Steven Kotler is a New York Times-bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the cofounder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective.
He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.


In lectures and trainings combined, Steven has helped over a million people harness flow to increase performance. He is the trusted authority by individuals and organizations interested in tapping into their highest potential, and followed and endorsed by such leadership giants as Elon Musk, Arianna Huffington and Ray Kurzweil. President Bill Clinton once called his work "a visionary roadmap for change", while audiences have described him as, "The coolest professor you'll ever have".


Steven's research centers on the neurobiology of peak performance — essentially what happens in the brain and body when humans are performing at their very best — with particular attention paid to the state of consciousness known as flow. 

Steven and his team at the Flow Research Collective train individuals and organizations in peak performance, working in more than a hundred-and-thirty countries, with clients ranging from companies such as Meta, Audi, Accenture, Bain Capital, the United States Air Force and the San Francisco Police Department, to individuals including Navy SEALs, professional athletes, CEOs, and the general public.

What others say

“Diamandis and Kotler do a masterful job of explaining why we are at the start of a new era of radically increasing standards of living throughout the world. Abundance is essential reading for anyone looking for a better tomorrow.”
Elon Musk
Founder of SpaceX and Tesla
"It’s difficult to think of a writer more invigorating and tuned-in than Kotler. Tomorrowland is like taking a shot of caffeine. It allows you to see into the future and to realize that you’re already there.”
David Eagleman
Neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author of Incognito
"Abundance provides proof that the proper combination of technology, people and capital can meet any grand challenge."
Sir Richard Branson
Chairman of the Virgin Group
At a moment when our world faces multiple crises and is awash in pessimism, Abundance redirects the conversation, spotlighting scientific innovators working to improve people’s lives around the world. The result is more than a portrait of brilliant minds – it’s a reminder of the infinite possibilities for doing good when we tap into our own empathy and wisdom.
Arianna Huffington
CEO, Huffington Post
"The Rise of Superman is a page-turning, game-changing account of the secrets of ultimate human performance—a must read for anyone interested in seriously raising the level of their game."
Ray Kurzweil
Director of Engineering at Google
“I loved Peter Diamandis’ and Steven Kotler’s book Abundance, their writing and their Vision. BOLD is an amazing sequel, a book that every entrepreneur should read. It is inspiring, filled with incredible insights and offers a practical how-to game plan for going big and impacting the world."
Michael S. Dell
CEO, Dell Computers
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