Deloitte: Future of Health Panel

A few months back, I wrote an article on my thoughts on the pandemic (which is still going on!) and because of that article I was asked to participate on a private group panel for Deloitte about the Future of Health. Incredibly honoured for two reasons. First, when I graduated I actually thought about moving into management consulting and Deloitte was on the list (so working with them has come full circle). The second reason is that being able to use my 16 years of healthcare in a different way is a nice consolidation of my experience to date!

Other panelist include

Jennifer Jolly – an Emmy award winning journalist in the Tech and Health Space (New York Times, USA Today, Today Show)

Robin Raskin – a Health and Tech industry leader

Robin Plotnik – Nutrition and Fitness influencer @WhatRobinEats

Anna DeSouza – Digital and Broadcast journalist in the Tech and Health Space (Yahoo! and This is my second time working with Anna – the last time, she was pregnant and now she has two beautiful baby twin girls.

UPDATE: Here is the Thrive Global piece I wrote about this session.



National Pumpkin Day is Oct 26 2018

Yup. Its a thing. And yes, even though I can’t quite indulge in a great PSL right now (I’m on day 11 of Keto) I wanted to share with you this data from Influenster. Influenster, the worlds largest product discovery and review platform, with over 28 million reviews from over 4.6 million members dug out the top ranked Pumpkin Spice Products from it’s massive database of authentic opinions. I like that not all the things on the list are food related and its interesting to see that my Starbucks PSL only hits at number 10.

  1. Cheerios Pumpkin Spice Cereal1,257 revs / 4.2 rating
  2. Nabisco Oreo Pumpkin Spice Creme Sandwich Cookies 1,007 revs / 4.0 rating
  3. eos Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Bean Lip Balm Set 407 revs / 4.5 rating
  4. Burt’s Bees Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm 390 revs / 4.3 rating
  5. Kashi® Crunchy Granola Bars Pumpkin Spice Flax 388 revs / 4.45 rating
  6. Coffee-mate® Liquid Pumpkin Spice 379 revs / 4.6 rating
  7. Kahlua Pumpkin Spice 320 revs / 4.2 rating
  8. Nestlé® Toll House® Pumpkin Spice Morsels 302 revs / 4.4 rating
  9. Chobani® Blended® Pumpkin Spice Low-Fat Greek Yogurt 282 revs / 4.3 rating
  10. STARBUCKS® Pumpkin Spice Latte VIA® Instant 280 revs / 4.2 rating
  11. Quaker® Cereal Pumpkin Spice 238 revs / 4.11 rating
  12. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Chilled Espresso 226 revs / 4.2 rating
  13. Baileys Irish Cream Pumpkin Spice Liqueur 225 revs / 4.5 rating
  14. Native Deodorant Pumpkin Spice Latte 213 revs / 4.4 rating
  15. Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee, Pumpkin Spice, Ground 206 revs 4.5 rating
  16. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Caffe Latte K-Cups 174 revs / 4.3 rating
  17. Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow 168 revs / 4.7 rating
  18. Blue Diamond® Pumpkin Spice Almonds 166 revs / 4.5 rating
  19. Hershey’s Kisses Pumpkin Spice Flavored Candies 147 revs / 4.0 rating
  20. Starbucks® Frappuccino® Pumpkin Spice Chilled Coffee Drink 142 revs / 4.1 rating
  21. Yoplait® Whips!® Pumpkin Spice Low-fat Yogurt 129 revs / 4.2 rating
  22. Kellogg’s® Nutri Grain® Pumpkin Spice Soft Baked Fruit Bar 127 revs / 4.45 rating
  23. Bailey’s Coffee Creamer Pumpkin Spice 119 revs / 4.61 rating
  24. Special K® Kellogg’s Pumpkin Spice Pastry Crisps 113 revs / 4.3 rating
  25. Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Pumpkin Spice Cookies 95 revs / 4.2 rating
*The Influenster rank is a proprietary algorithm which accounts for both a 5-star rating and total number of reviews – happy to share more on this!