At the FULLY CHARGED INSTITUTE we are teaching leaders to infuse energy throughout their networks to unlock people’s potential and achieve sustainable performance. 
Combining research on health, well-being, leadership, and organizational dynamics with decades of experience leading, consulting, assessing, and coaching, we take a strategic approach to how leaders can leverage human potential and energize their networks to be more effective in the marketplace.



With tools developed by our own experts in testing and analytics, we assess personal and organizational levels of energy and performance.



At the Charging Lab we teach leaders and teams how to energize themselves and their networks for better performance in and outside the workplace. 



We work one-on-one with leaders to help them implement their personalized Charging Plans with executive coaching and ongoing interaction.



Using pre- and post-intervention energy assessments, we measure improvement in individual and organizational energy and performance over time.

Why invest in energy?
When organizations invest in training their leaders to energize themselves, they help energize every level of the organization to achieve higher levels of sustainable performance.

Designed by the co-founders of the Fully Charged Institute, the Charging lab is 4,800 square feet of fully adjustable and customizable work and presentation space ideal for social distancing. The Lab includes:

  • Treadmill and standing desks

  • Separated meeting/conference room with adjustable height table and writable walls

  • TV and projector

  • Active sitting tools

  • Relaxation areas

  • Basketball hoop

  • Kitchenette

  • Access to walking trails


The Charging Lab was built high in the Blue Ridge Mountains on 97 acres of property overlooking the Shenandoah Valley.

The property is located just 30 minutes from Washington Dulles airport and 60 minutes from the Metro D.C. area.

How do I become 

We are now offering inaugural programs for individual leaders and leadership teams:

Cultural Transformation 

A year-long+ partnership with the Fully Charged Institute for leadership teams committed to organization-wide energy improvement.

  • Baseline: in-depth Energy Assessments for each individual in the leadership team and assessments of the energy levels throughout the entire organization

  • Charging Lab days: Fully Charged education, workshops, and seminars by Tom Rath, Ori Brafman, and other Fully Charged coaches

  • Coursework: create and implement individual Charging Plans including strategies for scaling improvement in leadership team energy to the rest of the organization

  • Measure Improvement: ongoing testing and assessment to continue to measure changes in individual and organizational energy and performance

  • Executive Coaching: one-on-one coaching throughout the experience 

  • Charging Lab finale: a presentation and celebration of the journey to become a certified FULLY CHARGED ORGANIZATION. In addition all participating leaders earn the FULLY CHARGED LEADER certification. 

Who should work with us?


Leaders of mid-tier to enterprise level organizations committed to starting a major cultural shift that values energy and well-being for the sake of sustainable performance.

How do I apply?

Contact us to learn more about the program and how your organization can apply for certification to become FULLY CHARGED.

Executive Certification 

A 6-month program with two immersion days at the Charging Lab.

  • Baseline: pre-program Energy Assessments

  • Charging Lab Day 1: an experiential Fully Charged learning experience with co-founders Tom Rath and Ori Brafman

  • Coursework: create, customize, and implement your own individual Charging Plan with one-on-one guidance from Fully Charged coaches

  • Measure Improvement: post-program Energy Assessments

  • Charging Lab Day 2: present your results and graduate to become a certified FULLY CHARGED LEADER

Who should attend?


Mid-to-senior level leaders; operational, group or department managers; or leaders who work up, down, and across the organization.

How do I apply?

Contact us for more information about the program, upcoming program dates, and about how you can apply for certification to become a FULLY CHARGED LEADER.


Tom is a researcher and writer who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being.


Tom has written six New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers over the past decade, starting with the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2016, his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was listed by amazon.com as the top selling non-fiction book of all time. Tom’s bestsellers include Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing, and Eat Move Sleep and Are You Fully Charged?. He has also written two children’s books and produced a feature-length documentary. In total, Tom’s books have sold more than 6 million copies and have made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Tom currently serves as a senior scientist for and advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent thirteen years leading the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths, leadership, and well-being. Tom also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a regular guest lecturer. Tom, his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.


Ori is a multiple New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. He specializes in organizational culture, leadership, change, accountability, inclusion, and non-kinetic strategy.


Ori's recent bestseller, Radical Inclusion, co-authored with 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, argues that inclusion is no longer a “nice-to-have”, but a strategic imperative in today’s rapidly changing world. His seminal work, The Starfish and the Spider, is cited by the U.S. military as the foundation for a successful campaign to counter Al Qaeda. His additional published works include the New York Times bestseller, SwayClick; and The Chaos Imperative.

Ori has advises Fortune 500 companies and all branches of the U.S. military. He is founder of Starfish Leadership and co-founder of vegan.org which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019. Ori is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where he lectures on leadership and the ethical use of technology. He holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 


Chip is an experienced national security, military, and business leader focused on organizational dynamics and human performance. He speaks on leadership development, well-being, building and leading diverse teams, strategic planning, and risk mitigation. 

Chip currently serves as Managing Director of ITC Secure. Prior to his roles in the private sector, Chip worked at the White House, serving as the National Security Council’s Director for Defense Policy and Strategy for the Middle East. Over a 20-year career as an Army infantry officer and strategist, he was deployed worldwide in support of military operations, including commanding a company during a combat tour in Iraq. Chip also taught at West Point from 2005 to 2008.

Chip is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Psychology and Leadership Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.


Pio is the publisher of recent New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Radical InclusionEat Move Sleep, and Are You Fully Charged? He previously served as a research director and an associate publisher with Gallup where he worked on several business bestsellers including #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket?12: The Elements of Great ManagingWellbeingStrengths-Based Leadership and the world’s top-selling business book of the past decade, StrengthsFinder 2.0.

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