EP. 075

John Berardi

John Berardi is a Canadian-American entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching, education, and software company.

He’s also the founder of Change Maker Academy, devoted to helping would-be change makers turn their passion for health and fitness into a powerful purpose and a wildly successful career.

Over the last 15 years he’s advised Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist, as well as the San Antonio Spurs, Carolina Panthers, US Open Champ Sloane Stephens, and 2-division UFC Champ Georges St. Pierre. He’s also been named one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world and 100 most influential people in health and fitness.

He currently lives in Ontario, Canada with his wife and four children, although they tend to escape the cold Canadian winters by spending January to April in warmer places.

Show Notes:

Website: precisionnutrition.com

Website: changemakeracademy.com 

Facebook: Dr. John Berardi

Instagram: drjohnberardi

Books Mentioned:

Change Maker



Biology of Belief

Make it Stick

Crucial Conversations

How to Fight

Obstacle is the way 


Podcasts Mentioned:

Brute Strength Podcast: Episode 78 – Perfecting Your Diet ft. Dr. John Berardi of Precision Nutrition

Brute Strength Podcast: Episode 179 – Mentorship, Gut health, and The Travel Diet ft. John Berardi

Leave Your Mark: Episode 73 – John Berardi a Serial Entrepreneur and Change-Maker

Legendary Life Podcast: 284 – DNA Testing For Fitness And Nutrition: A Fad Or The Future With John Berardi, PhD

Ready State Podcast: S1EP7: John Berardi

Fitcast Podcast: 488 -Progression w/ Dr. John Berardi

Art of Mastery Podcast: 160 – Dr. John Berardi, Co-Founder of Precision Nutrition

Video’s Mentioned:

Robert Sapolsky – Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology (Full Course on YouTube)

The biology of our best and worst selves | Robert Sapolsky

People and Resources mentioned:


Bruce Lipton

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Jacque Fresco

Pat Davidson

David Epstein

Apple Inc

Stu McMillan

George St. Pierre

Adam Feit

Self Determination Theory

Peter Lemon

Brett Bartholomew

Ryan Holiday

Steve Mesler

Paul Chek


0:00 – 7:31 – Robbie intro’s the show and asks John what is new in his world 

7:32 – 14:59 – Robbie shares with John what comes to his mind when he thinks of the name John Berardi

15:00 – 32:25 – Robbie asks John about behaviour change

32:26 – 39:59 – Robbie asks John about the importance of relatedness between a coach and a client

40:00 – 47:21 – Robbie asks John about the importance for clients to make their close friends and family aware of their habit change process

47:22 – 1:19;07 – Robbie asks John about mastery

1:09:08 – 1:24:23 – Robbie asks John about receiving feedback from his children as a father

1:24:24– 1:30:59 – Robbie asks John where people can find out more about him and the Change Maker book and Academy

1:31:00 – 1:31:37 – Robbie wraps up the show!