John Ayo

Health and Travel Wellness Speaker

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Follow the Locals

Have you ever visited a foreign country (or city) and weren’t sure about how to handle a certain situation or to simply find the best local food?

I’ve found the best strategy to be: “adopt a local”!

Yes, you can look things up in Google or Yelp to get reviews, but it’s SO much better if you can talk directly with someone that is native to the area and ask them for their advice.

I remember my first trip to Istanbul, where my (new best) local friend told me – “You don’t want to get the kebab here, get it THERE!” …and it was fabulous!

In this video, I’m highlighting one of the local recommendations for tackling altitude sickness: coca leaves. I was fortunate to get to spend a week in Lima, Peru for work and took the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu (on my bucket list).

Yes, I bought the very cool tourist hat, as the altitude and sun at MP can do some damage to my not-so-protected head.

The locals recommend drinking the coca tea and chewing on the leaves (they even have a basket of leaves in the airport when you first arrive in Cusco).

Of course there is a fun follow-on story, but I’ll leave that for when I see you next…

Hire John to speak at your next meeting, conference or retreat about managing stress on the road (or at home)!



Why Hire John?

You are traveling for business for a reason, and if you can’t perform at your best, it could cause you to lose the sale or impact the success of your event. What’s that worth to you? …And your business or event?

Employee retention and employee engagement are two critical issues that companies are facing today. Could increased stress be a contributing factor?

What Makes John Unique?

John has traveled to more than 26 countries with IBM (sales and training) over 30 years (he’s lived it) and is a Traditional Naturopath (natural health practitioner), meeting planner, consultant, and author. He has taught more than 4,000 people his actionable travel tips and stress management tools with rave reviews. There’s more to it than just exercise and eating healthy.

What Can You Expect?

John is an expert in Wellness, especially when traveling, and will give your participants new information that they didn’t know about how to stay healthy. He is extremely responsive and easy to work with after 25+ years of conditioning by IBM.

You can expect a highly interactive and engaging presentation followed by actionable outcomes for all participants!

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