Dr. Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells

Health & 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 three bestselling books: Superbodies, The Ripple Effect, and The Focus Effect. 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.

The Optimized Self: Using science to live and perform at the highest possible level

What would it take for each one of us to really thrive? Optimize learning? Amplify our creativity? Transform our lives? These questions have fueled Dr. Greg Wells throughout his 25-year journey into the science of optimal health 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, Wells has developed a framework that will enable us all to live at the highest possible level in every moment.

In this engaging session, 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.

From living longer to improving mental health and optimizing performance, Wells empowers us to break through limitations and achieve things we only ever dreamed were possible.

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, 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 techniques that Olympians use can be applied by anyone at any time to ensure success.

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

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

Imagine if work was a place where you went to get healthier and perform to your potential.

There are problems standing in the way of making that dream a reality. The world is faced with four inter-related epidemics — sleeplessness, obesity, inactivity, and mental illness. Fortunately, the scientific answers to these problems are available today. Sleep soundly. Eat Smarter. Move More. Think Clearly.

In this keynote (and workshop) Dr. Greg Wells presents the scientific solution to these global challenges. Using stories, research, and simple tactics, Wells clearly outlines how to improve your health, supercharge your life, and ultimately reach your full potential.

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

Building Healthy High-Performance Teams: There Are Teams… And 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 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. Greg Wells leads teams through a five-step process for establishing healthy high-performing teams. This workshop is based on the Aristotle Project research at Google and 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 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.


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