Dr. Jack Groppel


Watch Dr. Jack Groppel & Dr. Julia Brandon's Insightful Webinar from the HERO Learning Series!


Developing Highly Engaged Organizations that Improve the Quality of Human Life:
Healthy, High-performing Teams & Leadership


Healthy, high performing leaders are engaged and demonstrate that employees are important to the success of the team. They champion development, have conversations that build trust, and help ensure a safe work environment. In this webinar, Dr. Jack Groppel will focus on "what to do" to create energized leaders and teams. Dr. Julia Brandon of GlaxoSmithKline will focus on "how to" implement best cultural practices described in a new research article "Developing fully engaged leaders that bring out the best in their teams at GlaxoSmithKline" (Online Journal of International Case Study Analysis, Spring 2013).  They both will share examples of how to apply insights to help improve performance and the quality of human life.


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, which is now part of Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.

Dr. Groppel is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also a fellow in the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Groppel is a Board certified nutritionist and a former Research Associate to the U.S. Olympic Training Center. 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. 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.