Greg Wells

Speaker


Dr. Greg Wells

CTV Sport Science Analyst and Human Physiologist

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 draws the parallels between elite athletes and top executives to help business leaders perform at the highest level, even when under the most extreme circumstances.

As a high school student, Dr. Wells broke his neck in a freak accident while swimming in the ocean. After neurosurgery, he was told by his doctor that he would never perform as an athlete again. He went on to compete at the international level in swimming, competing in events such as the Nanisivik Marathon 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Ironman Canada, and the Tour D’Afrique, a grueling 11,000-kilometre event that is the longest bike race in the world.

Throughout his career, Dr. Wells has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships, and the Olympics. He has also studied athletic performance in some of the most severe conditions on the planet, including the Andes Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

Currently, Dr. Wells is an associate professor in kinesiology at the University of Toronto and serves as a Senior Scientist in Translational Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. At Sick Kids he leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program, exploring how to use exercise to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic illnesses in children.

A frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail, Dr. Wells is often used as an expert source for top media outlets including USA Today, ABC News, “20/20,” The Discovery Channel, TSN, CBC, and CTV. He also served as the sports medicine analyst for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games.

He is also the bestselling author of three books Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes, The Ripple Effect: Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better, and The Focus Effect.


The Corporate Olympian: Peak Performance Secrets for Business Leaders

Dr. Greg Wells, a scientist who specializes in extreme human physiology, draws the parallels between elite athletes and top executives to help business leaders perform at the highest level, even when under the most extreme circumstances.

In this presentation, Dr. Greg Wells shows the audience how the science behind world-class athletes can improve the performance and health of people in the business world. In today’s highly complex and rapidly changing global business environment, executives perform at their best when the human mind and body work together, achieving ultimate results. Olympic athletes train and compete at the highest levels on a consistent basis over many years. They face the pressures and stresses of setbacks, change, travel, competition, and performance on demand, and still find a way to excel. These are the same challenges that are faced by business people, and the tools and techniques that Olympians use can be applied by anyone at any time to ensure success.

This presentation is based on the bestselling book Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes.

The Power of Challenge: How to Overcome Obstacles, Improve Health, and Enhance Resilience

Do you ever look at professional athletes and elite performers and wonder how they manage to do it all? In this inspiring and content-rich keynote presentation, Dr. Greg Wells takes to the stage to show you how they do it and how you can, too. Audience members will learn strategies being utilized by some of the best athletes in the world to stay at their peak performance in many different facets of their lives.

From the avidly active to the average joe, the tactics shared in this powerful presentation help anyone overcome obstacles, improve health, and enhance resilience. Learn how to turn threat into challenge, distraction into focus, and tension into flow. This presentation is specifically designed to address mental health and performance. Once put into action, the strategies presented in this keynote can help you think better, feel better, and perform better, allowing you to achieve the life you’ve always imagined.

The Ripple Effect: Sleep, Eat, Move and Think Better for Exponential Health and Performance

The latest research findings show that humans now have the potential to live a healthy life for 120 years or more, making optimal health paramount to a life lived to the fullest. In this engaging and inspiring keynote presentation, Dr. Greg Wells shows audiences how they can leverage the power of exponential health technologies and techniques to perform at their peak and improve their overall health and well-being.

Dr. Wells shares tactics to help balance health span and lifespan, how to combine mental and physical activation techniques, and how to optimize brain function to exponentially improve health and performance. These techniques have endless benefits for people of all backgrounds and professions, allowing them to supercharge their life, break through obstacles, and reach their full potential.

This presentation is based on Dr. Wells’ new book The Ripple Effect.

Building Healthy High Performance Teams: There Are Teams…. And Then There Are Healthy High-Performance Teams

It’s common knowledge that productivity increases when people collaborate well. That goes for businesses, schools and universities. High-functioning teams are good for profitability, student achievement and even fun get-togethers.

But what makes a terrific team? Is it putting the greatest minds together? Socializing outside of work? Grouping people by experience? Having the same level of education? Having a strong leader? Good teams might have some or all of those things. But so do bad teams. When you take the time to review the research, none of those factors explain what makes a great team great.

In this presentation Dr. Wells leads teams through a 5-step process for establishing healthy high-performing teams. This workshop is based on the Aristotle Project research at Google and Dr. Wells’ experience working with international level sports teams and extreme expeditions to some of the world’s most challenging environments such as the Sahara Desert and the Andes mountains. Participants will learn how to perform more effectively as individuals and as a team while improving their work environment to optimize mental health.

The Corporate Olympian

Half and Full-Day Workshops:

In this workshop Dr. Greg Wells shows the audience how the science behind world-class athletes can improve the performance and health of people in the business world. Olympic athletes train and compete at the highest levels on a consistent basis over many years. They face the pressures and stresses of setbacks, change, travel, competition, and performance on demand, and still find a way to excel. These are the same challenges that are faced by business people, and the tools and techniques that Olympians use can be applied by anyone at any time to ensure success.

In this workshop Dr. Wells will use examples from world-class athletes, people facing severe illnesses and to highlight how people can respond to pressure and excel in the most difficult circumstances. Dr. Wells shows people how to apply of these skills to overcome personal challenges. The ultimate objective will be to help each attendee perform at a higher level more easily when needed and to be healthier at the same time. Ultimately helping audiences Be Better. He will present solutions to help people perform better in both short-term pressure situations and where challenges remain elevated for extended periods. Each workshop will consist of a series of short presentations, followed by an activity where participants will develop personal applications of each topic. Individual follow up will be provided. Potential workshop topics include:

Audiences will learn and understand:

  1. How to go beyond goal setting to build and act upon their dreams.
  2. How to get in their high performance zone on demand and stay there.
  3. How to eat better to improve concentration and mental performance.
  4. How to move better to build physical and mental fitness.
  5. How to think better for improved creativity, problem solving, concentration and memory.
  6. Finally how to live better by recovering and regenerating after periods of pressure and stress.