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Dr. Alexander Chriest

Dr. Alexander Chriest

Chief Content Officer, Impact Human Performance

Prior to co-founding Impact Human Performance, Alexander was a Performance Coach and Implementation Lead at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute where he drew on his comprehensive expertise, unparalleled insights and extensive research, providing optimal and innovative opportunities Institute-wide.

In addition to his professional achievements, Alexander has an extensive academic career including a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Psychology. His dissertation focused on ice hockey coaches’ perceptions of coach education programs through USA Hockey. Using the data collected from coaches and investigating the gold standard around the world, Alexander was able to recommend ways to improve buy-in and support from coaches.

During his M.S. in Exercise Physiology, Alexander investigated the effects animal- and plant-based proteins have on muscle protein synthesis. Both degrees were earned from the University of Central Florida. He is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist.

When not working, Alexander loves spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, London.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


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