Welcome to Tracking Wonder.
Our vision: Our times are rife with rampant change and potential cynicism. In response, we offer research-based tools, training, coaching, and consulting to shift culture toward a more open, connected, and creative world.
Our mission: We equip mission-centered business owners, leaders, creatives, and other change-makers to reclaim a life of possibility.
What do the great visionaries, creatives,
and scientists have in common?
They’ve kept alive an abiding sense of wonder.
Wonder isn’t easy to experience consistently today. In a culture that often rewards our ability to hustle, produce, and achieve, the space to dream can feel like a luxury we can’t afford.
Yet the steady stream of distractions in our modern world also leads to creative burnout, loss of focus, and misplaced over-working.
Wonder is the antidote to hustle culture, a balm that reconnects us to our deepest purpose and creative drive. By actively tracking experiences of wonder, we disrupt disbelief, biases, and monotony.
Based on 15+ years of research, application, and deliberate lived experience, I believe that re-engaging with our innate ability to wonder is the key to a better, fuller, more creative life.
It’s not just you.
Every big idea begets a series of challenges.
Bold ideas – whether starting a community initiative or starting up a business, up-leveling a team or up-leveling a life – can light us up with possibility. They also usually bring up doubt, uncertainty, and lots of unexpected surprises.
There’s likely a gap between the future you can envision and how to get there. The good news is you can navigate the challenges in refreshing ways.
Tracking Wonder equips thoughtful business owners, leaders, creators, and professionals to advance their best ideas with less fret and more curiosity. We also elevate organizations and campuses. That’s what we do.
The art of living well is a quest for meaning, making, and wonder
Wherever you are,
Tracking Wonder has resources to meet you.
Provocative inspiration & tips: Gain free weekly perspective to stay open to what’s possible with Jeffrey’s Dispatch.
Discover your daily wonder ratio through our Wonder@Work Assessment.
Our Tracking Wonder Podcast introduces you to key tenets of our approach to life, work, and creativity. “The Quest for Our Best Ideas” will get you started. Warning: People have told us these episodes are binge-worthy!
We’ve published over 1,000 articles on human flourishing, mindfulness, innovation, branding, business development, book writing, and work flow at our blog, and Jeffrey has published over 150 articles at PsychologyToday.com.
Handbooks: Add to your change-makers’ library the Mind Rooms Guide to make time and shape your work flow; The 7-Minute Prioritizer to relearn the art of discerning among competing priorities; and WRITE TO LEAD.
Deepen Your Focus & Flow at Work Cohort: Over 12,000 students + thousands of others have changed the way they work through this foundational course and training.
Coaching & Consulting: Business owners, creatives, entrepreneurs, and leaders receive private coaching and consulting with Jeffrey.
Keynotes & Workshops: Heads of HR, Directors of Learning, Internal Brand Officers, conference organizers, and university administrators can elevate their groups.
Read Chapter One of
Discover the inspiration behind Tracking Wonder. When life (literally) goes up in flames, learn to use the transformative power of wonder to find hope and even thrive in challenging times.
MEET THE CHIEF WONDER MAKER
equips creatives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to leverage their ideas into expanding their influence with integrity.
His work and research with creative innovators, scientists, and social psychologists offers him leading insights into how creatives flourish in times of challenge and change. He has taught at and is a sought- after speaker for numerous conferences, universities, and centers.
Jeffrey has helped thousands of people advance their best, most meaningful ideas into businesses, brands, and books. He’s helped first-time authors land handsome book advances with Big 5 and independent presses and who’ve become New York Times best-sellers. He’s helped numerous clients build and launch businesses through strategic branding with integrity. But most of all, Jeffrey challenges people not to give up on their ideals and dreams.
He writes for Psychology Today and other outlets on the intersections among creativity, work, and human flourishing.
He’s author of the books Tracking Wonder: Reclaiming a Life of Meaning and Possibility in a World Obsessed with Productivity (Next Big Idea Club Nominee), The Journey from the Center to the Page, the poetry collection Coat Thief (Saint Julian Press), and other books.
He lives with his wife and two daughters in a farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York.
There’s never been a more pressing time to start cultivating focus and flexible thinking in the workplace.
Learn how the science of wonder can help your team retrain their minds and navigate creative challenges for a company-wide sense of fulfillment.
Inspire your team with meaningful training and start leaning into wonder.