James is an adventure seeker, world-class adventure racer, and remote (online) worker. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Intervention and Consultation in Sport, Physical Activity, and Health, and a PhD in Education. Dr. Galipeau has been living a Blended Working lifestyle for over 10 years.
James has been participating in various outdoor sports, such as ultra running, mountain biking, paddling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoe running, for the past 15 years. However, his passion is multi-day "expedition" adventure racing, He has raced all over the world, including participation in numerous Adventure Racing World Series events (with 5 podium finishes) and 5 Adventure Racing World Championships. When he is not racing, he loves to camp, hike, bike, paddle, and run at a more leisurely pace.
Dr. Galipeau has worked in a wide variety of jobs, including as a Learning Advisor, a Senior Clinical Research Associate, a Mental Training Consultant, and a Learning Facilitator. He has led numerous major research projects and is an author on over 25 peer-reviewed research articles published in various fields. He has headed the development and delivery of numerous learning workshops, online learning courses, and training materials, as well as having given presentations at conferences, to sports teams, and to various other groups. While completing his doctoral studies at the University of Ottawa, James spearheaded the development of the "Training Centre for Intervention and Consultation in Sport, Physical Activity, and Health". He also played an integral role in the development, launch, and operation of the "Centre for Journalology" while working at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Dave and Lise both raced World Cup Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, and Snowshoeing for Canada, and compete professionally in trail running.
Lise raced two Olympic games and 200 World Cups; winning 7 medals, including 4 Golds. She was the Canadian, USA and Swiss National Biathlon Champion, and raced for Canada on the World Cup in cross-country Skiing and Biathlon. Lise was also a Junior National K2 Kayak Champion. Lise competes in trail running, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at national and international level. She is a Kinesiologist, educator and professional certified coach.
Dave was a Canadian National Biathlon Champion, and Winter Triathlon Champion, ranked 3rd in the World for summer biathlon, and represented Canada at the World Snowshoe Championships and Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon World Cup Circuit. He represented Canada in 6 sports. Dave is a pro-elite winter triathlete and trail runner. Eastern Canadian Mountain and trail running champion. Dave races trail running, snowshoeing, xc skiing and winter triathlon. He is a professionally certified coach and instructor.
Together, Dave and Lise: wrote the cross-country ski manual; produced multiple training systems in sports like trail running and skiing; built an independent film production company, produced several award winning films on outdoor sport; launched a sports channel viewership of two-million subscribers; and mentored thousands of people to ski, trail run and snowshoe through natural fitness lab - the largest adult skiing, snowshoeing and trail running program in the country.
They recently released a feature-length IMAX film in theatres called “Oxygen” about outdoor athleticism, empowered by women.
Doug has spent the last 30 years developing an understanding of people's journey from Wonder to Wellth. He has interviewed and worked with individuals from all walks of life, including hundreds of world-class performers in fields such as sports, business, aeronautics, the military, and education. He has also consulted with some of the most successful companies in America.
Dr. Newburg has a PhD from the University of Virginia in Sport Psychology/Education. He was on the general faculty at the University of Virginia Medical School for 15 years and also worked for several years at the University of Florida Medical School in the thoracic surgery division. Doug is the author of a number of books, including “The Most Important Lesson No One Ever Taught Me” and “Powered By Feel”.