As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions.
Dr. Wells is an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto, where he studies elite sport performance. He also serves as an associate scientist of physiology and experimental medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children, where he leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program. There, he and his team explore how to use exercise to prevent, diagnose and treat chronic illnesses in children. Previously, he served as the director of sport science at the Canadian Sport Institute, and taught elite sport coaches at the National Coaching Institute.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wells has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at World Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. He has studied athletic performance in some of the most severe conditions on the planet, like the Andes Mountains and the Sahara Desert.
Dr. Wells has had his own personal experience with the challenges and opportunities of adversity and human extremes. Late in his high school career, he broke his neck in a freak accident while swimming in the ocean and was in a halo brace before undergoing neurosurgery. Told by his doctor that he would never perform as an athlete again, he went on to compete at the international level in swimming. He has competed 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.
Dr. Wells is the author of Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes (HarperCollins, June 26, 2012), which explores how genetics and DNA, the brain, muscles, lungs, heart and blood work together in extreme conditions.
A sought after speaker on the topic of human performance, Dr. Wells has spoken at top events like TEDX and the Titan Summit, alongside Sir Richard Branson.
Dr. Wells is a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail and has been an expert source to other top media outlets like 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.
Dr. Greg Wells’ Speech Topics and Descriptions
The Ripple Eﬀect: Sleep, Think, Eat and Move Better for Exponential Health and Peak 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.
Unlike other self-help presentations, Dr. Wells’ inspiring keynote also includes methods for putting lessons learned into action that help participants immediately implement these lifechanging techniques.
This presentation is based on Dr. Wells’ new best-selling book The Ripple Eﬀect.
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.
The tools, tactics and strategies shared in this powerful presentation can 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 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.
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.