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Our clients were faced with similar challenges and were asking the same questions. They've decided not only to conquer the challenges but to thrive and become the BEST version of themselves. Here our driven leaders share with you what they really experienced through Optimyzed Brain.

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"I enhanced my performance by overcoming decision paralysis, constant distractions, and the dreaded imposter syndrome. I felt my brain fog clear. I went from being stalled to now being capable of making complex decisions with certainty and clarity. From feeling overwhelmed with a never-ending to-do list and easily distracted due to a concentration span of 30 minutes, I increased my concentration to 2 and 3 hours. This enabled me to double my productivity. The most unexpected part was whom I blossomed into throughout this process and how life-changing it was. The new me has just taken flight, and I am in love with creating the life I want to live. I haven’t been the same person since." 

Anne-Mari Macridis, COO, FestiVote



"Even though we raised 7-figure funding round, hit a 700% growth that led to profitability, and 7 granted US patents, something seemed to be missing. From the outside, it looked like things were going quite well and that I had things figured out. This was far from the truth. I was working over 80 hours a week and always seemed to be in fire-fighting mode. Through a science-based process, I gained much better clarity on my short-term goals and focus on the things that are consequential to directly impact productivity and performance. The biggest gain has been the ability to decide what to focus on and what not to in short/medium term. The ability to say ‘No’ to certain activities has helped a lot with reducing stress from dealing with too much work. Deciding and prioritizing things to work/focus on has been a big productivity booster helping cut down work time from 80 hours a week to 50 hours - that’s 30 hours gained to invest in other areas of my life. By optimizing my brain, I’m improving my sleep, getting better nutrition, increasing my capacity to focus, clarifying my objectives, setting aside time for inventing, and more easily getting into the flow.  Now, my lifestyle has been completely restructured."

Deepak Dutt, CEO, Zighra 
Investor, Forbes Technology Council Member



"I went from constantly feeling exhausted to doubling my productivity! This was a combination of my sleep and nutrition that together raised my energy levels and concentrations. This gave me the ability to experience a 300% increase in my focus and concentration ability. From not getting enough sleep (I did not even sleep well at all), I went to at least 7-8 hours of good quality sleep.  From being exhausted after 30 min of concentrated tasks, I now can easily do 2 hours or more. And it is no more exhausting task, it is now a flow I get in. This all helped me to be executing on my tasks and be decisive.  With the change in my brain performance came the change in my company’s performance and the rate we achieved our targets. With regioHELP, I am pleased to announce that within 7 months, I secured €85M funding [first funding round]. On top of the €85M, I am pleased to share that we secured an additional €400M+ in funding. If I didn't work with Optimyzed Brain, I would not be at this stage." 

Willem Brinkert, CEO regioHELP eGenmbH 



"Before Optimyzed Brain, I was overwhelmed with the demands of a new leadership position that I had taken. I didn’t have a clearly formed goal for what I am trying to accomplish in this new challenging role. This made it hard for me to prioritize what was most important for the team to focus on. I would have difficulty focusing on actionable tasks and procrastinate by checking Emails, Teams, Social Media, Stocks and News. I was stressed out by working long hours, feeling like I could never catch up to the chaos and was not getting the fulfillment I wanted in life, and this manifested itself physically in my body as well. Now, I worry less about trying to finish everything and more calmly just focus on the most important tasks each week. The insights from the Optimyzed Brain helped me to restructure my team in a way that reduced the workload on myself. This was a huge win: I went from working 50-60 hours per week to 40-50 hours per week. That’s more than 10 hours gained each week. Now I have more time to fill my life with fulfilling activities and am almost daily going to the gym, meeting up with a friend, or doing something fun. With a few small adjustments, I found that I was able to achieve higher levels of energy, reduced sluggishness and more positivity in my daily work within a couple of weeks! Optimyzed Brain is a one-time investment that will pay off over the rest of your career." 

Dan Taylor, Principal PM Manager, Microsoft 


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"Before working with Optimyzed Brain, I frequently found myself struggling to meet deadlines and fulfill commitments, which led to feelings of exhaustion. On top of that, I was constantly bombarded with meetings while trying to keep track of multiple communication channels, which left me feeling overwhelmed. After going through Optimyzed Brain’s Unfair Advantage, I now have the ability to focus for extended sessions of 90 minutes instead of the previous 15-minute intervals, which has significantly improved my productivity and overall wellbeing. One significant transformation I have experienced is in my sleep. I used to sleep only 5.5 hours on average per night, but now I can sleep 7.5 hours per night with better quality. The bootcamp helped me reorganize my goals, see how they can be achieved, and define my next steps more clearly. For example, I have gained clarity on the right tasks to focus on, which enabled me to reduce my work load by about 30% to 40%. As a result of these changes, I have been able to reduce my working hours to just under 40 hours per week from the previous 60 hours, despite having multiple jobs and commitments. I can still get the same amount of work done but more effectively and efficiently. I’ve gained 20 to 40 hours of free time each week.  

