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Some things you’ll learn:

  • Learn how to find 'flow' more easily

    Find out how we attain flow states and learn how you can improve your ability to get into ‘the Zone’

  • Supplements that can boost brain function and performance

    Learn about some little known natural substances that can improve brain function and have neural protective effects.

  • What foods to eat to optimize Brain Function

    Learn how what you eat has a direct effect on your brain’s performance. Find out what food you can eat that will increase your focus and concentration.

  • How to speed your recovery from a concussion

    Learn how you can speed your recovery from a concussion

  • Find out if you have 'what it takes' to be a winner

    Learn how to find out if you or your athletes have the mindset of a winner and how you can develop that mindset.

  • Learn how to 'hack your brain' for high performance

    Learn how you can train your brain for high performance

  • Use your brain to increase endurance and lactic threshold

    Learn how our brain regulates V02 Max and Lactate threshold, not our body.

  • Why coaches MUST pay attention to brain injury

    Learn what you can do to reduce the chances of your athletes getting a concussion

  • How color can improve brain function and speed recovery from concussions

    Learn how filtering light can improve processing ability and significantly reduce symptoms of concussions.

  • Learn how your mind works

    Learning how your mind works can help you gain higher levels of performance

  • ... and much more

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Jeremy Boone

Currently a performance coach with Team Penske, Jeremy has been a speed and conditioning coach with the NFL Carolina Panthers, the WUSA Atlanta Beat, the Charlotte Eagles & Lady Eagles, and various professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS as well as Division I, II, & III colleges around the country. As a popular speaker, Jeremy has spoken at international/national/regional/state level conferences consistently over the past ten years including the National Soccer Coaches Association Convention, the National Strength & Conditioning Association Convention, South Carolina Coaches Association State Convention, United Kingdom NSCA Convention, and others. Jeremy is host of the very popular “Coach Your Best” podcast, where he interviews top experts and authors on leading edge performance enhancement work. Jeremy has also focused much of his work on the mental side of performance and has a deep understanding of its practical application.

Jeremy Boone

Jeremy discusses Sports Axiology, the science of human value and decision making. Also learn about the importance of environmental design and the 4 big buckets to create a winning culture in your team. ....And more.

 

Leslie SherlinLeslie Sherlin, PhD

Leslie Sherlin studies the brains of people making decisions — very, good decisions. He’s one of the world’s leading experts on the neuroscience of high performance, having spent his career pursuing the answer to one simple question: Why is one person so naturally gifted while others try so much harder — only to fall short? Music. Math. Sports. Some have a knack while the rest of us struggle. Twenty years, four universities, and 35,000 qEEGs later, Sherlin has found his answer in the electrical patterns of the brain. While he has founded a number of different companies and holds four academic appointments, Sherlin is the Co-founder and Chief Science Officer of SenseLabs, a leader in the research and use of neuroscience for improving human performance. Sherlin has led SenseLabs’ research partnerships with Red Bull’s High Performance Center, USA Track & Field, US military Special Operations Forces and more, to discover what the brains of the most high performing people were doing and help them do more of it. Dr. Sherlin’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS and more. He is also a sought-after public speaker, with 100's of hours on stage around the world.

Leslie Sherlin, PhD

 Learn how you can train your brain for peak performance using EEG technology.

Jordan Denningdenning300

After graduating from Hobart College with a B.A. in English Literature where he served as captain of the basketball team, Mr. Denning attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he earned a joint J.D. and Masters in Intellectual Property (MIP).

An entrepreneur and attorney, Jordan Denning has spent nearly twenty years in large national law firms, public and private companies, sports, education, and technology-focused endeavors, building an extensive national network of sports industry resources. A lifelong sports fan and competitor, Jordan has honed his leadership development skills with his work in building CogSports and researching and developing the Leadership Enhancement Training tool for Athletic Results ATHLETT™, as well as work at the Naval War College, the staff college and “home of thought” for the U.S. Navy.

Jordan Denning

Learn how to identify and train the intangible attributes of your athletes that ultimately determine their success.

Helen Irlen

Helen Irlen is the creator of Irlen Spectral Filters, an effective research-based intervention which is a solution for many of the symptoms resulting from sports concussions and head injuries.  Irlen has treated NFL players, professional hockey players, military, and individuals suffering from concussions and head injuries affecting visual processing and experiencing headaches, migraines, and other physical symptoms. Irlen Filters eliminate these physical symptoms as well as light sensitivity while improving attention and cognitive abilities in reading and other academic areas, enabling individuals to regain their abilities and to function at an optimal level.

