Future Proof Your Leadership:
Make Better Sense of the World and Bring out the Best in Your Team

The Leading Through Fire Course

A Six-Week Advanced Digital Training

This course shows you how to deal with volatility, uncertainty and complexity... and lead with resilience and grace through challenging times.

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We don't rise to the occasion, we sink to our training. So the only solution for effective leaders these days? Hope for the best, and train for the worst.

The world isn't getting any simpler, and the tools to keep up are becoming outdated faster than ever.

You used to win playing Battleships with your dad.

Today you're playing Call of Duty with the world. (and you just got smoked by a kid in his bedroom halfway around the world ;)

The old models aren’t any good for predicting and controlling what’s coming––they're too slow and clumsy to respond.

But we have found some that are. From the ivory tower to the battlefield, from the death zone on Everest, to the conflict zones of the world.

Leading Through Fire is the course we have designed specifically for these times, and you’re invited to apply for a special edition we’re running this Fall--with the founder of the Flow Genome Project, Jamie Wheal, and our executive director, Commander Curt Cronin (ret) of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

Field tested. Proven. Effective.

This course helps you do three things:

1. Cut through the chaos and confusion of news cycles and organizational strategy

2. Think clearly when others around you are reactive or playing tribal politics

3. Distinguish yourself as a leader that others can trust and rely on when the going gets weird

The top 10 tools to level up your team.

Watch the video now >

Here's what other leaders have to say about our work.

"A user-manual for hacking your brain to drive high performance."

Peter Diamandis, Founder, X Prize, Co-Chairman, Singularity University

"A wonderful job of balancing the promises, perils, and how-to prescriptions of engineering peak states such as ‘flow.’"

Tim Ferriss, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Author of The 4-Hour Workweek

“Blew us away. Our whole group has talked of nothing else this week.”

Dane Holmes, Senior Partner, Goldman Sachs

"Jamie has amazing and fresh ideas on attaining higher performance states. When he talks, I listen."

Kristen Ulmer, Professional Extreme Skier, Author, The Art of Fear

High stakes leadership requires Flow.

We’ve spent the past decade working with elite executives ranging from companies with ten million dollars in revenue, to fifty billion dollars in revenue.

And what you are about to learn has been vetted and tested time and again to be the most stable, sticky and useful set of tools possible.

Just because a model or theory sounds good in Harvard Business Review, doesn't mean it works outside the Ivory Tower.

So we reviewed a decade worth of our training, with thousands of C-level leaders across industries, and asked ourselves one simple question...

Do we still use these tools ourselves (and do clients keep using them after we go home)?

We stripped out every single fancier, more complicated tool (even ones we love to geek on) and kept the Dirty (half) Dozen...

The six frameworks that we have never forgotten, and rely on every day––from parenting to friendships to professional high stakes negotiations.

And these aren't just nuggets of Yoda wisdom from somebody's guru or poached from a well-thumbed copy of The Alchemist.

These approaches were pioneered at Harvard Negotiation Project in Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia and the West Bank, developed at Columbia, Stanford and the US Naval War College, and tested on mountaineering expeditions in the most brutal conditions on the planet.

If they can work there, they can certainly work in your boardroom, startup or non-profit.

(and, they come from institutions with impeccable reputations, so introducing them to your stakeholders deepens your credibility, unlike that time you came back hair-on-fire from a Tony Robbins workshop and tried eye-gazing as a team building exercise.)

This is your call to learn these tools, retain them, and most of all...

Remember them when (not if) you get hit.  

As the last couple of years have taught us...

Things that work in optimal conditions don't always work in crazy conditions.

When everyone’s not just fat and happy, and is in fact, tired, wired and stressed? You have to be rock solid in the fundamentals––or your people will smell your uncertainty, and you'll get eaten alive.

As stakes rise, as emotions get frayed... being a reliable leader who can mobilize their team becomes critical. And that's much less about what your Powerpoint slides say, than who you are in the moment, unfiltered, and unvarnished.

