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The High-Performance Mind

 Expand your Consciousness. Become a Better Leader. 

Rewriting the Software of your Mind and Body

A unique 3 Month Program comprising an effective mix of training, coaching and masterminding that leverages the latest science & cutting-edge technology.

Calm Mind

Stay calm and relaxed anytime, anywhere, without sacrificing alertness. Find tranquility in the midst of chaos⸺and enhance your productivity and decision-making skills.

More Energy and Resilience

Be able to get up in the morning, feeling energized and ready to conquer the world. Withstand or recover quickly from difficulties. Overcome major challenges with ease. 

Increased Focus

Get more done with less effort. Unlock the potential to achieve your goals efficiently. Accomplish more while maintaining a prolonged flow state.

Worry- and Fear-free

Free yourself from anxiety, negativity, and fear to improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Face important decisions and opportunities

with calmness and strength.

Explore What is Possible

Designed From a Techie - For Individuals Who Like Data, Numbers, and clear KPIs

Reiner Kraf, Ph.D.

Hi, I'm Reiner, the mind behind the High-Performance Mind program. In '96, I headed to Silicon Valley, fueled by tech passion. MIT Tech Review named me a Top Innovator under 30, right beside Larry Page and Jerry Yang. As a Yahoo! engineering director, I thrived managing teams of 30. Success came at a cost — workload overwhelmed, focus wavered, and burnout threatened.

But I wasn't settling. As a leader, I wanted to improve and achieve true leadership mastery. 

Mindfulness proved transformative. I crafted mind-management methods, guiding 400 at Zalando.

 

The result? Smoother than leading 30 at Yahoo!

However, many of my attempts to optimize my mind & body also failed. Back then, I also worked with many experts and coaches. They had good impulses and ideas, but somehow, I couldn't implement many of these ideas.
 

I suddenly became aware that my untrained mind, the "monkey mind", was actually the cause of this problem.

 

But how can I successfully train the mind?

So, over the last few years, I have immersed myself deeply in the topics of measurable mindfulness, neuroscience, and epigenetics and have developed so-called “Mind KPIs.”  I called the whole concept “High-Performance Mind” - a synergy of high levels of consciousness, a trained mind, and a healthy body with lots of energy and performance.

 

I could clearly see how my consciousness level changed for the better, and my monkey mind became calmer. 

 

The approach worked and since many tech leaders took advantage of this effective training program. 
 

Are you a leader or high-performance individual contributor working in tech and want to boost your leadership qualities?

In this short video Reiner Kraft, Ph.D. invites you to explore how the High-Performance Mind Training can accelerate your personal and leadership growth.

A Proven 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

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Improve your Resilience & Energy Levels

  • Ensure your body & brain has everything it needs

    • Macro- and Micronutrients

    • Sleep

    • Recovery

    • Exercise

  • Get rid of old limiting thoughts and false beliefs

  • Replace them with more helpful ones (manifestation)

  • Letting go of old energy

-> Mind-Management (Neuroscience)

-> Biohacking (Epigenetics)

Your Transformation with Measurable Mindfulness, Mind-Management, and Biohacking

The "Busy" and Fast Mind

The "Worrying" and Slow Mind

“My mind races non-stop. The pressure of tight deadlines and an ever-increasing backlog make me feel overwhelmed. I wake in the night, planning the next day's tasks.  In the morning, I feel exhausted and lack energy…”

“A constant weight burdens my mind, slowing me down. Impostor syndrome creeps in, casting doubt on my abilities. The fear of being exposed nags at me, hindering my  growth as a leader. Stuck and stressed, working harder doesn't seem to break the cycle…”

How Mind Management can help?  

Regain command over your thoughts. Channel your energy away from fruitless musings and into productive creativity.

How Mind-Management can help?

Break free from perpetual negativity and worry. Raise your level of present awareness (LPA) with measurable mindfulness. Embrace and transcend your fears and uncertainties, escaping the cycle's grasp.

