IBSC Learning to Be Well: Creating Healthy Schools for Boys

IBSC Learning to Be WellFall 2024

Crescent School

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Robyne Hanley-DafoeRobyne Hanley-Dafoe

Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field, Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is an award-winning education and psychology instructor, author, and resiliency expert. She specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, personal wellness in the workplace, and optimal performance—both personal and organizational. With over 18 years of university teaching and research experience, Hanley-Dafoe offers accessible and practical strategies grounded in global research that help foster and cultivate resiliency and wellness within ourselves and others.  

Personal experience inspires her work. Hanley-Dafoe learned resiliency from the ground up as someone who has experienced significant obstacles throughout her life. Her personal and professional experience make her work accessible and relatable while providing realistic and sustainable strategies for understanding and practicing resiliency and wellness. 

Hanley-Dafoe is the bestselling author of two books: Calm Within the Storm, which won a 2022 Silver Nautilus Award, and her most recent, Stress Wisely: How to Be Well in an Unwell World.

Greg WellsGreg Wells

A renowned health and high-performance expert, Greg Wells has dedicated his career to studying the science of human limits and developing practical strategies to help individuals and organizations perform at their best—even under the most challenging circumstances. With over 25 years of experience working with Olympic and world champions as well as top-performing organizations, Wells draws parallels between elite athletes and top executives to help optimize our health and performance.

A veteran endurance athlete, Wells has participated in some of the most gruelling physical challenges on the planet, including the Nanisivik Marathon 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Ironman Canada, and the Tour D’Afrique, an 11,000km cycling race that is the longest in the world. He has also explored every imaginable terrain and condition in more than 50 countries, making him a true travel and expedition adventurer.

Wells is the author of five books, including the bestsellers SuperbodiesThe Ripple EffectThe Focus Effect; and Rest, Refocus, Recharge. His latest book, Powerhouse: Protect Your Energy, Optimize Your Health, and Supercharge Your Performance, is an insightful guide to achieving optimal health and high performance in all areas of life.

With a PhD in Physiology and previous experience as an associate professor at the University of Toronto and senior scientist at Sick Kids Hospital, Wells brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his practical and actionable presentations. He has delivered keynotes at TEDx and The Titan Summit and shared the stage with luminaries including Robin Sharma, Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, and Deepak Chopra.

Wells is currently the CEO and founder of Wells Performance, a global consulting firm committed to helping teams, schools, and businesses become places where people get healthy, perform optimally, and reach their potential.