Let’s Go Get Better
The Science of Better
More than 2 billion people worldwide face brain-based health and productivity challenges; and more than 70% of people have stress that impacts their mental or physical health, while $4 trillion in global wellness spending indicates people want solutions to help them get better.
NESTRE™ Health & Performance is a mental and cognitive strength training and solutions company that leverages neuroscience and AI/Machine Learning technology to personalize how people get better, feel better, and perform better.
NESTRE offers proprietary Neuroplasticity Strength Training and is the first NEuro-STREngth company to leverage the science of neuroplasticity, which states that the brain can change and is in a constant state of changing, learning, responding, and adapting. At NESTRE, you can tap into your own ability to heal, recover, and strengthen yourself both mentally and cognitively.
NESTRE’s solutions are results-driven and successfully utilized by elite performers including NFL athletes and coaches, Olympians, and business executives.
This is Personal
NESTRE’s CEO & Founder, Dr. Tommy Shavers, created a model of self-recovery and successfully healed himself from decade–long mental and cognitive impairment and decline after suffering career ending concussions as a collegiate football player.
Once he achieved what doctors deemed impossible, he aimed to create an efficient and scalable model to help others get better in the areas of brain health, mental wellness, and human performance. This breakthrough led to his discovery of the established science of neuroplasticity.
Dr. Shavers and the team at NESTRE are on a mission to change the narrative around mental health and cognitive performance and build a better world with the human in mind.
“NESTRE has really made me a better athlete. Realizing the type of athlete I am, and what best suits me to succeed at a higher level than what I was doing before, allowed me to tap into getting
I wanted to thank you for the help my daughter has received from NESTRE. As you know, Lily is a diehard athlete, always leaving everything on the field. In her senior year of high school, she was l
I wanted to thank you for the help my daughter has received from NESTRE. As you know, Lily is a diehard athlete, always leaving everything on the field. In her senior year of high school, she was living her dream of playing football in her final Homecoming Powder Puff game, (she would proudly want me to mention that they won). Unfortunately, that meant some serious sacrifices to her brain. She had multiple hits to her head, diving and falling backward with only catching the ball in her mind. Then the following day, she also tripped and hit her head against a car. This hit seemed even worse than all the hits the night before. For months of sitting out of her sports and after trying traditional medical protocols, she improved enough to start playing sports again.
Lily decided to try a new sport, basketball, for the first time. However, in just her third game playing, she was elbowed in the temple, sustaining a third concussion in just 3 months. After this, her symptoms returned worse than after the last 2 concussions. Her functioning was so poor that she was unable to focus in class at all. Her brain could not comprehend what teachers were saying in class and she was completely unable to read anything and understand it. She struggled even to speak and communicate clearly with her family and friends. Going to school was only a daily testing ground to see if she could make it through any classes (while wearing sunglasses and a hat) without getting a headache. Most of her school time was spent in a quiet room resting to get her headache to subside.
We heard about NESTRE from a teammate who had found huge improvements from multiple concussions of her own, so we considered giving it a try. We thought, “We have nothing to lose. She can’t do anything in school anyway” So we signed her up for a full week of two brain trainings per day. We were skeptical, but we cautiously stepped into this new science we had heard about. What we had noticed about her diminished cognitive abilities were confirmed by the pre-testing done at NESTRE. Her brain was operating at 2% of her mental capacity. After her first brain training session, she looked brighter and said she felt so much better. I was surprised, but wondered if there really had been changes made. She continued with the the training the rest of that week, and improvements continued. She was no longer having symptoms of headaches and difficult speech, and no longer bothered by light at all. It seemed miraculous. After that week she returned to school and was able to listen in class with understanding, able to start making up all the schoolwork that she had missed, and ended up graduating with her class. We realized that having had focus issues during her pre-concussion life, it may benefit her to do more training before she left for college. So she did another week of brain training at the start of the summer before she left for college. We are so grateful for the improvements she made through NESTRE and are big fans of this amazing process!
“Having invested in and experienced firsthand, high level innovations in human wellness and sports performance; NESTRE is truly pioneering the future of health, wellness, and performance.”
“NESTRE can help change the narrative in such a powerful way by letting people know that it is possible to improve their quality of life when it’s been said that it cannot be done. Knowing what
“NESTRE can help change the narrative in such a powerful way by letting people know that it is possible to improve their quality of life when it’s been said that it cannot be done. Knowing what Fred [McNeill] went through during the latter part of his life has made me more aware of the need for solutions. Players and their loved ones need to know that there is something they can do to get better. NESTRE has helped me personally get better, and I now look forward to helping NESTRE help as many people as possible get better as well.”
