Joseph C. Piscatella

Speaker Bio


Meet Joe

When I had coronary bypass surgery at age 32, I thought my life was over.

The prognosis was not good with doctors predicting I would not live to be 40 and would never see my children – then age six and four – graduate from high school. But they were wrong. Recently I celebrated the 42nd anniversary of that surgery, and tests show heart disease reversal.

How did this happen? By focusing on lifestyle habits. I may have a genetic leaning toward high cholesterol, but I can't do anything about my genes. Instead, I learned how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle with balanced eating, effective exercise and stress management. As my wife counseled early on, "You can't change the cards you were dealt, but you can change the way you play them." And we did.

As a result, I have experienced the joy of seeing my daughter and son graduate from high school, college, law school, and graduate school; of walking my daughter down the aisle and making a toast at my son's wedding; of celebrating 52 years of marriage; of gathering with family at my 75th birthday; and of holding four grandchildren. None of this would have happened without practicing healthier lifestyle habits. That is the purpose of my web page: to give you information and advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Remember, making healthy lifestyle change is simple—not easy, but simple. Many people can become discouraged, particularly if they have a lot to change or feel pressure to do it all at once. My advice is to make changes just for today. Don’t fret about yesterday; it’s over and you can't call it back. Don't be concerned with tomorrow as it is not yet here. Instead, live healthy today. Pretty soon, the days will add up to months and years, and changes will become habits. That’s what I’ve done for 42 years . . . one day at a time.





Not Your Ordinary Joe

Joe is one of the country’s most respected experts on how to live a healthy lifestyle. But there are a lot of experts on this topic and more than a few good speakers, so why should you choose Joe?

First, because he really knows his subject. As the author of 16 books, host of three PBS television programs on heart health, and a "guest expert" on WebMD, he presents the latest science on diet, exercise, stress and attitude.

Next, Joe's personal experience of coronary bypass surgery at age 32 gives him a practical perspective that audiences value. The prognosis at the time of surgery was that he would not live to age 40. Today, because of healthy lifestyle changes, he is 42 years post-surgery. What he did and how he did it are central to his presentations. Joe is a speaker that lives his message.

And finally, he is a master at using stories and anecdotes to make a point. Audiences smile and laugh-out-loud throughout his presentations as they learn how Type A Joe got two speeding tickets in 20 minutes. He uses the art of storytelling, contagious humor and decades of experience to help audiences remember the information and advice.

Joe blends facts, advice and motivation into his balanced-living programs. Says one client, "Joe is a fabulous speaker with a story that is relevant, personal and life-changing. His message inspires audiences to take action. He is a top-quality presenter."

View videos clips from Joe's Live DVD.