Tao of Peak Performance

[for leaders]

Redesign your lifestyle to feel your best and perform at your peak at work! 

Program Purpose

As a leader or entrepreneur, you require a fully optimized brain - a "whole brain" - capable of handling complex problem-solving, high stress, competing demands, driving creativity and inspiration, being empathetic and effective in decision-making.

But, today's fast-paced, volatile, and demanding world, can make it difficult to nurture your brain/mind's full potential. That's where the Tao of Peak Performance™ comes in.

This holistic transformation program combines ancient wisdom with cutting-edge research in the fields of body, heart, breathing, brain/mind, nutrition, and sleep to help you develop habits and routines that lead to a healthier, fitter, sharper, more balanced, and more fulfilled version of yourself.

Recent studies (*) have shown that developing "whole brain" skills is essential to excel in the main leadership practices and leads to significant improvements in revenue and profitability growth."

With Tao of Peak Performance™, you will not only optimize your brain for performance, but also be more balanced, healthier and feel at your best!

(*) Sources:  The Mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs”_McKinsey Quarterly October 2019 | “striking balance with Whole Brain Leadership” published in June 2019  Accenture Strategy

Unlocking Health and Peak Performance: How Leaders Can Benefit from Tao of Peak Performance

Tao of Peak Performance™ is the ideal program for individuals who work in high-pressure environments and refuse to compromise their health. They are committed to enhancing their wellbeing, resilience, happiness, and performance.

This program is especially suitable for the following individuals:

  • C-suite executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • High-profile project teams working on challenging assignments (e.g. management consultants).

Tao of Peak Performance™ is designed to help leaders enhance their overall well-being, resilience, happiness, and performance by accessing the scientifically-proven "flow" state in a sustainable way, both in and out of work. This optimal state of consciousness leads to mental peak performance and inner fulfillment.

When body and mind become ONE in the present moment, action and mindfulness co-exist, time slows down, and the inner voice chatter fades away. This releases happy and performance hormones like serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and others.

By participating in Tao of Peak Performance™, leaders can expect the following benefits:

  • Increased ability to access the "flow" state
  • Improved mental and emotional engagement
  • Reduced stress, anxiety, and worries
  • Enhanced sleep quantity and quality
  • Improved physical fitness, health, and overall well-being
  • More balanced and effortless state of mind (calmer, clearer, more resilient)
  • Enhanced creativity, inspiration, and ability for complex problem solving and decision-making
  • Increased sense of purpose and deeper connections with themselves and others
  • Unlocked and boosted inner energy for sustainable peak performance

Ultimately, the "whole leader" transformation can lead to a "whole business" transformation. By prioritizing personal health and well-being, leaders can achieve better work performance, resulting in more engaged and motivated teams, higher employee retention, and increased ROI. In short, the benefits of a "whole leader" transformation extend far beyond the individual, positively impacting the teams and the business as a whole (*).

(*) Reference Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change. Beyond Performance 2.0, backed by rigorous studies and facts about business long term performance concluded that businesses more than double their odds of successfully leading significant, sustainable change by applying equal levels of insight and rigor to the “hard” and “soft” elements that matter.

Leaders of leading corporations benefited from this transformative approach: 

What Leaders Say About Their Transformation...


" Stephane has found the simple words that allowed me to drastically change my approach to running and health and wellbeing in general. Thanks to his passion for everything he teaches, I have found my "aha moment", understanding the benefits of moving and that enjoying a run comes before performance. An incredible eye-opener for me that allowed me to stop associating run and pain.

The real power of Stephane’s program is to connect the essentials of movement, nutrition, sleep, and breathing. He is a true expert in all 4 and I would definitely recommend his program to anyone, really anyone! Thanks, Stephane "

Remy Furnon Head of GBS Delivery Center APAC @ Givaudan

“I started this program to mainly improve my running techniques so I wouldn’t have soreness every time I run and to lose weight.

This program has brought all of that but much more. The way Stephane shows how this is only part of the equation, how he links mindfulness, nutrition, and sleep to the whole experience is very compelling.

I consider myself as a more rational left-brain person so combining the theory with the exercises really drove it home for me that the real benefit is in the right balance. I got the results I wanted, expanded into meditation, eat differently and I see results are continuing to improve after the program. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a change that can last.”

Sven Ruytinx Senior Partner - Accenture

" I joined the Tao program as a birthday gift for myself :D Looking for a way to better manage my personal energy and continue my performance improvement. What an experience!!! By far my best gift this year!!! Starting by a great epiphany during the program related to balancing different areas and how to manage my life's cycle using all pillars of a holistic approach - for a "work hard, party harder, and run like there is no tomorrow" kind of person this was definitely a turning point.

