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Dr. Greg Wells is your guide to a high-performance life. As a scientist and physiologist, Greg’s gift is to translate science into actionable and effective life tips. Using the latest research on the brain and body, Greg and his guests provide simple but transformative strategies to boost your mental and physical health, advance your career and upgrade your life.

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104 Episodes
Welcome back! This week I’m very excited to share an interview with Dr. Bill Wells. Bill is a chiropractor, world-class Masters athlete, and co-founder of The Urban Athlete, a health and fitness facility that uses a holistic approach to help athletes reach their goals. In this conversation we discuss his amazing athletic accomplishments and the techniques he uses to recover and regenerate as a Masters athlete. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week I had an amazing conversation with Dr. Gina Di Giulio. Gina is a Clinical Psychologist and CEO and Founder of Pathwell, an organization that provides individuals and businesses access to mental health services.  She is a firm believer that there is no health without mental health, and that access to mental health services shouldn’t be as cumbersome and confusing as it often can be. In this conversation we discuss positive psychology, resilience, and simple things you can do to manage anxiety and improve your mental health during this time. You can learn more about her organization at Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week I’m very excited to share an interview with former Navy SEAL, Ned Mason, and former navy flight surgeon and neuroscientist, Dr. Erik Won. Ned and Erik are using neuroscience and transcranial magnetic stimulation to help treat people for concussions, PTSD, and other neurological and mood disorders. We discuss brainwaves, neuroplasticity, and how this type of treatment can be used to help people achieve optimal brain health and performance. You can learn more about their company at their website  Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week I’m very excited to share an interview with professional climber, mountaineer, and alpinist Brette Harrington! Brette is an incredibly accomplished athlete and she’s one of our first ambassadors for our new VIIVIO app! We had a great chat all about her amazing climbing accomplishments, overcoming fear, and the physical and mental skills required to be a climber. Enjoy the conversation! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! Thanks for joining me for the 100th episode! This week I had the privilege of interviewing Luke Tyburski. Luke is an expedition adventurer, ultra-triathlete, and mental health advocate. In this conversation, we discuss his journey of overcoming obstacles, his mental health challenges, and eventually how he discovered a life of purpose and passion. Enjoy the episode! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back!  This week I'd like to share an interview I did on the Living Wells podcast with Mark Henick, all about mental health and wellbeing during these crazy times. I shared the show with Hayley Wickenheiser, who is a four-time Olympic gold medallist and widely considered the greatest female hockey player of all time.  In this conversation, Hayley and I discuss endurance, resilience, mental health, and insights into how to get through this difficult time.  Enjoy the conversation! --- Support this podcast:
This week I've taken a whole bunch of questions I've been getting during virtual keynotes and answered them here on the show.  Let me know if you like these short question and answer segments, and if so we'll add them to future shows. All the best and stay healthy and safe everyone! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week I’m sharing an interview I did on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast with Ben Pakulski. Ben is a peak performance and mindset coach, and expert in strength training, muscle building, fat loss, and upgrading the body and mind. In this chat we dig into breathing, and how you can the use breathing in extreme sports performance and in meditation. We also discuss some tactics from my latest book Rest, Refocus, Recharge. You can learn more about Ben and hear more podcast episodes at! Enjoy the conversation! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week I had the privilege of interviewing my friend Ray Zahab! Ray is one of the top adventurers in the world. He’s an ultra-runner, Explorer in Residence Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and has run across some of the most difficult terrain on the planet, including the Sahara desert, the Gobi desert, and a run from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean across the Andes mountains. Ray is also the founder of impossible2possible, an organization that helps children break through their limits using adventure. In this amazing conversation, we talk about life during the COVID-19 pandemic, cheating death in one of his expeditions to the Arctic, and the shift in perspective and priorities that arose following that incident. You can learn more about him and his organization at and Enjoy the conversation! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! Today I had a great interview with Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir. Mark is an old swimming friend who won Gold at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona in the 100-metre backstroke. Debbie Muir is a world-class high performance coach in synchronized swimming. She has pivoted into corporate consulting, bringing her expertise in high performance for sports into business. Mark and Debbie now work together at Great Traits, a high-performance leadership training program. They’ve identified a number of different areas that work in sports and in business to elevate performance and unlock human potential. I’m really excited to bring this conversation to you. We dive deep into high performance in sport, business, and life. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! I’m really excited to launch Season 4 with an interview I did on Dave Asprey’s podcast Bulletproof Radio. Dave is the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, founder of Bulletproof 360, and three-time New York Times bestselling author. A pioneer of the Biohacking movement, he became known as the Father of Biohacking and has devoted his life to elevating human performance using the latest scientific research combined with ancient healing traditions. Dave’s mission is to share with the world the latest discoveries in health and wellness to help you break through mental and physical barriers to accomplish the unimaginable. You can learn more about Dave at In this interview we talk all about biohacking and secrets from my new book Rest, Refocus, Recharge. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! It's been a pretty crazy ride over the past few months. This season was much different than Seasons 1 and 2, as the majority of it was during the COVID-19 pandemic. I aim to deliver the latest and most relevant science, research, and insight from the top performers to help you boost your performance and reach your potential. During these difficult times I feel that my role is important now more than ever to help you do that. I hope that this podcast has helped you and that we will continue to grow and learn from each other, so we can be the best versions of ourselves and try and make this world a better place.  In the spirit of rest and recovery, we're going to take the month of August off to reset and recharge so we can come back refreshed and able to uplevel our performance. We want to make Season 4 even better and deliver the best possible information we can to you, our amazing and dedicated listeners.  