Even when we succeed, work and life feel like a stressful means to an end. This diminishes our life experience and our performance. Can you and your team relate to our findings about how people experience a typical day or a week? While stress is a part of great achievement, this is a poor profile for leading others and for peak performance.
"VP goes beyond mindfulness. It significantly improved my mental toughness and ability to connect with and lead others."
– John Murphy, Global Head of Futures, Mizuho Securities
"VP has taught me how to be present, engaged and at peace....here and now. VP has profoundly impacted me personally and professionally."
- Paul Montello, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual
"VP gets to the internal cause of the emotional volatility and stress that hinders the mastery process. VP improves performance, fulfillment, and overall well-being."
– Jim Genatone, National Sales Director, Teva Neuroscience
"I strongly recommend VP for anyone interested in improving their life experience and their personal and professional growth."
– Nina Lerner, LCSW, MSW - Columbia University, MBA - Fordham University
"The VP system changed the mindset of our team to improve enjoyment, behavior and performance. The ROI with VP is very strong."
- Joe Sheenan, SVP of Mortgage Banking, Cornerstone Bank
"VP powerfully improved the way I experienced the world. It allowed me to feel much greater peace, enjoyment and fulfillment."
– Kristin Chandler, Chief of Staff, Waddell & Reed
"Few coaches create a culture where players can maintain a mindset for great performance. VP taught me how to maintain this mindset regardless of my environment."
- Tony Moeaki, Tight End, Chicago Bears
VP's concepts reduce stress instead of trying to cope with it. I was able to apply it immediately to reduce stress, gain clarity, and improve my life experience."
– Joe Adams, CEO, 1st Security Bank of Washington
"VP helps sales people tap into true attraction and enhanced character as opposed to using external and disingenuous techniques."
– Sue Filipovich, Keller Williams Real Estate
"I have had improved clarity, better trading results and enjoyed life way more since I started VP."
- John Farley, Portfolio Manager, Emil van Essen, LLC
"VP changes mindset to powerfully improve attitude, focus, buy-in, behavior and performance for coaches and players."
– Andre Coleman, NFL retiree and Wide Receivers Coach, Kansas State University
"While I succeeded in the NFL using negative motivation, I did not enjoy the experience despite winning a Super Bowl. With VP I believe I would have been a better player and I know I would have enjoyed it more."
– Ryan Lilja, recently retired 10-year NFL veteran
"We are excited about improving the emotional welfare of young adults with VP."
– Bob Hannon, President, United Way Youngstown, Ohio
"A mental shift that is in line with VP got me to the big leagues. VP has helped me to enjoy life now that my playing days are over."
– Scott Podsednik, recently retired 10-year MLB veteran
"VP strengthened mental areas that I didn't realize were weak. The training and app sharpened my ability to focus and has been a game-changer personally and professionally."
– Cory Bittner, Financial Advisor, UBS
"VP helped me to quiet my mind, control my emotions, and stay in the present more. VP was the major reason I had by far the best season and school year."
- Nino Williams, K-State Basketball
Our mission is to dramatically decrease stress and increase the performance of people and organizations by improving cognitive functioning to create Performance Mindset™.
A few years ago the Vision Pursue team members were tired of having insomnia and feeling dissatisfied, stressed and irritable even when we were enjoying business, academic and sports success. Research shows that we were not alone as stress and stress-related disorders and illnesses are prevalent and growing rapidly.
Most people escape stress through excessive drinking, eating, spending and TV watching. They also periodically try to change behavior and results by getting more knowledge, or using positive thinking, happiness techniques and goal setting. This usually does not create sustainable change, because it does not impact the source of the stress and behavior.
We have learned, and science has demonstrated, that the best way to reduce stress and improve behavior and results is to improve cognitive functioning or mindset. Once the mindset is right, productive behavior and realized potential will follow.
Proven ways to improve cognitive functioning include awareness, mindfulness, meditation and emotional intelligence. These are not strange or soft concepts. To the contrary, they are backed by neuroscience and when done properly they powerfully change cognitive functioning to produce amazing benefits. Many successful people are using them in business and athletics.
The personal and professional impact of these strategies was so profound that we created training and technology that would allow people and organizations to make the shift that we did. VP training is effective, but more importantly our app and system make the impact of the training sustainable as well as cost and time efficient.
Contact us to get more information about Performance Mindset™ and how it can dramatically help you and your organization.
Russ is an executive with 15 years of C-Level experience with companies in the hedge fund and technology sectors. Russ was part of the executive team that took the trading software firm, Trading Technologies, Inc. (TT), from a 20-person startup to a successful 650-person global company as CFO, CIO, Head of Global Support and EVP of Global Buyside Sales.
Jon is currently an entrepreneur and mentor after recently retiring from the NFL after the 2011 season. During Jon’s 10-year NFL career, his leadership skills earned him the position of team captain and NFLPA team representative. Jon also completed NFL-sponsored business management and entrepreneurship programs at Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School.
Matt is a software development expert with over 17 years of architecting and building web-based and mobile application solutions. Most of his career has been dedicated to cutting edge systems for the financial industry where speed, security and reliability are crucial.
Melinda earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology with a minor in Neuropsychology. Melinda is the President of No Stone Unturned Foundation, which provides financial and therapeutic support for families with children with exceptionalities. She recently served as Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Youngstown State University and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.
Ian serves as the Director of Sport Psychology for the Kansas State University Athletic Department. He works with student-athletes, coaches and teams to pursue excellence on and off the playing fields. A former student-athlete himself, Ian is a Certified Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry.