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 newest 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.
Ageless Advice from the Oldest and Wisest
There are countless professional development and self-help books from the latest and greatest authors, yet some of the richest sources of wisdom are from the elders living among us. These people fought in World War 2, marched for Civil Rights, and lived through the Prohibition, the Great Depression and countless boom and bust cycles. If you are lucky, you may still have an elder relative, a parent or grandparent, someone who can share from their 80, 90, even 100 years walking the path as an executive, parent, and spouse. That’s the driving force behind Dave Romanelli’s mission: to learn from and share the stories and wisdom of our elders, before it’s too late. From a 111 year old woman (bore before JFK) whose secret to longevity was “sex, vodka, and spicy food” to a 90 year old Auschwitz survivor who lost all 10 family members in the Holocaust, the elders Dave has met have stories and lessons that are as relevant today, in 2017, as they were back in 1906 or 1943. These elders tend to be lonely and isolated, and would love to share their guidance, if only we would listen. Dave is the author of two books which reached #1 on Amazon’s Healthy Living Bestseller list. This topic is the subject of his third book which is due to be published by Skyhorse in 2018.
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 new book 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.”
Romanelli draws from his new book, Life Lessons of the Oldest and Wisest, a #1 Pre-Release Bestseller on Amazon and now available in book stores, reminds us 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.
Happy is the New Healthy
Inspired by his book Happy is the New Healthy, David will emphasize that true health is not strict dieting and vigilant exercise. While those play a role, the deep secret to living well is resilience, humor, and joie de vivre. Dave will share tips and tools rooted in positive psychology, inspired by Ancient Eastern wisdom, yet relevant to the demands of modern business and life. Listeners will leave with the refreshing reminder that happiness is not found exclusively on Sundays or vacations, but in the simple pleasures we celebrate each and every day.
When you can relate to someone, you want to work with them, you want to do business with them, you want be around them. It is a key pillar in happiness and will be told through a series of stories, featured in the updated paperback release of Dave’s bestselling book: Happy is the New Healthy. The research shows that when our priority is to project strength, we tend to alienate others. The way to influence—and to lead—is to begin with warmth, to be relatable! In his speech, Dave will share examples of people who thrive on relatability and what we can learn from them to make ourselves more connected and more relatable at work…and at home.
It’s Not a Myth
Professional Success AND Personal Happiness
The common myth is that we can measure out our time and achieve balance. But the reality is, meetings go long, our partners get frustrated, we feel like we are not spending enough time with our kids, and we are stressed to the bones keeping up with the everyday demands of life. Is there a solution? YES! Based on his 15 years of expertise focused on improving present moment awareness in modern culture, David Romanelli shares the secret to overcoming the overwhelming demands of life. When you are with your kids, be with your kids! When you are with your clients, be with your clients! When you are taking “me time,” be with yourself! Dave will teach skills rooted in the ancient world that will enable listeners to overcome distraction and be fully present to improve productivity, likeability, mental health, and overall happiness at both work and home.
The Secret Power of Chocolate
Getting Through Daily Stress with Daily Indulgences
Research shows that happiness comes from frequency of positive experience rather than the intensity of positive experience. Based on his highly acclaimed work with chocolatiers, chefs, and musicians, David Romanelli will share how the small victories are the keys to overcoming stress, improving focus, and enhancing balance. By inspiring listeners to rejuvenate their sensory perception (there’s no app for touch, taste, and smell), laugh out instead of lash out (humor heals!), and develop a keen sense of gratitude, David shares a foundation for health and happiness that cannot be learned at the doctor’s office or in a health book. Life’s greatest moments are not emails or photos. Such moments must be felt, touched, and tasted. David will leave listeners with the passion to lead deeper, fuller, richer lives.
“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.”