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Dr. Greg Wells

Health & Human Performance Expert

As a physiologist, scientist, broadcaster, author, and coach, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and a Senior Scientist in Translational Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. Greg’s presentations, based on world-class athletes are designed to offer science-based strategies to help the audience supercharge their life, break through obstacles, and reach their full potential.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

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 best-selling 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.

Platform Plus

Workshop | Healthy High Performance Teams 

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. 

  • Greg was our most highly rated speaker... I was very pleased with Greg’s performance, even with a power outage at the end of his session, he pulled it off like a pro and I have had many comments that people could have listened to him for another hour! We would highly recommend Greg Wells as a keynote speaker. He is personable, authentic, and relatable. He was able to raise the bar, presenting a common topic with new and interesting facts and personal stories. Our delegates LOVED him and could have listened to him all morning long.
    - Senior Director, Communications, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
  • I really enjoyed your talk, and am so interested in learning more. I am a sports enthusiast as well (basketball is my sport) and so I was quite taken with the commonalities between sports and everyday work life. I really love learning about how our bodies work scientifically, and how we can pull the best out of ourselves. I have already implemented many of the suggestions you made both ‘on the court' and in my business life as well.

    - Scotiabank Convention Centre
  • The session was by far amongst the most highly rated session that we had throughout the 2.5 day divisional meeting. The entire division felt the enthusiasm, motivation, and definitely benefited from the number of practical tips that you discussed during your presentation. You did a fantastic job in bringing the focus of the organizational changes back to the things that we can all control… which are our actions.

    - Janssen Inc
  • Dr. Greg Wells is a Titan Summit favorite, back by huge demand. A scientist, human performance expert and bestselling author of Superbodies and The Ripple Effect, Greg will walk you through how the best in the world maximize their energy, grow their performance daily and elevate their longevity so you become undefeatable.
    - Founder, The Titan Summit
  • I’m really pleased to let you know that Greg’s talk was amazing. His topic really resonated with our audience and he delivered it with such great energy and enthusiasm. When I looked around the room during his presentation, I could see that everyone’s attention was focused on Greg. All of the feedback I’ve heard has been very positive, and many people approached him afterward to ask him questions, since we ran a bit short on time for Q&A.
    - Transportation Association of Canada

Summary Profile

Dr. Greg Wells was a 15-year-old competitive swimmer when his neck was broken while swimming in strong ocean waves. After neurosurgery, he was told by doctors that he would never compete again. That set him on a lifetime journey to learn how the human body responds to extreme conditions.

Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and serves as a Senior Scientist in Translational Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children. He leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program, and he and his team explore how to use exercise to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic illnesses in children.

As a physiologist, Dr. Wells has studied athletic performance in places like the Andes Mountains and the Sahara Desert, some of the most extreme climates on earth. He has coached, trained, and inspired athletes to compete in and earn medals at World Championships, the Commonwealth Games, and the Olympics.

Dr. Wells has fully recovered from his past injuries and has competed in events such as the Nanisivik Marathon, a marathon that takes place 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.

Dr. Greg Wells is a sought-after speaker and accomplished author of three best-selling books, Superbodies, The Ripple Effect, and The Focus Effect. Dr. Wells is a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail and has been an expert source to other top media outlets like 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.