Dr. Jack Groppel is an internationally recognized authority on the application of sport science to human performance, and an expert in fitness and nutrition. A world renowned professional speaker, Dr. Groppel has shared the speaking platform with world figures ranging from former Presidents George Bush and Gerald Ford to Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actor Christopher Reeve.
Dr. Groppel is the Engagement columnist for Chief Learning Officer magazine, a professional publication dedicated to innovations in training and learning. His most recent book is The Corporate Athlete, which Leonard Lauder, Chairman and CEO of the Estee Lauder Companies called: "must reading for everyone who wants to manage his or her business, career, or profession effectively while living a balanced life." Dr. Groppel has also written more than 400 articles about stress, fitness, and nutrition.
A Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Groppel is also a Board certified nutritionist in the American College of Nutrition, a former Research Associate to the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and served for 14 years as the Chair of the National Sport Science Committee of the United States Tennis Association. He currently is the Honorary Chair of this committee.
Dr. Groppel devleoped the Corporate Athlete concept for his training program while serving as an associate professor of kinesiology and bioengineering at the University of Illinois. From 1981-1991, his Corporate Athlete program helped both business executives and athletes increase performance levels. In 1992, he combined his program with Dr. Jim Loehr and fitness expert Pat Etcheberry to form LGE Performance Systems.
LGE Performance Systems specializes in helping business executives, elite law enforcement teams, medical professionals, and professional athletes achieve full engagement in high stress environments. LGE offers training solutions ranging from executive training programs and on-site corporate training to keynote presentations, train-the-trainer and modules. LGE's corporate headquarters and world-class training center are located in Orlando, Florida with an additional site in Chicago. Corporate clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Delta Air Lines, The Estee Lauder Companies, Hyatt Hotels, Merrill Lynch and Pfizer.