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Wellness expert, Andy Core helps people become more balanced, productive, and healthy at 13 times more than the national average. This credentialed award-winning speaker uses his knowledge of human performance to aid companies in engaging their employees, reducing burnout, and achieving higher productivity.

For the past seventeen years Andy has used his MS in human performance and performed research to improve the overall health of some of the nation’s top companies as well as some of the country’s most struggling communities. His specialty and research focuses on how people respond to stress, stress testing, and how hard-working adults can overcome the obstacles they encounter when trying to change their lives for the better.

Andy is author of three books the most recent being the self-help hit Change

Your Day, Not Your Life, a realistic guide to sustained motivation, more productivity and the art of working well. He currently serves as the President of the National Speakers Association Health and Wellness Expert Group and Oklahoma Chapter, in addition to being a columnist for Professional Performance, The Business Owner, Get Outdoors! and

RxDDS magazines.

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    Andy has a master’s degree in the science of human performance and has spent the last 16 years mastering the art of inspiring people to become energized, healthy, motivated and better equipped to thrive in today′s hectic society.

    His “research scientist meets standup comic” style gives audiences the proprietary information and inspiration needed to accomplish more at work, live healthy, and still have a life. Combining stories from his experience a successful consultant with the latest research, he will ignite your motivation, show you how to execute a better way of life and live to enjoy it.

    Andy has field tested his concepts working directly with hundreds of top performers within Gillette, Coldwell Banker, Intel, Ernst & Young, Clorox, Tyson Foods, Newell Rubbermaid, Unilever, as well as leading healthcare organizations and associations.

    Andy’s success rate at helping people go from “knowing they need to live a more balanced life” to actually living and capitalizing on it is thirteen times the national average.


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Andy Core Speech


Humorously interpreting a typical day at the office, Andy Core examines why we don’t do the things that we know we should. He puts our choices in context connecting them to the greater history of decisions and habits we’ve made and formed during our lives.

“A lot of experts say, ‘Seriously, people why don’t you choose that watercress salad instead of that Chicago-style deep pan pizza?’ because they’re talking about making choices in a vacuum,” Andy states. “All these decisions throughout your day and the days previous have built up this behavioral momentum driving you a certain direction...It’s great news because you can change those patterns, you can change that momentum, and drive yourself the other direction.”

Andy Core - Prevention Motivation



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Combining the high-energy style of a stand up comic, the latest scientific research, and stories from his experience as a successful wellness consultant, Andy will ignite your motivation and show you how to execute a better way of life with his memorable valuable presentations.

Andy’s customized keynotes and workshops focus on the areas of stress management, sales, life balances, and worksite wellness programs. His seminars increase company revenue, employee engagement, and peak performer longevity, helping organizations’ top workers to live healthier well-balanced lives both on and off the job.

Life Balance - Redefining Humanly Possible
Today′s working culture can have you constantly running 90mph, hair on fire. Tomorrow will get faster. The good news, is that what you yearn for - more balance in your life - is actually the solution to your more with less dilemma. In Andy′s program, you will learn how to improve your work-life balance, productivity, health, and abilty to stay motivated in turbulent times.

Here′s what else you′ll get:

  • 18 IPA (Ideas per hour) that end with a 24 hour step-by-step blueprint to winning the “more with less” challenge.
  • 4 Core Principles for running 90 mph with your hair on fire and living healthy.
  • A laugh every 37 seconds.
  • 1 Core Truth. Improving your work-life balance is the foundation to improving everything.

Stress Right – How to better dodge, withstand and use stress to your advantage
Even though stress is called a “silent killer,” most people know that it:

  • Can cost an organization $7500 per worker, per year (if they make at least $25/hr)
  • Is likely behind 9 out of 10 visits to primary care physicians
  • Is the #1 cause of lower back pain
  • Worsens the top 7 killers of both men and women
  • Makes life way harder than it should be

But what most people don′t know, is what to do about it. In this program, you will learn what is really behind many of the problems facing your organization and you personally. Can you beat stress? You bet. Learning to Stress Right will enable you to:

  • Take four “must do” steps that turns stress into positive energy
  • Maximize your adrenalin, but manage it so you do not “hit the wall”
  • Significantly reduce the hormone that makes you want to strangle people
  • Plug in a pre-sleep ritual that makes you sleep like a log
  • Beat stress eating and other negative thought related patterns
  • Keep family and friends happy when you are busy
  • Learn new patterns that makes healthy choices automatic

Sales Energy - Having “the Juice” to Get & Keep More Clients
Objective for this Keynote or workshop:

Sales Professionals will create maximal, sustainable and motivated performance by using proven ideas to improve their daily system. Bottom line, this program creates more capable Sales Professionals who generate more revenue for themselves and for your company.

