Dr. Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells

Expert on Optimizing Performance | Physiologist | Four-Time 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 SickKids hospital 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.


Rest Refocus Recharge

Apply the cutting-edge science of brain states to perform at the highest possible level.

What would it take for each one of us to really thrive? Optimize our learning? Expand our creativity? Transform our lives? Dr. Greg Wells answers these questions so you can install the routines and strategies needed to amplify your focus, learning, creativity, innovation and performance.

Based on the latest research on brain and body function, interviews with world-leading health experts, and a lifelong study of ultra-performing individuals, Dr. Wells has developed a framework that enables us all to perform at the highest level while improving mental and physical health.

In this engaging session, Dr. Wells translates complex science about brain waves, activation pathways and mind-body connections into usable techniques and bio hacks. Learn how to energize the body to engage the mind, trigger brainwaves to amplify focus, and leverage sleep and nature to boost creativity.

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.

Overcoming Overwhelm and Burnout

How to optimize health, wellbeing, and performance in challenging times.

Stress and challenge are a part of life. In short bursts, they can spark our ability to perform better. However, chronic stress and challenge, as we’ve experienced throughout the global pandemic, can lead to chronic physical and mental health issues that compromise our ability to perform to our potential.

In this keynote, Dr. Greg Wells will explore the physiological effects of overwhelm and burnout and how to best overcome them to adapt and grow despite challenging times. Drawing on his experience working with elite athletes to enhance performance and health, he provides audiences with ten science-based strategies to help them rest effectively, recover from stress faster, recharge their energy, and perform under pressure.

Wells translates complex science into actionable insights, leaving audiences equipped with the knowledge to optimize their mind-body well-being, nutrition for mental health, energy levels, and their mindset and healthset to thrive even under the most challenging circumstances.

This presentation is based on Wells’ bestselling book Rest, Refocus, Recharge.

The Ripple Effect

Leverage sleep, food, movement and mindset to amplify resilience and health.

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 global bestselling 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.

It’s time we all embrace the fact that small daily decisions play a huge role in how we feel about ourselves, manage stress, recover emotionally from setbacks, strengthen mental health and live better overall. Beginning with the power of micro-improvements, Dr. Wells teaches audiences how to build world-class habits and routines to optimize brain function, extend lifespan and amplify healthspan.

Key Learnings:

  • Make 1% gains in health habits to earn exponential performance results.
  • Sleeping soundly is the principal foundation of health.
  • Physical activity improves memory and problem solving and makes you happier.
  • Better eating boosts the immune system, lowers inflammation, and increases energy.
  • Eating smarter, moving more, and sleeping soundly create a ripple effect.
  • The ripple effect enhances your mental health and ability to think clearly.

The Corporate Olympian

Apply the science of elite-level performance in business.

What if every executive knew as much about human performance as an Olympic athlete? World-class results would be the norm. Delivering under pressure would be the standard. Unlocking the full potential of the body and mind would be routine.

Enter Dr. Greg Wells, a physiologist who specializes in the science of optimal health and performance. Throughout his career, he has worked with over 200 Olympic athletes, helping them leverage scientific insights to train and compete at the limits of human possibility – year after year.

Based on his bestselling book Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes, Dr. Wells delivers an entertaining and educative session that translates the science of optimal health and performance into tangible tips and practical techniques.

For executives looking to break through to the next level, this presentation holds the key to excelling in the face of setbacks, change, travel, competition and the perpetual pressure to deliver.

Key learnings:

  • Go beyond goal setting to build and act upon dreams.
  • Get in a high-performance zone and stay there.
  • Improve concentration and mental performance.
  • Build physical and mental fitness and stamina.
  • Think better and enhance creativity, problem solving, concentration and memory.
  • Perform better by recovering and regenerating after periods of stress.

The Ripple Effect Workshop

Leverage sleep, food, movement and mindset to amplify resilience and health

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 global bestselling 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.

It’s time we all embrace the fact that small daily decisions play a huge role in how we feel about ourselves, manage stress, recover emotionally from setbacks, strengthen mental health and live better overall. Beginning with the power of micro-improvements, Dr. Wells teaches audiences how to build world-class habits and routines to optimize brain function, extend lifespan and amplify healthspan.

Key Learnings:

  • Make 1% gains in health habits to earn exponential performance results.
  • Sleeping soundly is the principal foundation of health.
  • Physical activity improves memory and problem solving and makes you happier.
  • Better eating boosts the immune system, lowers inflammation, and increases energy.
  • Eating smarter, moving more, and sleeping soundly create a ripple effect.
  • The ripple effect enhances your mental health and ability to think clearly.

The Rest Refocus Recharge Workshop

Apply the cutting-edge science of brain states to perform at the highest possible level

What would it take for each one of us to really thrive? Optimize our learning? Expand our creativity? Transform our lives? Dr. Greg Wells answers these questions so you can install the routines and strategies needed to amplify your focus, learning, creativity, innovation and performance.

Based on the latest research on brain and body function, interviews with world-leading health experts, and a lifelong study of ultra-performing individuals, Dr. Wells has developed a framework that enables us all to perform at the highest level while improving mental and physical health.

In this engaging half-day workshop, Dr. Wells translates complex science about brain waves, activation pathways and mind-body connections into usable techniques and bio hacks. Learn how to energize the body to engage the mind, trigger brainwaves to amplify focus, and leverage sleep and nature to boost creativity.

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.