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Richard Sutton

Founder and CEO, SuttonHealth


Richard Sutton is the founder of Sutton Health and the CEO of The Performance Code, leading global business health and performance consultancies.

As an expert in his field, Richard works with CEOs, leadership teams and companies around the world in driving effective stress management, resilience promotion and performance realisation. With more than 20 years’ experience in the world of professional sport, Richard has worked with top-ranked tennis players, winning Olympic teams and countless athletes, making him an industry leader in advising on performance, resilience and adaptability. He has a special interest in the genetics of human performance, potential and resilience. Richard is the co-developer of the DNA Resilience Panel, a genetic test covering 13 of the most influential genes that are key in the area of self-mastery and personal excellence.  Richard is the author of the bestselling book The Stress Code: From Surviving to Thriving and developer of The Stress Code app, a highly innovative wellness tool designed to analyse and quantify specific stresses and resilience competencies.

Richard has a passion for science and was a post-graduate lecturer for two decades in the area of human performance, potential, pain management, health and athletic development. His second book, Stressproof: The Game Plan, was published in 2021 and provides nuanced systems and processes for managers, leaders and decision- makers facing stress and health-related challenges in the professional landscape. Richard currently lives in Cape Town with his family, although his clients and consulting work take him all over the world.

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