Achiever Fever with Claire Booth

January 29 | 2019
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January 29, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
843 Seymour St Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 Canada
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Leader Lounge

The Achiever Fever Cure

Re-establish Balance and Stop Striving Yourself Crazy


This Leader Lounge celebrates the launch of Claire Booth’s book, The Achiever Fever Cure | How I Learned to Stop Striving Myself Crazy. It also previews material from our half-day workshop of the same name. Your ticket includes a newly released copy of the book.

Incorporating insights from business, psychology, neuroscience, and spirituality, this Leader Lounge provides a preview of the longer Achiever Fever workshop, and makes a powerful case that chasing success is the surest way to push away happiness.

Further, letting go of ‘striving’ is the key to reaping life’s most enduring rewards. Based on Claire Booth’s just-released (Jan 2019) book of the same name, this workshop is designed to shed light on how our achievement mindset may be the biggest detractor of personal happiness and joy.

A whiz at capturing consumer insights for her Fortune 500 clients, Claire turned her lens inward and made herself the subject of a very personal research project. Her objectives: were to understand why, as a successful person, she never seemed to be all that happy, and then to figure out how to make a change.

Claire also conducted an unprecedented survey of hundreds of high achievers across North America to explore their perceptions around their need to achieve. Reflecting Claire’s penchant for fact-finding, the workshop’s structure echoes a research report outline: Objectives, Facts, Observations, Interpretations, and Recommendations.

Who is this evening for? 

If you are prone to “achiever fever”—a person who seems to have it all but never feels good enough—consider this workshop preview as your perfect prescription.

You’ll learn how:

  • Striving and competition can become damaging when they are out of balance
  • Your cognitive biases often undermine your ability to achieve what you most want
  • Managing the relentless voice in your head will keep it from becoming your keeper
  • Living in the future can rob your ability to enjoy the present
  • Exercising your mind is just as important as exercising your body

The format:

This highly participatory Leader Lounge will feature a 20-minute presentation from Claire on her book followed by an interview and facilitated Q&A.

Watch the video:

Want a sneak peek? Watch Claire Booth at our past Leader Lounge in the video below.

Claire Booth
Claire Booth

Lux Insights , Founder and CEO

Claire is the author of The Achiever Fever Cure: How I Learned to Stop Striving Myself Crazy. A successful but stressed-out market research entrepreneur and executive, Claire was suffering from what she calls “achiever fever”— constant striving coupled with chronic feelings of inadequacy. Sick and tired of feeling miserable, she undertakes a quest into psychology, behavioural economics, neuroscience, Buddhism, and even kung fu to better understand the condition. A self-help skeptic, Claire is fearful that slowing down and softening up will mean losing her professional edge. Instead, she discovers a more joyful and purposeful life, one that also turns out to be good for business. Bolstered by her own survey of other high-achieving professionals, Claire’s book offers practical advice for cooling the fever. Claire is the founder and CEO of Lux Insights, a research agency in Vancouver and Seattle. She has 20 years of experience in consumer insights working with some of the world’s most recognized brands. She teaches at the Sauder School of Business, has been recognized as a top-three finalist for business person of the year in North Vancouver, is a board director at The Cultch, and is a Big Sister.


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Pyatt Hall | VSO School of Music
843 Seymour St Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 Canada
(604) 915-9300
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