The Foundations of Wellbeing


November 5-7th, 2023

From November 5th through November 7th 2023, special guests Doro Bush Koch and Tricia Reilly Koch of BB&R Wellness join us in inviting you to retreat from the world before the holidays for an immersive wellness gathering, the Annual Foundations of Wellbeing Experience, on the beautiful island of Boca Grande.

Enjoy delicious and nourishing meals, yoga and fitness experiences, candlelit meditation, community gatherings, and inspiring talks by expert speakers where we discuss ways we can extend both “healthspan” and lifespan. Delight in the beauty of The Gasparilla Inn and its luxurious amenities as you take an intentional pause before the start of the holiday season and the end of 2023 to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and develop an outlook of abundance.

Guided by BB&R and their hand-picked guest speakers, deepen your commitment to a more holistic lifestyle in this unique opportunity to align your body, mind and spirit.


November 6-8th, 2022

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Event Registration

The event fee of $925 per person includes all Foundations of Wellbeing special sessions and meals.

To register, please call 866-575-7533.

For details about accommodations (separate from event registration), click here.



Meet our Partners from BB&R

Doro Bush Koch and Patricia Reilly Koch are the co-founders of the annual Achieving Optimal Health Conference (AOHC) at Georgetown University, co-creators of the Health Gig podcast, and the co-founders of BB&R Wellness Consulting, a wellness consulting company that leads communities to make lasting transformation.

For nearly two decades, Doro and Tricia have been following innovations and leading audiences to consider new insights, approaches, and methodologies to make a conscious shift and take personal responsibility for their wellbeing. They help audiences access innovation and cutting-edge research in ways that cause practical and profound changes in their lives. Their education, experience, and talents lead people to transformation. 

Trailblazers in the field, Doro and Tricia have led the charge to empower people to move from being passive caretakers to becoming engaged partners in their own journey toward prevention, lifestyle design and healing. They are committed to creating experiences that help wellness seekers realize that health is not segmented into different areas. Only when we consider the broader context and connection between our mind, body, and spirit to tackle root causes do we achieve optimum health. True health depends on meaningful connections and engagement in community.

An integrated approach pays massive dividends across the board. Doro and Tricia lead a new kind of health company that works to break this complexity into simple steps. They know that when people feel inspired and included in the conversation of their own health, they can share simple and powerful strategies to create a real change in their lives. These habits and insights then move outward into their families, networks and communities.

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2023 Speakers

Jennifer Freed, PhD.

Talk: What Psychological Astrology Can Teach Us about Ourselves

Jennifer Freed, PhD. Freed talks about her new book A Map to Your Soul. There are four elements—fire, earth, air, and water—that exist in nature and within us all. Knowing your personal map of these four elements offers a way to personalize your self-care rituals and design your best life: one that fully expresses your special gifts. Why do we generally fear speaking our truth, the journey into self-acceptance, big friendships, and romantic chemistries? Learn how to negotiate the different parts of ourselves so you can live a fully expressed life.

Jennifer Freed PhD is the best selling author of Use Your Planets Wisely and a renowned psychological astrologer and social and emotional education trainer. She has spent over thirty years consulting clients and businesses world wide on psychological, spiritual, and educational topics. She has served as the clinical director of Pacifica Graduate Institute and is national consultant for EMDR (Post Traumatic Growth Therapies).

As a regular contributor to goop, Jennifer has written over 23 articles on wellness and Astrology, and Jennifer has penned ten books relating to personal growth. She has also been interviewed for her expertise by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Vogue.

A Map to Your Soul: Using the Astrology of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water to Live Deeply and Fully
Use Your Planets Wisely: Master Your Ultimate Cosmic Potential with Psychological Astrology
PeaceQ: Increasing the Capacity For Peace Within and Peace Beyond


Matt Dawson

Talk: Optimizing Your Brain and Lifestyle with Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine is a genetics-based approach to personalized care. Informed by biometrics, genomics, and lifestyle factors, lab tests and wearables can bring you incredible recommendations for diet, exercise, sleep, mental health, disease risk reduction, and more.

Dr. Dawson is a physician, the author of two iBooks, Volume I and II of Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound. Currently he is the Founder/CEO of a genomics based personalized medicine company called Wild Health, where they specialize in providing holistic treatment based on individuals’ DNA and other biometrics. As the CEO and Co-Founder of the Kentucky Castle, he dedicates his life to bringing care, attention, and wellness to all.