The benefits of this program – your people will know:

  • How to out pace their competitors by maximizing their energy level, attitude and ability to be “on their game” daily – including skills proven by NASA that improve productivity by 47% from 3-5PM.
  • How to be in the mental and physical state that rapidly builds trust with prospects and referral Sources.
  • The Science of Peaking and how Opportunity + Energy Drumpfs Time Management seven days a week.
  • What a top Sales Professional’s best day looks like and a step-by-step blueprint to plan to adapt that day to their life.
  • Why they don′t do what they know they should to grow their business... and how to get on with it.
  • How to get off the “I wish I could spend more time with my family” treadmill and make personal regeneration a competitive advantage.
  • How to maximize deep sleep so that you can still be “on your game” with limited sleep time.

Your Sales Professionals will be able to:

  • Convert more contacts into appointments due to increased energy, motivation and focus.
  • Convert more appointments into clients by bringing the best version of themselves to more of those opportunities.
  • Enhance customer service because they really can “do more with less.”
  • Capitalize on more opportunities by reducing the need to miss work.

The bottom line – after this program your Sales Professionals will know how to achieve greater professional success, personal significance and do so without burning themselves out in the process.

Wellness Engagement - What it takes to effectively pitch, implement and sustain a successful worksite wellness program
Regardless of what the future holds for healthcare, worksite wellness programs are and will continue to be critical to sustaining healthcare benefits, not to mention profitable companies. The big question is not, "Should I implement a worksite wellness program," but rather:

  • What does it take to effectively and persuasively pitch wellness to your stake holders?
  • After you get the yes, how do you set up your program so that you maximize participation and ROI?
  • Then, after the honeymoon period is over, what must you do to ensure your program continues to grow versus experiencing a steady decline in participation and the slow, painful death experienced by most worksite wellness programs?

In this "dig in and get your hands dirty" workshop, wellness consultant Andy Core, M.S. will give you doable, tactical answers to those questions, plus insights into his experience with companies like Gillette, Wal-Mart, Unilever, Clorox, Coldwell Banker, the U.S. Army and many others.



Andy Core Speaker Testimonials Back to top

    "As you know, this was the first time we have brought a speaker back to repeat as our Keynote speaker on the topic of Wellness and Nutrition. But based on last year, I know our team would resonate with your presentation, but I was taken off guard by the number of people that came up to you afterward with stories of putting your ideas into action. Many of our team members reported dramatic improvement in their health, attitudes and their motivation to improve themselves, both at work and home.

    Your message and style of delivery resonates on a deep and important level with people. It′s real, timely and addresses something we all experience daily - the need and want to improve ourselves, but often not feeling like we can. You provide reasonable and encouraging ideas and tools that help us bridge the gap between knowing what we should do and doing more of what really counts."
    Gwinnett County Public Schools
    (Event booked by Speakers Platform)

    "Andy, saying your exceeded expectations is an understatement. The way you reach out to the audience shows you are a professional in every sense. If every speaker had your energy and insight my world would be a much simpler place. I look forward to working with you in the future."
    Joe Skarda,
    Goggins, Inc.

    "Andy, everyone had a wonderful time and left the seminar very motivated! I commend you on getting through to a tough crowd and I look forward to working with you in the future."
    Michelle Neville,
    Marketing Division, Tyson Foods, Inc.

    "Your lecture was a refreshing change for the group and really propelled the success of the event. Thank you for your enthusiasm!"
    Shay E. Hopper,
    Event Planner, McDonald Eye Associates

    "We have been doing Diabetes Alert for 15 years and you are the best speaker we have ever used. You honestly connected with the group and it showed in the comments I received. You are definitely our top choice for next year. Additionally, I personally appreciated your support in promoting the event and our vendors. Thank you for helping make this program a success."
    Pam Laney,
    R.D., Event Planner

    CORPORATE CLIENTS:

    Abbott Laboratories
    Arkansas Edu Television Network
    Barclay′s Bank
    Beaches Resorts
    Dayspring Cards
    California State University
    Coldwell Banker
    Intel
    Kersh Wellness
    Michels Corporation
    Mine Safety and Health Admin
    NaturaLawn of America
    Newell Rubbermaid
    Ross Consumer Products
    Rockline Industries
    The Clorox Company
    The Gillette Company
    Tyson Foods
    University of Arkansas
    University of Tennessee
    Unilever
    U.S. Dept of Labor
    Vivendi Universal Games

