Hi. My name is Joe Gagnon. And welcome to The High Performance Life.

Pausing for a photo as I ran the Rim to Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon

Pausing for a photo as I ran the Rim to Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon

I am an entrepreneur, innovator and transformation guy privileged to have held the role of CEO, COO, partner, and president, currently serving as the CEO of Performance Tea.  I am the founder of The High Performance Life (THPL), a philosophy and guide to learn techniques for mental toughness, creative problem solving, leadership, and personal effectiveness. My prime focus is on practices in the areas of Life, Learning and Fitness for personal fulfillment and improving human performance in all walks of life. I have been blogging, every day, for the past five years and some say that I am a passionate endurance athlete, having completed six Ironman triathlons, fifteen ultra-marathons, and thirty-four marathons.  In 2017, I ran Six Marathons on Six Continents on Six Consecutive days  Over the past 30+ years I have focused on building business strategies and technology roadmaps, primarily in SaaS businesses, to deliver next generation solutions for consumers who use products and services from many of the leading Fortune 500 companies.  

Over my career I have been featured in national periodicals from the New York Times to Inc. Magazine and has been featured on the History Channel, CNN and Fox News Live.  This blog is designed to bring together elements of how to improve performance across Life, Learning and Fitness. I love writing it every day and practicing what I write about and working to live THPL ever day.

By applying techniques for mental toughness, creative problem solving, leadership, and personal effectiveness, I believe we are all capable of living the High Performance Life where body, mind, and soul come together for a fulfilled life. 

 

My Race Calendar for 2018

January – Open

February - Phoenix Marathon

March - Seven Volcano Challenge

April - Boston Marathon

May - Utah 50 mile Ultramaraton

June - Ragnar Ultra, Utah

July - Open

August - Leadville 100 MTB 

September - Open

October - 29,029 challenge

November - Ironman Tempe

December - Open