Anthony Jude Tan – Founder & Visionary of AJT Holdings PTE LTD.

Anthony Jude Tan has grown his small wellness consultancy into an award winning organisation focusing on wellness for hospitality and medical wellness centres.

What’s your story?

What started as a medical wellness consultancy in 2013, AJT Holdings has now grown into a full-service turnkey medical wellness consulting, development and management company for healthcare, wellness, and hospitality sectors. AJT has its own brand of signature protocols and programs designed under our two brands – Wellity™ and DrMap™.

In 2019, AJT Holdings was awarded the Top 50 Healthcare Consulting Companies by IFAH – an organization dedicated to the mission of improving healthcare. Last year, AJT was given the honoree Brands For Good Leadership Award from Singapore for our efforts in advocating the importance of preventive health and wellbeing.

What excites you most about your industry?

WELLNESS is a full integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is a complex interaction that leads to quality of life. It is commonly viewed as having a complex dimension. Each dimension contributes to our own sense of wellness or quality of life, and each affects and overlaps the others. At times one may be more prominent than the others, but neglect of any one dimension for any length of time has adverse effects on overall health. The most differentiated and exciting part of what we do is integrating holistic medical wellness across 3 industries – healthcare, wellness and hospitality.

What drives you in business to push beyond what other people consider normal?

Medical Wellness is a niche, relatively new and boutique direction in terms of bringing healthcare to the modern platform. We believe in the importance of preventative health and wellbeing, and making modern medicine more accessible to everyone through education and giving back to the community.

Pioneering and integrating preemptive well-being beyond traditional mindsets, by providing holistically strategic business management to clients. Each project is personalized with strategic innovation, implementations, and marketing solutions, through utilizing its extensive network of wellness, healthcare, and hospitality connections; detailed programs and protocols; and technology.

What have been the most useful skills you have learnt and applied in your journey?

Adapting and being versatile would be one of the most important skills I’ve learnt through my journey.

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?

Always believe in your passion, and continually focus on your health and greater vision in life.

Who inspires you?

What inspired me to get into the healthcare is basically because of my parents. I’ve seen my mum go through a lot suffering from diabetes, back then there was no preventive healthcare available in Singapore. Because of this I wanted to ensure that I prevented myself and my family from becoming diabetic or any other chronic illness. I also want to help the community look at preventative health options as an alternative. In the healthcare field the person that really inspires me is a very close friend of mine, our Lead Medical Director, Doctor Mark L. Gordon, whom I regard as a brother.

What have you learnt recently that blew you away?

Recently I have learned to look at things at other angles, and I’ve learned to let go of things that there’s totally no possibility of improving and achieving better results in life.

If you had your time again, what would you do differently?

Not only moving from Hospitality into the Healthcare field, I would also like to move towards more on products and manufacturing.

How do you unwind?

What I love doing best to keep me relaxed is cooking, listening to music and of course getting along with good close friends that fit into the same culture, interest in leisure lifestyle.

What is a major mindset change, belief shift or ‘ah ha’ moment that you’ve experienced in relation to your business?

Especially during this pandemic, some major mindset shifts were being agile, being able to adapt to situations quickly and also being flexible.

Everyone in business should read this book:

The first book that I’ve read in my business life and in what I believe is “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr Spencer Johnson. This is a book that every business person should read to be able to learn to accept and make changes. The other book that gives me the inspiration is “The China Study” by T.C. and T.M. Campbell. This book provided me with a very good overview of the healthcare industry and is a comprehensive know how of how to manage healthcare businesses globally.

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Shameless plug for your business:

AJT is a comprehensive medical wellness service provider, consultant and manager for the healthcare, wellness and hospitality industries creating holistic wellness developments and concepts. With the foresight to usher in medical centers as well as incorporating wellness for hospitality, AJT established two unique brands: AJT Wellity™ providing wellness for hospitality, and DrMap™, focusing on medical wellness centers.

Under AJT Wellity, Anthony has expanded the group’s portfolio to offer Medical Wellness Resort Management in collaboration with Beacon Sky Hospitality. This collaboration is under one umbrella and offers overall management for Medical Wellness Resorts in the South East Asia region.

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