James Hewitt is a distinguished authority on workplace wellbeing and sustainable high performance, globally recognised for his pioneering work with clients ranging from Formula One teams to Fortune 500 companies.
Over a notable career, James has been at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge research with practical insights, empowering organisations to foster thriving, high-performing work environments that place employee wellbeing at their heart.
His mission: to translate complex psychological and physiological research into actionable strategies that enhance individual and team performance while promoting resilience and
wellbeing. Today, James is considered an influential figure in shaping the future of work, his
insights profoundly impacting the organisational cultures of multinational corporations, startups, and non-profit organisations alike.
James has been widely credited for his inventive approach to addressing burnout and stress in the workplace. His innovative strategies have demonstrated a tangible impact on stress, wellbeing and performance, proving the undeniable value of investing in employee wellbeing. As a sought-after keynote speaker, Hewitt eloquently articulates the deep connection between wellbeing and sustainable high performance, winning over audiences with his persuasive blend of storytelling, science, and real-world examples.
In addition to regular consulting projects for some of the world’s most demanding and high- performing organisations, James’ work includes academic doctoral research in Organizational Psychology, delivering over 1000 hours of presentations & workshops in 30+ countries, including lecturing at Duke CE, IMD, St. Gallen, three World Economic Forum Annual Meetings in Davos, for the World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellows program and in a speaker line-up including Barack Obama, at the Nordic Business Forum.
In this eye-opening presentation, James Hewitt offers a cutting-edge exploration of the future of workplace wellbeing. Drawing from the latest research and real-world insights, he uncovers the transformative trends poised to reshape organisational cultures and enhance employee wellbeing in the coming decade. This keynote is an essential resource for forward- thinking leaders and business people seeking to stay ahead of the curve.
Diving deep into the science behind peak performance, James applies principles from world- class endurance sports to the workplace. In this keynote, attendees will discover a counter- intuitive perspective on how to optimise their performance while safeguarding their wellbeing, striking a balance that is key to long-term success in the cognitive endurance activity that is modern work.
In a world where relentless productivity often comes at the expense of employee wellbeing, Hewitt presents a counter-narrative: a sustainable model that harmoniously blends high performance and wellbeing. This compelling keynote leverages James’s wealth of experience and scientific knowledge to debunk common workplace myths and present a novel approach to cultivating a resilient, productive, and healthy workforce.
In this inspiring and practical talk, James delves into the fascinating topic of anti-fragile human performance. Using case studies and cutting-edge research, he provides actionable strategies to equip teams with the potential to transform the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) of today’s business landscape into opportunities for growth.
In this hard-hitting keynote, James Hewitt sheds light on the pervasive yet often misunderstood issue of burnout. He explores the root causes, debilitating effects, and the often overlooked impact on productivity and overall business success. More importantly, he provides effective preventative measures and strategies to create a balanced, thriving work environment.
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“We were looking for an inspiring speaker that would be able to share new insights and a new perspective. What we didn’t expect was for a total experience. James is able to combine elements of his work in sport, science and the corporate world to provide an engaging presentation. From the moment, James, stepped onto stage to his closing remarks, the audience was gripped.”
Katherine Shenton, Global Head of Marketing & Communications @ QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company
“James’ talk was the perfect mix between leadership, motivation and technology. It was entertaining and relevant at the same time. Our team loved the practical take-aways that were dropped into the story and some of them will definitely help to boost our performance. I would definitely recommend James for any corporate event.”
Floor Bleeker, Chief Information Officer Middle East & Africa @ Accor
“We were looking for an inspiring speaker that would be able to share new insights and a new perspective. What we didn’t expect was a total experience. James is able to combine elements of his work in sport, science and the corporate world to provide an engaging presentation. From the moment James stepped onto the stage to his closing remarks, the audience was gripped.”
Katherine Shenton, Global Head of Marketing & Communications at QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company
“James’ talk was the perfect mix between leadership, motivation and technology. It was entertaining and relevant at the same time. Our team loved the practical takeaways that were dropped into the story, and some of them will definitely help boost our performance. I would definitely recommend James for any corporate event.”
Floor Bleeker, Chief Information Officer, Middle East & Africa at Accor
"When booking James, we knew that we needed to find someone who could be educational yet engaging at the same time. James did not disappoint. He brought many interesting findings to light while engaging our MBA Alumni community. Through his storytelling, presentation of data, and personality, James successfully tailored his message of sustainable high performance to a highly competitive crowd. If you are looking for someone who can captivate an audience and bring forth evidence, James is the right person to call. We would gladly have James back on our campus in the future."
Thomas R. Bucher, Corporate Relations Manager at the University of St. Gallen
“James received really high customer evaluations. He empowered the audience with takeaways that are easily put into practice. The message was all science-backed, and the presentation was exciting. On top of that, James was super nice and easy to work with."
Ville Saarikalle, Head Of Speaker Relations, @Nordic Business Forum
“James has a truly engaging presence and made everyone feel like he genuinely cares about the improvement of each audience member’s experience.”
Mikko Manner, Managing Partner at Roschier
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