John Ayo

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How can Travel Balance and John help my team?

Your team is traveling for a reason and if they can’t perform at the peak of their ability it can hurt your profitability. John’s program (presentations, workshops and consulting) will show your team how to be more energized, healthy and balanced when they travel…and back at home.

What should travelers expect to get from your book and presentations?

Travelers should expect to gain an understanding of how they can prepare for a variety of travel situations and be proactive in their approach to reducing stress and maintaining their health on the road. John’s presentations are edutaining with immediately useful action items. I’ve laid out the book in a very easy to read fashion, with highlight boxes, chapter summaries, and a sample packing list. I provide my recommendations in a chronological fashion from preparing and packing for the trip, to how to thrive on the plane and in a hotel room, to some contingencies around eating, exercising and dealing with illness. I conclude with a chapter on how you might use this natural health information as a way to potentially begin a new lifestyle upon your return home.

Why did you decide to write this book?

As a naturopath and frequent business traveler, I’ve had many friends ask me what I do to stay healthy when traveling. They sometimes ask very specific questions like: * What do I do if I start feeling sick? * How do I handle jet lag? * What happens if I feel really anxious? * What if something I ate is not digesting well? So, with that in mind, I wrote Travel Balance in a conversational style as if answering a friend who had just asked me these questions. I write about my best tips and advice, along with some fun stories to make it interesting and entertaining.

What makes Travel Balance unique?

What makes this book unique is that it is written from the perspective of a knowledgeable natural health doctor (naturopath), who has also traveled for business with IBM more than three million miles, to over 26 countries, over thirty years. This intersection of my two “worlds” provides a very unique perspective, as it’s not just based on what I think might happen, but rather personal experiences during my many domestic and international trips. This book is not just about what to eat and how to exercise, but rather more about the entire trip, from beginning to end. You can use the parts you like, and discard what doesn’t resonate with you, but either way, you’re more than likely to gain at least a few tips that you may not have tried before.

I don’t travel very much. Can I still benefit?

Yes! While this book specifically targets travelers, there are many tips and techniques that will apply at home as well. Some examples include: * Ways to improve your sleep * Tips to help with digestion * What to do if you feel like you’re getting sick * Drinking water for good health * Time changes (daylight savings time) using jet lag techniques * Ways to deal with anxiety



Travel Wellness Guide

Travel Wellness Guide (by Sanctifly)

A comprehensive guide to better travel habits for business travelers everywhere!

Includes expert tips and advice from travel, health and wellness leaders. While we have compiled everything from the air traveler point of view, all the tips are still valid when you travel by rail, bus or car.

Everyone has got an opinion but no one knows for sure what the future of travel looks like. The only thing we can be certain about is it won’t be the same. The airport and flight experience will be more digital and less interactive, but in fact quite unchanged – planes will still arrive and take off in the same fashion from the same airports. But our collective attitude will have changed beyond comparison. Our awareness of the importance of being healthy at the time of flying and maintaining a healthy aspect and resilience when away has never been more in focus.

The New Corona Reality

Visions for how your hospitality journey could change, post-COVID-19

As we all return to airports, ballrooms and stages, they will not look exactly the same. The landscape may be altered, with new acrylic barriers in place, spaced out—and fewer—tables and seats, and ubiquitous hand sanitizer and signs reminding you to stay physically distant (we don’t like the term socially distant here). Operationally, your favorite venues may be much different as well. Touchless check-in, more frequent cleaning and fewer handshakes could be just the beginning of a litany of innovations and protocols.

What does this mean for your programs, large and small? Smart Meetings asked industry leaders from the front lines of hotels, event venues and creators, transportation, travel, networking, wellness and sustainability to share their commitments and challenges for keeping everyone safe and connected.

Blue Zones Article

How Not to Get Sick While Traveling (+ How Chia Seeds Can Help)!

We’ve all been there: you wake up on the first full day of your much-anticipated beach vacation with a sore throat and runny nose, you are on a business trip and arrive at your first meeting with a pounding head, or you touch down from your fun vacation and immediately get laid up with a cold.

TSAE Association Leadership Article

New Year, New Focus on You!

As we begin the new year, it might be a good time to consider new ideas about how you can make some changes around your personal self-care. The key thing is that you can’t be effective if you are stressed and overwhelmed, so let’s
start there.