    HEALTHCARE CLIENTS:

    American Cancer Society
    Arkansas Dept of Health
    Barnes Jewish Medical
    Coalition for a Healthy and Active America
    Covenant Healthcare
    MANA
    Mercy Health System
    McDonald Eye Associates
    The Maxillofacial Surgery Center

    ASSOCIATION CLIENTS:

    Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy
    Activate Omaha!
    American Heart
    American Society of Association Executives
    Arkansas Cancer Coalition
    Arkansas Governors Council on Fitness
    Arkansas Public Health
    Arkansas Psychological
    Arkansas Realtors
    Arkansas Society of Assn Executives
    Building Operators and Managers (BOMA)
    Community Health Centers
    Diabetes Alert!
    Exhibitor Show
    Exhibitor Show Fastrack
    Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors
    Holmes Safty
    International Assoc of Convention Centers
    Mega-Metro Conference
    National Speakers
    NOARK
    Society of Gov Meeting Professionals
    Tennessee Cancer Coalition
    Tennessee Public Health
    World WIT




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    "As you know, this was the first time we have brought a speaker back to repeat as our Keynote speaker on the topic of Wellness and Nutrition. But based on last year, I know our team would resonate with your presentation, but I was taken off guard by the number of people that came up to you afterward with stories of putting your ideas into action. Many of our team members reported dramatic improvement in their health, attitudes and their motivation to improve themselves, both at work and home.

    Your message and style of delivery resonates on a deep and important level with people. It′s real, timely and addresses something we all experience daily - the need and want to improve ourselves, but often not feeling like we can. You provide reasonable and encouraging ideas and tools that help us bridge the gap between knowing what we should do and doing more of what really counts."
    Gwinnett County Public Schools
    (Event booked by Speakers Platform)

    "Andy, saying your exceeded expectations is an understatement. The way you reach out to the audience shows you are a professional in every sense. If every speaker had your energy and insight my world would be a much simpler place. I look forward to working with you in the future."
    Joe Skarda,
    Goggins, Inc.

    "Andy, everyone had a wonderful time and left the seminar very motivated! I commend you on getting through to a tough crowd and I look forward to working with you in the future."
    Michelle Neville,
    Marketing Division, Tyson Foods, Inc.

    "Your lecture was a refreshing change for the group and really propelled the success of the event. Thank you for your enthusiasm!"
    Shay E. Hopper,
    Event Planner, McDonald Eye Associates

    "We have been doing Diabetes Alert for 15 years and you are the best speaker we have ever used. You honestly connected with the group and it showed in the comments I received. You are definitely our top choice for next year. Additionally, I personally appreciated your support in promoting the event and our vendors. Thank you for helping make this program a success."
    Pam Laney,
    R.D., Event Planner

    CORPORATE CLIENTS:

    Abbott Laboratories
    Arkansas Edu Television Network
    Barclay′s Bank
    Beaches Resorts
    Dayspring Cards
    California State University
    Coldwell Banker
    Intel
    Kersh Wellness
    Michels Corporation
    Mine Safety and Health Admin
    NaturaLawn of America
    Newell Rubbermaid
    Ross Consumer Products
    Rockline Industries
    The Clorox Company
    The Gillette Company
    Tyson Foods
    University of Arkansas
    University of Tennessee
    Unilever
    U.S. Dept of Labor
    Vivendi Universal Games

    HEALTHCARE CLIENTS:

    American Cancer Society
    Arkansas Dept of Health
    Barnes Jewish Medical
    Coalition for a Healthy and Active America
    Covenant Healthcare
    MANA
    Mercy Health System
    McDonald Eye Associates
    The Maxillofacial Surgery Center

    ASSOCIATION CLIENTS:

    Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy
    Activate Omaha!
    American Heart
    American Society of Association Executives
    Arkansas Cancer Coalition
    Arkansas Governors Council on Fitness
    Arkansas Public Health
    Arkansas Psychological
    Arkansas Realtors
    Arkansas Society of Assn Executives
    Building Operators and Managers (BOMA)
    Community Health Centers
    Diabetes Alert!
    Exhibitor Show
    Exhibitor Show Fastrack
    Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors
    Holmes Safty
    International Assoc of Convention Centers
    Mega-Metro Conference
    National Speakers
    NOARK
    Society of Gov Meeting Professionals
    Tennessee Cancer Coalition
    Tennessee Public Health
    World WIT


Life Balance - Redefining Humanly Possible
Today′s working culture can have you constantly running 90mph, hair on fire. Tomorrow will get faster. The good news, is that what you yearn for - more balance in your life - is actually the solution to your more with less dilemma. In Andy′s program, you will learn how to improve your work-life balance, productivity, health, and abilty to stay motivated in turbulent times.

