Dr. Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells

Health and Performance Expert | Physiologist | Bestselling Author

In high performance business situations, the human mind and body have to work together for ultimate results. Dr. Greg Wells is a health and high performance expert who, as a scientist and physiologist, has dedicated his career to making the science of human limits understandable and actionable. In his informative and engaging keynotes, Wells draws parallels between elite athletes and top executives to help business leaders perform at the highest level, even when under the most extreme circumstances.

For more than 25 years, Wells has worked with some of the highest-performing individuals on the planet, including Olympic and World champions, as well as organizations ranging from General Electric to BMO, Deloitte, KPMG, BMW, Audi, Sysco Foods, YPO, and Air Canada. He is also committed to inspiring children and young adults through his close working relationship with several school boards and independent schools.

A veteran endurance athlete himself, Wells has participated in the grueling Nanisivik Marathon 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle; Ironman Canada; and the Tour D’Afrique, an 11,000 km cycling race that is the longest in the world. He is also a travel and expedition adventurer who has journeyed through every imaginable terrain and conditions in more than 50 countries.

Wells is the author of four bestselling books: Superbodies, The Ripple Effect, The Focus Effect, and his most recent, Rest, Refocus, Recharge: A Guide for Optimizing Your Life. He also hosted the award-winning Superbodies series, which aired on Olympic broadcasts worldwide in 2010 and 2012. As a speaker, Wells has travelled the world speaking at events such as TEDx and The Titan Summit, and has shared the stage with Robin Sharma, Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, and Deepak Chopra.

Wells has a PhD in Physiology, served as an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto, and is currently a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He is also the CEO and founder of Wells Performance, a global consulting firm committed to achieving the moonshot of helping teams, schools, and businesses become places where people get healthy, perform optimally, and reach their potential.


Superhuman Leadership: Rest, Refocus, Recharge

Optimize Performance and Health by Applying the Science of Brain States

Dr. Greg Wells has a simple message for you: slow down to speed up. Conventional wisdom has always said that achieving more means pushing harder. It’s not true. Our brains aren’t built to be in constant go mode.

Sure, there are times when driving hard is key. But those moments can’t happen without rest and relaxation. What’s more, knowing how to step back will enable you to achieve peak performance when a big moment comes along. It also fosters optimal health and longevity.

So how do you do it? Dr. Wells’ framework empowers you to be intentional about giving your brain what it needs for recovery, learning, strategic thinking, focused execution, creativity and peak performance.

Based on his new book Rest, Refocus, Recharge and 25 years spent studying elite performance, this transformative session is full of accessible explanations, memorable stories and actionable techniques that will help you achieve your potential, individually and as a team.

Key Learnings:

  • Slow down to speed up.
  • Your brain wasn’t designed to be in constant go mode.
  • Constantly driving yourself undermines your performance and health.
  • Rest and relaxation are critical for peak performance and optimal health.
  • There are five different brain states, each with a distinct function: recovery, learning and strategic thinking, focused execution, creativity, and peak performance.
  • By intentionally triggering these brain states, you can achieve your potential, individually and as a team.

The Focus Effect: Unplugging from A Culture of Constant Distraction

In this keynote presentation Dr. Greg Wells explores the Cult of Busyness — a pervasive cultural phenomenon brought on by the debut of smartphones, in which we are all instantly reachable and feel we must be available to all communications at any time. The implications of this new level of distraction are wide-ranging, with potentially negative outcomes for our mental and physical health, our professional advancement, and even our personal relationships.

Building on his research on high performance and experiences at the physiological extremes Wells has developed specific tactics and strategies for successfully “unplugging,” in order to recharge and refocus on your dreams, goals, and objectives.

This presentation is based on the bestselling book The Focus Effect: Change Your Work, Change Your Life by Bruce Bowser and Dr. Greg Wells.

The Ripple Effect: Sleep Soundly, Eat Smarter, Move More and Think Clearly to Perform Better

Let’s face it – you need every edge you can get. Be more alert? Generate more ideas? See problems more clearly? Stay calm in a crisis? Maintain peak energy? Rediscover the joy of living? All of this is possible through the science of exponential health and performance.