IMEX Daily Magazine Article

Tips to staying healthy at home and on the road

It’s hard enough to stay healthy in our
day-to-day lives; it’s even harder when
we’re traveling. Travel Balance Chief
Balancing Officer John Ayo learned
that lesson the hard way, after years
of encountering sickness and low energy
levels during his work travels.

Secrets for Beating Jet Lag

Planning an international event can require traveling to destinations half way around the world without missing a step. However, the impact of changes in time zones can be quite challenging for any body. For some people, just a one-hour shift in time (e.g. daylight savings time twice a year) can throw the body’s clock off for a week.

Try These Valuable Tips for Quality Shut-Eye

Make exercise a part of your daily routine. Regular activity, both physical and mental, helps the body get tired and sleep. If possible, get moving earlier in the day. Freeman cautions that exercising late in the day may actually stimulate you.

Traveling Naturally: Tips to Keep Your Trip Balanced

With Summer finally here, for many of us it means taking a vacation. If you’re like most Americans, you have traveled at some time in your life. Whether you live out of a suitcase for work purposes or you take a trip once a year personally, staying balanced while traveling makes the journey smooth. While we can’t do anything about a delayed flight or other things beyond our control here are some tips it’s important to stay balanced while traveling.



The Twists, The Turns and Legos - interview with Lenore Danzieri

Journeys of Reinvention Podcast

Join us as we talk about the twists, turns and redo of life journeys. John opens up about his life lessons, ones that we can all benefit from applying to our own lives. We all have learned that the only consistencies in life are the inconsistencies and it is in our power, if we so chose, to start over. But are we really starting over with all of the lessons that we have under our belts?

Listen and learn how to use those lessons, past and present, to live your best life and chose to thrive.

John, Travel Wellness Expert is the author of “Travel Balance”, a speaker, a coach, naturopath and an all around amazing human being.

How to Stay Healthy and Resilient on the Road with John Ayo and Sara Quiriconi

Join travel wellness expert John Ayo in conversation with Sara Quiriconi, Sanctifly’s Travel Wellness Agent as they discuss the importance of preparing yourself for travel and what it means to prioritize your health while on the road.

They touch on many aspects of what goes into building a healthy routine that should expand beyond your trip and into your everyday life.

Find out more about John’s work at Presented by Sanctifly as part of the Traveler Reset interview series.

Best Ways To Stay Healthy When Traveling Post COVID!

Join John and Nastasia as they discuss the top ways to stay healthy when traveling.

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:14 – The story behind John’s incredibly insightful book: “Travel Balance”
  • 1:26 – Writing a book “Travel Balance: Where Healthy Travel Drives Greater Business Profitability”
  • 2:07 – The key pillars that contribute to wellbeing while traveling
  • 3:54 – How can companies help their employees reduce stress
  • 5:38 – Will invest in wellbeing and preparing travels for going back on the road in the future?
  • 09:39 – Practical tips for staying more active while on the road
  • 11:39 – Helping remote workers stay healthy at home and reduce stress
  • 15:39 – How important is mental health aspect in travel policies?
  • 16:41 – Bleisure-friendly travel policy – benefits
  • 18:32 – Book recommendation


How To Build A Healthy Event

Are you starting to plan, or thinking about traveling to a live event in the near future?


John Ayo, Chief Balancing Officer of Travel Balance and Desi Whitney, SVP of Sourcing Operations & Industry Relations for HPN Global and co-founder of Emergency Concierge International share the life experiences that taught them how to prepare for the safest and healthiest outcome, as well as the passion behind their purpose.

Learn how you can build a healthy and safe environment for your participants!

The Meeting Space - Wellness During Times Of Stress

Join us as we discuss the implications of wellness during times of major stress!

The Meeting Space podcast is dedicated to put spotlight on Meeting and Event Planners from the DFW area, as well as professionals associated with meeting, trade show and exhibition industry to bring us closer together as a community.

What is Quantum Biofeedback and How Can It Help You Heal?

Are you interested in learning more about how biofeedback can help your body to heal itself?

This interview is from the Health Mastery for Leaders Summit with Dr Holly Donahue.

Learn the best ways to use natural healing techniques to help your body to heal itself.

