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Key Points for Michele Chevalley Hedge
- Michele Chevalley Hedge is a qualified nutritionist, health author and an expert in nutritional medicine, including mental health.
- She is the founder of A Healthy View, she expanded her business to New York and the US plus online programs.
- She was previously a marketing manager for Microsoft, Michele understands a modern day, working person's requirements for health, happy hormones and vitality. She is a great believer in 'good health does not need an extreme approach, and it can include a bit of coffee and wine’. Michele links the importance of nutrition, sleep and stress with productivity, energy and vitality in an evidence based presentation that is packed with humour.
- Michele Chevalley Hedge is the author of Beating Sugar Addictions for Dummies, Eat, Drink and Still Shrink - a joyful guide to living, and The Australian Healthy Hormone Diet, is on the list of best selling health books internationally. Her new book, Itsy Bitsy Habits of Wellbeing to be released shortly.
- Michele Chevalley Hedge also writes for many popular publications including Body & Soul, Huffington Post, Mama Mia, Prevention and MindFood. She appears on Sunrise, Today and The Morning Show and many radio programs.
- Michele’s previous clients include Accenture, JLL, Dexus, Woolworths, Westfield, Westpac, CBA, ANZ, Apple, Dropbox, News.com and with many schools. She is also an ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Cure Cancer and The Heart Research Institute. Michele has also been nominated 3 years in a row for the Mental Health Awards of Australian.
Topics for Michele Chevalley Hedge
- Leadership, energy and mental resilience - Nourish your way to success
Self confidence, resilience, and optimism are key success factors for all employees. The same way we prioritise, develop and nurture these skills is the same way we should value our nourishment. Mental and physical wellbeing are the foundations of productivity, creative and strategic thinking, energy, vibrancy, emotional regulation, and effective communication. The way we nourish ourselves with our lifestyle choices underpins all the qualities we need to be successful personally and professionally.
Join Michele Chevalley Hedge, nutritional medicine practitioner, wellbeing author and international speaker for a humourous, yet evidence based presentation on improving your wellbeing. As former marketing manager at Microsoft, Michele’s mantra is health without hassle, nourishment not punishment, and eat your way to happy.
This presentation will inspire and equip employees to fulfill their potential. This keynote provides people with the take aways that become lifetime habits for improving personal wellbeing as well as positive outcome for clients, shareholders, and the community. Nourishment is the key difference between surviving, striving or thriving.
- The impact of nutrition on mental resilience and energy
We are very concerned about the well-being of our students and rightly so but what about YOU. The heart of our education system. As a former educator, Michele understands how teachers and education staff often put themselves last. As humble educators, you feel it is a luxury to prioritise your well-being – eating, sleeping, exercising and stress hacking. It's not! and Michele is going to share evidence-based research in a humorous fashion to help you improve your physical and mental health with non-extreme take-away messages. Warning this nutritionist believes in a wee bit of coffee, wine and dark chocolate. All attendees will receive a complimentary online program for your CPD* points.
- Health equity - building your nutrition and mental resilience reserves
Let Michele continue to the journey of wellbeing with you. She will take you now on your personal plan.
You will plan a ‘day in the life’ of you. How to create your own daily eating, drinking, sleeping, and wellbeing plan without an extreme approach.
Shift your energy, brain power, clarity, productivity and mental and physical health one small change at at time in this unique, inspiring presentation.
- The science of improved sleep and less stress on productivity and energy
Have you ever met anyone who says my sleep and stress levels are at an all-time 10 out of 10? I do not think I know anyone who has ever said this – before covid, during covid, and now settling with covid. In fact, we have seen a significant upsurge in burnout. This presentation has been crafted with evidence-based research, humour and I invite you to sit back take a big expansive breath and get inspired about your wellbeing and then understand sometimes the world between brain fog and a positive mindset is sleep and stress management.
Key Learning Objectives
- Explain what, why and how is sleep affecting your wellbeing and brain function and clarity.
