The Cutting Edge of Peak-Performance Science and Training

131,345

People in our community.

over 20,000

People have trained with us.

76%

Average improvement in performance from our training.

2

National bestselling books

Who we are:

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.

Our mission:

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.

What we do:

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.

Who We Are

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.

Our Mission

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.

What We Do

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 significantly level up their performance.

The World’s Leading Experts in Peak Performance

Meet the rest of the team

Jamie Wheal

Director of Programs for the Flow Genome Project

Steven Kotler

Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project

Our Approach to Peak Performance

Peak-Performance

We use a cutting-edge methodology that blends optimal psychology, cognitive neuroscience and action learning to produce lasting change.

Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best. Over 100 years worth of research shows that Flow is at the center of peak performance in all domains. What’s more, the very attributes that flow maximizes—motivation, learning, creativity, cooperation and overall well-being—are fundamental to success in the Twenty-first century.

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+500%

Increase in executices productivity
- Mc Kinsey

3 days

of heightened creativity after the flow state
- Harvard

+490%

Faster skill acquisition
- Advanced Brain Monitoring & DARPA

+430%

Increase in creative problem solving
- University of Sydney
“Flow state percentage is the number 1 management metric for the 21st century”
- Forbes

Train With Us

Level-up your game with the Flow Genome Project.

Corporate Training

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.

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Digital Programs

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.


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Live Events

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.

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Performance Coaching

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.

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Our Research

In collaboration with leading universities, top research organizations and Fortune 500 companies, our research is focused on advancing the cutting edge of Flow science.

Flow & Creativity with University of Southern California

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.

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Flow & Peak States with Imperial College London

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.

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Flow & Addiction at Claremont Graduate University

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.

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Flow & Business with Deloitte

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.

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The Flow Dojo at Google

The goal was to provide a self-selected group the opportunity to train with principles and practices of peak performance theory. We then validated the efficacy of the intervention with Google as part of its sustainable performance initiatives.

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What Others Say About The Flow Genome Project

John Hagel

Co-Chairman Center of the Edge, Deloitte

“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.”

Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur, Author of The Four Hour Work Week, The Four Hour Body, Tools of Titans (and more!) & Host of The Tim Ferriss Show

"Steven and Jamie have done a wonderful job of balancing the promises, perils, and how-to prescriptions of engineering peak states such as 'flow.' "

Salim Ismail

Founding Executive iDrector of Singularity University & Bestselling Author of Exponential Organizations

"Stealing Fire lays out exactly how to hack the brain...Kotler and Wheal have taken a major bite out of the unknown."

Mark Divine

New York Times Best Selling Author, Founder SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind

"Stealing Fire cracks the secret code of peak performance so that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results."

Peter Diamandis

Founder of the X Prize, Co-Chairman of Singularity University, Bestselling Author

"Kotler and Wheal have produced a user-manual for your hacking your brain to drive high performance."

Ray Kurzweil

Director of Engineering at Google, Author of How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Near

"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."

Neil Strauss

New York Times best-selling author of The 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.”

Jason Silva

Artist, futurist, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games

“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!”

David Eagleman

Stanford University neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, presenter of PBS’s The Brain.

“An electrifying, fast-paced journey into the deep potential of the human brain.”

Flow Hacker Nation

A collection of peak performers over 100,000 strong. We swap notes, share ideas, train together, learn together and go farther faster as a result.
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Stealing Fire and Rise of Superman

Two of the most talked about books of the past five years. Both were national bestsellers. 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.

Stealing Fire

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.”

- Financial Times

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The Rise of Superman

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."

- Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, author of The Singularity is Near

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