The Antifragile Mastermind

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13 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Play this game to thrive in adversity as a high pressure performer. Fortify your mind. Evolve your performance. Be antifragile.

Previous Clients

Washington Nationals
Meta
Google
NBA
Blue Courage

Course overview

Grow and thrive from adversity.

Rates of anxiety, overwhelm and burnout are at an all-time high in today’s high pressure environments at super speeds. The answer is not to mitigate stress or make time to relax more. Antifragile people learn how to harness stress to grow from adversity.


🧬 Straight Forward Science

Uninformed and unscientific life coaches and influencers are spreading too many 10-step hacks to make a real difference. This is rigorous, to-the-point coaching with two highly trained, vastly experienced performance experts that can help you fortify for the tough times and integrate all aspects of your self to thrive more consistently.


🎮 Gamified Intensity

Too many programs inundate with pie-in-the-sky theory or granular aspects of your wellbeing, performance, or health. This is an applied principles gamified experience, designed as a safe pressure cooker so that you can train your brain, body and reactions in new ways over time. It's designed to activate the dopamine system with built-in unpredictability, levels, time constraints, consequences and rewards on a meaningful goal.


🫵 100% of You

Nothing in the world of peak performance or wellbeing is isolated to mental OR physical, internal OR external. The data is also clear on one-size-fits-all approaches lacking traction. We look at you holistically with a ‘bio-psycho-social’ approach that is deeply personalized. Built upon science-based protocols for the many while catering to your unique physiology, psychology, relationships and goals in life.


∞ Coaching as a Relationship

Online coaching can easily turn into a dabbling experience for hobbyists and passive learners. Real change happens with a commitment to mastery and the partnerships created to solidify that learning. This course is designed to build real relationships through a peer-witnessed experience and personalized 1:1 coaching 12 weeks beyond the cohort dates to support your momentum.


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Be In Exceptional Company

Our previous clients have hailed from top performers at Meta, Google, NBA, Washington Nationals, NCAA and professional athletes across 16 sports, Andrea Partners, Blue Courage, and Olympians.

Who this is for

01

Conscientious leaders looking to level-up their capacity to serve without incurring the downsides of stress and overwhelm.

02

Ambitious founders who need to mitigate burnout while driving their teams and scaling their ventures.

03

Disciplined investors who need to mitigate the emotional rollercoaster of volatility and high-stakes decision making.

What you’ll get out of this course

Learn why antifragile principles move beyond resilience as a model.
  • Distinguish between different behavioral change models and what makes habit stick.
  • Grasp key principles to thrive in unpredictable conditions by embracing discomfort.
Discover science-backed behaviors and strategies to lead through adversity.
  • Learn why creating an intensity container guarantees growth if you play the game.
  • Apply key mechanisms to help you embrace discomfort as an opportunity to grow.
Practice protocols to shift into a desired specific state in real-time.
  • Top-Down: Practice ‘thinking about your thinking’ with metacognition.
  • Bottom-Up: Leverage bodily awareness and emotional intelligence.
  • Outside-In: Build a social and physical environment for antifragility.
Leverage different motivations to inform your strategies.
  • Gain insight into your personality and disposition as predictors of your patterns.


  • Map the connection between values, goals and motivation for positive outcomes.
  • Harness visualization as a powerful tool for immediate drive.
Cultivate consistent states of optimal performance.
  • Balance the desire for maximal performance with interventions that mitigate burnout.
  • Design intentional “stress + rest = growth” tactics to support recovery over time. 
  • Notice progressive gains as you develop flexible strategies to overcome obstacles.
Create systems for intentional 'life editing'.
  • Develop a systems approach to time-boxing, tasking and skill acquisition.
  • Concretize a set of deliberate practices for a deep work cadence on your top priorities.
  • Simplify goals with intentional ‘pre-commitments’ that remove procrastination.
Measure what matters with those who matter.
  • Track only meaningful metrics to fuel motivation and progress over time.
  • Enroll a serious "accountability partner" in your life to play the game with you.

This course includes

7 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

21 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

3 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Aug 12—Aug 18

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      13

      Game Plan Call #1: Antifragility & Well-Being

      Tue, Aug 13, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • The Well-being Game

  • Week 2

    Aug 19—Aug 25

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Environmental Mastery

  • Week 3

    Aug 26—Sep 1

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      27

      Office Hours: Q&A Deep Dive (Optional)

      Tue, Aug 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM UTC

  • Week 4

    Sep 2—Sep 8

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Coping with Stress/Anxiety

  • Week 5

    Sep 9—Sep 15

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      10

      Game Plan Call #2: Resilience

      Tue, Sep 10, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • The Resilience Game

  • Week 6

    Sep 16—Sep 22

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Developing Mindsets

  • Week 7

    Sep 23—Sep 29

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      24

      Office Hours: Q&A Deep Dive (Optional)

      Tue, Sep 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM UTC

  • Week 8

    Sep 30—Oct 6

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Psychological Flexibility

  • Week 9

    Oct 7—Oct 13

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Oct

      8

      Game Plan Call #3: Performance

      Tue, Oct 8, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • The Performance Game