- Understand what, why, and who is stress affecting your wellbeing, energy, communication skills, cognitive function and more.
- Create a tangible, do-able plan of tiny health habits to incorporate daily to improve your risk of burnout, improve your sleep and manage your stress.
- Is your gut and brain function moody? The science of what to eat for mental performance
The Science of what to eat and its influence on your brain function as well as your mental wellbeing and behavior is paramount in the workplace as well as your home life. Michele brings the intersection of nutrition, science and improvements together in one enjoyable, inspiring session.
- Identify and discuss the current evidence on diet and nutrition in managing mental health disorders.
- Consider how optimal mental health and cognitive function can enhance an employee's ability to perform workplace tasks with a high level of ability.
- Understand and explore the physiological mechanisms by which diet influences mental and brain (cognitive) health.
- Gain practical skills and knowledge on the implementation of dietary changes for the management of mental health and optimum brain function.
- Reflect and review your current lifestyle behaviours and identify opportunities for quality improvement that can enhance your workplace well-being and high performance.
- Vitality, energy, and mental productivity - It's all in your food
Life is busy… building a career, juggling family, working long hours, trying to stay fit, and it is even tricky fitting in a social life! Everyone wants to be healthy but they do not want an extreme diet, a costly approach, or to be preached at. Interesting research is unveiling how quality nutrition can not only improve our physical body, energy and sleep but also our brain function, memory, and moods.
Michele, explores NON extreme, sustainable changes in our eating habits. Michele is formerly a Microsoft Marketing Manager and understand life a working, travelling employee who likes a bit of wine and coffee. Michele will discuss current health issues and serious topics in a light, humorous fashion. Michele speaks on behalf of the World Health Organisation, Jamie Oliver Food Ambassador, Cure Cancer Ambassador, Heart Research Ambassador, and was recently announced as practitioner of the Year by her industry body, The Australian Traditional Medicine Society.
At the conclusion of this presentation attendees will be able to:
- Understand the relationship between food, mood, energy and sleep and its impact on productivity.
- Identify the key nutritional factors in a person’s daily routine than impact their physical and mental health-brain clarity, hormones, moods, immune system, weight, energy to exercise.
- Identify how stress – even without sugar, can manifest the same physical symptoms on the body and how to modify their risk factors.
- Mental fitness hijackers - They could be lurking in your food
Anxiety, depression, mood disorders and simply poor brain fitness is everywhere and it is often invisible and silent. What we do know about it, is that is scary and has many causes but it is cripple 1 out of 4 Australians. We want to be productive, energised, and have top mental fitness not just in our careers but also when we get home our families. Let Michele share with you her evidence based research on nutrition, mental health, wellbeing and its connection to food. It is a serious topic and Michele delivers it in a light fashion with real achievable take home messages.
Michele is formerly a Microsoft Marketing Manager and understand life a working, travelling employee who likes a bit of wine and coffee. Michele will discuss current health issues and serious topics in a light, humorous fashion. Michele speaks on behalf of the World Health Organisation, Jamie Oliver Food Ambassador, Cure Cancer Ambassador, Heart Research Ambassador, and was recently announced as practitioner of the Year by her industry body, The Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Michele has been nominated three years consecutively by her peers and clients for the Australian Mental Health Awards.
Mental Health has many causes and it is scary, silent and often leads to low self esteem, low productivity, self harm, alcohol abuse and more. It is difficult to control many of the causes such as genetics, virus, grief, and excess stress. BUT what we now know to be true is that nutrition is one factor that has evidence based research on improving and minimising risk factors for this disease. Nutrition and what we eat is fortunately something we can control.
At the conclusion of this presentation attendees will be able to:
- Understand the relationship between food, mood, energy and sleep and its impact on anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. This will include case studies from Michele’s clients as well as evidence based medicine research.
- Identify the key nutritional factors in a person’s daily routine than impact their mental health-brain clarity, hormones, moods, immune system, weight, and neuro chemicals with create happiness.
