NESTRE stands for NEuro-STREngth
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, perform better.
NESTRE Health & Performance was founded in Orlando, FL, in 2018 by Dr. Tommy Shavers and later joined by co-founder and Chief Innovative Health & Performance Officer, Julius Thomas. Dr. 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. 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.
This is NESTRE
The word NESTRE (NE-STRE) has several meanings that exemplify who we are and what we do.
NESTRE is Neuroplasticity Strength Training. NESTRE 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. This also means we are able to intentionally strengthen,
maintain, and recover our mental and cognitive capacity for overall better health, wellness, and
performance. At NESTRE, individuals can tap into their own ability to heal, recover, and strengthen
themselves both mentally and cognitively.
NESTRE is New Strength Training. For so long we have focused on training from the neck down when all
along the most important training we need is from the neck up. Mental and cognitive fitness and
strength training increase your ability to access your health, wellness, talent, and performance potential
in real-time and when it matters most.
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.
Co-Founder & Chief Health and Performance Innovation Officer of NESTRE Health & Performance
Julius Thomas is an elite athlete, speaker, performance coach, and researcher, currently working on a doctorate in clinical health psychology at 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.
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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.