So that's why we're share the tools that work together to deepen your stand, strengthen your voice, and give you the clarity to see clearly when others are flying blind.

If you haven't noticed, it's the people, stupid!

Strategies fail, again and again, because of human error––gaps in thinking, communicating and coordinating.

It's not the ideas or the technology––it's the people.

We're the ones who get in our own way.

Think about it: How much of your leadership time is spent putting out fires and getting people to play well together? 

How many meetings feel like Groundhog Day, with the same pitched battles, circular debates, and passive-aggressive side dramas?

How much more effectively could you steer your company if you weren't slamming guardrail to guardrail on conflicting strategies?

Did you know that intelligence is not a fixed asset?

If you test someone on a 5-point Likert scale on cognitive skills, they might only score a 3. But then teach them a tool like mind-mapping to organize their thoughts and score them again, and they might now score a 5.

Same goes for teams. Their "intelligence" is directly dependent on the models and tools they're using to make sense of the world, to manage conflict, to communicate and coordinate.

Give them crummy tools (or none at all) and the result is predictable––mediocrity, doubt and frustration. (and low earnings, undesired attrition, and stalled projects).

When you add the right scaffolding to your leadership methods, with flexible, effective, easy to understand tools, and you get the best from yourself and your people.

You can raise the level of your team (without relying on them to grow at the same pace).

Create group coherence. Focus on your mission. And spend more time in group flow, where you harness the collective wisdom of your team.

Jamie leading our annual 5-day immersive gathering, Camp Omega

Ret. Navy Officer Curt Cronin in a fireside chat on startup ecosystems

Jamie training with the American Mountain Guides Association

"Leading through Fire a year on is still giving. The course itself was eye opening and intense.

Made me review so much about my business and personal relationships. It was exciting to go deeper; to be given more insightful practices with positive outcomes.

–– Holly Murray, Owner and Director, Pi Studio

In this program, you will learn:

The top 10 tools, techniques and virus scans to level up your team dynamics

Plus your ability to generate individual and group flow.

The #1 difference between a technical leader and an adaptive leader

So you can upgrade the way you work and raise the level of everyone around you, too.

How to stop dragging your team along for the ride (of your own development)

And three ways to significantly boost the quality and caliber of their strategy and decision making (without them having to change or grow at all).

Harness the power of Polarities, to shift from Victim to Creator

And to do this in all aspects of your life, so you can coach those around you, and challenge them to live at their highest level.

Why you need to be the biggest pendulum in the room and HOW to start today

So you can rally your team and enter group-flow, to serve that which you dedicate your life to with the highest level of impact.

Bring Peak Performance To Your Team

Build the skills that empower your whole team to perform at their best, in Leading Through Fire.

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Start Date: March 1st, 2022

Weekly live office hours with Jamie Wheal and Curt Cronin.

Join the class live on a private weekly Zoom call Q&A to ask Jamie and Curt questions, share your progress and go deeper into the content.

These are often the most fun parts of the class, as we'll share stories, geek out on the neurophysiology and get into the fine-grained details of your own experiments.

And if you can't make it live, we record every one.

We've worked with the top performers in the world.

You'll learn the three secrets of adaptive leadership.

1. The single most powerful question you can ask to stop drama in your organization

2. The key leadership mistake it took a famous Harvard Professor 25 years to correct (and how to act on it now)

3. The one tool you need to fix your change initiatives and dissolve resistance

How does Leading Through Fire work?

Leading Through Fire is a six-week online intensive training focused specifically for impact entrepreneurs and leaders who have a mission (and platform) to make some positive dent in the world.

To qualify: You must be responsible for leading at least 3 people and have the ability to introduce new concepts/tools/practices in your organization (plus basic traction with your business model––if you’re still trying to figure that out, stay focused and come back to us once you’ve lit that candle).

This course is for you if...

