James Hewitt | Performance Scientist, Award Winning Sport & Health Researcher, Author & Keynote Speaker

James Hewitt

Performance Scientist, Award Winning Sport & Health Researcher, Author & Keynote Speaker

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James Hewitt

James Hewitt is a performance scientist, speaker, and author. His projects focus on the relationships between well-being, working patterns and cognitive performance in knowledge workers. He has a particular interest in the influence of stress, sleep and emerging technologies on human well-being and productivity in the workplace.

James' work includes consulting for Formula 1 drivers and teams, advising Fortune 500 C-suite executives, and novel experiments to investigate sustainable high-performance in knowledge work, with some of the world's most demanding and top-performing organizations. In addition to his role as Chief Innovation Officer at Hintsa Performance, one of the world's leading human high-performance companies, James is an active researcher at Loughborough University, in England, ranked #1 in the world for Sport, Exercise and Health Science, by the QS World University Rankings.

James is an increasingly sought-after communicator and is consistently ranked among the top-speakers at the events he contributes to. He draws from cutting-edge studies, including his own original research with top-performing individuals and organizations. James has delivered keynotes and presentations at a wide range of events including the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Yahoo Global Sports Technology Awards, business conferences such as the Nordic Business Forum, where he was one of 12 speakers including former President Barack Obama, global technology conferences such as Slush, in Singapore, for International Business Schools such as IMD in Switzerland, scientific organizations such as the Royal Institution, regular media appearances, speeches and sessions for leadership teams and clients of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Whether for keynotes, workshops or facilitation, leaders and event organizers choose James for his energy, inspirational perspectives and his experience in translating science into practical tactics and effective strategies to enhance wellbeing and performance at an individual and organizational level. You can read more about James' concepts and frameworks in his latest book, 'Exponential'

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50% of workers report high levels of stress and burnout, workplace stress may be responsible for 1/5th of staff turnover. Most employees are not sleeping adequately but are not aware of it, contributing to diminished wellbeing and higher rates of burnout. Based on cutting edge research and findings from James’ work with some of the world’s most demanding and high-performance organizations, explore how can we address these challenges and achieve more sustainable high performance.


Is a robot really coming for your job? According to some research, at least 30% of human roles could already be automated, but the real danger in the ‘future of work’ is not that machines will become more like humans, but that we humans will continue to try to work like machines. How should we define what type of work humans and machines are best suited to, respectively? How can we discover a more human approach to life and work? Can we look forward to an era of intelligent automation and augmentation, where humans and machines work more effectively together, and what could the benefits be, at an individual and organizational level?


Cognitive performance can vary by up to 20% during the average day, and the timing of work and rest can have a significant impact on wellbeing and productivity. What could this mean in the context of emerging trends such as ‘flexible working’, and how can we use this knowledge to optimize well-being and performance? Discover the latest findings in human performance and find out how you can you identify your own optimal rhythm.


Has work really got harder, or is there just more to pay attention to? 79% of people check their smartphone within 15 minutes of waking up in the morning. We check in on communication tools once every 6 minutes and, on average, are interrupted at work once every 11 minutes. The people who need to pay attention the most are often the most at risk of distraction. How can we rediscover focus, reduce stress, and what impact could we expect, at an individual and organizational level?

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