Jack Groppel

Pioneer in the Science of Human Performance

Groppel, Jack

Pioneer in the Science of Human Performance
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About Jack Groppel

Dr. Jack Groppel, Ph.D. is the co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, and Vice President of Applied Science and Performance Training at Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. He is an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, Co-Chair of the newly formed Global Alliance for Health & Performance, and an expert in fitness and nutrition. Dr. Groppel served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for several years and continues to instruct courses at the University in a supplementary role. In concurrence with his Human Performance Institute duties, Dr. Groppel is the Co-Chair of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Health & Performance Study Committee as well as the National Spokesperson for the CEO Pledge of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity.

Dr. Groppel authored The Corporate Athlete book on achieving the pinnacle of corporate performance and co-authored The Corporate Athlete Advantage. He developed the Corporate Athlete® concept for his training program while serving as an associate professor of kinesiology and bioengineering at the University of Illinois, helping both business executives and athletes increase performance levels. In 1992, he combined his program with Dr. Jim Loehr to form the Human Performance Institute.

Dr. Groppel is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine as well as a Fellow in the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Groppel is a Board ¬certified nutritionist, a former Research Associate to the U.S. Olympic Training Center and he served as Vice President on the National Board of Directors of the United States Professional Tennis Association. Dr. Groppel also dedicated 16 years of service to the United States Tennis Association as Chairman of the National Sport Science Committee.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

-Extraordinary in everything that really matters
-Extraordinary demands, extraordinary energy, extraordinary response
-The living laboratory of professional sport
-Completing the mission

The Full Engagment® Technology

-Manage energy, not time
-Growth follows energy investment
-Engaging the body, the heart, the mind, and the spirit
-Training for extraordinary personal productivity

Strategic Disenagagment

-The science of energy renewal
-Sprinter versus marathoner
-Role of stress exposure
-Training like an elite athlete
-Building the rituals of extraordinary

The Rituals of Change

-Face the Truth
-Define Purpose
-Taking Action


“A very compelling, pragmatic, and universal model for how change occurs. The Energy for Performance training transformed the way that I and many of my executives look at our lives, not only at work but at home.”
– Steve Reinemund, Chairman and CEO, PEPSICO

“The Energy for Performance program has enabled our Sales Training team to increase their engagement in their professional and personal life by managing their energy more effectively, and creating positive rituals to sustain high performance. The feedback from the participants in the program is that it is life changing.”
– Anne Whitaker, Vice President, Sales Training, GLAXOSMITHKLINE

“We at Smith Barney have been utilizing the Human Performance Institute’s training and educational platform and incorporating their core principles for eight years now. They have had an extraordinary impact on both the objective performance and personal fulfillment of all of the executives that have gone through one or more of their programs.”
– Paul Blease, Director, Team Development, SMITH BARNEY

“I manage 1,000 financial advisers and I have been bringing them to the Energy for Performance training for 7 years. It changes how they think, the way they live their lives, and their level of commitment to their work.”
Rob Knapp, Managing Director , MERRILL LYNCH

“One of the most common and costly problems in our industry is burn-out. The Energy for Performance training delivers practical solutions to help prevent this, and equips our managers with the tools to grow professionally and personally within our organization. Incorporating this program into our culture demonstrates our company’s commitment to our crewmembers, and builds loyalty.”
 – Arich Berghammer, Former National Senior Director of Operations, HOUSE OF BLUES

“In a fiercely competitive world, we are all looking for every possible advantage. The Energy for Performance training lays out a program for establishing highly specific routines that produce measurable results. My team is very tough-minded and skeptical, and this program had a profound effect on how effectively we work together and on shaping our priorities on and off the job.”
– Peter Scaturro, CEO, US TRUST