Corporate Wellness & Speaking

Use Wellness as a Strategic Advantage to Elevate Your Organization's Leadership, Performance, Culture, and Impact

When Your Team is Unhealthy, Stressed, and Fatigued—It Costs You Money. Let's Talk About How to Fix It

Our health is like the head of an octopus and the other facets of life are the tentacles. If the head isn’t operating optimally, the tentacles won’t perform optimally.

Health and wellness allows an individual to move at a faster pace in life, have more energy, and ultimately operate in a peak performing state. When a individual understands and practices a healthier lifestyle, it positively impacts a company’s bottom line. The more this is integrated into an organization, the better every system and department flows which leads to better customer service and experiences.

With that said, there is some research to back up the connection between health and organizational performance.

  • Reduced sick leave absenteeism (an average 27 percent reduction according to the American Journal of Health Promotion)
  • Reduced healthcare costs (a 26 percent reduction in costs according to the American Journal of Health Promotion)
  • Improved productivity (an 8 percent increase in each employee’s productivity according to a 2005 National Business Group on Health report)
  • Less work-related stress (up to 12 percent less likely to experience health issues from work-related stress according to a 2015 study by The Economist Intelligence Unit & Humana)
  • Increased employee morale and engagement in your companies mission and goals (up to 67 percent according to a 2015 study by The Economist Intelligence Unit & Humana)
  • Improved employee retention (45 percent of employees agree that an employer-sponsored wellness program would encourage them to stay in their current position reported in a Principal Financial Well-Being Index in 2013)
  • A great return on investment (for every $1 spent = an ROI of $5.81 according to the American Journal of Health Promotion )
  • Employees with unhealthy diets were 66 percent more likely to report having a loss in productivity (BYU)
  • Sleep-deprived workers cost the U.S. around $411 billion, the U.K. $50 billion, & Australia $66 billion (Rand)
  • For every employee, companies are losing $1,400 per employee due to fatigue according to a Sleep Matters Initiative at Brigham Health for the National Safety Council (NSC)
  • Gallup estimates 17.2% of the U.S. workforce is actively disengaged which costs an organization approximately $3,400 for every $10,000 of salary (or 34%)
  • Ineffective training and uninspiring content leading to skill gaps, disengagement, and employee turnover costs businesses a yearly loss of $13,500 per employee (McKinsey & Company, Gallup, Center for American Progress)

Building a healthier and higher performing company starts by building a strong foundation and educating your employees on the key principles and habits for optimum health and performance—and that's where we come in.

Who Am I?

Julian Hayes II — Author & High Performance Health & Sleep Consultant

I'm the Founder and CEO of The Art of Fitness & Life. My consulting work helps organizations and teams use wellness as a strategic advantage to elevating their leadership, performance, engagement, and impact by promoting a holistic health approach combined with bio-individuality.

I've been involved with health and fitness for over the last decade. I hold specialty certifications in nutritional and sleep sciences along with a masters degree obtained during my brief stint along the medical school path, in which I ultimately left to pursue my current mission of helping people from various walks of life.

In addition to working with companies and clients in my private wellness & concierge practice, I also have my own weekly column at Inc where I've written over 100 columns along with frequently contributing at many of the world’s largest publications. Some of those other publications include Entrepreneur, Success, Bodybuilding.com, MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, Chief Executive, Business Insider, The Chicago Tribune, The Nashville Business Journal, and numerous others.

Lastly, I've occasionally appeared on television along with being interviewed on numerous podcasts (20+) about sleep management, nutrition, mindset, high performance and other health topics that get thousands of downloads each year.

Health & High Performance Trainings

I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. Here are some of my most requested topics which can be presented as a keynote, workshop, or seminar.

Sleep Well to Perform Better

As humans, we are socially, organizationally, economically, physically, behaviorally, nutritionally, linguistically, cognitively, and emotionally dependent upon sleep. In this training, I'll equip you with the systems and strategies to immediately improve your sleep and performance. Find out more here.

Make Nutrition Simple Again

The way you eat affects the way you think, the way you feel, the way you look, the way you show up to the world, and the way you perform. In this training, you’ll be provided with a model that not only will optimize your energy, but will also optimize your performance through simple principles free of fluff and hype. Find out more here.

Mental Mastery

The most important thing to high performance is equipping yourself with a strong and healthy mindset. In this training, I'll share the benefits of stress, how to maximize your daily mental energy, and how to mold a mindset that gives you an unfair advantage. Find out more here.

High Performance Amplified

Energy is your most valuable currency. Top performers manage their energy, not their time. Find out more here. To achieve the highest results requires full engagement, which requires a focus of mastery on the 7 pillars of energy. In this training, I'll systematically guide you on a journey to making high performance an everyday status quo. Find out more here.

Exercise To Get Your Competitive Advantage

As top performers, exercise isn't something that can be negotiable. It's a necessity in order to be sharp & focused each day. In this training, I'll share simple, actionable, and highly effective takeaways that will not only leave you physically fit, but also mentally fit. Find out more here.

Health Beyond The Workplace

Business travel along with remote work comes with a set of unique circumstances and environments. With that said, business travel and working remotely isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's only going to increase. However, in this training, I'll share some practical strategies to keep you healthy, sane, and ready to perform at a high level right out of the gate. Find out more here.

Let's Start The Conversation

How We Can Work With You?

  • On Site 'Breakfast & Learn' or 'Lunch & Learn' Seminars/Workshops
  • Virtual Health Seminars/Workshops (via Teleconferences & Webinars)
  • 1-On-1 Executive Health & Fitness Coaching For Staff
  • Creating Group Training Programs for Staff
  • Establishing Well-Being Programs
  • Fitness Space Design

What to expect?

  • Prompt, timely, and professional replies to all your calls and messages.
  • A personal phone or virtual consultation (via zoom or skype) prior to your event. I want to better understand I can best serve your audience.
  • A professional, high impact, and actionable presentation solely focused on achieving the desired results for your organization.
  • A follow-up session after the event to make sure you’re satisfied (I also want to know how you think I can improve).
  • A custom document page created for your audience with links and resources that I think will be helpful.

My mission & commitment to you

My sole mission is to help you and everyone at your event grow into a higher performing version of themselves. When you win, I win.

In the meantime, as a way to learn more about what I can bring to your company and event, here are a couple of resources to get you started:

  • Speaker one sheet to learn about how I can help your company and bring value to your event (click on picture below).

one sheet & capabilities

  • My Quick-Start Wellness Initiative Cheat Sheet to get your company started with simple wellness ideas and tips to make your company healthier. Click on image below (no email required).

wellness cheat sheet

  • My Press & Publications page which will have links to my (100+) Inc articles along with links to a plethora of articles I've written for some of the worlds largest publications. Lastly, there will be links for where I was a guest on various podcasts discussing various health related topics.

Let's Start The Conversation