Helen Irlen

Helen Irlen discusses brain injury and innovative ways to alleviate the related negative side effects and get back 'in the game' sooner

Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include The Rise of Superman, Abundance, Bold, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, The Angle Quickest for Flight and Tommorowland. His work has been translated into thirty languages and his articles have appeared in more than seventy publications, including New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, and Forbes. You can find him online at www.stevenkotler.com or writing Far Frontiers, a blog for Forbes.com: www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler.

Steven Kotler

Learn what you need to do to attain a 'flow' state or be 'in the zone'

Dominic D’Agostino300Dominic D’Agostino

Dr. D'Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology where he develops and tests metabolic therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, cancer and wound healing. While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed an approach for metabolically starving cancer cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation. Dominic D'Agostino's research endeavors include the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Alzheimer's Association, the Department of Defense (DOD), and the American Heart Association (AHA).

In his work with the the Navy Seals Dr. D'Agostino also found ways to improve brain performance and physical endurance through diet and ketones.  He is considered one of the worlds experts on ketones and the benefits of ketogenic diets.

Dominic D’Agostino

Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D., discusses his work with US Navy SEALS on how you can supercharge your brain for better cognitive function and improve your endurance.

Dr Roy Sugarman

Dr Roy Sugarman is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists, a Member of the Royal Charter of Psychologists in the UK, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Neuropsychology, as well as the BPS’s Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology, and he is a Member of the American Psychological Association. He is on the Advisory Board of Mind Experts International, Mazlo in Seattle, and is Director of Applied Neuroscience in the Performance Innovation Team for EXOS, based in Arizona USA. In this capacity he has served as a mindset coach with the USA National Men's Soccer Team, and various Olympic and Club level athletes in multiple sporting settings including GoGo Sports in San Franciso, working with the USF athletes. He is director of Elray Resources in Nevada. In 2014 he was made a Director of LifeIQ International, based in Singapore and Sydney, helping develop the best of breed online resilience platforms in Sydney, Singapore and Manila. He is the author of two acclaimed books, firstly, “Saving your life one day at a time”, and “Motivation for Coaches and Personal Trainers”. This now exists in a special third edition entitled "Client-centered coaching: A trainer and coach's guide to motivating clients", with PTAGlobal in the USA, now their standard textbook for training their clients in engagement skills. He is a contributor to various other works, including The Hecht Effect by Steve Hecht, and Every Day is Game Day, by Mark Verstegen, both noted luminaries in the peak performance world in which Dr Sugarman works, here in Australia, Russia, the USA, Singapore, The Philippines and South Africa amongst others. He has had input into major corporations around the world including programs at IBM, Intel, Sheraton, Walgreens, Cisco, Sony, SAP, Wesfarmers, Google, Johnson and Johnson, United Health Group, Union Pacific Railroads, and others, now including Aviva and Singapore Armed Forces. Dr Sugarman is also a noted rehabilitation expert in traumatic brain injury, mood and anxiety disorders in children and adults, and serves as a Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at UNSW. With numerous publications in the fields of social withdrawal, the evolution of executive functions, the meaning of psychology and in feminism, Dr Sugarman has developed an integrated approach to achieving peak performance in both body and brain which is internationally recognized as being the current state of the art in both rehabilitation and peak performance circles: his work was showcased in the well received TV series, Body and Brain Overall on OneHD and Channel 10. Dr Sugarman works with individuals from his practice in Rose Bay, Australia with both clinical clients as well as high level executives, building resilience through his integrated approach to body-brain optimization.

Roy Sugarman, PhD

Dr. Sugarman addresses a number of topics in this interview. Here are a few: the adolescent mind and the importance of understanding it in order to get the most out of your athletes in this age; what is most important in the player-coach relationship; what is most important in developing teams that win; why is it important to play 'without thinking' and how that works; How to get out of a slump....and more!

Tony NicholsonTony Nicholson

Tony is one of China’s top health and fitness coaches. He currently resides in China where he is inspiring multitudes of people with his infectiously positive attitude, a thirst for living a healthier life and his natural ability to create powerful connections with every individual he meets and each client he transforms.