Explore What is Possible

A Training Program That Delivers Impactful Results

In this 12-week transformative program, you will learn how to achieve a state of a high-performance mindset by upgrading your mind and body, while cultivating more awareness in your life. 

Prevent Mental Exhaustion

Or worse, prevent burning out by proactively taming your monkey mind. Burnout has major consequences on all aspects of your life and requires significant turn-around and therapy time to recover. Be one step ahead! 

Empowered Decisions

You will achieve new levels of clarity and a deeper connection to your intuition to improve your decision qualities.

Stay in Flow

As your brain health improves, you will notice that your ability to focus will improve significantly while your levels of creativity and productivity surge. Stay in the ultimate state of flow for prolonged time periods.

Acquire self-knowledge through numbers

… using a data-driven approach with clear KPIs and the latest wearable tech: Harness the power of data to understand yourself better, track your progress, and achieve personal growth through measurable mindfulness practices.

Being Happy

Achieve higher levels of happiness and success by more skillfully managing relationships: Discover how mindfulness and improved communication skills can enrich your relationships and contribute to your overall happiness and success.

Improved Mental Capabilities

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. Your memory access, both short-term and long-term retrieval, will be better off.

Increased Mental Agility

So you can spend quality time with your family and loved ones at home and improve the quality of your relationships and connections. Finally, you can turn off the "voice in your head" and relax when desired while switching into a focused execution mode if needed.

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.

10x Compassion

As your level of present awareness (LPA) increases, your compassion and empathy qualities are magnified, leading to deeper relationships and an increased level of trust in the teams.

Elevated IQ and EQ

The practices to get to a high-performance mind will increase your IQ and emotional intelligence (EQ), which is the foundation for many desirable personal leadership qualities. 

Explore What is Possible

Measurable Mindfulness

A Systematic Path to more Awareness and a High-Performance Mind

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As a scientist, I initially viewed mindfulness with skepticism, considering it somewhat nebulous. However, a shift occurred when I experienced those "Aha" moments a few years ago. This propelled me into what I now call "Measurable Mindfulness" – a systematic approach leading to a high-performance mind and true self.

 

Over time, I uncovered additional "mind" KPIs, which, combined with wearable-tracked metrics, form the foundation of our training.

 

Engaging with over 10 impactful wearable KPIs and manual mind KPIs, you'll gain insights into assessment, baseline establishment, and crucially, enhancement.

 

Welcome the upgrade to heightened mindfulness and mastery.

Mind-Management

Upgrade Your “Mind Software” (“MindOS”)

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In a world filled with distractions, an untrained mind can easily lose focus, entangled in self-talk and excessive thoughts.

 

I envision the mind as software ("mindOS") running on your brain's "hardware."

 

Just as software can be debugged and improved, your mind can be too.

 

After a decade of refining various methods, I've created a comprehensive "mind management" approach—an essential skill for everyone. This involves tracking 10+ manual mind KPIs to assess, establish baselines, and enhance your practice.

Biohacking

Upgrade Your Body, “The Hardware,” Based on the Science of Epigenetics

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Neglecting our bodies is common until symptoms of misuse appear.

 

Biohacking might sound trendy, but it's about shaping your biology intentionally.

 

By altering your internal and external environment, you gain control over your health.

 

This proactive journey involves scientific evidence and an experimental mindset, employing measured changes to optimize sleep, nutrition, micronutrient support, intermittent fasting, exercise, and detoxification.

 

Vital biomarkers like Vitamin D are tracked to evaluate progress, often through convenient at-home tests.

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Plan

Develop your own KPI Cockpit

Embrace data-driven training with clear KPIs. Learn relevant mind and brain health indicators, track them in your evolving "KPI cockpit," and follow the measure-build-learn-repeat mantra.

 

Apply agile methodologies to craft your KPI dashboard in the early weeks for lasting transformation.

