Steven is a New York Times bestselling author of Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, and Bold, and he shows companies how to unlock their potential and level up their game like never before. An international pioneer in the fields of innovation, technology and human performance, Steven has spoken to and consulted with everyone from Fortune 100 companies to the US Special Forces. He explores the mental tactics utilized by high performing organizations like Google and the Navy Seals, and details how today’s top entrepreneurs—Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk—have learned to think at scale and perform at speed—the core requirements for creative disruption. A Co-Founder and Director of the Flow Genome Project, an organization “dedicated to mapping the deep science of ultimate performance” Steven interviews the world’s best athletes about “getting in the zone” and studies what it takes to tap into our optimal state of consciousness. He is a master storyteller who decodes innovative thinking to help people and companies learn how to out-perform the competition.
"Steven Kotler's presentation was cutting-edge and utterly engaging. He introduced our audience to a unique set of concepts and perspectives that left participants deeply informed, richly inspired, and with a renewed sense of purpose. I recommend him highly." (The Superhero You Conference)
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter for the business section of The New York Times and a bestselling author. His first book, The Power of Habit, which reveals how to make high performance and success habitual, spent over 168 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. His latest bestselling book, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business (2016) is a fascinating exploration of the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life. His latest NYT video series “The Art of Better” looks at real-world examples of individual innovation and business success stories in a way that is digestible and imitable for audiences. Duhigg's journalistic accomplishments have made him an in-demand speaker for organizations from the UCLA School of Management to Fortune 500 companies and The Johnson Foundation to the National Association of Science Teachers. His presentations are both descriptive and prescriptive, and speak to a wide range of groups from the fields of business, science, medicine, and education.
"Someone told me that in their 13 years at Amex, this was the best guest speaker they’d ever heard. We were so pleased with the event—from our planning and interactions, through Charles Duhigg’s speaking engagement here—and with the impact he will continue to have on the organization." (American Express)