Paul Taylor

A former British Royal Navy Aircrew Officer, Paul is an Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, Neuroscientist and former Affiliate Faculty at The University of San Francisco. He is the Director of The Body-Brain Performance Institute, where he delivers Executive Performance, Resilience and Leadership workshops to large companies such as Medibank, NAB, Johnson & Johnson, Oracle, SAP and Woolworths.

He is also the founder and former owner of The Personal Training Academy and his BioAge software is used by many health clubs, including a global roll-out with Fitness First.

In 2010 Paul created and co-hosted the Channel ONE HD TV series Body and Brain Overhaul, and has appeared regularly on The Biggest Loser TV series as a consultant.

In 2010 and 2015, he was voted Australian Fitness Industry presenter of the year.

His latest venture is Ritualize, a wellbeing website and program that is currently being rolled out to a number of corporations following a successful clinical trial.

In addition to an extensive background in health and fitness, Paul has a proven track record in leadership, management and dealing in high-pressure situations, through his former roles as an Airborne Anti-submarine Warfare Officer and a Helicopter Search-And-Rescue Crew Member with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, and has undergone rigorous Combat Survival and Resistance-to-Interrogation Training.

In 2012, he practiced what he preaches about resilience training and became a professional boxer, and he is currently undertaking a PhD in Medical studies with the University of Tasmania.

Speaking topics

Beyond Resilience

Many organisations are undergoing significant business transformation, which is increasing the amount of stress that employees are feeling. When physiological, psychological and emotional resources are insufficient to meet demand, fatigue, impairment and burnout can result. In order to not only survive, but thrive, in such an environment requires employees to adopt rituals that allow them to cope with stressors in the short term, and induce productive adaptations in the long term. This workshop is designed to enable employees to thrive under pressure in a sustainable manner by exploring the science of resilience and peak performance tips from the military and elite athletes to provide participants with new insights and daily practices that will move them beyond risk mitigation to performance improvement.

Executive Athlete

Thriving in the modern work environment requires us to optimise and renew our physical and mental resources in order to create a state of sustainable high performance, which is highly challenging in the reality of long work hours and high-stress environments, interfacing with the challenges of personal lives. This program examines high performance through the lens of the 4 pillars of Mindset, Movement, Nutrition, Recovery. It combines research from the fields of neuroscience, physiology, psychology and nutrition with practices of elite athletes and military special forces units to give insights and rituals that will positively impact performance as well as physical and mental health. To assist you to turn good intentions into great habits, this workshop will include a proven method of behavioural change.

High Performing Teams

This workshop is a unique blend of personal experiences and cutting edge research into both team dynamics and social neuroscience. Paul blends this experience with his insights from completing a Postgraduate Diploma in the Neuroscience of Leadership and the practical applications of working closely with senior executive teams in large organisations such as Medibank, Goodman Fielder, Iselect, SAP, CISCO and Ballarat and Casey City councils.


Paul is available as a keynote speaker to power up your conference and help drive home your message with topic areas that include neuroscience of leadership, achieving peak performance, beyond resilience, and driving change. A world-class speaker who will waken up your next conference with thought-provoking insights and memorable personal stories. Paul has a remarkable ability to unify an audience with a common purpose and provide them with actionable concepts to take home. Leaving your audience wanting more

The Neuroscience of Leadership

A 2-day facilitated workshop, with an outcome-based blend of information and facilitated group and individual tasks that is designed to optimise adoption of peak performance principles. The program combines military research on leadership and resilience with cutting-edge social neuroscience, physiology and psychology. There is also a strong emphasis on behaviour change, with a number of proven tools used to foster self-determination and long-term success of the participants. There are 5 complementary parts that comprise the Neuroscience of Leadership and these are explored over 2 days: Know Thyself Optimise Energy and Decision-Making Thrive Under Pressure Engage and Influence Others Driving Change. A number of optional tests are available to assess mind, body and brain performance, including BioAge testing and functional brain assessments. The workshop can also be delivered over 1 day.


Paul Taylor is one of the most inspirational speakers we have ever had work with our team. I have met very few people who have had such an impact on my staff. They are always asking “is he coming back” following the seminars we have conducted. My staff have made positive life changes to both their personal and work lives through adopting behaviours that Paul has recommend, and we look forward to doing more with him in the future
Johnson and Johnson NZ

Paul Taylor is one of the most motivating and inspirational speakers who we have worked with in the past 10 years. His energy, passion and style is very engaging and our leadership team received great insight and practical techniques to help balance work-life in a challenging market. We will work with Paul going forward to help us to become great leaders.
Country Road

Paul’s workshop on High Performing Teams was exactly what we were after. His engaging style and use of interactivity kept the leadership team focused throughout the day. He also provided easily implementable ideas and strategies that could be transferred to the workplace. Many of our leadership team commented that it was the best workshop they had attended, and he’ll certainly be invited again
Flight Centre

Tennis Australia recommends Paul Taylor for any organisation. Paul’s use of an evidence-based approach that drew on socially interesting research insights had a diverse crowd very engaged. Paul is an outstanding leader if you’re looking to both engage and challenge people on a personal level and as a group. Since Paul’s presentation we’ve found our staff referencing Paul’s presentation time and again – his impact is ongoing
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