NESTRE's groundbreaking app in development provides a premium digital environment to better both the mind and the brain. It uses algorithms and technology for training modalities, and delivers personalized training based on an individual's NESTRE mindset profile to achieve betterment in health, wellness and performance.
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Dr. Tommy Shavers
Founder & CEO
President of Shavers Consulting. 10 years of Organizational Leadership & High-Profile Behavior Experience. NFL/NCAA Behavior and Performance Consultant. Former Captain Football Player for the University of Central Florida (UCF) and creator of the NESTRE Model. [More]
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Co-Founder & Chief Health and Performance Innovation Officer
NCAA Division 1 basketball athlete with 2 NCAA Tournament appearances. 7 years in the NFL with 2 pro-bowl selections. Speaks for groups and organizations on topics in neuroscience, mental health, wellness, and performance. An advisory board member for the Society for NeuroSports and the Football Player Health Study at Harvard. [More]
Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg
Chief Scientific Officer
World-renown Neuropsychologist, NYU Dept of Neurology Clinical Professor, and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Author of The Executive Brain, Frontal Lobes And The Civilized Mind; and contributor for the book What Makes a Champion. [More]
Dr. Tommy Shavers
Dr. Tommy Shavers, Founder & CEO of NESTRE Health & Performance
Dr. Tommy Shavers is the Founder and CEO of NESTRE Health & Performance, a solutions-based company focused on improving and strengthening mental and cognitive fitness, to help the mind and brain perform, react and respond at its highest level. NESTRE is the first NEuro-STREngth company to leverage the science of neuroplasticity, which refers to the brain’s ability to change through growth and reorganization, with AI/Machine Learning to successfully apply a proprietary training method in the areas of brain health, mental wellness and cognitive human performance.
Dr. Shavers created a model of self-recovery and successfully healed himself from a decade-long mental and cognitive impairment and decline after suffering multiple career-ending concussions as a Division I college football player. Once he achieved what was deemed impossible, he aimed to create an efficient and scalable model to help others get better in the areas of brain health, mental wellness and cognitive performance. This breakthrough led to his discovery of the established science of neuroplasticity.
Dr. Shavers brings more than 10 years of organizational leadership and high-profile behavioral training experience to the company. He has spent the past decade consulting with college and professional sports as an NFL/NCAA behavioral consultant, as well as working with high-profile/high-performance individuals and organizations in the areas of performance, leadership, culture, and behavior. His client list of elite performers includes NFL athletes and coaches, medical professionals and business executives.
Dr. Shavers conducts NFL Rookie Symposiums and NCAA player conduct trainings in the areas of sexual assault, athlete behavior, and domestic violence. He is a former college professor, radio show host and TV guest expert. He has been featured in Bloomberg, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Thrive Global and Authority magazine. He is the author of The Next CEO, None of the Above and Man Made Man, and has published works in the areas of social status, power and athlete behavior.
He also serves as the Sports & Health Chair for the Global Health Catalyst Summit, as a board member for the Society for NeuroSports, and is the creator of the HI-R Cognitive Performance Model™, HI-R Cognitive Performance Cycle™, and the NESTRE Training Model™.
Dr. Shavers was a 3-year letter-winner and football team captain at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he also served as the athletics program’s first Life Skills Coordinator. He has earned a B.A. in Organizational Communication and M.A. in Interpersonal Communication from UCF, M.A. in Biblical Studies from Ambridge University, and a D.M. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Shavers is married to his high school sweetheart, Tomica. They have been married for 25 years and have three children. Through his own personal experiences and life journey, he is passionate about giving back to underserved communities and helping individuals from all backgrounds reach their highest potential.
Elkhonon Goldberg, PH.D, Chief Scientific Officer of NESTRE Health & Performance
Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., is an author, scientist, educator, and clinician, internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writings and teaching in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine. Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and Director of Luria Neuroscience Institute. A student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexandr Luria, Elkhonon Goldberg has continued and advanced his scientific and clinical tradition.
Julius Thomas, Co-Founder & Chief Health and Performance Innovation Officer of NESTRE Health & Performance
Julius Thomas is an elite athlete, speaker, performance coach, researcher, and has a doctorate in clinical health psychology from Nova Southeastern University.
During a seven-year stint in the NFL, Julius was a two-time Pro-Bowler after a successful collegiate career as an NCAA Division I basketball player, where his team made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
Julius has published academic articles, speaks on topics in neuroscience, mental health, wellness, and performance, and is also an advisory board member for the Society for NeuroSports and the Football Player Health Study at Harvard.
DISCLAIMER: NESTRE does not offer medical diagnosis or treatment advice to any person or organization. NESTRE makes no claims that it can cure any conditions. If you take prescription medications for any condition, you should consult with your physician before discontinuing use of such medications. NESTRE services are not intended to treat any medical conditions and are only marketed as enhancing general wellness.