Here′s what else you′ll get:

  • 18 IPA (Ideas per hour) that end with a 24 hour step-by-step blueprint to winning the “more with less” challenge.
  • 4 Core Principles for running 90 mph with your hair on fire and living healthy.
  • A laugh every 37 seconds.
  • 1 Core Truth. Improving your work-life balance is the foundation to improving everything.

Stress Right – How to better dodge, withstand and use stress to your advantage
Even though stress is called a “silent killer,” most people know that it:

  • Can cost an organization $7500 per worker, per year (if they make at least $25/hr)
  • Is likely behind 9 out of 10 visits to primary care physicians
  • Is the #1 cause of lower back pain
  • Worsens the top 7 killers of both men and women
  • Makes life way harder than it should be

But what most people don′t know, is what to do about it. In this program, you will learn what is really behind many of the problems facing your organization and you personally. Can you beat stress? You bet. Learning to Stress Right will enable you to:

  • Take four “must do” steps that turns stress into positive energy
  • Maximize your adrenalin, but manage it so you do not “hit the wall”
  • Significantly reduce the hormone that makes you want to strangle people
  • Plug in a pre-sleep ritual that makes you sleep like a log
  • Beat stress eating and other negative thought related patterns
  • Keep family and friends happy when you are busy
  • Learn new patterns that makes healthy choices automatic

Sales Energy - Having “the Juice” to Get & Keep More Clients
Objective for this Keynote or workshop:

Sales Professionals will create maximal, sustainable and motivated performance by using proven ideas to improve their daily system. Bottom line, this program creates more capable Sales Professionals who generate more revenue for themselves and for your company.

The benefits of this program – your people will know:

  • How to out pace their competitors by maximizing their energy level, attitude and ability to be “on their game” daily – including skills proven by NASA that improve productivity by 47% from 3-5PM.
  • How to be in the mental and physical state that rapidly builds trust with prospects and referral Sources.
  • The Science of Peaking and how Opportunity + Energy Drumpfs Time Management seven days a week.
  • What a top Sales Professional’s best day looks like and a step-by-step blueprint to plan to adapt that day to their life.
  • Why they don′t do what they know they should to grow their business... and how to get on with it.
  • How to get off the “I wish I could spend more time with my family” treadmill and make personal regeneration a competitive advantage.
  • How to maximize deep sleep so that you can still be “on your game” with limited sleep time.

Your Sales Professionals will be able to:

  • Convert more contacts into appointments due to increased energy, motivation and focus.
  • Convert more appointments into clients by bringing the best version of themselves to more of those opportunities.
  • Enhance customer service because they really can “do more with less.”
  • Capitalize on more opportunities by reducing the need to miss work.

The bottom line – after this program your Sales Professionals will know how to achieve greater professional success, personal significance and do so without burning themselves out in the process.

Wellness Engagement - What it takes to effectively pitch, implement and sustain a successful worksite wellness program
Regardless of what the future holds for healthcare, worksite wellness programs are and will continue to be critical to sustaining healthcare benefits, not to mention profitable companies. The big question is not, "Should I implement a worksite wellness program," but rather:

  • What does it take to effectively and persuasively pitch wellness to your stake holders?
  • After you get the yes, how do you set up your program so that you maximize participation and ROI?
  • Then, after the honeymoon period is over, what must you do to ensure your program continues to grow versus experiencing a steady decline in participation and the slow, painful death experienced by most worksite wellness programs?

In this "dig in and get your hands dirty" workshop, wellness consultant Andy Core, M.S. will give you doable, tactical answers to those questions, plus insights into his experience with companies like Gillette, Wal-Mart, Unilever, Clorox, Coldwell Banker, the U.S. Army and many others.


Andy Core Speech


Humorously interpreting a typical day at the office, Andy Core examines why we don’t do the things that we know we should. He puts our choices in context connecting them to the greater history of decisions and habits we’ve made and formed during our lives.

“A lot of experts say, ‘Seriously, people why don’t you choose that watercress salad instead of that Chicago-style deep pan pizza?’ because they’re talking about making choices in a vacuum,” Andy states. “All these decisions throughout your day and the days previous have built up this behavioral momentum driving you a certain direction...It’s great news because you can change those patterns, you can change that momentum, and drive yourself the other direction.”

Andy Core - Prevention Motivation