Written by Staff Writer Kristina Soares
Tignum is an international company that specializes in Sustainable High Human Performance that helps top executives maximize their capabilities both at work and in life. Since 2005, it has been running projects all over the world with top leaders of companies such as Adidas, Unilever, Genentech, Novartis, AOL and Boston Consulting Group.
Scott Peltin, one of the co-founders and CEO of Tignum, explains that the company is not based on fitness or dieting but rather, complete sustainable performance. This means looking at the brain and body to see how they work together and how executives can use Tignum’s four pillars- Mindset, Nutrition, Movement and Recovery- in order to work sustainably and produce top results.
Peltin, along with Jogi Rippel, the other co-founder and CEO of Tignum, combine their unique experiences from business, advertising (changing behaviors), firefighting, and human performance enhancement to help teams achieve their most critical business missions (i.e. product launches, IPO, transformations, mergers, key negotiations, etc). These teams often face the highest demands and the biggest challenges.
“Our main mission is to help critical leaders and their critical teams have more energy, more resilience, more mental agility and more executional stamina to win,” says Peltin. This means investing in the company’s leadership team in order to see optimal business results.
“We have learned that the critical pillars of sustainable human performance are mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. We have a team of global experts that help our clients change their habits so they can improve their performance,” says Rippel.
The four pillars are:
This is the area that Peltin explains as more complex. Instead of having just business on the brain, Tignum gets their clients to think further and ask themselves, “How do I mentally control all the thoughts in my head? How can I use mental visualization to prepare myself for key meetings or presentations? How can I mentally create a high performance mindset to design better solutions, impact and energize my team? How can I motivate my team to improve their performance a little bit every day?” Tignum knows that the brain often has more potential than we realize and they help leaders reach that potential through different mental exercises.
Instead of dieting or trying to lose weight, Tignum advocates performance eating habits to help alleviate jetlag, and to have the most energy throughout the day to perform better. “For us, nutrition is not about deprivation,” Peltin explains. “It’s about becoming aware of, and maximizing, the way you eat to improve your brain performance.”
Tignum has a unique approach to movement which is not about fitness or exercise. They use techniques to find ways to maximize brain performance, have more energy and resilience, and help reduce pain in order to enjoy life both in and out of the office. They offer different types of movement for different situations whether it’s to wake up in the morning and prepare for the day, stay energized throughout the entire day, or relax and wind down in the evening.
The term “recovery” often gets confused with vacation or something that many executives think they need to wait months for. Rather than taking a vacation, Tignum suggests taking small, strategic recovery breaks throughout each day in order to keep energy levels up and keep the brain alert and resilient. “For us, recovery is not about preventing illness, rather it’s about maximizing performance,” Peltin emphatically states.
Tignum has become a way of forward thinking that companies realize is imperative to stay competitive in the world’s leading markets. For more information about Tignum and their global programs, check out their website at www.Tignum.comand the book Sink, Float, or Swim.