We provide life transforming keynotes, results coaching, online trainings, off-sites, and books:
- Practical, interactive, science-based
- Developed and researched at Stanford University
- Track record of exceeding expectations and long-term behavior transformation
- Leaders, governments and public programs in 20+ countries across five continents.
Our mission is to shape business culture and therefore global social norms. We need a different approach. Now humans need to be adaptive, have complexity in thinking, and wise. We aim to shape social evolution intentionally, applying highest wisdom and science to drive prosocial and business outcomes.
We believe that when enough people bring their best, humanity could hit a tipping point. The result will be an unimaginable transformation in the world. We can do this.
For 25 years I have been training leaders, teams, students, and visionaries to optimize their impact at work and live their best life. But my expertise has much more personal origins. Early one morning, when I was 20, I began my quest.
After a completing a year at University of Southern California, I dropped out of college and found myself at sunrise sitting atop Mount Sinai in Egypt. I gazed over a sea of golden mountain peaks as sunrays burst into the pink sky. Awestruck, I saw an image. I saw myself trudging through life as if carrying a backpack full of rocks. A voice inside me said, “You are supposed to be dancing through life.”
I made a vow: I would find my way to happiness, and when I arrived, I would teach what I had learned to others. I sealed my decision with a stack of stones and descended from the mountain.
I studied under the world’s best scholars. My mentors included top scientists at Stanford, Harvard, and Boston University. Many unlikely geniuses shared with me their nuggets of wisdom—a French carpenter, Buddhist monks, a camel herder, taxi drivers, Maasai warriors, Silicon Valley titans, and an old cowboy at a campfire.
Did I arrive at happiness? I discovered a greater truth: Happiness isn’t a destination—it is a way of living. Moment-by-moment we create happiness with our thoughts, words, actions, and deeds. Flat tires, soft heartbreaks, and bruised knees still happen. They are integral to the magnificent journey of life. These lessons continually deepen my understanding as well as keep my teaching real. They remind me to discover the magic and live the mystery.
After earning a PhD and specializing in positive psychology, I began creating programs for extraordinary leadership and life optimization. I distilled my personal insights and applied cutting-edge research from neuroscience, positive psychology, and organizational psychology. While teaching at Stanford, I had the incredible fortune to meet Ted Anstedt. For 8 years, he and I partnered in the service of our shared vision. This collaboration has tremendous synergy due to our passion, complementary skill sets, and professional experiences. We aim to positively impact society through our training programs. We aim to empower individuals and organizations to reach extraordinary heights.
Our programs represent the current state of the art and science of how to create excellence at work and in life. We are motivated by the belief that when enough people live their best life, humanity will hit a tipping point. The result will be an unimaginable transformation in the world.