About Us

Our mission is to help you challenge yourself according to your highest ideals in each hour of work.

Our approach has three primary components:

  • a comprehensive THEORY of growth based on the best scientific evidence;
  • a simple METHOD to prepare your mind for work, called a Golden Hour; and
  • a robust MEASURE of resilience based on 24 best practices, called the Inventory.

Our team:

Kevin Majeres, MD has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for the past decade, teaching cognitive behavioral therapy to psychiatrists-in-training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and completed a fellowship in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. He maintains a private practice in Harvard Square.

Sharif Younes attended Bowdoin College, where he received his BA in mathematics. He then worked in data science and engineering at several tech startups in Cambridge and Boston, MA. There he learned from Dr. Majeres about the theory underlying OptimalWork, and soon after decided to work full-time to bring it to more people.

Rashad Badr received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton where he was a recipient of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative prize. After his studies, Rashad advised professionals from the national security, nonprofit, and business sectors in their operations and strategy. Rashad is excited to bring OptimalWork to more people after it helped him achieve transformational personal growth in his own work.