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Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

A former British Royal Navy Aircrew Officer, Paul is an Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, Neuroscientist and 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.

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Testimonials for Paul Taylor

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.

Robin O’Neill, General Manager, Community Tennis Tennis Australia


Paul has a unique way of sharing his exhilarating life experiences through storytelling that are underpinned by his strong academic background in neuroscience. My teams have particularly resonated with how the story connects to the theory, the science behind the theory and how to put that theory into practice. His frank and direct approach hits the mark time & time again, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him if you are looking for something a little different. He is a true inspiration and has prompted me to make meaningful changes not only in my professional life but also my personal life – thank you Paul!

Jo Hayes NAB Head of Technology, Treasury & Traded Risk Banking Products, Markets & Operations (Technology) Enterprise Services & Transformation


Paul conducted the 2 day ‘Neuroscience of Leadership’ training program for the Cisco Capital Asiapac/Japan Leadership Team in March 2010 – I personally found it extremely beneficial and six months later, I’m still practicing what I learnt – proof of a very good program! The messages and numerous practical tips were outstanding and several members of my team commented that this was the BEST training they had ever received.

Rajiv Menon, Managing Director Asia-Pacific & Japan - Cisco Systems Capital


I would highly recommend ‘The Neuroscience of Performance’ program to all overworked, overstressed executives who want to achieve an uplift in their professional performance and more to the point their quality of life. Paul Taylor has an intuitive ability to understand the drivers of high performance and presents it with enough science to ensure a change in behaviour in any stubborn but intelligent exec.

Jeff Walsh GM Technology Capability National Australia Bank


Well done Paul and thank you for your awesome work at SAP ANZ Winter Sales Summit. You changed minds…that’s what great leaders do….

Tim EbbeckCEO SAP, ANZ

Paul Taylor Travels from VIC
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Paul Taylor's Biography

A former British Royal Navy Aircrew Officer, Paul is an Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and Neuroscientist who is currently completing a PhD in Applied Psychology, where he is developing and testing resilience strategies with the Australian Defence Science Technology Group & The University of Newcastle.

He is the Director of The Mind-Body-Brain Performance Institute, where he delivers resilience, leadership and executive performance workshops to companies such as J&J, Oracle, SAP, PWC, NAB, CBA, BUPA, Medibank and the Australian Military.

In 2010 Paul created and co-hosted the TV series Body and Brain Overhaul and he appeared regularly on The Biggest Loser TV series as a subject matter expert. In 2010 and 2015, he was voted Australian Fitness Industry presenter of the year.

Paul is the host of The MindBodyBrain Project Podcast and his latest venture is The Resilient Mind, an online program and App that is currently used by a number of Corporations and has proven benefits for resilience, mental wellbeing and levels of burnout of participants.

Paul has a proven track record in Leadership 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.

He has undergone rigorous Military Combat Survival and Resistance-to-Interrogation Training and in 2012, he became a professional boxer. In 2019, he took up Karate to create memories with his kids and in 2021, both Paul and his 10-year old Oscar became Australian Kumite Champions.

Speaking Topics Include

The Neuroscience of Leadership

This is 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.


Building a High Performance Team

Workshop, a blend of personal experiences and cutting-edge research into both team dynamics and social neuroscience. A questionnaire identifies which areas to focus on and additional coaching is provided if required.


The Resilient Mind

A stimulating blend of neuroscience, physiology and psychology, this webinar gives participants a practical understanding of our stress response system and explores 7 key daily practices that help to manage stress, build resilience and improve both physical and mental health, including techniques used by elite athletes and special forces soldiers.


The Executive Athlete

In the world of sport and athletic performance, there is a fine line between optimal training gains and overtraining syndrome, and the parallels with the corporate world are startling. In this cutting-edge workshop, Paul will highlight these similarities and show participants how they can operate at their best and walk the peak performance-burnout tightrope successfully, by using a range of tools and strategies from the worlds of sport science, psychology, neuroscience and the military. 


The 3As of Men’s Health - Attitudes, Accidents and Andropause.

Males in Australia live on average 4 years less than females and there are good reasons for this, some of which are easy fixes. Join Paul Taylor for an engaging journey through male health, disease, lifespan and healthspan. This talk covers the major health challenges that males need to think about, the key behaviours to change and a number of lifestyle strategies to counter the dreaded effects of male andropause and enhance both your lifespan and healthspan. 


Mastering Your Day: A fascinating and entertaining blend of neuroscience, psychology and stoic philosophy, this webinar is all about you, and will help you be your best self at home and work. It will incorporate practical tips on managing stress, changing perception and being your best self, with take-home exercises and not a single mention of SMART goals!


A Pracademic’s Guide to Energy Management

This session explores the impact of our circadian and ultradian rhythms on our physical and mental health and performance.  Participants gain insights into the stress-sleep cycle and how this affects everything from mood, food choices, motivation to exercise and management of emotions. They will then learn a series of critical energy renewal practices to help them improve their energy, sleep, mood and performance.


Shift Happens: The Neuroscience of Behaviour Change

The modern world is full of comprehensive information regarding. Healthy lifestyle, yet behaviour change remains the elusive holy grail for many people who fail to close the knowing-doing gap - and the stresses of COVID-19 add another dimension of difficulty. In this talk, Paul will explore change from a neuroscience perspective and present a model of behaviour change that he has formulated over the years and has been successfully proven across many different health behaviours. This session is not to be missed if you want to help close the knowing-doing gap.


The Science of Human Flourishing:

Our obsession with happiness has fuelled a never-ending quest to achieve a state that is unrealistic, ill-defined, and prone to hijack by clever marketing campaigns to sell almost anything – and we’re now the most depressed we’ve ever been. This talk looks at the history and recent scientific advancements in the study of happiness and human flourishing and combines it with important neurophysiology research on the subject. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of the subject, as well as a number of clinically evaluated tools for helping attain the desirable state of human flourishing.


Fuel Your Ecosystem:

This webinar explores the often-confusing landscape of nutrition with tangible take-homes for participants. Paul will explore a quick history of nutritional research which reveals some of the flaws in current nutritional recommendations and concerning food trends around the world that contribute heavily to physical and mental ill-health. He will then shift to the fascinating recent research, on the impact of nutrition on the gut-brain axis and the effect of your microbiome on your physical and mental health. Participants will learn the simple Food Rules to guide healthy eating, along with recommendations for optimising your immune system, which is hugely important right now.


Power Pack Keynotes

Paul is available as a keynote speaker to power up your conference and help drive home your message – topic areas include neuroscience of leadership, achieving peak performance, beyond resilience, and driving change.