June 26

Conversation on Camera with Ronnie Stangler, MD and Simon Lockett, Founders, Genome Advisory


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Your Mental, Emotional and Physical Health

Do you ever wonder about how much influence you actually have over your mental, emotional and physical health? I certainly do and have had many discussions with family, friends and clients on the topic, especially over this last year with mental health and resilience being front of mind.

We all want to be in optimum health. We want to feel alive, full of energy, happy and balanced – ready to tackle anything.

Most mornings I walk at least 5km’s with a wonderfully diverse group of people. We talk about absolutely everything and nothing at all. Over this last year, I’ve come to think of this as my daily dose of sanity, which I’ve not only needed but am eternally grateful for! The simple rhythm of the exercise, being outside in the fresh air, the conversation, debates, laughter and comfortable silences have had a powerfully positive effect on my brain chemistry.

The science of feeling good

I wanted to dig into the science behind all of this and find out more about what we can all do to feel good, especially right now after almost a year of living through a pandemic. I’m delighted to share my Conversation on Camera with Ronnie Stangler M.D. and Simon Lockett, Co-Founders of Genome Advisory with you. 

We explored all things mental health, how to use epigenetics to optimise your wellbeing from the inside out, how we can slow our rate of ageing and the power we have to make informed choices, which have a significant impact on the quality of our lives.

With every thought, emotion and experience, you act as the epigenetic engineer of your cells, your body and your life.

 Ronnie Stangler, M.D.

We also talked about Dr Stangler’s contribution to the Harvard Case Study: Genomics in the Family Office (details below), why organisations should be looking into the science behind genomics and epigenetics with more rigour, why ethics should be a forethought, not an afterthought and how the entire ecosystem of trusts, governance, succession, estate planning, privacy, legacy creation and philanthropy (whew!) must be reconsidered in the context of genomics going forward.


Genome Advisory

Dr Ronnie Stangler on LinkedIn

Simon Lockett on LinkedIn

I hope you enjoy the conversation much as I did!

Harvard Case Study: Genomics in the Family Office

Lauren H. Cohen, Ronnie Stangler, Spencer C. N. Hagist

In the late fall of 2020, Harvard Business School presented in its Executive Education Program for Family Offices the first case study of “Genomics in the Family Office”. The case profiled a prominent Israeli family challenged by a rare genetic disorder and addressed its impact on family dynamics, health planning, and philanthropic strategy. The novel concept of a Family Genomics Charter was introduced and served as a stimulus for provocative group discussion. You can purchase the case study here.


Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D.
Genome Advisory is led by its founder, Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D., a physician and psychiatrist with unique experience at the intersection of medicine, behavioural health and genetics.

Dr Stangler served as Chief Medical Officer to international families and family offices in London, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Middle East for over a decade. She built a specialised medical practice for executives, entrepreneurs and professional athletes in Seattle.

Clinical Professor at the University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and former Sports Medicine faculty, Dr Stangler collaborates with the Harvard Business School Family Office Executive Education Program. She co-created unique programming for families and family offices as Advisor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics Personal Genetics Education Project.

Dr Stangler is Chair, Scientific Advisory Council, Aspen Brain Institute. She is the recognised global leader in the translation of new DNA sciences to enhance health and longevity, mitigate risk and promote enduring family legacy.

Simon Lockett
Simon moved from Australia to the United States in 2011 after completing his communication and law degrees at the University of Technology, Sydney.

In 2015 he joined Dr Ronnie Stangler’s international family office advisory where he served a single-family office in London, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. In 2019, Simon co-founded Genome Advisory with Dr Stangler. Together they consult with individuals, global families, and their advisors using the DNA science of genomics to enhance strategic planning regarding health, risk, and legacy. 

He has served as advisor to the Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, and functioned as both presenter and summit coordinator for a number of educational events including “Genes, Technology and Incalculable Ethics: The Family Office of the Future” in collaboration with the Personal Genetics Education Project.

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Until next time, feel free to get in touch and take good care of yourself.

Best, Louise



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