A Mastermind Group Created for anticipating the future

Join a powerful network of leaders, improve today's growth, strategize for the future, and enjoy the adenture with new friends

Hello!

 

I’m Armin Ellis, the Founder of Exploration Institute, and I’d like to invite you to join our private group and explore the world together.

Through years of working with scientists and explorers from all over the world we’ve been able to curate an outstanding set of experiences to some of the most impressive parts of the world. We are going to the Arctic Circle, Patagonia, the Galapagos, and deep into the Amazon rainforest. We have astronaut training, submarine piloting school, visits to some of the great astronomical observatories, and space agencies from around the world. And so much more…

These are not tourist trips but opportunities to learn, to see, to touch, and to connect as members of our very special group of Exploration Insiders™. I’ve personally sought out some of the best instructors from around the world, in terms of both knowledge about the remarkable places we’ll go to, and their ability to engage, educate and have fun with our group.

Dr. Armin T. Ellis

Founder,

Exploration Institute

We’ve worked with trainers from the astronaut program, and the US Navy SEALs, high performance coaches, artists and spiritual instructors to bring you the most extraordinary and magnificent experience while introducing you to the world of exploration and Exploration Institute. My promise to you is that after this weeklong adventure, you will look at life differently! You will have achieved and seen things that’ll empower you to explore in your own ways and to prepare you with the confidence and the skills to supercharge you to go on all our future adventures.

There are so many benefits to being an Insider, for example, you’ll have 24-hour concierge service, regular invitations to day events (previous visits have included Googolplex, marine research vessels, space company tours, diving trips, and so much more), and automatic invitations to our annual convention.

Of course it’s the dream to see and experience the beauty of our world for ourselves, but there’s an even deeper reason why you should join us. During my years working on NASA’s Earth based missions I realized that there’s a massive disconnect and lack of discussion even between the highly specialized scientific silos of knowledge.  But there are so many more of us, who aren’t career scientists but have just as much eagerness to seek and learn more about the world.

Exploration Institute is the manifestation of my dreams, in terms of the community, adventures, and impact. Because once anyone has been to the places we go to and seen the things we see, the world stops being a concept and starts becoming real and true. The context of humanity, our time, and our planet becomes precious and we do what we need to do to cherish it out of love.

I’m here to tell you that the world is more amazing and more beautiful that you can possibly imagine. What we need to do is to explore and to open up our frontiers and in doing so we will become the ambassadors that we wish to see in the world.

The world today needs individuals with bigger visions and deeper insights and I invite you to join us now and the Exploration Insiders™.

Exploration Insiders

 

Mastermind

WHAT IS IT & WHAT WILL IT DO FOR YOU?

It's been said that anticipation is the superpower for any leader. What if 

An hour a week to prepare, plan, and anticipate sounds like a great idea, but how often do we, as business leaders, actually do this? How would your organization benefit if you had the opportunity to plan and look at the big picture with a group of thoughtful and 

Friendships waiting to be made

  our Join the most unique group of leaders exploring the future!

 

Warning! The future is coming!

 Optimize your performance and be ready for the future

Join a leaders group focused on innovation,
resourcefulness, and exploratory thought.
 

People have been speculating about the future as far back as can be documented. It is in our innately curious nature to look to the future to both prepare, and discover new possibilities. Although nothing is certain, the one thing we can count on is that the future will be different to what we’ve imagined. A quick glance at today’s headlines would have us believe there are dark days ahead. Economic meltdown, climate change, overpopulation, and political instability all point towards an incredibly scary future, and the farther we look, the hazier our future becomes. But our future is never set in stone. We are now entering a period of radical transformation, where we can influence the outcome by utilizing “interdisciplinary _______, systems thinking” and embracing progress in breakthrough technologies and ideas that have the potential to completely transform our collective futures in a matter of years.
 