John and Holly discuss different modalities that can help to remove stressors that can help your body to heal itself.

How Can We Stay Healthy and Boost Our Immune System - John Ayo, Naturopath and Kimberly Woodard

Join John and Kimberly as we discuss a variety of health related topics around natural healing techniques that can help you boost your immune system, stay healthy and balance ElectroMagnetic Frequencies.

Traveling (or not) & Covid19 - Best Ways to Stay Healthy Naturally

What are the best ways you can boost your immune system to stay healthy when traveling (or not) during times of fear around catching a virus?

In this interview from the Pandemic Recovery Summit, we talk about the best supplements to take and other strategies to boost your immune system to take care of you.

Staying energized and resilient on the road

A WorkWell podcast on business traveler well-being

Traveling for work is a common business practice. But it can sometimes take a toll on your well-being and your ability to perform at your best. What if you could become an empowered, productive road warrior, without annihilating your health?

On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses strategies for staying energized and resilient on the road with traveling naturopath, speaker, and author John Ayo.

“Breathing is so key because stress is the enemy and it just increases dramatically when you travel. The biggest thing that we’ve got to do is calm ourselves down. Because much like [germs], you’re not going to change the outside circumstances; you can only impact how you respond to it.” – John Ayo

Wellness for Meeting Professionals!

In this interview with Wayne Wallgren from the SITE Texas Chapter, John talks about his best tips to help meeting professionals stay well in their very stressful job roles.

How Meeting Professionals Can Plan and Execute Healthy Events!

In this interview, John will discuss his best tips to help meeting professionals stay energized, healthy and balanced so that they can perform at their best AT the event…and when they return home!

He will also discuss his tips to help you make your events as healthy and balanced as possible for your attendees.

SpeakerBalance – Stay Balanced and Energized While on the Road with John Ayo

John shares some of his secrets about staying energized, balanced and healthy when you travel. This podcast is targeted for Speakers who are constantly traveling and need to make sure that their voices and energy are always ready to go!

Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • What can we do to maintain better health? 5:00
  • How to get over jet lag. 11:00
  • How to get through illness on the road. 14:30
  • How to save your voice. 19:10
  • What to steer clear of. 21:10
  • What we can do to stay fit and healthy while travelling. 24:00

Energy Edge Podcast with John Ayo

This is an interview with a subject matter expert who is everything from an almost three decades in IBM sales rep, business traveler, and natural medicine doctor. What an interview! And it’s Go Time!

Off Site: The Meeting Planner Podcast

Traveling to execute that event you’ve been planning can be challenging. John was a meeting planner at IBM (among other roles) and has some specific ideas on how to stay healthy just for busy Meeting Professionals!

How to Stay Healthy on the Road!

Authors who travel—either to book signings, speaking gigs, or for business—often face the challenge of how to stay healthy on the road. Whether the struggle is with managing stress, eating healthy, exercising, or getting enough sleep, staying in balance while one the road can be a challenge for busy authors. Our guest, John Ayo, naturopath, speaker, author, and Certified Biofeedback Specialist, shares his insights into a lifestyle of health and balance, and why a natural approach to health can be best both while traveling and at home.

In this episode, you’ll discover the secrets to how to stay healthy on the road:

  • Why staying healthy is key to an author’s success
  • Insights into the field of naturopathy
  • Where traditional medicine falls short in healthcare delivery
  • How you can be the CEO of your own healthcare and healing
  • What to do to stay healthy while traveling
  • The biggest thing authors do while traveling that leads to being out of balance
  • Three things to avoid to help boost your immune system

Radio interview with Leslie Green about staying balanced while traveling!

It’s All About That Bass…Oops!…BALANCE!

Sometimes we hear things like, “We must keep life in balance,” or “It’s all about balance,” and such words sound so cliche that we wave them away—as if we’re saying, Sure, the sentiment is true, but I really don’t want to stop and take the time to apply it to my life. I’ll figure it out later, when things get really bad. And then they do. It’s not until we feel so completely out of balance that we scream for it, which is usually very late in the game…almost too late. Join us today as we speak to John Ayo, author of Travel Balance. Yes, we talk about balance in terms of travel, but it’s not just about the trip, it’s about the journey of life! Listen to this informative interview HERE


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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!

Book John For Your Next Event!