Ian Yu,  ML Engineer and Data Science Leader



"I’ve been trying to juggle my business while parenting. Even while raising 3 young kids and manifesting a massive vision, I’m also co-authoring a book; teaching music and technology at our children’s Montessori; all while also cooking a few meals from scratch every week! For the first time in months, I was able to finish my work and have an entire Sunday afternoon “off” - totally guilt-free - to hang out with my family. I am not just making better decisions, I have greater clarity on WHICH decisions to prioritize at any given moment. I’ve identified and taken steps to minimize time wasters which have empowered me to create more time for valuable work. After years of sleeping less than 6 hours most nights, I finally broke my vicious cycle and started sleeping 8 hours a night. My concentration “span” increased from 30 minutes to 90 minutes - a three-fold increase. These longer periods of concentration mean I’m able to work while being fully present, without the nagging voice inside my head that doubts every decision or distracts me with all the other things I must get done. Transformations I experienced through Optimyzed Brain,  helped me effectively create 25% more hours each day. And for all this, I must say: Thank you Portia for everything!"

Crystal Wong Kruger, CEO, LIOHAN
Former Sales Director at SOTI




"I am a husband and father of 5 kids. I started an online business. Prior to joining Optimyzed Brain, I would be distracted often. Sometimes it's an email, a text message, or a noise outside. Other times it was notifications from Facebook or other software systems. Since increasing my brain performance, I have learned how to utilize the tools and techniques to stay focused and on task for up to 90 min straight! That’s a 500% increase in concentration. Before, it would take me weeks to make a decision. I would consider the decision at hand, then decide, but almost always second guess the decision. Working with Optimyzed Brain, I cut down the decision-making process to within days WITHOUT second guessing myself. I get A LOT more done in way less time. Where I used to work 50 hours per week, starting early and finishing late, often working into the evening. I now work about 6 hours per day (30 hours per week)...allowing me to spend more time on daily self-care and exercise as well as having quality time with my 5 kids."

Bill Verbakel, Owner, B2B Dog Training  



"I’d found myself being more scattered and less productive than I had in a long time. My time during the week would be sucked up by emails, I would wake feeling tired, my work days would extend to 10 hours, 12 hours, yet it didn’t seem to help, and my to-do’s seemed to be getting longer rather than shorter. I’ve joined courses and coaching before that haven’t delivered, leaving me feeling like I’ve wasted not only money but, more importantly, time.  I don’t think I have ever: a) come across a truly actionable program like it, or b) felt like it was 100% worth my time, effort, and money as much as I have with this Bootcamp.  The quicker I learnt the techniques that would claw back my missing time, the quicker I could apply them and the better I could ride the wave of crazy that is a startup. And that instinct turned out to be 100% correct.  The amazing mix of science, customization and brain training in the Bootcamp allowed me to rewire my brain to better habits, made my deep work sessions more productive, and put me in a mindset that not only helped me achieve goals but be excited by the challenges we were facing. I feel calmer, more resilient, and like I’m finally making things move forward again. It was the busiest I’d ever been, yet taking the time for this was so incredibly worth it, and has continued to consistently pay off over the past three months."

Emily Craven, CEO of Story City App



"Before starting the program, I rarely went to bed at a consistent hour. I waited to be tired, but that depended on what I ate, how stressed I was, and the time I spent in front of a screen. I’d been on that cycle for most of my professional career (30 years!). Well, the brain can’t function optimally without enough sleep. I went from needing anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to fall asleep to about 15 minutes. I’ve essentially gained 30-45 minutes every day for sleep.  I’ve lost 20 pounds so far. I’m more conscious about my choices, and those choices are becoming easier every day. It’s not about dieting but rather understanding how my body will respond to different types of food. Reducing distractions, improving performance and productivity have given me time, which is what I needed to be able to free up time to think. I’ve gone from having 15-20 minutes without distractions to 90 minutes. That’s a 450-600% improvement! While the individual improvements are significant, it’s the combination that has had the most impact. It’s a 180-degree transformation. Better sleep means I’m more productive and focused. I feel less stressed when under pressure, and it improved my confidence in accomplishing my goals."

Steve Rainville, CEO, CYDEF 
Former Associate Partner at IBM 


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"As CEO and founder of Dunya Habitat, the process of brain optimization gave me the tools and techniques to upgrade my sleep, nutrition, work schedule, mindset and leadership. Before, I would be awake into the early hours - stuck and apprehensive of the day to come. My schedule was all over the place. I was sleeping only 4 hours a day. I was apprehensive about making decisions. My time was not very optimized and I was always running from one thing to another. Not working effectively took a toll on my mental health. Always being stressed out, and feeling disorganized was not a good feeling. The learnings from the Brain Optimization Bootcamp have improved my sleep schedule. I changed my perception and attitude to see every decision is just a step forward. I realized my eating patterns were erratic and not healthy. Optimizing my eating habits by choosing brain foods, and eating healthy has given me that extra boost, especially towards the end of the work day. My confidence in how I lead the company has seen a significant boost. You only sink, if you stop swimming."  