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: Volume 1
Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: Volume 2


Tracy Freeman, MD

Talk: Are You Tired? The Root Cause & Remedies for Fatigue

BB&R’s Chief Medical Officer peals back the onion on the question she gets asked most in 2022. Fatigue can really take away our ability to enjoy our lives. It can be caused by our adrenals, hydration issues, gut health, caffeine and foods high in refined sugars and highly processed grains. Fatigue can also be rooted in thyroid issues, anemia, mold, sleep patterns and toxins. Learn how to boost your iron, B12 and D, ramp up your sleep cycles and keep depression, stress and anxiety at bay.

Dr. Freeman Integrates the most effective treatments from holistic and conventional medicine to bring her patients the most innovative approach to true healing. Dr. Freeman’s progressive methodology is grounded in decades of experience searching out the root cause of disease. As a mother of a child with autism she has a personal understanding of the challenges patients face. Doctor Freeman breaks down the most important topics in wellness today bringing the insights of a physician and the compassion of a mother.


Jim Dethmer & Deborah J. Burditt

Talk: How to Develop Your Strengths Using the Enneagram System

Jim Dethmer and Deborah J. Burditt will take you on an interactive journey through the wisdom of the famous Enneagram personality system. Prior to the session you will learn which one of the 9 personality types you embody. This fascinating session will not only shed light on your motivations, behaviors and fears, it will help you make the most of your strengths to achieve your full potential. After this experience you will also gain deep empathy for yourself and the loved ones in your life. This incredible team from the Conscious Leadership Group has worked with well over 1000 leaders across all industries, including CEOs and top leaders of Fortune 200 companies.

Jim Dethmer
Jim Dethmer is a coach, speaker, author, and founding partner at The Conscious Leadership Group. He has personally worked with over 150 CEOs and their teams to integrate conscious leadership into their organizations. Jim also leads monthly Forums for select leaders in Chicago and New York, and trains coaches through The Conscious Leadership Group. He has spoken at Conscious Capitalism, Wisdom 2.0, Mindful Leadership Summit, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and USC School of Medicine Greenville (where conscious leadership is part of the curriculum).

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success
High Performing Investment Teams: How to Achieve Best Practices of Top Firms

Deborah J. Burditt
Debbie is an Enneagram expert who teaches leaders how to effectively use the wisdom of the Enneagram in their lives and organizations. Debbie has studied with the world’s leading Enneagram experts. Her training includes certification with the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Training Program and The Enneagram in Business. She participates in the Enneagram Narrative Learning Community with Helen Palmer and other experienced students of the Enneagram who want to explore deeper self-development.


Robert J. Hariri, M.D., PH.D.

Dr. Hariri pioneered the use of stem cells to treat a range of life-threatening human diseases and continues today to make transformative contributions in the fields of immuno-oncology and cell therapeutics along with tissue engineering and functional regeneration. He is widely acknowledged for his discovery of pluripotent stem cells derived from the human placenta, and as a member of the team that discovered the physiological activities of tumor necrosis factor (TNF). He holds over 170 issued and pending patents for discoveries including placenta-derived stem cells, which Nature recognized as one of the ten most important patent estates in the field. He has authored over 150 published chapters, articles, and abstracts.

Dr. Hariri was the founder and CEO of Anthrogenesis Corporation, and after its acquisition by Celgene Corporation, served as CEO of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics which was spun-out in 2017 to form Celularity. Dr. Hariri also co-founded the genomic-based health intelligence company, Human Longevity, Inc. and serves on numerous public boards including Cryoport (NASDAQ:CYRX).

Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love



Past Speakers

Zenka Caro

Community Mindfulness Method

Zenka is a futurist and strategic planner focused on collaboration infrastructures to scale global consciousness and wellness. She is an expert in whole systems thinking, human centered design, frontier technology and augmented reality. Zenka graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University. She worked designing interactive software and streaming products for Akamai Technologies before founding a software development company. She has been working with BB&R for over a decade to bring cutting edge, holistic health into the mainstream.

Jim Dethmer

A Radical New Conversation: Concious Leadership

Jim Dethmer is a coach, speaker, author, and founding partner at The Conscious Leadership Group. He has personally worked with over 150 CEOs and their teams to integrate conscious leadership into their organizations. Jim also leads monthly Forums for select leaders in Chicago and New York, and trains coaches through The Conscious Leadership Group. He has spoken at Conscious Capitalism, Wisdom 2.0, Mindful Leadership Summit, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and USC School of Medicine Greenville (where conscious leadership is part of the curriculum). He is co-author of High Performing Investment Teams, and The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, an Amazon bestseller (2015). Jim lives in Chicago with his wife Debbie, and in Michigan, their soul’s home, when they’re recharging during the summer months.

