What We Do
We provide personal and professional development programs that employ Keith Raniere’s revolutionary methodology, Rational Inquiry®. This breakthrough in human performance technology is designed to help people discover, develop and utilize more of their untapped potential.
Rational Inquiry® is a revolutionary, patent-pending technology and body of knowledge created by scientist and humanist Keith Raniere. It is based on the belief that the more consistent an individual’s beliefs and behavior patterns are, the more successful the person will be, and the greater his or her capacity for joy.
Rational Inquiry® yields consistent, reproducible and measurable results, allowing you to create permanent improvement and change. It also helps you gain a thorough understanding of ethics, cultivate critical thinking skills and logic, and develop a deep and compassionate understanding of humanity.
A key premise of Rational Inquiry® is the fact human beings aren’t born fully cognitive thinkers. In fact, it’s demonstrated that most people don’t reach full cognitive ability until early adolescence—somewhere between 12 and 16 years of age. As we develop, we form beliefs about ourselves and the world, often innocently making associations that are inconsistent with reality. These unrefined associations and perceptions, which we call “disintegrations,” are invisible to us, yet they become part of the foundation of our belief system and thus our self-imposed limitations.
Our technology allows you to uncover, re-examine and integrate these mistaken perceptions. In this sense, it’s a tool for removing errors of cognition and for creating consistency in language, behavior, emotions and thoughts. Consider the scientific example in which a piranha is separated from its food by a clear barrier. At first, the fish hits the barrier in an attempt to get food, but soon the fish accepts the barrier as a permanent reality and never tries to cross it again. Horrifyingly, if the barrier is removed, the fish will sooner starve to death than attempt to cross the non-existent barrier—the barrier of belief. In what areas have you stopped crossing the barrier? How have you limited your potential by accepting limitations rather than pushing up against them? We not only help you answer these questions in our programs, but we also facilitate lasting transformation in a measurable, consistent and reproducible way.
We live in a culture of abundance, which include “self-help” books, seminars, talks and tool, so why is it, then, that so many of us still struggle to achieve our dreams? Simple: it’s the difference between knowing about success and having it. Just like you can’t learn skiing from a book, success requires you to fully engage with yourself, with your emotions, and all your beliefs. It’s easy to say the path to success is “x, y, z,” but how do you apply that to your daily decisions? No one gets up in the morning and says, “Today I’m going to sabotage my dreams!” And yet, we continue to make decisions that keep us from achieving what we want.
Whether it’s watching people compete in the Olympics, walk onstage to receive an Oscar, or give a political acceptance speech, there are people all around us living up to their full potential and making their dreams come true. Are they stronger, brighter, or more courageous than you? No. But there is one essential difference: They have found the inner strength that enables them to accomplish what they really want. The Greeks called it “Ethos,” and it is the will within us that transforms our ideas into actions. Ethos, with our guiding beliefs, forms our emotional constitution and the internal force that empowers us to live life to its fullest.
Our Ethos program breathes life into empty success teachings, transforming them into powerful tools and a new way of seeing the world. We help you build and fortify your emotional constitution so you make the leap from knowing about success… to actually having it. Tapping into this extraordinary resource—no matter what your level of success—will forever change your life. We make the invisible visible, so you can transform your motivation and get the results you want.
Ethos is a membership-based program that is offered in over ten centers and satellites in North and Central America. Our program offers the flexibility to set your own pace—like a gym membership, you can attend as many, or as few, practice sessions as you like. As a member, you will also be assigned a certified personal coach to work with you on a custom-designed comprehensive goals program.
- Optimize communication and interpersonal skills
- Increase critical thinking skills and intellectual capacity
- Maximize goal-setting strategies and follow-through
- Define career objectives and direction
- Manage time and organize tasks efficiently
- Increase productivity and work output
- Heighten internal motivation
- Improve self-esteem
- Develop the emotional strength of persistence
- Build leadership and delegation skills
- Adapt comfortably in environments of rapid growth and change
We aren’t born with the ability to understand how the world works. At best, we piece together a road map to reality that gets us through life with varying degrees of happiness and success. Have you ever heard the expression, “The map is not the territory”? Similarly, circumstances in the external world are not the key to how rich and meaningful our lives are. It’s our internal world that dictates the quality and substance of our experience. But when in life are we given the tools to navigate this seemingly nebulous realm?
It’s as if we all are born with, and continue to develop, our own operating system, and this operating system is the platform through which we experience everyone and everything. But more often than not, when there are glitches, we seek to download more applications, change the software, or simply get used to the inefficiencies that may at one time have seemed unbearable. Life becomes a series of band-aids and workarounds that allow you to keep going, but the root cause of the issues never gets addressed.
What if, instead, you could understand the nature of your own operating system and know precisely how it works? Such that if there are problems, or inefficiencies, you know exactly what needs to be addressed to resolve it? What if you could be your own programmer and design your internal experience, so that you’re no longer dependent on your external circumstances to have a rich, full, meaningful experience of life?
The Origins program is the path to understanding your own operating system. It offers tools and explorations to help you uncover and overcome whatever keeps you from performing as your highest self. Whether it’s a matter of habit, perception or deeply rooted belief, Origins helps you understand the nature of your beliefs and emotional experience, leading to a wisdom and strength of self that pervades any challenges that come your way. Imagine you could feel that no matter what happens in life, no matter what curve balls are thrown in your direction, your sense of self and inner peace is never threatened? Imagine you could feel resourceful and even joyful in the face of life’s greatest adversities? What is that worth to you?
The Origins program consists of more than twelve specialized series offered in an intimate, small-group setting. Each series is comprised of four two-hour practices, imparted once per week over a four-week period. Optional assignments are provided between sessions to help you expand the benefits of each practice and prepare you for your next discovery.
- Increased self-knowledge and self-awareness
- A concise understanding of human perception with respect to communication
- Steps to build self-esteem in self and others
- Practical tools for stress management
- Increased capacity to harness emotional states
- Skills to develop more successful relationships
If you are crossing the Atlantic, would you rather take a ship or fly at the speed of the Concorde? Not everyone desires an accelerated pace, but for those who do, we offer a specially designed intensive program. Our intensives combine the Ethos program’s philosophical and practical foundations with the Origins program’s in-depth emotional explorations, culminating in an intense and comprehensive journey of self-discovery and success.
The intensive format is ideal for anyone living outside one of our center location areas, with on-going time constraints, or anyone who simply wants to fast-track their path to fulfilling their potential.
Our intensive trainings are offered in either a five-day or sixteen-day format. Some choose to complete only the foundational first five days, while others continue with remaining eleven days, providing a fuller and richer introspective experience. At the end of each intensive, you are assigned a personal coach for 30 days to help you apply your new tools and guide you in your journey to success!
Intensives are hosted at all of our center locations, and sometimes at remote locations. In the past we’ve held intensives in cities such as Miami, Seattle, Belfast, London, Austin, and more. Please contact us for more information.