Many leaders have already started to understand and capitalize on this premise. We are seeing the beginning of a new wave of technological influence on the way that people work. Businesses of all sizes are seeing that innovation, and capitalizing on these new technologies and ideas is the only way for them move forward and thrive. Those that are at the forefront of embracing change have already seen immense growth, and have prospered. Whereas those who failed to recognize this new reality are now either suffering, out of business, or are about to receive a major disruption without warning. Soon, all organizations will realize that innovation is the ONLY way to stay in the game.

In this new era there will be winners and losers. The losers will be the unprepared, the uncurious, and the unimaginative, focused on old challenges. They occupy their time with outdated practices and management structures, unimportant activities, and have an aura of confidence that their industry and their job is traditional
and has stood the test of time.

The winners, are the ones who can learn, unlearn, and re-learn. They have humility, and are at ease with good but insufficient information. They act and move forward quickly. They experiment regularly and learn from negative outcomes. They avoid the traps of inaction and perfection; they integrate their life and their work. These people savor the opportunity to learn from others at the forefront of other fields.


We are just about to step into a truly unique and unpredictable period, but our choice is clear. We can either become fearful, reject change, and cling on to what we know, or we can anticipate what's coming and position ourselves to benefit from it and help to lead others.
 
 
Which path will you choose?
 
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Optimize your performance and be ready for the future

Join a leaders group focused on innovation,

resourcefulness, and exploratory thought.

 

People have been speculating about the future as far back as can be documented. It is in our innately curious nature to look to the future to both prepare, and discover new possibilities. Although nothing is certain, the one thing we can count on is that the future will be different to what we’ve imagined. A quick glance at today’s headlines would have us believe there are dark days ahead. Economic meltdown, climate change, overpopulation, and political instability all point towards an incredibly scary future, and the farther we look, the hazier our future becomes. But our future is never set in stone. We are now entering a period of radical transformation, where we can influence the outcome by utilizing “interdisciplinary _______, systems thinking” and embracing progress in breakthrough technologies and ideas that have the potential to completely transform our collective futures in a matter of years.

 

Many leaders have already started to understand and capitalize on this premise. We are seeing the beginning of a new wave of technological influence on the way that people work. Businesses of all sizes are seeing that innovation, and capitalizing on these new technologies and ideas is the only way for them move forward and thrive. Those that are at the forefront of embracing change have already seen immense growth, and have prospered. Whereas those who failed to recognize this new reality are now either suffering, out of business, or are about to receive a major disruption without warning. Soon, all organizations will realize that innovation is the ONLY way to stay in the game.

In this new era there will be winners and losers. The losers will be the unprepared, the uncurious, and the unimaginative, focused on old challenges. They occupy their time with outdated practices and management structures, unimportant activities, and have an aura of confidence that their industry and their job is traditional

and has stood the test of time.

 

The winners, are the ones who can learn, unlearn, and re-learn. They have humility, and are at ease with good but insufficient information. They act and move forward quickly. They experiment regularly and learn from negative outcomes. They avoid the traps of inaction and perfection; they integrate their life and their work. These people savor the opportunity to learn from others at the forefront of other fields.

 

We are just about to step into a truly unique and unpredictable period, but our choice is clear. We can either become fearful, reject change, and cling on to what we know, or we can anticipate what's coming and position ourselves to benefit from it and help to lead others.

 

 

Which path will you choose?

 

 

 

 

 

Specifics: 

Are you an entrepreneur, corporate leader, or a creative thinker?

This program is for those who are ready to become strong, dynamic, and empowering leaders. While this program would benefit anyone, we are looking for those of you who are dedicated to thinking creatively, capitalizing on forward-thinking ideas, and committed to creating positive change. Whether you are focused on contributing as an empowered leader in your work environment, or committed to growth as a business owner or CEO, Mastermind University will immerse you in an environment and surround you with the peers to cultivate positive changes in you and your business.

 

Due to the focused nature of this program, the peer group is purposely kept small so openings may be limited. Please fill out the form below so we can reserve a space for you.