You feel you have a responsibility to others –– spouses, children, extended family, community, organizations –– to hold a clear signal and lead them through what's to come.

You want to develop tools and practices to help you steer through stormy waters better.

You're dying to find sane, level-headed, open-hearted folks, committed to walking their paths with humility and courage.

Over 6 weeks, you will...

Find out specific feedback on your leadership abilities

To learn exactly what your weak and strong points are.

Track and measure your progress weekly

To ensure your actions are improving you as a leader.

Learn how to effortlessly maneuver communication breakdowns

Leaving everyone better off, more informed and capable after your interactions.

Conduct deep self reflective exercises

To uncover your unique barriers to meaningful change and improvement as a person... and re-write the scripts that are holding you back.

Join a curated group of leaders in the course

Share notes, stories and feedback, bringing accountability and community to your development.

Virtual group mentor support.

The class will be assigned one of our top Flow Genome Project Certified Coaches to support everyone through the 6-weeks.

They'll answer questions, keep you accountable, and challenge you to go deeper into your practices.

Our mentor model is based on Socratic Dialogue and Triple Loop Learning.

You'll be asked questions about your thought process, personal stories and the content you're exploring.

This is designed to solidify insights, form new connections and expand your capacity to master this material.

"A highly recommended software upgrade for anyone who cares about their personal growth and development and that of the people they lead."

The material is expertly presented in an easily digestible, supported format with reasonable time commitment expectations for busy professionals.

The immediate implementation of the material in 'live' environments reinforces both retention and relevance of the topics covered.

JONATHAN HULBERT
Partner, Apollo

See what others are saying...

"The course was great. Finding and challenging my Big Assumptions proved essential for my growth.

The tools I was introduced to have been very useful."

–– John Clarke

"Leading through Fire provided such valuable tools and lessons to help me manage and inspire my large team of direct reports and my superiors.

The course's takeaways provided insights and tactics to deal with today's organizational and social complexities. This is helping myself, my team, and our organization reach our potential. 

–– Alex Willen

"The Leading through Fire Leadership Course was exactly the right course for this time.

When the world seems to be falling apart around us, taking a moment to learn the tools and skills to not only survive but thrive leading ourselves first and then others toward a better world.  I would recommend this course to anyone looking to be a force for change."

–– Stephen Hawkins

"I've gained a lot to add to my practice and to support others. Thanks everyone."

– Kelly Dobson

"This is one of the most powerful pieces of information that I have had during these lasts weeks.

Like many other techniques I have learned here, I am taking this one for life and will keep exploring."

– Damian Buzzacchi

"It was rich with information. Still looking forward to it revisiting."

– Yvette

"Without a doubt one of the best leadership courses that I have taken.

The format, the lessons, the resources, and the interaction have been tremendous. I will use everything I learned to make the world around me a better place."

– Max Kerr DDS D-ABDSM

"Great class. Beautifully composed and superbly executed while being provocative, insightful and infinitely valuable."

– Kerry McGowan

"Leading through Fire a year on is still giving. The course itself was eye opening and intense.

Made me review so much about my business and personal relationships. It was exciting to go deeper; to be given more insightful practices with positive outcomes. A lot of the training concepts were new to me, and a year on, I would like to refresh and bed in deeper.

–– Holly Murray

"I am a huge fan of flow work and Jamie Wheal.

I have my whole team focusing on ways to improve their flow and this course helps me to guide them dramatically. 

–– Kirk Fisher

"There were a couple of times on the call I unmuted as I wanted to share how grateful I am that Jamie and crew have found a way to inter-weave the cosmic into the everyday of life and leadership.

So many times over the last few weeks I’ve tuned in and thought “wow someone is actually saying what I’ve been thinking for the longest time”!

Deep, deep gratitude <3"

–– Suzy Clark

"This course is marketed to leaders but is very impactful to anyone who simply would like to lead their own life."