Then learning and practicing mindfulness has really enhanced my focus. Stephane's "field and forum" method has provided me with the foundations for a continuous improvement journey, and for an engineer/expert consultant, knowing the science related to these was definitely a plus!

The results so far are beyond expectations - running better, higher energy when it matters most and I'm now a more present person - so I definitely recommend Stephane as a coach, improving with him has been a great journey so far! "

Carlos Mendes Senior Consultant & Business Development

"I never thought that I would be able to run a half marathon before I met Stephane Thiltgen, founder of Tao of Running and Tao Lifestyle.

Fast forward to 2018 and I am proud of having run 5 half marathons this year. My yearly body check is also showing some improvements compared to previous years.

Over the same period, my team at work grew from two to a department of 40+. Running with Stephane and changing my lifestyle enabled me to drive this change successfully at work and to become a better leader. It reduced my stress, anxiety, and worries and helped me wake up fully energized. It also gave me a calmer and clearer state for decision-making and problem solving and improved my concentration power.

Finally, it also increased my ability for authenticity, empathy, and compassion and improved the way I relate to my colleagues and subordinates."

Pedro Uria-Recio Head of AI & Digital Innovation - Axiata

"As many executives, one of my biggest challenges is to keep clarity, focus, and strength to make the best possible business decisions. These decisions are more and more difficult to make in dynamic, volatile, and overwhelming environments. No need to add that work-life balance is a crucial topic in our over-demanding world. I was looking for a holistic program to support me in balancing everything and re-developing the feeling of control and mastery in my life

Stephane is using running as a mean to bring the puzzle pieces together. Always backed up with scientific researches, Stephane is guiding us on a very interesting journey where we learn how works our body. I better understand myself and discovered the limitless capabilities of my machinery. And it works!

Results are really amazing (and for me very fast): Better focus and clarity during the day and much better quality time with my family.

I highly recommend the Tao program for everyone that has to manage a very demanding environment, who has the impression to pay a too high sacrifice to succeed, or simply who wants to feel much better in his body."

Frederic Quaranta Senior Executive - Vice President - Continental

"With 96 kg on the scale, a high cholesterol level, and overall dissatisfaction with myself, I needed to get myself in shape again.

Despite a very active schedule and many trips abroad, Stephane convinced me that he could help me to reduce weight and increase my overall health and wellbeing. So, I decided to give a go to his program.

After 5 weeks, my weight had already dropped by more than 5 kgs. After 4-5 months, I was at 85.5 kg. A reduction of more than 10 kgs! For somebody of my age and height, I am not in the obese category anymore. I do have regular health checkups and monitor blood and cholesterol levels. My doctor congratulated me on the excellent LDL/HDL ratio that now is more than normal without any medication.

Those improvements make me feel a lot better mentally and give me significantly more energy on a daily basis.
Following Stephane's program has really made me healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally. Thanks a lot, Stephane! "

Jean-Claude Steinmetz Director at Hastings

"This is not a new year resolution… It's a lifetime resolution!

I am 44 yo. And I didn't know how to breathe. I didn't know how to run. I didn't know how to eat. I didn't know how to be at peace with myself. Now I do.
I (re)learned it through this great program. Lasting impact on your well-being!

Good for your body, your mind, and your soul. Try it and (re)connect with your true self."

Laurent Duvilier Regional Chief of Communication, Latin America - UNICEF

“I spend over 60% of my time traveling in the APAC region. Although I enjoy my hectic life and work, I felt the need of managing better my lifestyle, especially my health and mind to create a postive 'virtuous circle' and go out of the vicious one!

To do so, you need guidance and support: I decided to take part in the Tao program. The holistic approach promoted by Stephane is very concrete: Running and exercise, mindfulness, nutrition and sleep principles, and other techniques taught by Stephane are easy to understand and the interactions between each of them are powerful which makes them easier to apply in your daily life.

It really works! I was for example very reluctant to run (I hated it!). And now, I feel the need of going out and run a few times a week. Also, today I feel much more relaxed, I have a clearer mind, I’m more creative and I have a better approach to problems at work. My energy level is great and I have more smiles on my face ;-).”

Pol Abiven Director, Asia-Pacific - Phosphea

“As a professional executive coach, this program had been really useful to bring additional ways to handle stress.

Getting back to resourcefulness thanks to mindfulness and mindful running, ensuring a proper 'me-time' to brainstorm more creative ways to deal with a complex situation, and providing a discipline to self-care.

In my profession where so much relies on how grounded I am, self-care and well-being are essential, yet one needs to also find how to fit it in a busy schedule.

