Tuesday January 23rd may have begun as a gray winter morning in New York City, but if you were one of the fortunate forty guests at Peak Year LLC's Neurocognitive Wiring for Wisdom and More day long event in the Flatiron district, you spent the day in their light-filled main learning center/art gallery, experiencing a remarkably vibrant mixture of talks, panel discussions and activities about six transformational skills. During a catered lunch of healthy, brain-nourishing foods, Peak Year founder Dr. Stephen Rudin was interviewed by Family Office Association Chairman Angelo Robles regarding how these skills—executive functions, emotional intelligence, mindfulness/loving kindness, design thinking, grit/self compassion, and flow—can be the keys to success and happiness in school, work and relationships. The hope is that these skills can also help families of great wealth to delay or avoid breaking apart after three generations, as they too-often do.
Following lunch it was time for activities that were briefly previewed during the morning talks. Drumming, tai chi sword, sculpture, Argentine tango, mindfulness meditation, and design activities were engagingly mentored to each participant in small groups as an activity-based introduction to acquiring six transformational skills. As we learned, these skills are essential and beneficial for everyone, though aren't really taught in schools and colleges. Too they are increasingly in demand for the happiness and success they foster in school, work, relationships, and life.
It appears, too, that in no other place are these skills and activities all mentored and integrated organically, as they are in Peal Year's Peak Time experiences.
A remarkable day to be sure!