– John Freisinger

"Thank you Jamie and Curt for your dedication and support. Every video and call included years of applied wisdom, and encouragement to embody everything that we were learning. 

I loved it and am so grateful for the opportunity to connect with both of you!"

– Jennifer Main

"I am deeply grateful for everything that has been shared."

– Chris Chang Duffet

"This program supplied me with thoughtful and applicable material - expertly articulated by Jamie and Curt - that will help me better navigate my own internal processes before, during and after times of crisis and therefore better connect with those I serve along the way. Sincere gratitude for all the work you have done and continue to do!"

– Jake McDonald

"It is a true honor to collaborate in this alchemically process with Jamie, Curt and classmates. This is a class leveraged on the cutting edge, grounded in real world no-bullshit embodiment while being inspired by broad scope and vision. Absolutely essential tools for VUCA times and to bridge worlds of vision and mundane."

–Jocelyn Woods

Ongoing Impact

There’s a sneaky move that many marketers make for workshops, masterminds and trainings, and that’s this:

They price their programs exorbitantly high but then frame that cost as a downpayment on your future success.

What’s ten grand among friends, if you’re practically guaranteed to follow this simple fool proof method to earn a million next year???

If you’re still not sold, the most aggressive might even call you out as having a “scarcity mindset” and imply you’re clearly not ready for the unlimited abundance their program will unleash (in easy monthly payments).

Needless to say, we’re not going anywhere near that riff––for two reasons:

One, it just feels icky.

We’re here to train homegrown humans who stand on their own two feet and you don’t get that by knocking people off balance first.

And two, what we teach doesn’t have a direct connection to earning more money, so any correlations could never be proven as causations. It’s bad science.

So, to be super clear, we DON'T teach you how to make 6 figures in your pajamas.

We DO teach you how to align your life’s energy with your life’s purpose.

And to advocate and negotiate for your worth.

And to build mansions out of time (balance your life and time with your output and earnings).

What happens then is… people switch careers, quadruple their earnings, take buyouts, double down on passions, invent new entrepreneurial things....

None of that's guaranteed, but these are the things we consistently see in our community. We just don’t plan them.

But it’s not an accident either. They are a logical and predictable outcome of the other work we do:

Helping folks de-program themselves from the hamster wheel of 21st century normal.

And giving them the tools to expand their perception, boost their vitality, clarify their purpose, negotiate conflict, step beyond dramas, and increase autotelic experiences.

(That’s the fun stuff––the flow states, and other super rewarding moments we live for).

You’re healthier, happier, more focused and often more powerful. And you’re surrounded by a community of solid folks doing the same.

So that’s the "What’s in it for Me?" potential, and some of the possible payoffs.

Your mileage will vary!

Your Instructors

Jamie Wheal

Executive Director, Flow Genome Project
Author of the Global Bestseller Stealing Fire and Recapture the Rapture

Jamie is an expert in peak performance and leadership, specializing in neuroanthropology, the intersection of culture, biology and psychology.

He has advised everyone from the U.S. Naval War College and Special Operations Command, the athletes of Red Bull, to the executives of Google, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Cisco, and YPO. His work and thought leadership has been covered in The New York Times, Financial Times, WIRED, Entrepreneur, HBR, Forbes, INC, & TEDx.

Curt Cronin

Former Executive Officer, US Navy
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Broadway Strategic Return Fund

Curt Cronin is a retired Navy SEAL, Entrepreneur, and Change Agent. During his 20-year-long career as a Navy SEAL, living and working in an environment where milliseconds made the difference between life and death and winning or losing, he honed his talent as a catalyst for transformation and rose to eventually lead at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

If you're not stoked, you get your money back.

No Hassle Full Guarantee

Leading through Fire provides a meaningful improvement for:

100% of people...
Who do 100% of the work...
100% of the time.

And if after completing the course (with at least 90% completion), you don't feel that way, let us know what didn't work for you and we'll process a full refund of your tuition.

Apply for Leading through Fire today

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