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Specifics: 
Are you an entrepreneur, corporate leader, or a creative thinker?
This program is for those who are ready to become strong, dynamic, and empowering leaders. While this program would benefit anyone, we are looking for those of you who are dedicated to thinking creatively, capitalizing on forward-thinking ideas, and committed to creating positive change. Whether you are focused on contributing as an empowered leader in your work environment, or committed to growth as a business owner or CEO, Mastermind University will immerse you in an environment and surround you with the peers to cultivate positive changes in you and your business.

Due to the focused nature of this program, the peer group is purposely kept small so openings may be limited. Please fill out the form below so we can reserve a space for you.

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICS AND THE DETAILS

A very unique group.

Armin,

Two field trips conducted per year, and the focus is on seeing resources from nothing. by our Navy SEAL team. One annual  in the US 

This is a very select group. We have to be. Our members have certai

safe environment for exchange of ideas

There is an on boarding process, which makes your integration much more rapid and allows you to get started faster and more pleasant

Structure of the group

There are 4 elements to group

- Weekly sessions

- Outings

- Hotseats

- Onboarding process, which includes 3 sessions of one-on-one power calls to focus on your current status and learn what specific goals you have going forward.

The cost of the program is a basic enrollment fee, followed by monthly subscriptions. The monthly fees don't include the cost of to give you choice and flexibility to decide on when and which trips you'd like to participate in.

 

Please fill out the form below to allow us to get to know you. 

Small group, Big value.

We keep our group size small so that our interactions are . At the moment

If you feel you're a good fit, please get in touch with us. We would be excited to have you join us and so that we can close our membership drive.

Steps to take:

Totally refundable deposit.

Meet The

Navy SEAL Team

 

Thomas Matozel

Thomas is a subject matter expert in emergency response, and security support services to government agencies and private/public corporations domestically and abroad.

With over 20 years of military experience, highlighted by 15 years as a US Navy SEAL with tours of duty on both East and West coast SEAL Teams that included service on a submersible delivery vehicle team and a special mission unit.

He has international experience in permissive, semi-permissive and non-permissive environments.

 

Bill Atkinson

Bill is a former career US Navy SEAL, traveling extensively throughout the Caribbean, North Atlantic, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, working in a variety of land-and-water-based environments with SEAL Teammates and foreign counterparts over two decades. Having spent a decade training men and women for jobs in Navy Special Operations, providing them the tools they needed to be successful individually and in teams. He thrives on in-the-moment, collaborative adventures with others, sharing experiences that transform and reward in socially conscious and environmentally responsible ways.

Location of trips

PATAGONIA: WILD AND WONDERFUL

Trek through some of the most stunning terrain in Patagonia, walk among ancient glaciers, and learn how to navigate the extreme conditions in one of the most remarkable locations in the world. Among the many incredible areas of Patagonia that our expert on the Andes, Anthony Brogno, loves and has intimate knowledge of; El Chaltén and Argentina’s Glaciers National Park may be the most spectacular.

 
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ASTRONAUT TRAINING

Step into the flight suit of an astronaut. We’ve put together a program with one of the premiere astronaut centers in the United States to make available actual astronaut training reserved for fighter pilots and astronauts. By taking this course, you will be experiencing several days in the life of an astronaut by going through the psychological, physiological, and other training activities necessary for all spaceflight participants.

 
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ANCIENT WISDOM OF THE AMAZON

Travel deep into the remote Amazon rainforest to get a taste of life with one of the traditional indigenous communities in the most biologically diverse place on the planet. You will experience the ancient secrets and traditional practices of this unique culture while learning jungle survival skills and understanding ecological dynamics of the rainforest. Learn traditional hunting and gathering practices and how to recognize and use medicinal plants from the local community. Experience swimming with anacondas and pink river dolphins and night hikes to discover fascinating creatures.

Learn more >

Dr. Victori Orphan

Prof. Marine Biology at Caltech, and Galapagos expert

I see Exploration Institute as a critical link that allows people who have innate curiosity to realize their dreams and to learn more about the world around them.

