined by the Wellness Tourism Association as “travel that allows the traveler to maintain, enhance or kick-start a healthy lifestyle, and support or increase one’s sense of wellbeing,” then the following are people you need to know:

Belgin Aksoy

Belgin AksoyBelgin Aksoy has been in the tourism and hotel industry for 26 years, working with her family to support the Richmond Hotels brand and carry it into the future. Her mission has always been to create a physically, mentally and spiritually better world for all. Find out about her favorite place to just BE, the one thing she does to work wellness into her everyday life, and more.  Here’s our Q & A with Belgin Aksoy


Jean Guy De GabriacJean-Guy de Gabriac has been CEO of TIP TOUCH International since 2004 and is an award-winning advisor & educator in Guest Experience. de Gabriac is also the founder of World Wellness Weekend, which was celebrated in 109 countries in 2020 with 60 supporting organizations.
Here’s our Q & A with Jean-Guy de Gabriac

Madeleine Marentette

Madeleine Marentette is CEO of Canada’s multi-award winning Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing, which she founded in 1994. Bestselling author, speaker, and metaphysician, Madeleine is a passionate visionary dedicated to the transformation and wellbeing of people, animals and planet.

Here’s our Q & A with Madeleine Marentette

Eva Redpath

Eva Redpath
is a Co-Active® Life Coach, an award-winning wellness leader, event host and keynote speaker. She is also a health and fitness expert with accolades including being selected as Equinox Signature Program Presenter, Founding Trainer Barry’s Canada and Canada’s first Nike Master Trainer.

Here’s our Q & A with Eva 


Devon CombsDevon Combs is the globally-recognized leader of award-winning Unbridled Retreats® for Women. Named “Equestrian of the Wellness World” by esteemed Canyon Ranch Resort in Arizona, Devon helps women find purpose through the healing power of horses.

Here’s our Q & A with Devon



Jackie Roby

Jackie Roby is the Chief Excellence Officer (CEO) of Inspired Journey Consulting, a business dedicated to wellness, healing and transformational travel. She hosts the podcast Through Inspired Eyes, is a motivational speaker, and an advocate of Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI).

Here’s our Q & A with Jackie