Jamie Wheal is theauthor of the global bestseller and Pulitzer Prize nominated Stealing Fire:How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs and Maverick Scientists are Revolutionizing theWay We Live and Work and the founder of the Flow Genome Project, aninternational organization dedicated to the research and training of ultimatehuman performance. Since founding the organization in 2011, it has gone on tobecome the leading voice of evidence-based peak performance in the world,counting award-winning academics, legendary professional athletes, specialoperations commanders, and Fortune 500 business leaders among the hundreds ofthousands of people in its global community.
Jamie is an expert onpeak performance and leadership, specializing in the neuroscience and applicationof Flow states. He has advised everyone from the U.S. Naval War College andSpecial Operations Command, the athletes of Red Bull, and the owners of NFL,NBA, MLB, and Premier League teams to the executives of Google, Goldman Sachs,Deloitte, Cisco, and Young Presidents’ Organization. His work and ideas havebeen covered in The New York Times, Financial Times,Wired, Entrepreneur,Harvard Business Review, Forbes, INC, and TEDx. He has spoken at Stanford, MIT,the Harvard Club, Imperial College, the Bohemian Club, the United Nations,Singularity University, and Summit Series.
In his career in wilderness guiding, he has rescued people from the Atlantic Ocean during a hurricane, taken the youngest group of Americans ever to Camp III on the North Face of Mount Everest, and taken CEOs into the Grand Canyon for a week of wargames.
The Seattle Seahawks’ coaching staff have shared his leadership models during Super Bowl halftime and Navy SEAL instructors study Stealing Fire as required reading. When he’s not writing and leading courses, he, his wife Julie and two children, Luke and Emma (Olympic track elite swimmers) kitesurf, heli-ski and downhill mountain bike in the mountains and oceans of the world.