Leadercast’s Steven Kotler on Reaching Peak Performance


As an extreme sports journalist in the 1990s, Steven Kotler got a front-row seat to the world’s greatest athletes going beyond what anyone thought was possible. After chasing these top performers around mountains, across oceans and breaking 65 bones in the process, Steven stepped away from his career as an action sports journalist curious about one question:

What does it take to do the impossible?

Today, as one of the world’s leading experts on human performance, Steven will tell you there is a universal mental state through which the impossible becomes possible. Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best. Maybe you have heard it referred as “runner’s high” or “in the zone,” but whatever you name it, flow explains what happens to your brain when you are so focused on the task at hand that everything else disappears—you are totally absorbed in what you are doing that hours go by in what feels like minutes and your sense of self disappears. “Peak performance is nothing more than getting our biology to work for us rather than against us,” shared Steven in a 2021 interview

When it comes to productivity, flow is a big deal. As leaders, we are constantly in search of ways to be more productive as individuals, more productive with our teams and more productive in our organizations as a whole. Productivity affects the bottom line. So what if you could be 500 percent more productive or creative and cut learning times in half? That’s where flow comes into play.

At Leadercast 2022—The One Thing, taking place May 4 at PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION in Newport, Kentucky, Steven will discuss flow as the one thing you need in your leadership to reach peak performance. He will share the stage with nine fellow leaders all answering the same question: “What is the one thing that makes a leader worth following?” 

Thankfully, flow is trainable. Steven would know because he has spent decades studying and decoding the science behind it. He is a New York Times best-selling author, an award-winning journalist, and founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective, a training organization committed to understanding the science behind ultimate human performance to optimize productivity for individuals and businesses.

Are you utilizing flow to extend beyond what you thought was possible? Join Steven at Leadercast 2022—The One Thing to discover what is needed for you to enter a state of flow that will enable you to reach peak performance. Attend live on May 4 in Newport, Kentucky (conveniently located minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio), or virtually at select locations around the globe.



Hayley Panagakis

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