Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute Invests $18 Million for future of Lake Nona Medical City

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The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute today announced it is expanding its footprint in the Lake Nona community in Orlando, Florida with the construction of its new global headquarters.

The $18 million state-of-the-art campus, located in Lake Nona Medical City, will house the Human Performance Institute’s multidisciplinary training center and serve as the global hub for continuing research and development into science-based approaches to improve human energy capacity for performance, resilience and leadership. Construction will be completed by the end of the year.

The announcement comes as more than 250 health and wellness thought leaders from around the globe attend the annual Lake Nona Impact Forum, an invitation-only conference that brings the best and brightest minds in healthcare together for thoughtful and collaborative conversations about how to accelerate the impact of health innovation. The Forum has been supported by Johnson & Johnson since its inception six years ago.

“At the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, we are passionate about our mission to enable individuals to identify their purpose and sustain peak performance. With this investment, we are accelerating our ability to impact human wellbeing globally,” said Lowinn Kibbey, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. “In creating this world-class training environment, right in the heart of a vibrant community for medical care, research and education, the new facility will anchor our efforts to help individuals and organizations unleash their potential and their capacity for peak performance and wellbeing.”

“Johnson and Johnson’s decision to invest to further expand their footprint in Lake Nona is a testament to our city’s success in diversifying our economy and building infrastructure that drives Orlando’s reputation as a desired location for corporate expansion,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We welcome the company’s new facility, as it will create quality employment opportunities and provide a number of targeted and specialized services to our community.”

This state-of-the art training and research facility in Lake Nona will serve as the global flagship for the Human Performance Institute, will enable more workplace innovation concepts and will serve as an expression of Johnson & Johnson’s human-centered design capabilities and commitment to wellcare.

To complement the physical expansion, the Human Performance Institute is transforming the brand expression across all key touch points, beginning with a relaunch of the company’s online portal at to provide users with the latest practical insights, case studies and research on expanding energy capacity and improving personal performance.

“I am especially proud of the expansion of the Human Performance Institute’s new facility in Orlando – the same city we have called home for more than 20 years,” reflected Jack Groppel, Co-Founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. “There has never been a greater need – from those starting out in their careers to the upper reaches of the boardroom – to develop vital energy-management skills.

As our world grows more complex and frenetic, our research continues to prove that discovering and living your personal purpose brings energy, fulfillment and wellbeing to your life. Living a life of character brings energy, fulfillment and wellbeing to the lives of others as well.”

For more than 30 years, the Human Performance Institute has been a pioneer in proven, sustainable behavior change science, working with professional athletes, military Special Forces and Fortune 500 CEOs in the field of high performance and energy management. Human Performance Institute programs are grounded in the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and nutrition to deliver proven sustainable behavior change and help individuals become physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused and fully engaged for real results.