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Use Tech

Leverage Latest Wearable Tech For Actionable Insights

Partnered with ONVY Health, we integrate wearable tech for seamless data aggregation. ONVY App and recommended wearables like the Oura ring calculate stress, recovery, mindfulness, and balance scores. It's your intelligent companion for body-mind balance.

 

Own your health, unlock potential – we guide you every step.

Reisen

Iterate

Embark on a 3-Month Transformative Journey

This program is designed to be truly transformative. In month 1, you will set up your own KPI dashboard and feedback loop. You will learn about your most crucial mind KPIs and biomarkers, how to track them and establish a baseline
 
In month 2, you will start experimenting with setting up your own mind-management practice and find the style that works for you. 
 
In month 3, you will solidify to operationalize your practice and learn how to apply your new "high-performance mind" capabilities in your daily personal and work context.

Important KPIs to measure Success

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.

Level of Present Awareness (LPA)

Gauge the percentage of mindful minutes among your total waking hours. Boosting LPA enhances mental control, flexibility, self-reflection, and resilience.

 

Start around 1% - 2% and aim to increase it tenfold, surpassing 10% (equivalent to 100 mindful minutes daily).

Avg. Number of Thoughts per Minute (TPM)

Fewer thoughts signify calmness.

 

Establish your TPM baseline, discern thinking patterns, and set achievable goals for gradual reduction.

Sleep Score (Oura)

Solid sleep is a pivotal biohack for brain health.

 

Using the Oura ring, track sleep quality and strive for a score above 80 (or up to 100) to align with stress reduction goals.

HRV (heart rate variability)

Reflects your body's stress self-regulation and resilience.

 

Monitor HRV during sleep or mornings, aiming for relative improvement over time, aligned with your baseline.

Overview of the Program Modules

You will work in parallel on 3 tracks of execution using an agile approach:
Awareness, Upgrading your "mindOS," while optimizing your body ("the hardware") 

Boost Your Awareness Reliably Through Measurable Mindfulness Training

  • Why is the CTO Mastermind offered at this low introductory rate?
    We want to offer you the CTO Mastermind and a very competitive rate and to make it a "no-brainer" for you to sign-up. Given the potential value the monthly subscription investment is marginal when compared to the potential results and outcome.
  • Why is it not free?
    Running a comprehensive program like this requires significant resources. In addition, our experience is that those tech leaders who pay the small monthly subscription fee are more committed to contributing to the group and are also more engaged.
  • Why is it in English?
    We are a global community and haven chose English as our primary language of communication.
  • What is the format of this CTO Mastermind group?
    We have a monthly (virtual) meetup up to 90 minutes. In addition, we use our community platform to engage in continuous masterminding. This combination has proven to be very effective.
  • What is the time commitment?
    Besides the monthly 90-minute meetup we expect each members sets aside up to 30 minutes per week for masterminding using our platform: To post current challenges, share an important resource, or contribute answers to others challenges posted to keep the masterminding process going.
  • Why is the CTO Mastermind a process?
    It is a process to gradually get to know your peers and get into a collaboration style that works well. Therefore give yourself at least 3-4 months within this process to optimize your contributions and the value you'll receive from the ongoing masterminding process.
  • When can I join?
    You can join anytime.
  • What is the difference between sparring and the CTO Mastermind group?
    Sparring is also possible within the mastermind group. It is an exchange of best practises and ideas in a 1:1 setup. Masterminding however is a one-to-many setup. This allows you to tap into the collective brain power of a group. Therefore the potential results you'll obtain can be much higher.
  • What problems and challenges can I bring into the group?
    This is all up to you! The challenges you face every day are complex and decisive: from managing the development team, to defining the technology stack, to relations with the business. The success of your tech product is your responsibility: it is natural to have doubts, uncertainties or need an external opinion. Use this platform to positively impact your work!
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    You can cancel anytime. However, we recommend to stick with the group for at least 3-4 months to let its value fully unfold. Also ensure you set aside some time every week to contribute to the masterminding process.
  • How do I qualify for the Senior & Experienced track
    You have to work in a senior tech leader position, have a strong technical background, and demonstrated at least 10+ years of tech leadership experience. If in doubt, please contact us and we will review your qualification for this senior track.
  • Who are the other members of the group?
    You can join the group by signing up using the link(s) above to have full access and get to know your peers. It is a diverse and global group, and each member has to meet the qualifications for the corresponding track. To get you a flavor of the caliber of individuals we encourage you to join the community for free (see link above) and browse the member directory. This will give you a glimpse of who has already joined.
  • What about confidentiality?
    Within our group the motto "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" fully applies. In addition, we encourage members to use common sense when talking about business internal or other sensitive topics.

