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Chevalley Hedge

Highly Commended Nutritional Medicine Practitioner


There may be many wellness practitioners stepping into the space of health and food but there are not many nutritionists who come from busy corporate backgrounds, have three kids and who really can understand modern-day peoples' requirements for health, happy hormones, and vitality.

Michele Chevalley Hedge, nutritional medicine practitioner and health author, was previously a marketing manager so she genuinely understands the needs of time-poor corporate executives who, family or not, want health but not hassle. As a result, she is often introduced as "the modern-day nutritionist - the one who likes a bit of wine and coffee."

Current Work:

Michele's passion is delivering wellbeing, keynotes, workshops, and webinars to organisations globally. Michele is an enthusiastic, good-humoured, evidence-based presenter with a unique Australian New York accent. Her winning speaker power engages the audience in "ahhhh ha- that is me! moments." Not only does she exude passion and educate on the latest research and trends, but it is imperative, according to Michele, that each engagement ends with practical takeaways that they can begin immediately. So you won't find extremes with Michele, 'white witchcraft 'or 'fake news - you will find an inspiring human with a toolkit full of ideas to improve brain function, energy, mental wellbeing, immune system, energy, sleep, productivity, and more.

Michele works with many international corporations and schools - Virgin Airlines, Westpac, CBA, ANZ, HSBC, and corporations like Apple, Dropbox, Dexus,, Financial Planning Association, AMP, Accenture, Dexus, Woolworths, Bankers Trust, Business Chicks, JLL, ACCOR, Westfield, Department of Defence, Australian Police Force, Tourism Portfolio, Heart Research Australia, and more. She is the keynote speaker for the Heads of Schools of Australia, PESA, and the Positive Schools Conference in Hong Kong and the USA.

Michele is Cure Cancer Ambassador, Heart Research Institute Ambassador and consults for 100's of international corporations. She recently sat alongside the Dalai Lama at a conference where she presented on 'Vitality, Energy and Serotonin - It's all in Your Food'. Mental health and nutrition research are her passion and has been nominated as Australia Mental Health Awards Finals three years in a row.

Michele loves to write, so along with her blog and social media, she has published three books.
- Beating Sugar Addictions for Dummies, Wiley Publishing
- The Healthy Hormone Diet, Pan Macmillan
- Eat, Drink & Still Shrink… a joyful guide for the busy person, Pan Macmillan.

Michele also writes for Body & Soul, SMH, Good Health, Prevention, Wellbeing, Clean Eating, Cosmo, Women's Weekly, Mind Food and many more. And when Michele isn't writing or seeing clients, she is often delivering a wellbeing keynote of even chatting away on The Sunrise Show and Today show.

Passionate, authentic, and knowledgeable, Michele has several degrees and a diploma of Nutritional Medicine and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Michele is an educator, storyteller, and passionate researcher. She intertwines all her engagements with her Positive Psychology degree and Leadership Summit with Sir Richard Branson last year.

Talking Points

Lifestyle of Leaders

Successful leaders understand that leadership in any form is not an event, it’s a process. The most successful leaders understand that success is something that is cultivated, tweaked, and begins with their own personal physical and mental health. Quality leaders have daily commitments to their wellbeing, and those commitments are nourishing, not punishing. To stand out as a leader, you must create the habits that back your success, communication skills, cognitive function, energy, and good reputation. Once these habits become a part of your daily routine, you set yourself up to be well on your way to becoming the leader of your own success and in the helping of others to achieve theirs.

Join Michele Chevalley Hedge, nutritional medicine practitioner, international author for an evidence-based, yet humorous presentation on wellbeing.

This presentation was the very talk that led Michele to be a guest a Richard Branson’s home on Nectar Island with 20 global leaders, The Leadership Summit, in February this year.

MoodFood- How diet affects Mental Health & Wellbeing

Do you know anyone who goes from gorgeous to grumpy in one meal? Energised to Brain Fogged? Communitive and a team player to silent and introverted? Mood disorders and poor brain fitness to the more serious anxiety and depression are surrounding us. They may silent, always scary and often caused by things we cannot control- genetics, virus, childhood trauma, and more. But now with recent evidence-based research we know that food can play a part in our current mental wellbeing crisis.

We want to be productive, energised, and have top mental fitness in our careers and when we get home our families. Michele Chevalley Hedge, nutritionist and Australia Mental Health Finalist, will share her evidence-based research on nutrition, mental health, wellbeing and its connection to food.

Mental Health is serious topic and Michele delivers it in a light fashion with real achievable take home messages.

The Itsy Bitsy Habits of Wellbeing & Mental Resilence

People change best by feeling good, not feeling bad. If we consistently can do a habit without pain or bother, we have found the way to cement micro-steps that improve vitality, energy, sleep, mental resilience and more. Successful people keep their wellbeing personal tool kit simple and do-able and always begin with small steps. In these uncertain times, there are so many things we cannot control but the one thing we can control is how we nourish ourselves. How we nourish ourselves has the immediate knock-on effect to our all of the things we truly value- our mental, physical and emotional health.

Wellness Webinar Series: Nutrition & Wellbeing in the time of Remote Working

Michele Chevalley Hedge, qualified nutritionist, international wellbeing author, Cure Cancer Ambassador and media personality, will support you in your new normal… working from home.
This webinar series is educational and actionable, and most of all - not extreme. Michele will deliver easy to follow, evidence-based, serious wellbeing topics in a light fashion. Michele likes to refer to this as ‘peppering’ her presentations with a bit of humour. These seminars will not allow the “Corona Spread” to happen to your waistline but instead will improve your mental wellbeing, energy, vitality, and immune system.

