Learning Opportunity

The Ripple Effect

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Greg Wells
Date:August 30, 2021
Time:9:30 am to 11:00 am MTN
No Charge (Clearview only)
No Charge (Wild Rose ONLY)
No Charge (Wetaskiwin ONLY)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 21-MH-143-CARC
Focus: Inclusive Education

Target Audience

All educational staff

About this Learning Opportunity

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 best-selling 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.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.


Dr. Greg Wells

Health and 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 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 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.