We are Building a Global Wellness Movement

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Our Advantage is the Synergy of our Collective Energy

“He who masters the power formed by a group of people working together has within his grasp one of the greatest powers known to man.” – Idowu Koyenika

We See a Unique Beauty in Global Community

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” – Cesar Chavez

We Believe that Teamwork & Giving Empowers Vibrant Living

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King

What is the International Wellness Alliance (IWA)?

We are an emerging global collaboration of heart-centered, wellness-focused professionals who are fusing our power in numbers and synergy to enrich our community, broaden our reach, and have a positive impact around the world.

Below you can learn more about our Mission, how you can Get Involved, and how to Be Added to Our Global Speakers’ Directory

Why are individuals and organizations joining this Global Wellness Movement? Watch the video to hear from some of our tribe…

Our Mission

Our mission is to harness the synergy of our global wellness community of thousands of heart-centered-focused professionals to collaborate and bring their passion and wisdom to the world. To be the voice of transformation and impact to the holistic community.

Negotiate benefits and discounts for our members

Create promotional opportunities for community members' events and services

Open doors for networking & collaboration

Share opportunities for new revenue streams

Our Goals

  • By the end of 2023, we will build an online wellness community of one million connections around the world
  • We will have defined programs for continuous improvement for members, revenue generation opportunities, wellness resources, and events for your customers & clients
  • We will continue to grow our online wellness community by one million connections each year, until we have a community of at least 10 million connections
  • We’ll become the world’s largest networking platform for wellness-centered entrepreneurs by July 1, 2024

How Do I Join?

Do you see the benefits of becoming a part of an alliance whose core reason for existing is to elevate wellness and positivity around the world?

Would you like to be a part of a growing movement of positivity that will spread wellness around the globe?

If you are interested in learning more and being kept informed as we evolve, please complete this short Interest Form.

After completing the form, mark your calendar 😉, because you just become part of something special! We are building the process of building this community and will soon be meeting to prioritize goals with specific timelines. We will build this International Wellness alliance TOGETHER!

2. We want great people who are doing positive things in the world with a focus on community and we know that good people like you know other good people. Send this email to at least three other wellness focused people who value global communities.

3. If you are interested in presentation opportunities, complete our submission form so that your information can be shared with organizations and event hosts.

Next Steps

How Can I Do My Part and Help the Movement?

We understand that many of you are too busy to have an active leadership role in this alliance. However, we need to ask everyone to take a few minutes to show your support:

1. Follow us on social media. We need a large number of followers as a show that we have a community behind us.

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Expression of Interest Form

Complete the form below to let us know that you are interested in the goals of the alliance and you want to continue to remain in contact with us as we grow our community. There are no costs or obligations associated with submitting the interest form.

Committed to Helping our International Wellness Alliance Succeed

Meet Our Leadership Advisory Team

Elaine L. Sugar

IWA Visionary 
World Change-Maker

Founder & President M.A.P.S.
Global Events (non-profit)
Conscious Transformational Coach
Mental Wellness Advocate

E.G. Sebastian

IWA Chief Marketing Advisor 

Performance Coach, Certified DiSC Trainer 🎯, Emotional Resilience & Mental Fitness Sherpa 🤍

Founder at CorporateSpeakerAcademy

John Donnelly

IWA Business Development Advisor

Connecting holistic professionals across the world 🤍

CEO at Your Holistic Academy

Tim Taylor

IWA Business Development Advisor

Natural Health Company Executive,
Natural Supplement Expert, Speaker, Trainer

CEO of Care Beyond

Tony Lucero

IWA Business Activation & 
Growth Specialist

Keynote Speaker – Author – Personal and Business Activation Coach – Host of the Positive Playground Podcast – Culture Consultant


Denise O'Malley

IWA Executive Leader 

Visionary,  Speaker, Healthy Living Maestro & Founder of You Define Wellness- Creating paths to healthy living for consumers and employers.

Jackie Simmons

IWA Business Development Advisor

Emotional Trauma Resolution Master, TEDx Speaker,
Chief Attitude Adjuster, Your Advocate for a Better Life

Bodhi Chobotiuk

IWA Business Development Advisor

Founder of EntrepreneurFit (eFit) “Health, Wellness, Healing & Fitness for the Mind, Body, Business & Soul”


We are building this movement together, therefore we'd like your thoughts on what type of benefits we should negotiate for our community, what changes you'd love to see in the wellness industry, and anything else you believe would help us build a strong community of wellness professionals. We also invite you to share your thoughts regarding topics, causes, etc. you believe we should focus on in order to strengthen our community and the work we are all doing around the globe, as well as

How the International Wellness Alliance Came About

“Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results”. Andrew Carnegie

That is exactly the sentiment driving the emerging global wellness movement named the International Wellness Alliance. It is the newest segment of MAPS Global Events (501c3 wellness non-profit). The International Wellness Alliance is a global collaboration of heart-centered, wellness focused professionals who leverage their synergy to enrich their community, broaden their reach, and have a positive impact around the world.

MAPS Global events will remain focused on enlightening and uplifting people around the world partnering with our colleagues to share resources, promote wellness services, and hosting the annual 7-day Global Wellness and Positivity Experience; while the International Wellness Alliance‘s goal is to enhance and expand the reach of the work done by our community to create a greater positive global impact.


This idea was inspired by the synergy with which groups partnered with MAPS Global Events to build our inaugural 7-day global wellness and positivity event in 2021. It was the brain child of MAPS Global Event Champion, John Donnelly.  I must give a special thanks to the entire advisory team that is consulting on strategies and helping to coordinate resources to make this a reality.

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead ~

We Support the Vision of the International Wellness Alliance

Statements of Support

Every person born has a gift they could give to the world. Not many acknowledge that and decide to honor their contribution and provide it to the world to make a difference. Elaine is an exceptional individual who has decided to celebrate her gift and take up the mantle of helping the world evolve through her work. She is an inspiration for us all.

Roger Burnely

Life Empowerment Coach
CEO of The Burnley Method

“Being connected cross the globe means we have the unique opportunity to collectively make a difference. Start spreading the ripple effect of wellness and make the world a more loving place”

Tyson Sharpe

Mindset Coach- Business Coach
Founder of the Serving Circle

“Collaboration and community are the power behind any great union. We have partnered with the International Wellness Alliance to open new possibilities and collectively create a greater influence on the wellness of others resulting in global inspiration. While pooling our knowledge, and resources we can break down barriers and borders and impact the lives of others together!”

Jenny Ryce

Certified Executive Coach &
Mindset Strategist
President, Your Holistic Earth

“The world’s problems can only be solved if we human beings come together, put aside our individual self-interest and collaborate for our common good. To do this we need wisdom, and this comes from understanding ourselves and how our minds work.”

Dr. Manoj Krishna

Former spine surgeon
Founder - Human Wisdom Project

“The power to improve one person is the ONLY power you have absolute control over. Amping up that power is the purpose of joining an international wellness alliance. What would that improve in your life/business?”

Jackie Simmons

Creator of Conscious Transformational
Founder of Success Journey Academy

“I’m excited about the concept of an alliance. One of us is like a voice in the wilderness, but when there is an alliance or group of people, the wilderness disappears. I really want to get this going. Let’s make it happen.”

Tim Taylor

Natural Supplement Expert
CEO of Care Beyond

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