Before we do that, I'd like to do a quick summary of Season 3,  discuss what the important take aways were, and how we can take these learnings to move forward. I hope you enjoy this short recap, enjoy the rest of the summer, and we'll be back for Season 4 in September! Dr. Greg Wells --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week I’m excited to share my interview with mental performance coach Brian Levenson. Brian is an expert in mental sills and has had the opportunity to work with some of the top athletes in basketball, football, soccer, baseball, hockey, ice skating, wrestling, softball, swimming, lacrosse, rugby, tennis, and golf - at the amateur, high school, college, and professional level. Brian has an unbelievable background in delivering mental skills training to top athletes. He also has great insight into how athletes control their mind to enable them to perform at the highest possible level. I’m super excited to share this interview with you. While a lot of the conversation is centred around sports, his insights apply to absolutely everything. Enjoy the conversation! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week on my podcast, I want to share with you an interview I did with Ramon David from the Brain First podcast. Brain First's mission is to help people build a better brain, live a happy life, and reach higher levels of performance in everything that they do. They collaborate with leading neuroscientists, brain experts, and biohackers to bring insights that inspire change, and practical tools and strategies to help people be the best versions of themselves.  In this interview we talk all about mental performance, brain function, optimizing health and high performance, and practical strategies to help you cope during this era.  To learn more about the Brain First podcast, check out  Enjoy the episode! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week I’d like to share an interview I did on the Marathon Training Academy podcast. This podcast was started in 2010 to empower everyday people to live healthier lives and achieve fitness goals by unleashing their marathon potential. The show features actionable training wisdom delivered in a funny and relatable style. Co-hosts Angie and Trevor want you to believe that you have what it takes to run a marathon and change your life! In this conversation, we dig into exercise, insights from my new book, Rest, Refocus, and Recharge, and how you can use the science of recovery to help you optimize your life. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! This week I want to share a session I did on ‘Return to Work’. In this COVID era, the world is slowly re-opening and people are gradually going back to work. It’s really important to figure out how to do that in an intentional way so you’re not just going back to old habits, but going back to work and living your life in a way that is better than the past. I outline a few key things that will help you go back to work in a safe and high performing way. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! Today I had the privilege of interviewing James Williams.  James Williams is a Performance Breakthrough Coach and speaker. He is passionate about focusing on creating outer world impact through inner world mastery. His passion for mastering physical, mental, and emotional performance in pursuit of his own life goals is only matched by his dedication to supporting his clients’ belief that anything is possible and available for them. James believes that the relationship we have with ourselves is the foundational key to our own personal growth and the quality of the relationships we hold dear in our life. James works with his clients through systematic processes to learn how to master what he calls the ‘Business of You’. This idea is to support his clients in recognizing that their level of performance from within will impact everything and everyone in their lives. We dig deep into the idea of the Business of You, self-awareness, accomplishment, daily routines, and health and wellbeing.  Enjoy the conversation! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! Today I have a great interview with Adam Kreek. I was fortunate enough to have Adam come in and do a guest lecture for my class at the University of Toronto a few years ago and I was really excited to catch up with him again. Adam is a former Olympic rower. He is a three-time World Champion and Olympic gold medalist in Men’s Eight. He also led an expedition to be the first-ever attempt to row across the Atlantic in 2013.   Since his rowing career, Adam has grown into a leadership expert and has focused upon executive leadership and performance. In 2019 he published his first book The Responsibility Ethic: 12 Strategies Exceptional People Use to Do the Work and Make Success Happen. In this conversation, we talk about resilience, mindset, high performance, and his experience in failure and why he values it so much. Enjoy the conversation! --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! Today I had the absolute privilege of speaking with Dr. Ivan Joseph. Ivan is an award-winning Performance Coach and Leadership and Cultural Transformation Expert. Ivan inspires people and teams to achieve more than they dreamed. Joseph has spent his career leading cultural transformation, helping people believe in themselves, and creating cohesive teams. He speaks about self-confidence, embracing the “grit” to persevere in spite of setbacks, and leading teams to success, drawing from the lessons he’s learned from a life in sport.  Currently the Vice-Provost of Student Affairs at Dalhousie University, Joseph leads the university’s effort to promote interconnectedness and belonging among a diverse student body drawn from across the country and around the globe. Joseph is regularly called on to support national team programs. In 2018 he was selected as Head Coach of the women’s national soccer team in his native Guyana. While serving as high-performance coach for the Canadian men’s basketball team. They won the country’s first ever FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in 2017. Joseph’s TEDx Talk has more than 19 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people. Forbes named it one of the “Ten Best TED Talks About The Meaning of Life”. In this conversation, in light of everything happening in the States and the rest of the world over the past week, we dig deep into the uncomfortable conversations that need to be had right now.  Enjoy this must-listen episode with Dr. Ivan Joseph.  --- Support this podcast:
Welcome back! Today’s podcast is with Orlando Bowen. Orlando has been through some unbelievable challenges. In 2004, he was assaulted and falsely accused of a crime, ending his professional football career. He was later acquitted and has since dedicated his life to empowering others to overcome adversity, to find their passion, and to use their gifts to serve. Orlando Bowen is one of the most sought after speakers and works with corporations, small businesses, and non-profits. He is also the founder of the "One Voice One Team" Youth Leadership Organization to inspire and to teach resilience, leadership, and teamwork to youth. In this conversation, Orlando and I get really tactical. We dig deep into some specific actions that you can take to move your life forward despite significant obstacles that may be thrown your way. I think you're going to get a lot out of this. Please enjoy my conversation with the inspirational Orlando Bowen. --- Support this podcast:
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