HP2Online has a unique history. We started working in the world of athletic performance and brought lessons learned there to the military. From there we moved into the business world and now on to you!
Our unique history will enable your new future!
We come from the world of performance. HP2 was started in the early 80's and our initial mission was simple. We worked exclusively with athletes to isolate and reproduce in them the elements that enabled consistent winning performance. Initial success with individual performers took us to the world of teams and we expanded our work to include new practices of enhancing team performance. We had the opportunity to work with and generate success with a number of teams of all sizes and types - amateur, Olympic, and professional.
This success caught the attention of the military and we designed and delivered a series of programs for the Army, Army Special Forces, and Marines. In each case we enabled high performing individuals and units to exceed their historical best performances.
In the late 80's we turned our attention to the corporate world and brought the same level of rigor to this new world that we brought to the arenas and playing fields. What we saw was that as the world continued to change dramatically, the traditional approaches to business leadership, management, and learning were increasingly ineffective. It took us some time and a lot of experimentation until we succeeded in crafting a coherent body of work that consistently produces new levels of performance, innovation, and satisfaction. Central to everything is the understanding that in today's world ‘work’ is no longer about manual labor, tedious factory jobs, or endless grey cube farms. It is the making and fulfilling of commitments. Therefore management must be oriented around practices that enable the effective coordination required to produce internal and external customer satisfaction. From our work with athletes and soldiers we knew what it took to produce effective coordination, as in those worlds the results speak for themselves. Our challenge was to make these same practices relevant and applicable to the corporate world. Thus was born Commitment Based Management.
This new work on management has begun to make its way into the business mainstream and over the years we have had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest companies in the world. Firms like AT&T, Intel, Microsoft, CapitalOne, Amgen, Allianz, Nike and a host of others have entrusted our team with helping them shape their futures. With each of these clients we worked with their top leaders and managers to shape new futures and open new worlds.
What has all of that got to do with you? Nothing and everything at the same time. We are not working with you to be managers and leaders or to enhance your athletic performance or the performance of your military unit. Any or all of that may well occur, and it isn't our goal. Our goal is help you live the life of your dreams and we are going to do that by sharing with you all of the methods and practices that have been effective in transforming the lives and careers of thousands of athletes, soldiers, and corporate leaders and managers - people just like you! You are the beneficiary of all of these years of work, experimentation, and success. We now know with certainty what it takes to produce and sustain an authentic transformation. How do we know? Because we have been doing it for 30 years!
Along the way we have been innovators in the the practices and methodology of transformation and now bring to you an established, tested, proven body of work that is designed for just one purpose. To enable you to life the life of your dreams!
Chris Majer is the founder and CEO of the Human Potential Project Online (HP2Online) and the designer of all of our programs. He is a modern day entrepreneur, innovator, and adventurer who has trekked the wilds of Africa, Alaska, and the Amazon. He is a Rugby player with a Master Degree who has taught hand-to-hand combat to Marines, performance principles to the Special Forces, and leadership, management, strategy and innovation to the corporate world.
Chris’ work evolved out of his early days as a competitive rugby player. In 1981 he began by working exclusively with athletes to isolate and reproduce the elements of consistent winning performance. His success with individual athletes and teams caught the attention of the military and he and his firm spent nearly three years working with the Army to design new ways of training soldiers. This work culminated in a year long classified project with the Army’s Special Forces.
In the mid 80s the firm began working with corporate clients, again generating remarkable results. Under Chris’ leadership, the firm grew into a skilled team of professionals working globally. Chris was the principal architect of transformational projects for corporate clients such as AT&T, Cargill, Microsoft, Intel, EDS, Capital One, Amgen, and Allianz Life of North America.
Chris has spent over two decades developing innovative and highly effective approaches for enabling individuals and organizations of any size to maximize their performance. Now he has distilled all of this experience into a series of programs for a select consumer audience.
He is the author of 20 white papers and The Power to Transform – Passion, Power, and Purpose in Daily Life, which was published by Rodale.
Chris earned a MPA in Organizational Development from the University of Washington. He also studied extensively with philosopher Dr. Fernando Flores, known for his work on the ontology of language. In addition he has been an Aikido student and spent time with various martial arts teachers, Buddhist Monks, Zen Masters and a host of other practitioners.
He has been featured in Time, People, Mens Health, and Esquire and has appeared on the Today Show, Charlie Rose, and the MacNeil/Lehrer Report. Chris has also been a keynote speaker at venues around the world.