Upgrade your Body ("the Hardware") through Science of Epigenetics using an Agile Process based on Biohacking 

  • Why is the CTO Mastermind offered at this low introductory rate?
    We want to offer you the CTO Mastermind and a very competitive rate and to make it a "no-brainer" for you to sign-up. Given the potential value the monthly subscription investment is marginal when compared to the potential results and outcome.
  • Why is it not free?
    Running a comprehensive program like this requires significant resources. In addition, our experience is that those tech leaders who pay the small monthly subscription fee are more committed to contributing to the group and are also more engaged.
  • Why is it in English?
    We are a global community and haven chose English as our primary language of communication.
  • What is the format of this CTO Mastermind group?
    We have a monthly (virtual) meetup up to 90 minutes. In addition, we use our community platform to engage in continuous masterminding. This combination has proven to be very effective.
  • What is the time commitment?
    Besides the monthly 90-minute meetup we expect each members sets aside up to 30 minutes per week for masterminding using our platform: To post current challenges, share an important resource, or contribute answers to others challenges posted to keep the masterminding process going.
  • Why is the CTO Mastermind a process?
    It is a process to gradually get to know your peers and get into a collaboration style that works well. Therefore give yourself at least 3-4 months within this process to optimize your contributions and the value you'll receive from the ongoing masterminding process.
  • When can I join?
    You can join anytime.
  • What is the difference between sparring and the CTO Mastermind group?
    Sparring is also possible within the mastermind group. It is an exchange of best practises and ideas in a 1:1 setup. Masterminding however is a one-to-many setup. This allows you to tap into the collective brain power of a group. Therefore the potential results you'll obtain can be much higher.
  • What problems and challenges can I bring into the group?
    This is all up to you! The challenges you face every day are complex and decisive: from managing the development team, to defining the technology stack, to relations with the business. The success of your tech product is your responsibility: it is natural to have doubts, uncertainties or need an external opinion. Use this platform to positively impact your work!
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    You can cancel anytime. However, we recommend to stick with the group for at least 3-4 months to let its value fully unfold. Also ensure you set aside some time every week to contribute to the masterminding process.
  • How do I qualify for the Senior & Experienced track
    You have to work in a senior tech leader position, have a strong technical background, and demonstrated at least 10+ years of tech leadership experience. If in doubt, please contact us and we will review your qualification for this senior track.
  • Who are the other members of the group?
    You can join the group by signing up using the link(s) above to have full access and get to know your peers. It is a diverse and global group, and each member has to meet the qualifications for the corresponding track. To get you a flavor of the caliber of individuals we encourage you to join the community for free (see link above) and browse the member directory. This will give you a glimpse of who has already joined.
  • What about confidentiality?
    Within our group the motto "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" fully applies. In addition, we encourage members to use common sense when talking about business internal or other sensitive topics.