His personal journey has motivated many others to redefine their own well-being through his health and fitness programs. Parents, teachers, students, athletes and people from all walks of life have all called on him to transform their lives. Tony has become the best known Fitness and Wellness Coach in China with a private client list including leaders of industry and entertainment icons.

Tony uses his unique understanding of both the Eastern and Western mindsets to help his clients experience the best of both worlds. His mission is to share his knowledge with all of China and beyond, inspiring others to live their best lives by developing the discipline required to reach their goals. Tony teaches his clients how to commit to a plan that will allow them to manifest their ultimate dreams.

Tony has been featured in Men’s Health China, CCTV, China Daily (American and European Edition), The Washington Post, The British Chamber of Commerce Focus Magazine, and British Embassy Website China have all highlighted his programs and inspirational journey. Most notably, The Beijinger featured Tony on the cover of their magazine as a leading health & fitness expert in China.

With over 10 years of coaching experience and certifications from leading programs in America, accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), along with leading organizations in the UK, Tony is profoundly committed to helping others create positive change in their lives. Some of his certifications have come from the Institute of Human Performance (IHP), The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), Sports Leaders UK, etc. Tony is also an NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) practitioner and he is certified in Traditional Chinese Medicine from State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China.

Tony Nicholson

Tony is one of the best known fitness and health trainers in China. He will discuss how he combines Eastern and Western mind training to get the most out of his clients.

Dr. Hudziak3Dr. James Hudziak

Dr. Hudziak has done extensive studies related to concussions and specifically in the sport of ice hockey. He was a key participant in the Summit on Ice Hockey Concussions in Ice Hockey at the Mayo Clinic.

He is Director of Child Psychiatry, Director of The Vermont Center for Children, Youth & Families and Professor at The University of Vermont College of Medicine

Dr. Hudziak was named to U.S. News and World Report’s Top Doctors list for 2012-2013. He also placed in the top 1% for excellence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with special expertise in ADD/ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Psychopharmacology.

He is also a professor at The Dartmouth Medical School, Washington University and a major medical school in The Netherlands.

James Hudziak MD

Dr. James Hudziak discusses his important findings in his research on concussions in Ice Hockey.

Kapil-Gupta300Dr. Kapil Gupta

Dr. Gupta works exclusively with professional athletes and coaches, including PGA Tour golfers, NHL hockey players and Olympians. His work is to help them improve their game by gaining a deep understanding of how the mind works. He does not describe himself as a sports psychologist, but rather a seeker.

Dr. Gupta has studied the human brain and the human body on a sub-cellular level. And like a mad scientist he has studied the human mind from its depths for almost three decades. It is his fascination and life’s work.

He has done at least 1200 experiments on the human mind, on himself and other people. He has followed its patterns and its movements. He has learned what it feeds on, what excites it, what subdues it.

 

Kapil Gupta, MD

Dr. Gupta discusses how the mind really works and some surprising ways to optimize your performance

Tim Noakes, MD, DSc

Professor Noakes is Emeritus Professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at University of Cape Town, South Africa and Co-Founder and Executive Co-Director, Sports Science Institute of South Africa. In addition to his accomplishments listed below, professor Noakes is the author of several books, most notably The Real Meal Revolution, which is a best seller and is 'changing the way South Africa eats.'

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBChB:  1974 - University of Cape Town
  • MD:  1981 - Thesis title – “Exercise and the Heart”
  • DSc:  2002 - Doctor of Science in Medicine degree in Exercise Science (UCT)
  • PhD (h.c.):  Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • FACSM:  Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • (hon) FFSEM (UK):  Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK)

ESSM RESEARCH GROUPS

  • Health and well-being
  • Exercise in the management of chronic disease
  • Injuries and medical conditions associated with sport and exercise
  • Exercise performance

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Fluid and exercise
  • Brain regulation of exercise performance
  • Nutrition and health

