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Dr. Jack Groppel  

Co-Founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute & Author of "The Corporate Athlete"

Co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, Dr. Groppel is an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance and Co-Chair of the newly formed Global Alliance for Health & Performance.

Dr. Groppel currently serves on an academic appointment as Professor of Kinesiology & Community Health at the University of Illinois, and was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University from 2002-2009.

Dr. Groppel has addressed the issue of worksite wellness and performance at such policy events as the United Nations Side Event for Physical Activity and Non-Communicable Disease, three U.S. Congressional Briefings on Worksite Wellness & Health Promotion, and represented the worksite wellness industry at the historic Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities.

In concurrence with his Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute duties, Dr. Groppel is the Co-Chair of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Health, Performance & Productivity Study Committee as well as the National Spokesperson for the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity.

A Kilimanjaro climber, after knee replacements, 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 (USTA). Dr. Groppel also dedicated 16 years of service to the United States Tennis Association as Chairman of the National Sport Science Committee and is a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

Dr. Groppel authored The Corporate Athlete book on achieving the pinnacle of corporate performance and co-authored The Corporate Athlete Advantage. Jack Groppel 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, Dr. Jack Groppel combined his program with Dr. Jim Loehr to form the Human Performance Institute. Dr. Groppel has also written more than 400 articles about stress, fitness, and nutrition.

Jack Groppel's corporate clients include: The Estée Lauder Companies, Smith Barney, Citigroup, GlaxoSmithKline, Pepsico, and Procter & Gamble.

Speech Topics

Suggested Topics

• The Pulse of High Performance: Life is a Series of Sprints, not a Marathon

• Fully Engaged™- Managing Energy to Maximize Performance

• The Making of a Corporate Athlete®

• Building Individual and Organizational Capacity in the Age of Overload

• The Fully Engaged™ Leader


Dr. Jack Groppel Named Health & Wellness Advisor for the Tennis Industry
Mar. 28, 2019
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