Paul Taylor

Travels from: Victoria

Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, Neuroscientist and Affiliate Professor

Categories: Adventure & Challenge, Business Speakers, Health & Lifestyle, Leadership, Mindfulness & Mindset, Motivational Speakers, Resilience

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Paul Taylor is a speaker and educator whose love for health and wellbeing goes far beyond himself, as he desires to create a healthier world. His positive attitude and charismatic personality make for an enthused presentation ensuring audiences leave with knowledge they had previously been unknown.

As a former British Royal Navy Aircrew Officer, Paul has established himself as a successful Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, Neuroscientist and Affiliate Professor at The University of San Francisco.

Taylor is the Director of The Body-Brain Performance Institute, where he delivers powerful workshops to large corporations including Medibank, NAB, Johnson & Johnson and Woolworths, about executive performance, resilience and leadership.

He is also the founder and former owner of The Personal Training Academy, where his BioAge software was utilised and has now been rolled out to gyms both nationally and internationally, including Fitness First.

In 2010, Paul created and co-hosted the Channel One television series Body and Brain Overhaul, as well as appearing as a regular consultant on The Biggest Loser. In 2010 and 2015, he was voted as Australian Fitness Industry presenter of the Year.

Ritualize, a wellbeing website and program Paul created, is currently being released to the public after its successful trial with over 200,000 Woolworths staff.

As well as his extensive background within the health and wellbeing sector, Paul has experience in leadership, management and resilience. His background as an Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and a Helicopter Search and Rescue Team Member with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, saw him be involved in rigorous training in combat survival and resistance to interrogation. In 2012, he became a professional boxer to demonstrate the importance of resilience.

Paul Taylor is able to speak passionately to any range of audience about his experience in both effective leadership and health and wellbeing, and has an ability to combine the two to create a desirable workspace environment where individuals can thrive. He is able to communicate with audiences about the importance of these characteristics and include ways in which they can apply them to their personal and professional lives. 

As the global pandemic continues, Paul Taylor can tailor his presentation to discuss the effects of the coronavirus on your health and well-being.  Paul can present his keynote speech by virtual broadcast to your organisation through videoconferencing, live streaming and Zoom events.

Speaker 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

Leadership Conference

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

Team Workshop

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

Tennis Australia


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