The program contributed to helping me install these special recharging times in a rhythm that suits my professional activity. Thank you for your coaching, Stephane!”

Marianne Dupuis Executive Coach

"I was under super high work pressure, my sleep was badly affected and I was consistently feeling low in energy and had difficulties concentrating.

I have always had some sports activity in my life, in my younger days, I used to play handball and do cycling at a good level and I had run a few half-marathons in the past with a very honorable performance.

But this program has not only changed my approach to running and sport in general but also my approach to my overall lifestyle. I have changed how I use my mind, how and what I eat, how I breathe during and outside my exercise. Today, I feel more relaxed and balanced. I have lost weight. My energy is higher and more stable and I’m more aware of my emotions.

I highly recommend Stephane's program to anyone who needs to find lifestyle solutions for a high-powered career life!"

Jean-Philippe Garraux Referent Real Estate Group - Leader United Guidance Development Real Estate - Decathlon International

Discover the Ultimate Formula for Leadership Success with this Structured and Scientific Holistic program

At its core, the program recognizes the interconnected nature of healthhappinesswork performance, and fulfillment, and the importance of striking a balance between them.

It brings together vanguard science, and traditional wisdom under practical tools and techniques to help leaders achieve their full potential, both personally and professionally.

This scientific and structured program combines and interrelates:

  • Movement and exercise practices that generate vibrant energy and enhance brain function, drawing on cutting-edge research in movement and sport science, as well as endurance mastery techniques.
  • Mind training techniques and tools, such as the science of performance, the science of happiness, NLP, neuroscience, and mindfulness, to rewire the brain for optimal performance and well-being.
  • Nutrition principles that support mind-body transformation, drawing on over 100 holistic health theories to help individuals find their optimal path.
  • The science of sleep and recovery principles to support the mind-body transformation and ensure restorative periods for maximum performance.
  • Change management techniques and holistic coaching to help individuals translate intellectual understanding into long-term habits and routines that stick and promote growth over time.

Here is an Overview on how the Transformation Journey Unfolds...

The Tao of Peak Performance™ holistic program empowers leaders to optimize their health, well-being, and work performance by developing habits and routines that manage and nurture 4 interconnected domains of energy: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

This comprehensive program consists of 8 to 11 modules, each lasting 1.5 to 2.5 hours, and spanning over a duration of 10 to 15 weeks.

These modules are structured around 4 pillars and a transformation engine that together create a solid foundation for vibrant, sustained peak performance as per bellow: 

Body Training Pillar: 

Develop different forms of fitness through various types of movements and exercises to impact positively on mind peak performance and improve overall fitness, health and well-being ("whole fitness")

Mind Training Pillar : 

Learn to practice different forms of awareness in different contexts of life, and other scientifically proven mind training techniques, such as NLP, the science of happiness, and the science of breathing, to rewire the "whole brain" for more balance, to improve resilience, and to experience more regular brain peak performance and fulfillment states (e.g., flow state).

Heart Training Pillar : 

Learn the roles played by different nervous systems and their connection to enhance health, performance, and well-being.

Use heart rate monitoring and breathing strategies while exercising to help rebalance the nervous system.

Supporting Pillar (Nutrition and Sleep) :  

Learn key nutrition tenets to navigate smoothly with the tons of myths and contradicting information out there and align your nutrition decisions to meet personal specific needs.

Learn principles and techniques to improve the quality quantity of sleep.

Understand how nutrition and sleep relate to the other mind-body training modules and create healthy supporting habits to reinforce the mind-body transformation for peak performance and fulfillment.

Transformation Engine : 

The program also includes change management techniques and neuroscience principles to incrementally condition the mind-body to move from intellectual knowledge to practical experience and finally become a real transformation as a "whole leader."

Objective and subjective Key Health & Performance Indicators (KHPI) can be collected and tracked during and after the program: 

  • A logbook and coaching cards are used as support for the duration of the program to help journal personal experience and track progress in different areas.
  • Additional resources (e.g. reading material, videos, apps for additional facts & details about the science behind the program) are shared every few days to reinforce the motivation and check progress.
  • Follow up sessions can be conducted periodically after the program to make sure the transformation stick and the virtuous circle continues to grow over time.

Let's Connect !

Are you ready to take your life and career to the next level?  Whether you're an entrepreneur or a leader of a small organization, you can enroll in the Tao of Peak Performance™ program as an individual.

Or, we can partner to customize the program to meet the specific needs of the selected leader(s)/team(s) of your organization. 

Let's discuss how the Tao of Peak Performance™ can help you achieve your goals, and transform your life and career. 

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