- Identify how 6 key nutrients may act like ‘mental health hijackers" – and can manifest the same symptoms on the body and the brain and how to modify their risk factors.
Testimonials for Michele Chevalley Hedge
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your presentation on Friday. It was absolutely fascinating. I was totally engaged as was the whole room.
I worked with Michele Chevalley Hedge on a large annual conference recently and right from our first introduction meeting, I was delighted by Michele’s professionalism, positive outlook and overall energy. Michele took time to listen and understand what we wanted to achieve from her session at the event and partnered well both with us but also other external partners to deliver a session which our global customers loved. Thanks Michele!
American Express Global Events
Thank you for presenting at the Department of Human Services’ Leadership – make it happen: Leading Well - celebrating workplace wellbeing event, which marked the launch of the department’s wellbeing and mental health strategies. Your talk on the importance of nutrition to improve vitality, energy and productivity aligned well with our aim to highlight the importance of personal wellbeing at work. The experiences and practical strategies you discussed were embraced by the audience. We are grateful to you for your time and effort in sharing your years of research, your depth of understanding and ability to present the subject in the most engaging way.
A/Director, Organisational Development & Analysis
Department of Human Services
Michele Chevalley Hedge was perfect for our lunch, her style is friendly and very informative. Easy to work with, and well received by all the attendees.
Michele Chevalley Hedge brings great knowledge, backed by real facts, practical tips and a great sense of humour. She brings an outstanding energy and vibrancy to the room, leaving you to feel empowered to do something really positive for your own wellbeing.
Deloitte Services Pty. Ltd. for Deloitte Services Trust
Michele Chevalley Hedge’s presentation was very well received, she had the whole audience engaged and at times laughing. She was educational, very professional and warm. She welcomed all questions and happily responded. Overall I couldn’t fault her and would highly recommend her.
Jones Lang LaSalle
Michele the audience absolutely loved your session! “Healthier you, Healthier Business”. We had a lot of feedback from our delegates noting how practical and easy some of the key take aways were to implement. Most importantly they are motivated to start making small changes over time to achieve a healthier self. Your facilitation style was fun and engaging - they had a lot of fun. Thank you !
Michele Chevalley Hedge was highly professional and engaging and she completely resonated with our audience. She had a tough crowd but she won them over in her first 5 minutes. There were so many questions at the end we could have let the session go for another hour!
I attended Michele Chevalley Hedge’s talk titled ‘Energy, Vitality, and Happy Hormones - It’s all in your food’ at the World Positive Education summit in Texas. The title intrigued me because I strongly believe that nutrition has a huge impact on well-being. The talk was amazing Michele’s energetic style and clear messages on the importance of nutrition inspired me to ask her to speak to my leadership team in our company in Australia and now we have partnered with Michele to fill a missing link in our holistic well-being program.
Chairman and Senior Managing Director
Accenture Australia & New Zealand
At BT Select we are supporting our community’s well-being. We believe that the mental and physical health of our collective team’s is key to their success. We were fortunate to have Michele Chevalley Hedge present at our recent BT Select Principals’ Forum. Michele’s ability to articulate the key messages of the importance of managing one’s energy, sleep patterns and productivity was impactful and very well received. The group was extremely engaged, and the feedback post has been overwhelmingly positive.” Thank you again Michele.
Health and wellbeing is a focus for Dexus, to help our customers thrive by providing a suite of health and wellbeing services, offerings and amenities within their building and across the community building portals. Dexus wants to make it possible for our customers of all sizes to offer their employees the same services that have often only been available for large corporations. To date, we have a range of boot camps, yoga, Pilates and mindfulness classes run weekly across the country and we have facilitated approximately 600 wellness related events year to date. Michele Chevalley Hedge has been instrumental in this process and delivery – making wellness realistic, light, interesting not an extreme.
Customer Experience Manager
Mental Health, emotional well-being and clarity of thinking are in my view all enhanced by a low sugar lifestyle. As a family, we’ve kicked the habit (not hard) and its awesome! The science is all moving in this direction. For our own sake and the sake of future generations we need to address the “sugar” epidemic in all its manifestations. Michele and her team know what they’re about and practise what they preach. Bravo!