Based on his massive hit book The Ripple Effect, Dr. Greg Wells offers dozens of insights about what it takes to sleep soundly, eat smarter, move more and think clearly. Engaging and personable, Dr. Wells translates complex science into actionable insights and tactics you can use to supercharge your life and reach your full potential.

Dr. Wells teaches audiences how to leverage proven techniques and technologies to achieve peak performance and optimal health. This in-depth presentation covers topics ranging from mental and physical activation to optimizing brain function, extending your lifespan and magnifying your healthspan.

Key Learnings:

  • Learn how to improve learning and creativity by sleeping deeply
  • Learn how to use food to improve your energy, sharpen focus and sharpen your concentration
  • Learn how a short light bout of exercise can amplify thinking, learning and concentration while also decreasing your risk for disease
  • Learn how to leverage the power of focus to help you shift from time management to priority management

These 4 factors – eat, sleep, move and think better amplify each other to exponentially improve health, wellbeing and performance.

Workshops

Note that all of Dr. Greg Wells’ keynote topics can be delivered in a workshop format. Contact us to learn more.

The Ripple Effect Program: Sleep Soundly, Eat Smarter, Move More, and Think Clearly

Let’s face it — now we need every edge we can get. Be more alert? Generate more ideas? See problems more clearly? Stay calm in a crisis? Maintain peak energy? Rediscover the joy of living? All of this is possible through the science of exponential health and performance.

Based on his bestselling book, The Ripple Effect, Dr. Greg Wells offers insight into what it takes to sleep soundly, eat smarter, move more, and think clearly. He translates complex science into actionable insights and tactics you can use to supercharge your life and reach your full potential, no matter the circumstances.

This in-depth, live online session covers topics ranging from mental and physical activation to optimizing brain function, and includes:

  • A 45-minute workshop, plus Q&A.
  • Access to the digital training course.
  • Access to the Viivio app (the most advanced lifestyle tracking app available today).
  • Direct access to Wells and his team via the digital course portal.

Key learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to improve learning and creativity by sleeping deeply.
  • Learn how to use food to improve your energy, sharpen focus and concentration.
  • Learn how a quick, light round of exercise can amplify thinking, learning, and concentration while also decrease your risk for disease.
  • Learn how to leverage the power of focus to help you shift from time management to priority management.

These four critical factors — eat, sleep, move, and think — amplify each other to exponentially improve health, well-being, and performance.

The Focus Effect

Dr. Greg Wells explores the cult of busyness — a pervasive cultural phenomenon brought on by the debut of smartphones.

In today’s world, we are all instantly reachable and this often creates a feeling that we must be available at all times. The implications of this new level of distraction are wide-ranging, with potentially negative outcomes for our mental and physical health, professional advancement, and even personal relationships.

Drawing from his high performance research and experiences at physiological extremes, Greg shares specific tactics and strategies for successfully “unplugging” in order to recharge and refocus on our dreams, goals, and objectives.

This presentation is based on Greg’s bestselling book The Focus Effect: Change Your Work, Change Your Life.

Rest, Refocus, Recharge: Optimize Performance and Health Through the Science of Brain States

Dr. Greg Wells has a simple message — slow down to speed up. Conventional wisdom has always said that achieving more means pushing harder. It’s not true. Our brains aren’t built to be in a constant “go mode”.

Of course, there are times when driving hard is key, but those moments can’t happen without rest and relaxation. Knowing how to step back enables us to achieve peak performance when a big moment comes along. It also fosters optimal health and longevity.

In this presentation, Wells’ provides a framework to empower audiences to be intentional about giving our brains what they need for recovery, learning, strategic thinking, focused execution, creativity, and peak performance.

Based on Wells’ new book Rest, Refocus, Recharge and 25 years spent studying elite performance, this transformative session shares accessible insights, memorable stories, and actionable techniques to help people achieve their potential, individually and as a team.