Webinar 1: Increase Immunity, Mental Wellbeing & Motivation
The evidence and research on how we nourish ourselves and how it affects our immune system and overall wellbeing has always been important especially when we are under stress or in challenging times. There has never been a time that we need to complete wellbeing as we transition into new work environments- from home or the office.

This webinar will:
- Understand how the 4’s of Sugar, Sleep, Stress and Supplement should be your wellness prevention toolkit.
- Provide the latest research on immune-boosting foods, spices, herbs and what makes them effective.
- Focus on your new normal and how it might be leading to binge eating, erratic eating and how to prevent the “corona spreading waistline”. Increase energy, productivity, and mental clarity.
- Create what a day in the life of you might look like during CV19.

Webinar 2: Sleep Your Way to Mental Resilience & Brain Power
We need to be nimble, fast learners, self-motivated, self-aware, and creative but we cannot do this without good quality sleep. More than 46% of Australians are getting less than 6 hours per night. Why are we all tired but wired?

This webinar will:
- Understand why your brain and mental fitness needs sleep how much for peak cognitive thinking.
- Discuss what we need to eliminate our diets to active deep REM sleep.
- Discuss what we need to include to calm our sympathic nervous system for optimum sleep.
- Provide evidence-based nourishing, healthy, lean body foods and evidence-based researched supplements
Webinar 3: Your Gut, Your Brain, and Your Mind for High Performance
Most of us have heard of the Gut-Brain connection. We will delve into this, and anxiety and depression, and how to minimise risk factors. We will discuss the brainpower. What we feed our gut is imperative for our invisible wellness bubble from our brain to our immune system.

This webinar will:
- Provide you with 5 simple food strategies to minimise the anxiety that are medically researched
- Discuss what we may need to do to clean up the past 10 years of gut rubbish.
- Provide practical tips on daily probiotic and prebiotic foods and supplements.
- Disclose evidence-based medical research on cognitive improvement and mental resilience.
I attended Michele’s talk titled ‘Energy, Vitality, and Happy Hormones - It’s all in your food’ at the World Positive Education summit in Texas. The title intrigued me because I strongly believe that nutrition has a huge impact on well-being. The talk was amazing Michele’s energetic style and clear messages on the importance of nutrition inspired me to ask her to speak to my leadership team in our company in Australia and now we have partnered with Michele to fill a missing link in our holistic well-being program. Accenture

Health and wellbeing is a focus for Dexus, to help our customers thrive by providing a suite of health and wellbeing services, offerings and amenities within their building and across the community building portals. Dexus wants to make it possible for our customers of all sizes to offer their employees the same services that have often only been available for large corporations. To date, we have a range of boot camps, yoga, Pilates and mindfulness classes run weekly across the country and we have facilitated approximately 600 wellness related events year to date. Michele Chevalley Hedge has been instrumental in this process and delivery - making wellness realistic, light, interesting not an extreme.


At BT Select we are supporting our community’s well-being. We believe that the mental and physical health of our collective team’s is key to their success. We were fortunate to have Michele Chevalley Hedge present at our recent BT Select Principals’ Forum. Michele’s ability to articulate the key messages of the importance of managing one’s energy, sleep patterns and productivity was impactful and very well received. The group was extremely engaged, and the feedback post has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you again Michele.

BT Select

Michele brings great knowledge, backed by real facts, practical tips and a great sense of humour. She brings an outstanding energy and vibrancy to the room, leaving you to feel empowered to do something really positive for your own wellbeing.


Thank you for presenting at the Department of Human Services ’Leadership - make it happen: Leading Well - celebrating workplace wellbeing event, which marked the launch of the department’s wellbeing and mental health strategies. Your talk on the importance of nutrition to improve vitality, energy and productivity aligned well with our aim to highlight the importance of personal wellbeing at work. The experiences and practical strategies you discussed were embraced by the audience. We are grateful to you for your time and effort in sharing your years of research, your depth of understanding and ability to present the subject in the most engaging way.

Department of Human Services - South Australian Government

Mental Health, emotional well-being and clarity of thinking are in my view all enhanced by a low sugar lifestyle. As a family, we’ve kicked the habit (not hard) and its awesome! The science is all moving in this direction. For our own sake and the sake of future generations we need to address the “sugar” epidemic in all its manifestations. Michele and her team know what they’re about and practise what they preach. Bravo!

Black Dog Institute

In a continually connected and ‘on’ world it is increasingly important for organisations to assist their teams to manage health and wellbeing. Michele brings to life the importance, and consequences, of not adequately managing our wellbeing. Her energy had the room captivated and wanting more. Michele’s material is relevant, practical and eye opening and her recommendations easily implemented.

Commonwealth Bank.

Michele’s style creates a wonderfully inspiring and authentic connection with the audiences she shares her messages of nutrition with. She creates simple messages that resonate with children and adults, turning empirical data into practical daily actions. Changing behavioural patterns is the key to positive mental and physical health, and Michele ignites a conversation that empowers people to make true change without fuss, and I have personally experienced just how easy it has been to sustain this conversation and personal choices as part of our daily family routine.


On behalf of JLL and the attendees of the Premium Property Management Conference, thank you so much for your great presentation last week. The team found your presentation insightful, thought provoking and entertaining. We greatly appreciate your contribution to this event.


We engaged Michele as the keynote speaker for a high-end incentive group, RAMS HOME Loans. The group were needing a relatable and inspirational speaker to cover the importance of wellness, nutrition and stress management across both their professional and personal lives. Michele successfully connected and engaged with the group, providing practical (and realistic) tips for individuals to take home. We received great feedback on the ‘Sonic’ drink mixer concept, which they used throughout the remainder of the programme. The group received Michele’s ‘Healthy Hormone Diet’ book as a gift, which was an added touch to their experience.

Unicorn Group
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