Mindful Leadership 2.0:
The High-Performance Mind
A unique 12-Week Program comprising an effective mix of training, coaching and masterminding leveraging the latest science & cutting-edge technology
Boost your mental flexibility to effortlessly switch between different states of mind
Stay calm and relaxed, anytime, anywhere, while being fully alert and focused
Enhanced cognitive abilities, processing speed, and throughput
Increase your focus and get more done with less effort
An effective combination of measurable mindfulness, mind-management, and biohacking leveraging last science in neuroscience & epigenetics that delivers results
Keep your organization hyper-productive in complex and challenging environments
Increase your level of self-awareness & reflection
Spend more time in flow on stuff that matters
Acquire self-knowledge through numbers
Become a certified Mindful Leader in Tech and powerful mentor to your team
Designed from a Tech Leader - For Tech Leaders
Hi, I am Reiner, creator of the High-Performance Mind program. 1996 I moved to Silicon Valley due to my passion for technology, research, and innovation in tech. In 2003 the MIT Technology Review recognized me next to Larry Page (co-founder of Google) or Jerry Yang (co-Founder of Yahoo!) as one of 100 Top-Innovators under the age of 30.
As a director of engineering at Yahoo! In Silicon Valley, I was known for my passion for tech, research, and innovation. I grew as a leader while managing various teams of up to 30 engineers. After some years of success, it became evident that my workload was just not sustainable, my mind wandered off, and my performance dropped. My mind was just unable to cope with the long-term pressure.
I couldn't keep up with the pace anymore and nearly burned out due to an overload of work, deadlines and information to handle. Creativity declined, and I missed out on some great opportunities due to increased levels of fear and stress. Negative thoughts and worries were preventing me from evolving as a tech leader.
But I knew I was more than capable of it.
As I realized the profound impact of mindfulness, I got motivated to learn and study the mind. That's how I immersed myself really deep into mind-management practices.
I found proof of their effectiveness as I built the Zalando's Search, Personalization, and Research organization with up to 400 FTEs. Most importantly, it felt way less trouble than I had back then with a 30 people organization at Yahoo! The main driver for this had been the mind-management practices I implemented and refined over the years.
After studying various aspects of mind-management, neuroscience, biohacking, epigenetics, mindfulness, as well as neurofeedback for over 10 years, I help tech leaders avoid failing in their careers because they have no science-driven strategy to manage their minds.
The Impact of Poor Leadership on Your Teams and Orgs
much focus on intellect & ego while lacking compassion and empathy
Suboptimal and toxic work environments (“old workplace”)
Excessive mushroom- and micromanagement
Goals are more important than values
No clear purpose is detrimental to motivation
Not enough transparency
Lack of collaboration, unity & personal growth
High levels of frustration lead to key talent leaving
Stress and disharmony are common symptoms
Competition instead of collaboration
Absence of gratitude and recognition
Underperforming and unhappy teams
Not fun, absenteeism and sickness increases
Insufficient focus on sustainable and positive contributions to our planet
Train Your Mind You Will
Mental Exhaustion for Tech Leaders & Their Teams
"To achieve a state of a high-performance mind, I have developed a data-driven 12-week training program leveraging the latest science and technology to assist ambitious & committed tech leaders in optimizing their mind and brain performance to thrive in high-pressure environments ..."
A Strategy to "Tame" Your Monkey Mind
Become more Aware
Be more present
Observe your mind
But don't get entangled
-> Measurable Mindfulness
Train your Mind
Get rid of old limiting thoughts and false beliefs
Replace them with more helpful ones (manifestation)
Letting go of old energy
-> Mind-Management (Neuroscience)
Improve your Resilience & Energy Levels
Ensure your body & brain has everything it needs
Macro- and Micronutrients
-> Biohacking (Epigenetics)
Your Transformation with Mind-Management
The "Busy" and Fast Mind
The "Worrying" and Slow Mind
My mind is always on, and I can't slow down the number of thoughts and worries. Tight deadlines and an ever-increasing backlog make me feel overwhelmed. Recently it affected my sleep, as I wake up in the middle of the night and already start planning the next day. In the morning, I feel exhausted and lack energy...
There is this constant "nagging" in my mind that feels heavy and slows me down. I sometimes feel like an imposter and question my ability to deliver. One of my worries is that my teams eventually will find out. I work hard but feel like more work will not help me grow as a leader. It seems I'm stuck here, and this makes me feel even more stressed...
How Mind-Management can help?
Start to take control of your mind, stop wasting energy with useless thoughts, and use this energy for creative and productive tasks instead.
How Mind-Management can help?
Get out of that constant state of worrying and negativity by raising your level of present awareness (LPA) through measurable mindfulness. Become aware of your fears and doubts, then embrace and transcend them.
Benefits of a High-Performance Mindset
Increased Energy Levels
Get in charge of your mind and stop wasting precious energy on useless and negative thoughts, thus freeing up this energy for creative and highly productive tasks.