OTHER

 Awards

  • 1992 - Elected Fellow of the University of Cape Town for sustained excellence in original scientific work.
  • 1995 - Selection Committee – International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) Olympic Science Prize.
  • 1996 - Citation Award of the American College of Sports Medicine.
  • 1999 - Elected Founding Member, IOC Olympic Academy of Sports Sciences, Medical Commission, International Olympic Committee.
  • 2001 - International Cannes Grand Prix Award for Research in Medicine and Water for his studies of water intoxication in athletes.
  • 2004,2010 - National Research Foundation rating as an A1 scientist (the highest possible rating in South African Science).
  • 2006 - National Foundation for Research and Technology: Award for Individual over a Lifetime.
  • 2006 - Recipient of Men’s Health Best Man Award in Science and Technology for 2006.
  • 2008 - Order of Mapungubwe: Silver (OMS).  Awarded by the President of South Africa for “excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise”.
  • 2009 - IMMDA Lifetime achievement in marathon sports medicine research award.
  • 2010 - Nominated Sport Legend for 2010 by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape Government.
  • 2012 - NRF Lifetime Achieve Award
  • 2013 - One of 100 World Class South Africans.  City Press, 28 April 2013, p.29.
  • Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3) Gold Medal.

General

  • Co-founder of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.
  • Author of Lore of Running, Challenging Beliefs, Waterlogged, co-author of Bob Woolmer’s Art and Science of Cricket, scientific author of The Real Meal Revolution and Die Kos Revolusie and co-author of Always Believe in Magic.
  • Author or co-author of more than 500 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.  More than 15000 citations and an H-index of 66.
  • Has run more than 70 marathon and ultra-marathon races, including seven 90km Comrades Marathons and fifteen 56km Two Oceans Marathons.

(information is from The University of Cape Town website)

Tim Noakes, PhD, DSc.

Learn how the brain regulates fatigue and the role of the brain as the primary organ that dictates how fast, how long, and how hard humans can exercise, as well as how diet can optimize brain performance.

Dan Hill

Dan Hill is a recognized authority on the role of emotions in consumer and employee behavior, with more than a decade of experience running his science-based emotional insights consultancy, Sensory Logic, Inc. One of the company's unique research tools is facial coding, a concept highlighted in Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller "Blink," and serving as the basis for Fox's primetime hit "Lie to Me." Hill is a frequent speaker at business conferences and seminars from coast to coast, as well as in Europe and Asia, and his bluechip clients have included Target, Toyota, Reebok, Whirlpool, American Express, Capital One, Nokia, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Hill appeared on "The Today Show," FOX, CNN, and MSNBC regarding his facial- coding analysis of the 2008 presidential election. He returned to CNN in 2012 as an analyst during the presidential debates. During additional TV appearances he has helped analyze aspects of baseball's steroid scandal, as well as criminal cases. Recently, Hill appeared on CNN, providing emotional-insight analyses of the Super Bowl XVLI ads. Hill is the author of "Emotionomics: Leveraging Emotions for Business Success," chosen by Ad Age as one of the Top 10 must-read books of 2009. Other books written by Hill include "Body of Truth: Leveraging What Consumers Can't or Won’t Say," and "About Face: The Secrets to Emotionally Effective Advertising."

Dan Hill, PhD

Dan is a world renowned expert at reading faces and emotions. Learn how the brain works in this area and how this skill can help you as a coach or athlete to read your opponent, your players, make better judgements in recruiting and building your team.

Your Summit Hosts

Mark Knapp

Mark has been a coach and general manager of
professional hockey teams in Sweden and has coached at many levels in the
US for over 30 years. He holds a Level 5 Master Coaching license from USA
Hockey and has been a speaker on the topic of player development at several Level 4 Coaches Conferences. Mark is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS)
and has trained a number of high school, college and pro athletes over the past 17 years.

Currently, Mark is the strength and conditioning coach at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT where he also is an assistant coach with the Boys Varsity Hockey team and Boys and Girls Track and Field teams.

Mark Knapp

Jeremy Boone

Currently a performance coach with Team Penske,  Jeremy has been a speed & conditioning coach with the NFL Carolina Panthers, the WUSA Atlanta Beat, the Charlotte Eagles & Lady Eagles, and various professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS as well as Division I, II, & III colleges around the country. As a popular speaker, Jeremy has spoken at international/national/regional/state level conferences consistently over the past ten years including the National Soccer Coaches Association Convention, the National Strength & Conditioning Association Convention, South Carolina Coaches Association State Convention, United Kingdom NSCA Convention, and others. Jeremy is host of the very popular “Coach Your Best” podcast, where he interviews top experts and authors on leading edge performance enhancement work. Jeremy has also focused much of his work on the mental side of performance and has a deep understanding of its practical application and considered a world leader in the science of Sports Axiology.

Jeremy Boone

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