In less than a week, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) will release its annual “The Future of Wellness 2022” report, the industry’s most in-depth look at the trends that will shake up health and wellness in 2022. 

Meet Our 2022 Trends Writers

While we await the trends report release at next week’s Global Wellness News™ broadcast on February 8, we invite you to get to know the thought leaders behind this highly-anticipated report. 

Cassandra Cavanah– Founder, Cavanah Communications
A long-time GWS consultant / collaborator and wellness trend author, she recently shared her unique insights as the editor of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) Hydrothermal Initiative’s “Guide to Hydrothermal Spa & Wellness Development Standards.”

Susie Ellis Co-founder, Chair and CEO, GWS and GWI 
Susie initiated wellness forecasting and trend spotting over 15 years ago, when she introduced the industry’s first trends report. Learn more about Susie and her decades of wellness industry leadership in the recent article in The Insider’s Guide to Spas

Cecelia Girr– Journalist & Strategy Director, Backslash 
For the past three years at the cultural intelligence unit of TBWA\Worldwide, Cecelia has led strategy for the annual report on global cultural shifts. Glean some of her insights on last year's popular GWS Podcast “The Financial Wellness / Mental Wellness Connection.”

Elaine Glusac -  Freelance Writer, Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times
A highly sought after journalist and writer, Elaine was named Travel Journalist of the Year by the society of American Traveler Writers in 2019. Check out her GWS podcast interview discussing the 2021 travel trend, “Rebooting Travel For the Better.”

Skyler Hubler – Journalist & Senior Cultural Strategist, Backslash
Working with Cecelia at the same international advertising agency, Skyler helps today's biggest brands stay one step ahead of culture. She was featured with Cecelia on the GWS Podcast episode  “The Financial Wellness / Mental Wellness Connection.”

Beth McGroartyVP, Research & Forecasting, GWS and GWI
Beth curates content for GWI's The Brief and the TRENDium, while heading up our trends research division. You’ll see why she is known as the wellness trends guru when you watch last year’s MasterClass on Global Wellness Trends.

Jamie Millar - Journalist
Based in the United Kingdom where he’s been writing for Men’s Health for nearly ten years, Jamie is currently researching a book about the cultural history of muscularity and male body image. Previously, he was Features Writer for the British GQ website.

Laura Powell - Consultant and Journalist
As a nationally-recognized wellness and travel consultant, she has worked with the leading agencies and associations such as the World Travel & Tourism Council. Laura currently is an editor for Organic Spa Magazine and writes for Hospitality Insights and Skift.

Rina Raphael - Journalist
As a leading journalist who covers technology, health, and wellness, Rina regularly contributes to publications including the New York Times, L.A. Times, and Fast Company. Rina is also the author of the upcoming book The Gospel of Wellness.

We invite TRENDium readers to pre-order the report and join the trend authors and researchers on February 8 (9AM-Noon ET) for a robust discussion of trends that explore what’s next in wellness travel, wellness real estate, health/wellness technology, women’s health, men’s wellness, preventative healthcare, nutrition, sustainability and more.  

Your pre-order ($65, a savings of $30) includes the full trend report plus access to the virtual Global Wellness News™ broadcast on February 8 which will feature all nine trend writers sharing deep insights into the ten trends that the GWS believes will shape and impact the wellness industry for years to come. 

“Our 2022 report powerfully reveals how the wellness market emerging from COVID-19 is anything but a return to 2019. What matters in wellness, what consumers now demand, has profoundly changed. This report is the industry’s deepest dive into the provocative new directions and concepts in wellness that lie ahead,” said Beth McGroarty, VP of Research & Forecasting, GWS.  
In addition, the GWI will present its first-ever research on national wellness markets, ranking the top “wellness nations.” And expect surprise guests! 


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