Black Dog Institute
St Vincent’s and Mater Health, Sydney and St Ignatius College
In a continually connected and ‘on’ world it is increasingly important for organisations to assist their teams to manage health and wellbeing. Michele brings to life the importance, and consequences, of not adequately managing our wellbeing. Her energy had the room captivated and wanting more. Michele’s material is relevant, practical and eye opening and her recommendations easily implemented.
Head of Women in Focus
Michele Chevalley Hedge’s style creates a wonderfully inspiring and authentic connection with the audiences she shares her messages of nutrition with. She creates simple messages that resonate with children and adults, turning empirical data into practical daily actions. Changing behavioral patterns is the key to positive mental and physical health, and Michele ignites a conversation that empowers people to make true change without fuss, and I have personally experienced just how easy it has been to sustain this conversation and personal choices as part of our daily family routine.
Head of Human Resources
At Dexus we’re helping to create healthy, enriched and productive communities for our customers and employees. We understand the impact that positive wellbeing messages on the nutrition, sleep and exercise can have on productivity, energy and good health.
Michele Chevalley Hedge has the ability to take some of the latest evidence-based information around nutrition and its relationship to mental health and translate this to families, schools, and corporates. Her passion and knowledge allows Michele to share serious health topics in a way that is accessible to all audiences. We as educators, researchers and speakers need to share these messages wide and far for the sake of our health and that of our children and adolescents.
Associate Professor, International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry
Honorary Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
With our continued focus on strength of mind and wellbeing we will definitely be looking opportunities to further leverage A Healthy View in the future!
Head of Markets, HR
Westpac Institutional Bank
Michele Chevalley Hedge spoke to the Heads of Independent Schools of NSW and the ACT at their quarterly conference. Her presentation was energetic, dynamic and transformational. Her messages were practical, insightful and readily able to be implemented in our busy lives. Michele was inspiring & motivating! The importance of mental health is just as important to her talk as is the physical body. We would highly recommend her.
Heads of Schools NSW
The wise and wonderful Michele Chevalley Hedge presented an entertaining and informative keynote presentation at Positive Schools Asia, in Hong Kong. The 400 plus audience of teachers and school leaders showed their appreciation with enthusiastic feedback. They rated Michele’s presentation highly for both content and engagement. There is no doubt that our diet shapes us physically, socially and emotionally. It is time the developed world took note. Michele is a pleasure to work with and delivers an important message that needs to be heard.
Founder and Chair
Accor Hotels are always looking to be leaders in work place health and productivity and believe this should extend not only to employees but our guests too. Employees need to know that mental health is as important as their physical health. Michele Chevalley Hedge has added much value to our Workplace Wellness Project.
When I was in the thick of my depression, I found that bad habits were easy to slip into and good ones easy to excuse away. Food was definitely a big part of this equation. Quick fix food felt great for a moment but pretty soon zapped me of energy, made it harder to concentrate, and overall contributed to a feeling of heading in the wrong direction. I LOVE Michele Chevalley Hedge's approach to realistically eating well! We’re not robots and our diets don’t have to be perfect and boring. Small changes can lead to big positive things.
Media Wellness Presenter
Michele Chevalley Hedge’s style creates a wonderfully inspiring and authentic connection with the audiences she shares her messages of nutrition, mental health and physical health. She creates simple messages that resonate with children and adults, turning empirical data into practical daily actions. Changing behavioral patterns is the key to positive mental and physical health, and Michele ignites a conversation that empowers people to make true change without fuss, and I have personally experienced just how easy it has been to sustain this conversation and personal choices as part of our daily family routine.
Head of Human Resources
Michele Chevalley Hedge presented a one-hour workshop on the topic ‘Gain energy, improve productivity and achieve balance’. Delegates rated the session as one of the best workshops of the Congress, reporting that Michele was an excellent presenter who shared relevant, interesting and practical content in an engaging manner, and who inspired attendees to challenge themselves to improve their work/life balance and achieve optimal health.