Frank Grindrod

Wilderness expert, former US Marine and instructor

When you're immersed in wild nature something happens that transformes us and I'm very excited to take you on a magnificent journey.

Dr. James W. Ashley

Planetary Geologist at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

By harnessing and channeling our natural curiosity and zeal for exploration, EI is transforming the confusion and negativity of our time into positive creative energy, understanding, and enthusiasm.

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How Can This Be Possible?

You can't buy these experiences. These are all designed by Exploration Institute and when we know there's a better expert out there, we partner with them and create a course jointly and exclusively for our explorers.

How do we do this? How can we bring you experiences that are so rare and unusual to places that you have never dreamt of going? With our level of connections and experience we have been able to bring together these extraordinary experiences, many of them under exclusive agreements (or exemptions).

Most of these trips are limited to a very small number of Insiders to maintain a light footprint on some of the special locations we visit. Almost all of our instructors are full time tour guides, so you can expect to learn a great deal from their knowledge of the world around us.

Program Plan

Upfront plan.

Signup fee:

$3,000

$397 / Month

Additional fees per trip

The duration of each adventure is kept short enough to fit in the schedule of most busy professionals. We've worked very hard to keep each from 2-4 days. 

Levels of luxury and cost vary from adventure to adventure, therefore the descriptions for members will include these details as well as suitability for family members and fitness levels required for participation. As you might expect, the cost for each adventure varies depending on a number of factors. Please contact us here to request a quote.

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What members say

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This group is wonderful and I've gained a lot for my business

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This group is wonderful and I've gained a lot for my business

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This group is wonderful and I've gained a lot for my business

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This group is wonderful and I've gained a lot for my business

SOME OTHER PERKS AND SURPRISES- FUN

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Exploration Insiders community, gives you access to the following:

  • First access to new Expeditions.

  • Discounts on all Expeditions.

  • Mastermind Webinars.

  • Quarterly Member Dinners.

  • Our 24 hour concierge service which you can use for your friends and family as much as you like.

  • Members only invitations to tours, events, and behind the scenes activities throughout the year. Previous event invitations have included:

    • The Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) rocket factory in Hawthorn, CA

    • Googleplex, the headquarters of Google in Mountain View, CA

    • Tour of Captain Scott's famed ship, RRS Discovery in Dundee, Scotland

    • Vienna, Austria

    • Tour of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA

    • Space Shuttle Endeavor Payload Bay Doors opening

    • National Parks

             ...many more to come

  • Notice of upcoming events and interviews.

  • Admission to the annual Exploration Summit 
    (2016 Convention be held in Austin, Texas in November).

  • On going Learning and Discovery through our webinars and masterminds which include renowned experts.

  • Most importantly, become a member of an incredible group of people, giving you the opportunity to connect and form friendships.

Hear from some of our friends

Dr. Victori Orphan

Prof. Marine Biology at Caltech, and Galapagos expert

I see Exploration Institute as a critical link that allows people who have innate curiosity to realize their dreams and to learn more about the world around them.

Frank Grindrod

Wilderness expert, former US Marine and instructor

When you're immersed in wild nature something happens that transformes us and I'm very excited to take you on a magnificent journey.

Dr. James W. Ashley

Planetary Geologist at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

By harnessing and channeling our natural curiosity and zeal for exploration, EI is transforming the confusion and negativity of our time into positive creative energy, understanding, and enthusiasm.

Please reload

How Can This Be Possible?

You can't buy these experiences. These are all designed by Exploration Institute and when we know there's a better expert out there, we partner with them and create a course jointly and exclusively for our explorers.

How do we do this? How can we bring you experiences that are so rare and unusual to places that you have never dreamt of going? With our level of connections and experience we have been able to bring together these extraordinary experiences, many of them under exclusive agreements (or exemptions).

Most of these trips are limited to a very small number of Insiders to maintain a light footprint on some of the special locations we visit. Almost all of our instructors are full time tour guides, so you can expect to learn a great deal from their knowledge of the world around us.

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