  • Week 10

    Oct 14—Oct 20

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Attention & Awareness

  • Week 11

    Oct 21—Oct 27

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Oct

      22

      Office Hours: Q&A Deep Dive (Optional)

      Tue, Oct 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM UTC

  • Week 12

    Oct 28—Nov 3

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Optimizing Motivations

  • Week 13

    Nov 4—Nov 5

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Nov

      5

      Game Review & Analysis Call #4: Sustaining Antifragility

      Tue, Nov 5, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Sustaining Antifragility

  • Post-Course

    Modules

    • Schedule your final 1:1 Coaching Calls (Optional)

What people are saying

        Working with Nick and Adam on an ongoing basis has been a game changer. They have helped me integrate high performance into all areas of my life. Their approach has enabled me to break through my own limiting beliefs and psychological barriers, return to a high pressure career with more ease and less fear, and overall level up where it counts.
Jackie Space

Jackie Space

Co-Founder, BMNT, Aerospace Innovator
        Nick and Adam's coaching was transformative. I got real-time input and perspectives from two experts, setting it apart from traditional coaching methods. Interacting with them feels more like a partnership, significantly enhancing my ability to navigate the complexities of business and fortifying performance across all areas of my life.
Peter Goldstein

Peter Goldstein

Founder & CEO, Exchange Listing, Author

Meet your instructors

Nick Holton, M.Ed, PhD

Nick Holton, M.Ed, PhD

Co-Founder, The Antifragile Academy

Dr. Nick Holton's work focuses on helping individuals, teams, businesses and organizations become better versions of themselves through the application of the cutting-edge science of human flourishing – a synergistic development of both peak performance and overall well- being and fulfillment.


Nick serves as a coach and consultant, working with individuals and groups ranging from professional athletes, NCAA programs, educational institutions, and Fortune 500 businesses. He has also directed multiple large scale implementation projects oriented toward human flourishing for schools and organizations around the globe, and has delivered talks and trainings across the US, Europe, India, Hong Kong, Australia, Uganda, Singapore, Mexico, and South America. 


Nick also runs a podcast alongside the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard. The show – FlourishFM – interviews experts and focuses on academic research to help individuals better understand how to live well.

Adam Wright, M.Ed, PhD

Adam Wright, M.Ed, PhD

Director of Mental Performance for the Washington Nationals & Co-founder of The Antifragile Academy

Adam is a high-performance and executive coach, consultant, and educator who supports a broad range of elite performers whose craft demands their absolute best in volatile, high-stakes environments.


Adam currently serves as Major League Mental Performance Consultant for the Washington Nationals and as an advisor and educational board member for several institutions. His clients range from elite high school, collegiate, and professional athletes to Fortune 100 corporate leaders, professionals in military and law enforcement, and creatives from the entertainment world.


He also consults for clients in such disparate performance arenas as the front office of the NFL, MLB, the European PGA, MLS, Hollywood, and Wall Street.


As a practitioner-scientist, Adam draws from decades of practical experience as a coach and athlete, as well as lessons learned as a researcher and professor.



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Join an upcoming cohort

The Antifragile Mastermind

Cohort 1

$2,950

Dates

Aug 12—Nov 5, 2024

Payment Deadline

Aug 2, 2024
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Bulk purchases

Game schedule

2-3 hours per week
  • Tuesdays @ 10:30-12:00 ET

    Aug. 13 | Sep. 10 | Oct. 8 | Nov 5

    Monthly 90-minute live group sessions where we focus on orientation, frameworks, principles, rules, accountability and score keeping.

  • Personalized 1:1 Coaching

    (Individually Scheduled)

    Up to 8 sessions @ 45 mins (recommended) weekly or biweekly. You have the option of scheduling any left over sessions after the cohort to help you continue to sustain your desired behavior changes.

  • Office Hours

    Aug. 27 | Sep. 24 | Oct. 22

    Optional Group Q & A sessions with the Director of Mental Performance for a big league ball club! These optional sessions will be an application of principles, additional tips and resources as well community shares.

Free resource

What makes you antifragile?

Curious about what factors contribute to being a leader who grows from adversity?

We have filtered the top scientific resources on human performance and growth and stress tested it against thousands of coaching hours in the field to produce these primary subcomponents of antifragile leadership.


Download this checklist for a self-assessment and read about our upcoming cohort!

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Cohort-learning Plus 1:1 Coaching

Cohort-learning Plus 1:1 Coaching

Active gamified learning

This course builds on live workshops and a gamified experience to move the needle in real ways.

Personalized Coaching with PhDs

You'll also be getting personalized attention with master practitioners who have credentials and field experience.

Accountability built-in

Join a cohort of switched-on people who want to grow alongside you PLUS a self-selected external accountability partner.

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A pattern of wavy dots
Join an upcoming cohort

The Antifragile Mastermind

Cohort 1

$2,950

Dates

Aug 12—Nov 5, 2024

Payment Deadline

Aug 2, 2024
|

Bulk purchases

$2,950

13 Weeks