Financial Professionals Australia Congress Committee
Fantastic. Life changing for myself & my family.
FPA Congress 2017
FPA Congress 2017
Scentre Group was fortunate to have Michele Chevalley Hedge come and speak with us last year. She spoke to our Connect group, which is a development group for our Senior Female Executives. Our team immediately responded to Michele’s advice and approach to healthy living, mental & physical health because it was so practical and easily adapted to all kinds of lifestyles. She literally changed lives in the two hours we had with her and I’d happily have her again and recommend her to anyone.
GM Operations Finance
The presentation was engaging and inspirational and it got EVERYONE talking about sugar and the importance of healthy eating, physical and mental health which is what it's all about... my team and I have already made changes... we have ditched the jelly bean jar and introduced the homemade protein balls for when that sugar craving hits! Thank you again for providing this crucial information in such a personable and enjoyable way, while still being direct and "telling it how it is!
Business Support Manager
MCDSPO (Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Systems Program Office)
I heard Michelle Chevalley Hedge speak last year and she is probably the most engaging and interesting speaker I have ever heard. Michele's passion for nutrition and its health benefits are contagious and she is the voice that our adolescents need to hear. It is wonderful to have someone as knowledgeable as Michele, promoting mental health issues with some factual, practical, easy advice that will complement other health professionals & their services. Michelle is fun.
School Registered Nurse
Michele Chevalley Hedge is a dynamic speaker with enormous passion for the topic of nutrition. Her presentation was very well received by the Junior and Secondary School students, parents and staff in the audience. The information Michelle shares is practical and aspirational - it helps us to see how good nutrition can give a boost to our overall wellbeing.
Dean of Students
Pymble Ladies College
Michele Chevalley Hedge has presented to our staff and parents about the importance of nutrition on the body and brain. She gave practical advice about how the food we eat has significant impacts on the health of our body and it’s functioning. Michele gave practical tips on assessing sugar levels and the importance of slow burning foods which release energy slowly. These tips were insightful and manageable for children and adults to embrace in order to foster a healthier life style.
Deputy Head of Primary
We were honoured to have Michele Chevalley Hedge from A Healthy View talk at our annual Guzman y Gomez (GYG) Summit in October 2017. Michele spoke to our 200+ audience about nutritional trends & wellbeing. She is an engaging, intelligent and articulate speaker who had our audience having many a “light bulb” moment particularly around the health risks of sugar in our diet. We will most certainly be working with Michele again in the future and would highly recommend her as a keynote speaker.
Founder and Global CEO
Guzman y Gomez
I approached Michele Chevalley Hedge at A Healthy View after watching her speak at several other educational events earlier in the year and I hoped she would be available to address the delegates at The School Nurses Association of NSW 17th Annual Conference in September 2016.
I was not disappointed, and neither were the 150 nurse delegates at the conference as they listened to Michele educate them regarding maintaining their own health and energy levels through a healthy balanced diet in order to look after the physical and mental health needs of the students in schools in which they work.
Michele is energetic, vital and a living example of the end result of a well-balanced diet and lifestyle. She inspired us with her motivation and encouraged all to make healthy choices and project this message to the students in our care. Nurses commented that Michele was invigorating and encouraging. Her presentation was entertaining and interesting providing useful strategies for delegates and those under their care.
School Nurses Association of NSW
Michele Chevalley Hedge has spoken at both the Mental Health in Schools (MHIS) and School Counsellors and Psychologists (SCAP) Conferences since 2015. These conferences’ include speakers of the highest calibre, and Michele has constantly been an invaluable contribution to these events. Michele’s research on the importance of good nutrition and its effect on behaviours and well-being is absolutely vital for all educators, to incorporate both into our own lives and the lives of children’s in our education system. Michele’s exuberant spirit is well evidenced; her presentation’s are always energetic, informative and polished.