Boost Your Leadership Qualities:
Getting Started with Mind-Management Leveraging Latest Neuroscience

  • Why is the CTO Mastermind offered at this low introductory rate?
    We want to offer you the CTO Mastermind and a very competitive rate and to make it a "no-brainer" for you to sign-up. Given the potential value the monthly subscription investment is marginal when compared to the potential results and outcome.
  • Why is it not free?
    Running a comprehensive program like this requires significant resources. In addition, our experience is that those tech leaders who pay the small monthly subscription fee are more committed to contributing to the group and are also more engaged.
  • Why is it in English?
    We are a global community and haven chose English as our primary language of communication.
  • What is the format of this CTO Mastermind group?
    We have a monthly (virtual) meetup up to 90 minutes. In addition, we use our community platform to engage in continuous masterminding. This combination has proven to be very effective.
  • What is the time commitment?
    Besides the monthly 90-minute meetup we expect each members sets aside up to 30 minutes per week for masterminding using our platform: To post current challenges, share an important resource, or contribute answers to others challenges posted to keep the masterminding process going.
  • Why is the CTO Mastermind a process?
    It is a process to gradually get to know your peers and get into a collaboration style that works well. Therefore give yourself at least 3-4 months within this process to optimize your contributions and the value you'll receive from the ongoing masterminding process.
  • When can I join?
    You can join anytime.
  • What is the difference between sparring and the CTO Mastermind group?
    Sparring is also possible within the mastermind group. It is an exchange of best practises and ideas in a 1:1 setup. Masterminding however is a one-to-many setup. This allows you to tap into the collective brain power of a group. Therefore the potential results you'll obtain can be much higher.
  • What problems and challenges can I bring into the group?
    This is all up to you! The challenges you face every day are complex and decisive: from managing the development team, to defining the technology stack, to relations with the business. The success of your tech product is your responsibility: it is natural to have doubts, uncertainties or need an external opinion. Use this platform to positively impact your work!
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    You can cancel anytime. However, we recommend to stick with the group for at least 3-4 months to let its value fully unfold. Also ensure you set aside some time every week to contribute to the masterminding process.
  • How do I qualify for the Senior & Experienced track
    You have to work in a senior tech leader position, have a strong technical background, and demonstrated at least 10+ years of tech leadership experience. If in doubt, please contact us and we will review your qualification for this senior track.
  • Who are the other members of the group?
    You can join the group by signing up using the link(s) above to have full access and get to know your peers. It is a diverse and global group, and each member has to meet the qualifications for the corresponding track. To get you a flavor of the caliber of individuals we encourage you to join the community for free (see link above) and browse the member directory. This will give you a glimpse of who has already joined.
  • What about confidentiality?
    Within our group the motto "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" fully applies. In addition, we encourage members to use common sense when talking about business internal or other sensitive topics.

What is included in the Program?

Empower Yourself:

Craft your own KPI cockpit and feedback loop, refining your progress through iterative learning.
 

Personalized Application:

Formulate your own OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) for personal or professional utilization. Unleash the power of high-performance thinking for immediate workplace impact.

Harness Wearable Tech:


Utilize cutting-edge wearable tech, such as Oura ring, Neuphony Neurofeedback, HeartMath HRV, or Mendi brain training, for insightful biofeedback measurements.

Your Journey, Your Pace:

Spare 15-20 minutes daily for learning, practicing, journaling, and reflecting. A small commitment with impactful results.

 

Certification:

In just 12 weeks, establish a solid groundwork for becoming a high-performance mind tech leader. Embark on a transformative journey toward your peak potential.

 

Training Schedule

 

You can join the training any time during the year. We work in small group sizes and space is usually very limited - save your spot now! 

High-Performance Mind Program - Training Highlights

  • Weekly Q&A meetings (Zoom, 45 minutes) hosted by Reiner Kraft, PhD 

  • Weekly teachings & content (videos, text) on a focus topic in the areas of mind management, leadership, brain health, and increasing your LPA, with suggestions and actionable advice on how to integrate into your personal lifestyle; expect to set aside up to 2-3 hours per week for learning

  • We encourage you to network and mastermind with your peers or graduates of the program on our learning platform mindfultechleaders.com

  • Final 1:1 review meeting (1 hour) with Dr. Reiner Kraft, Ph.D., reflecting on progress and certification potential as a "High-Performance Mind Leader," which can be added to your LinkedIn Profile

Introductory Pricing (until 15.10.23):

Starting at $2950 USD  (2750 Euro)

Why this Training Delivers Results