Amy Killen MD

Get Your Sexy On: Optimizing your Sexual Health

Amy Killen MD is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics and longevity medicine. Board certified in emergency medicine with ten years of ER experience, Dr Killen saw the impact of unchecked chronic disease and disability from the front lines before transitioning to anti-aging and regenerative medicine. An international speaker, clinical practice owner, medical director of a national regenerative medicine physician training course, author, and frequent media guest, Dr Killen has become an outspoken advocate for empowering people look and feel their best by merging lifestyle modification, integrative medicine, bio-identical hormones, energy modalities and stem cell therapies. After treating a number of prominent biohackers and longevity-seekers, Dr Killen and her colleague, Dr Harry Adelson pioneered the Full Body Stem Cell Makeover, one of the most innovative regenerative procedures currently available. In her portion of the procedure, Dr Killen combines stem cells and exosome injections with light, sound and other energy-based therapies to give patients unparalleled synergistic regenerative effects for skin, hair and sexual systems. Or, as a recent headline in The Times London said about her, “Can’t get no satisfaction? This woman can help (She’s a doctor)”.

Seetha Lakshmi, MD

COVID-19: Hope & Healing, 18 Months Later

Seetha Lakshmi, MD, serves as Tampa General Hospital’s Medical Director of the Global Emerging Diseases Institute, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, and a consultant for TGH Prevention Response Outreach. In addition, Dr. Lakshmi is an assistant professor for the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Lakshmi completed her fellowship in infection diseases from the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in both infectious disease and internal medicine.

Amanda Haas

Amanda Haas is an accomplished food writer, cooking instructor, video host, and cookbook author. She has contributed to over a dozen cookbooks and written three of her own, including The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook: The Delicious Way to Reduce Inflammation and Stay Healthy (Chronicle Books, 2016) and The Vibrant Life: Eat Well, Be Well (Chronicle Books, August 2019). Amanda is currently a culinary ambassador for Traeger Grills and consults for other brands she loves, including Hestan Cue Cookware, Miele appliances, California Strawberries, and Breville. In 2018, she launched her own brand amandahaascooks. Prior to that, she spent 7 amazing years overseeing the test kitchen as the Culinary Director of Williams Sonoma, and is a graduate of Tante Marie’s Cooking School. Amanda’s work has been featured in The Everygirl; The San Francisco Chronicle; Taste of Home; Katie Couric’s Wake-Up Call; and on the cover of Sunset Magazine.

Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell is a motivational speaker, yoga master, mindfulness coach, and meditation guru. In his former life, Keith was a professional football player of the highest caliber. He received several accolades including being chosen to play in the first Pro Bowl and named an All-Pro player. When a severe, spinal injury ended his career, he turned to his breath and the power of meditation. Thus began his path of self-awareness, personal growth, and helping others to achieve the same. He has traveled all over the world, coaching people in the craft of mindfulness, the practice of yoga, the art of meditation, and the importance of self-realization.


Dr. Mike Roizen

Dr. Roizen initiated and developed the RealAge concept to motivate behavior change. He has served as Cleveland Clinic’s first Chief Wellness Officer from 2007 to 2019, and founding Chair of its Wellness Institute. The Clinic’s Wellness Programs helped the clinic not spend over 1.050 billion dollars for its 101,000 employees and dependents over 11 years compared with national averages, and help over 43.6% of participants achieve 6+2 normals® for health. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams, AOA from UCSF School of Medicine. He now serves Cleveland Clinic as Chief Wellness Officer Emeritus, and is a Professor, Learner College of Medicine of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University.

David Starbuck Smith

David Smith is an Exercise Therapist, Author and Speaker who specializes in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain by restoring physical and emotional balance. His goal is to help others resolve their temporary or chronic physical and emotional pain in order to live happier and more fulfilling lives. David is a former college and professional tennis player who became a specialist in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology after graduating from UC Berkeley with a pre-med degree in Integrative Biology. He ran his own Exercise Therapy clinic in downtown San Francisco for 16 years and worked weekly with the San Francisco 49’ers for two seasons. He’s also been a student of metaphysics and psychology for 25 years and is fascinated by the link between emotional and physical pain.

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