A collection of award-winning academics and artists, professional athletes, special operations commanders, Fortune 500 business leaders and a global community of dedicated flow hackers over a hundred thousand strong.
Decode the neuropsychology of optimal performance and open source our findings to the world. Our goal is to help individuals and organizations experience more flow and the significant boost in performance it provides.
We’re a research and training organization. On the research side, in partnership with the world’s leading universities and Fortune 500 companies, we advance Flow science. On the training side, we work with individuals and organizations, teaching them to harness Flow to level up their performance.
Our goal is to help individuals and organizations experience more flow and the significant boost in performance it provides. We think decoding the neuropsychology of optimal performance and open sourcing our findings to the world is the best way to achieve that aim.
We deliver organizational solutions to clients ranging from Google to Goldman Sachs to the U.S. Naval War College. Our focus is real and lasting change—the kind that impacts hearts, minds and the bottom-line.learn more
Over 10,000 people have trained with us digitally—all united by a hunger to be more and do more. And the results have surprised even us. On average, participants are reporting a 76% increase in performance.
We provide multi-day deep dives into the science and training of peak performance. These events are experiential and experimental—meaning you come out the other side armed and dangerous. Wildly scenic environments, world-class instructors, and a highly-curated community of peak performance fiends.learn more
We offer 1:1 coaching packages for high-performing individuals striving to take their personal and professional life to the next level. Our coaching is intimate, rigorous and downright barbaric. Just kidding — it’s game-changing.
In 2018, we completed a 2100-respondent pilot study examining the relationship between Flow & Creativity. Currently, in partnership with Dr. Michael Gervais and neuroscientists at the University of Southern California, we’re underway with a second iteration of this study.
An in-depth exploration of the physical, environmental and psychological variables that impact peak experiences, including both Flow states and psychedelic experiences. In partnership with Prof. David Nutt, Dr. Mendel Kaelen and Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris at Imperial College London.
Leveraging the comprehensive literature that exists on the neurophysiology of addiction to help decode the neurobiology of Flow. Taking place in Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's lab at Claremont Graduate University.
In conjunction with Deloitte’s Center of the Edge, we’re conducting a multi-organization analysis of the impact that Flow has on business success, looking most closely at employee engagement.
“In all our studies of extreme performance improvement, the people and organizations who covered the most distance in the shortest time were always the ones who were tapping into passion and finding flow.”
"Steven and Jamie have done a wonderful job of balancing the promises, perils, and how-to prescriptions of engineering peak states such as 'flow.' "
"Stealing Fire lays out exactly how to hack the brain...Kotler and Wheal have taken a major bite out of the unknown."
"Stealing Fire cracks the secret code of peak performance so that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results."
"Kotler and Wheal have produced a user-manual for your hacking your brain to drive high performance."
"The Rise of Superman is a page-turning, game-changing account of the secrets of ultimate human performance—a must read for anyone interested in seriously raising the level of their game."
"Stealing Fire is not just a bible for the second psychedelic revolution (drugs not required), but a manual to getting more: out of your body, your mind, and your happiness.”
“The North Star we've been waiting for -- finally a distillation of the upper reaches of the human experience unveiled! I am so excited for this book to reach the world!”
“An electrifying, fast-paced journey into the deep potential of the human brain.”
Synthesized and Made Applicable.
Two of the most talked about books of the past five years. Both were national bestsellers that have shaped a global conversation. Both topped a bunch of “best book of the year” lists. Stealing Fire was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Rise was one of the first books in history to land on three different NY Times bestseller lists at once.
Over the past decade everything we thought we knew about high performance has been turned upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, the leading trailblazers have found a surprising short cut.
“A mind-blowing tour along the path from sex and drugs to R&D.”
This is where it all began. Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, Rise explains how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible.
"A page-turning, game-changing account of the secrets of ultimate human performance—a must read for anyone interested in seriously raising the level of their game."