James Hewitt, has, as his area of expertise, performance science which encompasses such areas as ‘the future of work’, human well-being and performance in a digitally disrupted world, and methods to facilitate more sustainable high-performance for knowledge workers.
James has a passion for translating science into practical tactics and effective strategies in order to enhance well-being at both the individual and organisational levels. His work has seen him consult Formula 1 drivers and advise Fortune 500 C-suite executives.
James Hewitt obtained both his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science, and is currently undertaking his Ph.D research at Loughborough University’s School of Sport Exercise and Health Science, which is ranked first in the world for this subject by the QS World University Rankings.
James is currently the Head of Science and Innovation at Hintsa Performance, a company based in Switzerland. Of his role at the company, James says, “…there are three principle components in my role:
1) Science: Working with our expert science board to ensure that we build Hintsa’s services on a robust evidence base.
2) Innovation: Finding new and useful ways to help our clients to improve their wellbeing and performance.
3) Communication: Inspiring and equipping people to enhance their well-being and performance, through writing, speaking and coaching.”
Other positions held by James Hewitt in the past include that of; founder of JH Performance, helping individuals use science and technology to improve their performance; Sport Scientist at Cyclefit UK, making use of new technologies to enable better performance and developing and delivering education programmes on cycle analysis technologies and techniques; and founder of SJ Cycles Concepts, connecting the group with the needs of road cyclists regarding the improvement of cycling performance and comfort.
Besides his work and speaking engagements, James if a proliferous writer who is published on various online websites. He is also the author of Exponential, a book that deals with the science of sustainable human high performance, exploring the capacities we need to cultivate so to thrive in the ‘future of work’.
Based in both the UK and Switzerland, James Hewitt is increasingly sought after as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. James’ energy and enthusiasm for his topics shine through, while his inspirational perspectives and ability to translate science into effective strategies help enhance the wellbeing of audiences at both the individual and organisational level.
"James has equipped me with the knowledge and structure within my cycle training with useful current sports science but also with a key understanding of the lifestyle of an athlete. In crude terms he has increased my CP (Critical Power) within a short space of time. He has also been instrumental in some recent business advice regarding a cycling related business development. His views and experience from a business overview has been useful an integral part to moving a project forward."
“James was a keynote speaker during UBS Global Health Week. He did captivate the audience from the first minute of his presentation till the very end. I found James a great speaker: as we all know it's not that easy to keep attention of the audience the whole time of the presentation, but James did it. His speech was dynamic and passionate. It was not only the speech that was amazing, but the fact that within an hour of his presentation, James managed to inspire a lot of people to make a change in their lives, or at least, to consider making a change. I highly recommend James Hewitt as a speaker if you want to bring a change and innovation in your business.”