Sugeevan Shanmuganathan, CEO, Dunya Habitats 


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"As I worked through a series of industry certifications, the stress was starting to build, giving me periods of sleepless nights and grumpy mornings. I felt like I was spinning hundreds of bone china plates on thin sticks - just like in the circus… but I was starting to drop a few.  I am no stranger to long hours and working for extended stretches, but it was taking a toll on me personally and especially on my family. On one of my tours of duty in Afghanistan, we worked 16hr days/7 days per week which contributed to a pretty severe burnout after 9 months of deployment. I remember thinking that I can’t keep doing this relentless pace and expect different results, so I need to make some changes. It was then that I decided to enroll in the program. Already I have implemented small but vital changes in how I attack my day. I’ve made simple adjustments to how I schedule my time and what priority of work takes precedence. I’ve adjusted my schedule, improved my focus and concentration, and I am more productive. As a result, I get things done faster, so I have more quality time with my family.

Nick Holyome, Team Lead Cyber Security
Military Veteran 

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"I didn't have time, energy, or even a single thought of relaxation… I was taking frequent naps during the day to catch up on my energy for the next set of work. I didn't even realize my current habits created a lot of unnecessary stress, lack of quality sleep, and affecting my personal life negatively. I would finish my workday at 1 am or 2 am and completely run out of energy. With the help of Brain Optimization Bootcamp, I achieved a few things in a better way: I gave up my 7-8 cups of coffee per day and swapped that with other healthy brain foods, which help me maintain my energy during work and after work.  I created a new sleep pattern, which helps me obtain good quality sleep and this technique also allows me to spend some time with my 6-year-old twin girls. The most important change for me is gaining huge confidence and changing the way I operate. The Brain Optimization Bootcamp is for [leaders] who are swamped with their schedule, want to know how to build and scale by mastering their brain capacity. If you want to build something great, the foundation is important; this is the foundation." 

Akil Balachandran, CEO of BlueMind
CEO of LifePlan Investments
Former Financial Advisor at SunLife


"Despite our success and momentum [$1M ARR milestone and completing a $1.25M seed round], I personally felt a high degree of anxiety and stress on a daily basis. Ambitious targets and fear of missing them were one stressor, but more importantly was dealing with the stress of a million inbound activities, distractions, and not knowing what was the most impactful activity I should be focused on. The Brain Optimization Bootcamp helped me knit together... the role of clarity of mission/purpose, sleep, diet ...other techniques into a powerful combination that allows me to achieve both business and personal objectives. I am more relaxed, I have more certainty on what I’m focused on in the day, week or month.  I’ve been rebooting my sleep and wake routines. Am getting better sleep and waking more energized (particularly difficult in dark winter months)... and arrive at my morning activities relaxed rather than rushed and anxious. If you feel stuck, anxious, that there is an opportunity to unlock massive, disruptive change if you could only figure out the secret recipe, this Bootcamp is for you...unlocking your true potential and getting the best out of yourself in business and personally.  " 

Michael Argast, CEO,

Former Sales Director at TELUS 

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"I was feeling pretty overwhelmed and not sleeping well. I had just successfully piloted our Sparkle Assistant in January and was preparing to launch in March when the pandemic hit and many of our beta customers had to shut down. I was feeling disheartened, unmotivated, and unproductive to say the least. I knew I needed to do something to shake me out of this funk. I was hesitant to start another program because I had very limited time and was worried about the extra cost. However, I trusted my instincts to join and I’m so glad that I did because it was by far the best and most energizing program I’ve been in so far!  The Brain Optimization Program gave me very clear and tangible things to do to increase my productivity and stay motivated. I am able to stay more focused and feel rejuvenated because I’m wasting less time and really honing in on the most important tasks to complete. The Bootcamp has given me direction and helped me actualize my visions. The Brain Optimization Bootcamp is great for founders who may be feeling down about the state of things in the world right now and need clear strategies and tactics to move forward in the right direction.

Michelle Maryns, CEO of WeSparkle (backed by TechStars)

Bush Foundation Fellow

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Customer Testimonials. As with any self-growth program, your results may vary from these customer testimonials.  The testimonials used are of actual clients and of the results they personally achieved. They are not intended to represent or guarantee that current or future clients will achieve the same or similar results. Your results will be based on many variables, such as your level of effort, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and a range of other biological factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success, or results nor are we responsible for your success or failure. Optimyzed Brain is not an overnight transformation. It takes time, effort, and dedication to optimize your brain for peak mental performance and while we - and the customers shown - believe Optimyzed Brain gives you incredible and comprehensive guidance, ultimately, you do have to take action.

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