Achieving Focus


According to psychologist William James, “genius is nothing but a power of sustained attention.” In this course, participants will unlock their inner geniuses with exercises designed to maintain clarity, create “flow,” and nurture high-performance. We will cover many approaches, including the counterintuitive tactics of “anti-goals” and “not-to-do lists,” deliberate-practice techniques of Olympic athletes, brief guided “mini-meditations” favored by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and mental frameworks of military generals and Nobel Laureates. Focusing is a skill that can be trained with personalized strategies to build confidence and reduce anxiety.



  • Making the most of your time at home and at work
  • Strengthening your focusing “muscles” to avoid distraction
  • Planning and controlling your environment to maximize focus
  • Collaborating and prioritizing under pressure
  • Facilitating proactive responses to emerging issues
  • Mastering the principles of Attention Economics
  • Why productive focus ranks among the most important success factors
  • The pitfalls of continuous partial attention



  • Anyone who wants to improve their efficiency when working on tasks and projects.


Delivery Mode

  • In Person



$595 (plus tax)

Featured Instructor

Arthur Thuot is the facilitator at StoryCorp, a company that delivers storytelling workshops to business and government. Previously, he served as a project director for a media agency in Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. He holds an MFA from the University of Florida and an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.



Event CodeTitleBegin DateEnd DateTermDelivery MethodRegister to Event
P00022207BAchieving Focus7/6/20227/7/2022SummerOnlineRegister to Event
P00022209AAchieving Focus9/12/20229/13/2022AutumnOnlineRegister to Event
P00022211AAchieving Focus (Online session)11/1/202211/2/2022AutumnOnlineRegister to Event
P00022301AAchieving Focus1/3/20231/3/2023WinterIn PersonRegister to Event
P00022302AAchieving Focus2/28/20233/1/2023WinterOnlineRegister to Event