We're creating A Fun & Affordable Mental Fitness Gym for IT Leaders & their Teams

We help you recharge, refocus, and get stronger so that you can Lead your Team with Ease & Flow

We’ve been there – We get IT – We’ve got your back, even when others don’t.

We stand by you when things get tough when your goals seem out of reach when you need someone to talk to so that you can stand tall, calm, balanced, clear-headed, and confident in your power – in any leadership role & situation.

Founded by Ali Farahani, a former CIO/CTO & Leadership Coach, and Lucie Tesarova, a PQ Mental Fitness Trainer, our mission is to create a fun, affordable, science-based & technology-backed Mental Fitness Gym for IT leaders & their teams so that they can improve their performance, wellbeing, and relationship with ease & flow.

Victorious warriors win first in their minds, and then go to war. Defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. 

Sun Tzu, Author of the Art of War (544 BCE - 496 BCE)
  • Does going to work feel like waging a daily war at times?
  • Feeling like the attacks are coming from all possible angles?
  • Do you wish that work instead of war would feel like a play?

If you are

  • Tired of being attacked – by your outer or inner enemies of judgments, doubts, and disempowering thoughts,
  • Feeling isolated, lacking support
  • Wishing for a more positive circle of peers & mentors
  • Ready and motivated to turn the war into a game with our support

… then join us! 

Allow yourself to be supported so that you can support and lead powerfully your teams and organization.

With us, you can become victorious. And turn the war into a play.

Start with your inner game first. 

  • We train you.
  • We guide you.
  • We support you.

So then you can go, and lead powerfully from within – no matter in what environment you happen to be.

With us, you are not in the fight alone. 

We have your back.

And we make you win and transform not just your inner game, but also the cultural game in your company.

Ready for your inner game training to begin? 


Feeling Stuck? Look for Inner Conflict.

Inner conflict - feeling stuck

Feeling Stuck? Look for Inner Conflict.

Have you ever been procrastinating on something that you know is important but you just don’t seem to get yourself to do it, or not as consistently as you wish?

Or, on a team level – has a path forward been identified but the follow-through is not matching the expectations? And things are not moving?

Before you start pointing fingers (at yourself or others), or pushing yourself or others to “just do it” and “push through it” – I invite all of us to pause and consider this:

What if the reason we feel stuck is that there is a HIDDEN CONFLICT? (Within ourselves or the team).

When one force is pulling you (or people on the team) forward, one is pulling you (others on the team) in another direction = no significant progress in either direction.

I have been hearing myself complain for the past few months (well, even longer) about my schedule and how I want to get back to make it work for me, get myself organized, and balance priorities & time with loved ones, time for marketing, creative work, clients…

I noticed what was keeping me stuck. My own #reactance

Reactance is not only in physics when it comes to electrical reactance, but seems it was also playing role in my schedule.

How? In psychology, reactance is an urge to do the OPPOSITE of what someone wants us to do, especially when we perceive threats to our personal freedom. (e.g. in a team environment – people push against being micro-managed)

One of my desires (when it comes to my schedule) was towards being “on top of things” and having things clearly and nicely in place, priorities arranged and planned out. It was predictable and safe.

But there was also another desire and urge in me – that was resisting following through with what I set up to do that day! That part of me wanted more freedom, creative time, fun, going with the flow, flexibility, and rest, a no-doing time.

No wonder I felt stuck. Those parts of me were fighting & sabotaging each other.

On the surface, it looked like “oh, something is wrong, I just cannot get myself together & get it all done and get organized. Maybe I need a new system to get myself organized in. A new planner?..”

After discovering what was the real problem, my new focus switched from “getting organized” to “how I can have both parts of me work together, instead of against each other?”

“How I can be BOTH rigid, organized AND flexible, creative, free?” And, already that focus has brought first visible positive changes both for my productivity and how I feel when looking at my calendar. I don’t feel stuck or trapped anymore.

Your turn – I invite you to pause and reflect (by yourself, with a friend, or a coach) and go under the surface in the area you feel stuck in – and find what possible conflicting agendas might be blocking your progress instead of supporting it. Be it in your personal life, or with your team members.

Lucie Tesarova
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