Encore: Stealing Fire: harness rare states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition

April 18, 2017
Hosted by Catherine Calarco

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Steven Kotler's 20yrs of work training individuals and organizations in the use of flow—a non-ordinary state of consciousness with a long track record of improving performance- he discovered that these same people had been regularly utilizing a far wider range of altered states to help them heal trauma, boost creativity, augment collaboration, and tap into a level of insight and inspiration unachievable any other way. They couldn’t resist the opportunity to fully explore it for the first time and to open-source our findings so all can share in the benefits. Developments in four fields—psychology, neurobiology, pharmacology, technology—have helped us decode this phenomenon with science. As a result, people are gaining access to an unheard-of level of mental and physical performance. Studies show that altered states boost motivation and creativity nearly 400 percent, while cutting learning times in half. This proven revolution in human possibility will impact and improve all lives.

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Catherine Calarco

Catherine Calarco

As a global leader and entrepreneur, Catherine recognizes that the world needs greater awareness and leadership capability to deal with the complex problems of today.

Catherine is dedicated to making a positive difference in this world. She focuses on the intersection of technologies and human connections including machine learning digital health and biotechnology. In addition, she led several economic and entrepreneurship development programs. She has achieved successful investment funding and significant growth of companies worldwide.

A highly sought-after speaker, Catherine Calarco leads as an expert in digital health and consumer technology. Breaking ground in the mobile market, Catherine led the launch of the highly successful HeartMath Inner Balance Sensor. Now she leads as the Vice President at Spire.io and is rapidly growing the Professional and Wellness division. She has presented and lectured across the globe, including Senior Lecturer at MIT and Speaker at APEC, Digital Health Summit CES, and Mobile Health Expo. She champions women's leadership and provides mentorship through advisory roles with Astia.org and others.

Residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Catherine is a regular blogger on the Huffington Post.

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