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Frank Forencich    

Internationally-Recognized Leader in Health & Life Education

Frank Forencich is an author and creator of The Sapience Project, an innovative showcase for conversations about wisdom, health, activism and the state of the planet. Frank has interviewed dozens of prominent authors, artists, physicians, attorneys, educators and youth activists, all engaged in the quest to create a functional future for humanity and the biosphere.

Frank offers a powerful big-picture view of human life and health, especially in the context of modern planetary challenges. His holistic approach weaves together a deep understanding of human history, physicality, health, culture and values.

He has a BA from Stanford University in Human biology, 1979 and is a member of the Council of Directors of the True Health Initiative. He has traveled to Africa on several occasions to study human origins and the ancestral environment. He was also a contributor to Paleo Magazine from 2012 to 2016.

He has extensive teaching experience in the martial arts and substantial mountain climbing experience across North America. As a speaker, Frank has presented at Google, Stanford Design School, the Ancestral Health Symposium (Harvard and UCLA) and the Dr. Robert D. Conn Heart Conference.

Frank is the author of “The Sapience Curriculum: Teacher’s Guide for an Age of Turmoil.” (To be released October, 2020)

Speech Topics


The State of the Animal: Where We Are and How We Got Here

Big Health: It’s About a Lot More Than Your Body

Stress: It’s Not What You Think

The Hyper-Social Animal: Creating Rapport with the Humans in Our Lives

The Power of Story: How Narrative Defines Us

Life Arts: The Surprising Power of Lifestyle Creativity

Deep medicine: Harnessing the Power of the Living World

Activism: The Challenge and Benefits of Working for Change

Sapience: What Makes Us Foolish, What Makes Us Wise

The Sapience Curriculum: Educational relevance for an Age of Turmoil

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