David Romanelli

David Romanelli

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As a bestselling author, wellness innovator, entrepreneur and intergenerational pioneer, David Romanelli brings a unique, seasoned, and entertaining approach to today’s pressing challenges of work-life balance, stress, information overload, and the overall desire to live a happier, healthier life. He fuses ancient wellness practices with modern passions that give people accessible tools to overcome stress, focus their mind, and improve their relationships at work and home.

David’s latest book, Life Lessons From the Oldest and Wisest, is a reminder that countless professionals, parents, and partners have walked the earth before us. They’ve had triumph and failures…booms and busts…and have the advice we all need to hear…if only we would listen.

His previous book, Happy is the New Healthy, twice reached #1 on Amazon’s Healthy Living Bestseller List. David’s 15 years of experience in the wellness and lifestyle industry, including over a decade touring and presenting around the world, gives him a wide range of expertise to speak with humor and knowledge that connects with audiences both large and small. He has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.

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Life Lessons From The Oldest & Wisest
Inspiration, Wisdom & Humor For All Generations


Happy is the New Healthy
31 Ways to Relax, Let Go, and Enjoy Life NOW!

V2.0: Happy is the New Healthy

We live in a world of podcasting life hackers who have every formula to make more money, get in better shape, and live your best life. But these podcasting life hackers are young and there’s no way to know if their advice will stand the test of time. David Romanelli is on a mission to ask our oldest and wisest citizens for their time-tested formula on health and happiness. Following up on the advice he received from the 111-year-old who attributed her longevity to sex, vodka, and spicy food, David is excited to share this new and updated version of his “Happy is the New Healthy” speech. When listening to the wisdom of vibrant, inspiring, hilarious 80, 90, and 100-year-olds, you realize they know something that really works through decades of balancing work and marriage and parenting. David will share stories and wisdom from elder CEOs, great grandmothers, decorated World War 2 veterans, centenarian athletes. They’ve had so many successes, so many losses, and through it all, they have an ageless message that will cut through your stress, anxiety, and busyness and remind you HAPPY will always and forever be… THE NEW HEALTHY

The Oldest Secrets to Health, Success, and Happiness

In our age of artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and quantum computing, what if your greatest life advances actually came from listening to the advice of your elders? For the past 10 years, David Romanelli has interviewed elders in their 80’s 90’s and 100’s and wrote a book entitled LIFE LESSONS FROM THE OLDEST AND WISEST. He has found the greatest life hacks come not from the podcasting jet-set but from people nearing the end of their lives… weighing in on relationships, longevity, health, happiness, work-life balance, bouncing back from hard times, and the true meaning of “accomplishment.”

You will discover a renewed appreciation for the ones you love (because the elders remind us: they don’t last forever). You will get back to work inspired to loosen your grip, take a deep breath, and make more time EVERYDAY for “joie de vivre!”

What Leaders Need To Hear… From People Who Have Lived Through It All

Building off the life lessons of the 111-year old lady who inspired his previous book, Happy is the New Healthy, which twice reached #1 on Amazon’s Healthy Living Bestseller List, David Romanelli’s latest book, Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest shares stories and wisdom from seven years of interviewing the oldest and wisest Americans. “The elders will teach you something that you cannot learn from the most famous bestselling authors or the most high-impact business coaches or the most polished self-help gurus.” One elder Romanelli interviewed sold his company for hundreds of millions of dollars and emphasizes his secret: the power of the individual to create change by believing they can make a difference. Some of the elders Romanelli interviewed raised five or seven or nine children, as single moms. They know a thing or two about parenting. Other elders managed to survive the Nazis and Auschwitz or five months as a POW. They know a thing or two about getting through hard times. And others have a great sense of humor and remind us to keep it light and easy when you tend to make it dark and difficult. One elder Romanelli met is a 103-year-old who began driving a horse & buggy, then a Model A Ford, and now a yellow Smart Car. She said, “The first 100 years were the hardest. Everything after that is a breeze.”

“Dave Romanelli has an inspiring message that makes you stop and appreciate those who have lived through more than anyone else. Their wisdom and messages of how to live life are raw, though provoking and entertaining. Dave worked with us to customize his speech and it worked so well into our overall theme. The audience left feeling grateful and inspired to live a happier life.”
–Valic

“Outstanding.  Had two of producers in tears. Funny but got you thinking.”
–Cigna

“Searching for the right speaker for any event can be a challenge. However, each time I have selected David Romanelli as a special address speaker, he has ‘WOWED’ our audiences. His down-to-earth style and personal storytelling is easily relatable for anyone. No matter what his topic, his message about personal happiness is always clearly articulated and the audience leaves with delight. In fact, when our attendees are surveyed on value of content and effectiveness of speakers at our programs, David has consistently achieved the highest ratings of any speaker. Working with him has been a great pleasure every time. David Romanelli is truly a diamond in the rough and someone I would highly recommend no matter who the audience.”
–Regional Marketing Director, Major Health Insurance Provider

“No matter what his topic, his message about personal happiness is always clearly articulated and the audience leaves with delight.”
–Corporate Healthcare