You will achieve new levels of clarity and a deeper connection to your intuition to improve your decisions' qualities.
As your number of thoughts per minute gradually decreases, your mind will gradually turn into a calm space of rest and tranquil relaxation.
Get out of negative Loops
Your worries, anxiety, and stress dissolves, as a highly trained mind is able to let stressful thoughts disappear like a cloud passing by in the sky.
Mind Processing Speed
That leads to increased processing speed, as well as an overall improvement within your executive brain functions that control decision making, and provide the foundation of your cognitive abilities
Improved Memory Access
Your memory access both, short-term as well as long-term retrieval, will be better off.
Increased Mental Focus
As your brain health improves, you will notice that your ability to focus will improve significantly while your levels of creativity and productivity surge.
Debug Reactive Patterns
improved access to your sub– and unconscious mind, which is the prerequisite to successfully debugging and upgrading your mindset.
As your level of EQ increases, your compassion and empathy qualities are magnified, leading to deeper relationships and an increased level of trust in the teams.
More Time in Flow
As your level of present awareness (LPA) is rising, you will be more connected to the present moment. Achieving states of flow will happen effortlessly, more often, and last longer.
Elevated IQ and EQ
The practices to get to a high performant mind will result in an increase in your IQ and emotional intelligence (EQ).
A Healthier You
Your body awareness is increasing, which helps you make better choices regarding nutrition, exercise, and rest while creating a more balanced mix for your life. This leads to a healthier and more resilient body.
To validate your progress, these are (some of) the important KPIs you will learn how to start tracking, monitoring, and strategies on how to improve them systematically:
A Path toward a High-Performance Mind and your True Self
Know Your Mind KPIs
As a scientist, Reiner always had the feeling that mindfulness is somehow this “fluffy” thing.
How do I know that all these mindfulness activities are actually helpful in evolving to become a better leader and the best version of myself?
A few years ago, he had some “Aha” moments, and that was the starting point to a practice, which he now refers to as “Measurable Mindfulness”, a path toward a state of a high-performance mind and true self.
Over the years, Reiner discovered more “mind” KPIs, and the idea of measurable mindfulness was evolving nicely.
Develop your own KPI Cockpit
Everything in the training is based on a data-driven and scientific approach with clear and measurable KPIs.
We will teach you the most relevant mind and brain health KPIs, so that you have a solid understanding on what matters most.
The motto always is: measure, build, learn - and then repeat.
You will learn to apply agile methodologies to your mind and body, and already in the first few weeks build your own KPI dashboard. This is the foundation for your transformation going forward and achieving a state of a high-performance mind.
Important KPIs to measure Success
Level of Present Awareness (LPA)
Defined as the percentage of mindful minutes (where you are fully present) over your total waking time. This is possibly the most fundamental KPI for your mind, as it improves the quality of all your mind-management and biohacking activities.
What you will get:
With a higher LPA, you will be able to better control your state of mind and increase your mental flexibility. Imagine coming home stressed to your family and being able to switch your state of mind to relax and recover. Your ability of self-reflection will improve significantly, and your resilience will increase. Chaos and stress may surround you, but they will not disturb your state of mind anymore.
If you are starting with mind-management, typical LPA values range between 1% - 2%. The training goal is to increase it by 10x, at least getting you well above an LPA of 10% (which roughly represents 100 mindful minutes per day).
Avg. Number of Thoughts per Minute (TPM)
Fewer thoughts are better and means your mind is in a calm and tranquil state. Without a solid mind-management practice, your mind might be in a state of excessive thinking most of the time ("busy mind"), which may result in anywhere between 10-15 thoughts per minute.
What you will get:
The goal of the training is to establish your own TPM baseline, better understand your thinking patterns, and set a realistic but ambitious goal for decreasing your TPM gradually.
Sleep Score (Oura)
Sleep is the most important biohack to support a healthy brain and mind. Therefore getting you solid and relaxing sleep is a key objective. Having not enough sleep, especially if this is happening too often, is increasing your stress levels, hindering your body's natural ability to recover, and therefore detrimental to your overall health and wellbeing.
To measure this, we are using the Oura ring, which is the de-facto standard for biohackers to track your deep and REM sleep reliably. Oura uses an algorithm “sleep score” that incorporates different factors related to your overall sleep quality.
What you will get:
With the training we are focusing on decreasing your overall stress levels. As the mind becomes more calm and balanced it has also a positive effect on your sleep as well. We are targeting a score of at least 80 or above (can go up to 100.)
HRV (heart rate variability)
Your HRV is the most important biomarker to represent your body’s self-regulation capabilities when it comes to stress and, therefore, your overall level of resilience.
HRV values will be tracked during your sleep by the Oura ring (or other sleep tracking devices) or can be measured for example in the morning using a HeartMath sensor as a baseline.
What you will get:
As those HRV values depend on various factors, we are looking for relative improvements in your HRV over time. You will also learn how set a realistic but ambitious goal for improvement based on your baseline.