Master Your Mind Mini Course




Brain by Design offers world-class coaching that brings neuroscience to life.


Brain in Mind -- The First Step

Brain by Design's signature program is an online course called Brain in Mind. This 12-week intensive is an affordable way to receive top-notch cognitive coaching in a group setting. While learning how to design your life with your brain in mind, we'll teach you evidence-based tools for achieving almost any goal.

Topics will include: brain basics, neuroplasticity, boosting willpower, overcoming decision fatigue, positive habit formation, mastering motivation, overcoming distraction, the power of mindset, the high cost of multitasking, the benefits of mindfulness, and much more!

This course includes 12 live webinars, access to recorded versions of the webinars so you can review or take things your at own pace, membership in a private facebook group, and optional accountability groups for added support.


private coaching 

Looking to take your life or your business to the next level with a personalized coaching experience? James Garrett offers one-on-one coaching and mentoring with a focus on brain science and neuroplasticity. He’ll take you through a challenging, inspiring, and personalized process to help you achieve your goals, maximize your productivity, and get your brain working for you.

Book your sessions weekly, or purchase a monthly package.  Wonder what this kind of experience would be like?


team coaching for startups

Entrepreneurship places unique strains and stresses on the mental, emotional, and cognitive capacity of founders and teams. Brain by Design offers coaching packages for businesses that include advice on designing work flows to maximize focus and creativity, designing workspaces that reduce distraction and increase collaboration, time management solutions that block burnout, and much more. We help you and your team design brain-based solutions for almost any problem, and we offer 100% evidence-based guidance backed by top-notch research in neuroscience and cognition.

It’s time for entrepreneurs to learn not just how to manage their brand, their team, and their finances, but also how to manage their greatest asset of all: their mind.

Let us design a package that works for your unique team.  And if we're not a fit, we'll help you find someone who is.  

Is your team performing at their absolute best?  If not...


Check out what we've been up to!

1 Million Cups Meetup:

Mind 2.0: The Science of Upgrading Your Brain's Default Programming

Those who can understand, harness, and direct their own internal programming know how to work smarter, not harder. There are learnable skills that make a massive difference for increasing your productivity, boosting your creativity, and decreasing your stress.   

Curious how you master this sought-after cognitive skill set? Come join us for a brief presentation, followed by a more extensive Q & A.

Wednesday, January 4th, 9:00AM-10:00AM

The Startup Building (Event Room)

111 W 600 S
Provo, UT 84601

Impact Hub WORKSHOP:

Brain Hacks: Why Outsmarting Your Brain Changes Everything

The explosion in brain science over the past 10 years has revolutionary implications for how we live and work. Those who know how to harness this new science are getting more done, doing it more creatively, building better companies, and living happier lives.

Curious what this might look like in your own life? This hands-on, interactive workshop will be fast-paced, fun, and a bit surprising.  Come join us if you want to have a really good time!

Friday, January 6th, 9:00AM-10:30AM

Impact Hub (Wasatch Room)

150 South State Street, #1
Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Exhausted is probably the most common word on the lips of parents and educators. Raising and teaching kids pushes us to our outer limits. So what can be done? Is it really possible to show up as our best selves in the middle of a crazy, kid-filled day? To promote peace and wellbeing alongside creativity and high performance? The explosion in brain science over the past 10 years has revolutionary implications for how we educate and raise our children. But it starts with ourselves. One of the most sought-after skill sets of the next decade will be learning how to manage one of your most precious resources of all: your mind. Those who know how to harness this new science are getting more done, reducing their stress, and living happier lives with happier kids. If you’ve ever had the experience of feeling like your brain has been in a blender, or ended your day feeling totally spent, or simply that there’s just too much to do, come learn how neuroscience can help you redesign your life with your brain in mind.

Saturday, January 21st, Ogden, UT

Outlier On Air Podcast:

Interview with Ever Gonzalez

Listen to Ever Gonzalez interview James about the growing movement of "science-help," and the brain science behind productivity.  Why is it that some people get so much more done than others? Curious to find out?  Check out this free podcast!

Rules of Success PODCAST:

INTERVIEW with Bryce Prescott

Listen to Bryce Prescott interview James about the explosion of interest and value coming from the new field of "science-help."  Do people who are both super productive and unusually calm know something you don't? Curious to find out?  Check out this free podcast!



Join us for a lunch hour meetup to learn the research behind "decision fatigue," and how the simple practice of pre-deciding can automate your daily routines, and free up your brainpower to get more done.

Thursday, November 17th


Lunch provided

Corporate Alliance of Southern Utah

1487 S Silicon Way, Ste A-7, St. George, Utah 84770


With Brain by Design you're joining the "science help" movement, which is using the best research in human development to improve the lives of people just like you.  Science-help is on the cutting edge of what will become an unprecedented fostering of human growth and potential. Psychologists and neuroscientists have discovered a myriad of ways in which our choices, actions, and behaviors influence, change, and even rewire our brains.

For decades, scientific findings about the brain and behavior were largely "stuck" in scientific journals and academic conferences. But over the past decade, cognitive scientists have taken many of their findings in scientific journals and written books that are now widely accessible and easy to understand. 

Science-help takes that research and creates concrete, practical tools that you can use every day -- it turns knowing into doing and theory into action. There's a lot of advice about how to create change in your life, but if you want to cut through the noise and find what has been proven to work, you've definitely come to the right place!



James Garrett

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For over a decade, James Garrett has been studying and teaching the psychology of success, and unpacking the brain science behind what makes human beings thrive. As an entrepreneur, scientist, and coach, James is passionate about turning what scientists know about the brain into practical tools that anyone can use to change their lives, and that innovators can use to change the world. Having built a highly successful social startup—and having gone through a major burnout along the way—James feels deeply and personally that we need to change the way we live, work, and innovate. All of his coaching products teach powerful, 100% evidence-based tools that help individuals, entrepreneurs, and startups maximize their productivity and creativity by designing their lives with the brain in mind.

James was the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Think Unlimited, a social venture working to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship in the Middle East. His work (including one of the first and only curricula on creativity and innovation taught in the Middle East) has been featured in the New York Times, FastCompany, LinkedIn, Harvard Business Review, and Arab Investor. He’s the recipient of the prestigious Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, was a finalist in the Echoing Green Competition, has been an invited member of CGI, and a speaker at TEDx and Harvard Arab Weekend. His writing on snap judgments, self-efficacy, and emotional intelligence has been published in top scientific journals, including the JPSP and Plos ONE. He graduated summa cum laude in Psychology from Columbia University.