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? 


Say iT: No!

Are you having difficulties selling your ideas to your peers and upper management?

Whenever things don’t work out the way we want them to happen, or others don’t follow our lead, we tend to judge ourselves, others, or our circumstances.

And when the judgment turns into blame, our ability to trust ourselves drastically diminishes. Our brain gets hijacked by negative emotions. Our logic goes out of the window, and our binary brain will begin painting everything with black-and-white.

Anxiety, anger, frustration, and lack of motivation will drain us of the last ounce of energy we’ve left. Our logic turns against us; sabotages us. In such a state, it’s no wonder to think and believe that we’re not good enough, or perhaps others are stronger than we are.

Weakened and in turmoil, we can’t perceive past the obstacles to find workable solutions. So we keep putting more effort into making them see that we’re right.

Just like the quicksand, the harder we try, the less they follow us.

So let me tell you a story about how you can influence others to follow you.

When I became the Group CIO 4 years ago, I was excited that the board chose me. I was confident that I could lead our enterprise IT to the next level.

Having worked in the group for years and led various initiatives and teams, I knew every aspect of our IT landscape. More so, I knew our culture and everybody knew my dedication and resilience. There was no one more qualified than me, or so I thought.

My goal was to modernize our IT and digitalize our products. While the board wanted me to keep up the status quo, managing directors wanted me to be the leader who brings about change and innovation. Employees wanted to see the legacy systems gone and get the modern tools they’ve been craving for years. 

And my new team wanted me to put an end to the endless discussions over whether or not the in-house IT is good enough, modern enough, informed enough.

They all knew that there was something WRONG, but no one was stepping up to fix iT!

I was the Group CIO… so I could fix the wrong, RIGHT?

But you know what happened?

Twelve months on the job, and I’ve been working 7days a week, 12 hours a day, jumping from one meeting to another. Despite valuable insights from my executive consulting partner, and having the authority to make things happen, we were not a bit closer to my goals, MDs’ goals, employees’ goals, or even my teams’ goals, for that matter.

But where did it all go so wrong?  I had followed the board’s instructions and tried to deliver the needs of all stakeholders. Furthermore, I studied things a CIO should do, sought wisdom from advisors and experienced CIOs, and did all the work. But the board was not approving my initiatives. MDs kept sabotaging my efforts to bring about the change they wanted,  and no one believed that I could change anything.

Why weren’t things happening the way I wanted them to happen?

Frustrated and In the hopes of finding the magic bullet, I signed up for one-on-one sessions with famous CIO advisors and dug deeper into their research results. I wanted to use their wisdom to tackle my challenges and solve all the problems. Cause they hold the key to becoming a successful CIO right?

I was a resourceful IT professional, a technologist by trait but I hadn’t had years of experience as a CIO, so there must be some secrets that I was not aware of.

Then I was shocked.

Almost all of them told me to look for another job. That our organization is beyond hope: “if you stay, you would be just destroying yourself and your reputation.” It was scary to hear that I’m in more trouble than I thought I was. “Abandon all hopes!” That was the verdict.

There was some truth in that. I was not feeling well at all. The constant pressure, endless nagging, lack of appreciation, personal attacks, and my favorite “the subtle cultural biases” were taking their tolls on me. The opposing forces within the organization were in constant friction. People were not speaking their minds, and those who spoke, their message was tainted with anger or desperation, which made it biased to the ears of management. 

And I was caught in the middle of that, shipwrecked, holding on tight to a piece of wood with my last ounce of strength, waiting for a rescue boat that would never come.

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