My name is John Schmitz and I’m the founder of Feel Better Life™.
I’ve spent my entire professional career involved in the healthcare industry in one way or another. After a humble beginning as an accountant back in the 1970s, I spent over a dozen years working in hospital administration. During that time I learned all I could about the byzantine relationship between healthcare providers, drug companies, and the insurance industry.
My education continued for another decade, when I was hired as CEO of one of the top drug and alcohol treatment centers in the US. Working with the doctors, therapists, and counselors who were treating recovering alcoholic/addicts was an eye-opening experience. It was there that I learned about the challenges of addiction, recovery, and relapse. My next challenge was the creation and development of Miraval, one of the top spa resorts in the world.
For the past twenty years, I owned and operated Hilton Head Health, a leading weight loss facility in South Carolina. During that time, I gathered a wealth of knowledge about fitness, nutrition, stress management, and lifestyle choices. When it comes to health, wellness, and weight loss, I’ve seen it all. I know what works and what doesn’t.
So, after over forty years working in the healthcare business, I decided it was time to make a change. In 2017, I sold the weight loss spa and, after dabbling in a few new ventures, I had the idea to create a place where I could share my knowledge and ideas with others. That place is Feel Better Life.
As an industry insider with a lot of experience, I’m in a unique position. I can slay sacred cows, dole out tough love, and be completely honest. I always try to speak the truth, perhaps too frankly at times. I’m strongly opinionated, but not hard-headed; there is always room to learn. And if I make a mess, I take responsibility and clean it up, both literally and figuratively.
Thanks for joining me in helping us all get healthy and feel better…