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Essentials to Thrive: Unlocking Motivation, Productivity, and a Positive Mindset

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Essentials to Thrive

This is a brand-new offering from Knopman Marks.

You know us for our top-flight test prep. Discover the Knopman Marks Essentials to Thrive approach to help you unlock a positive mindset and incorporate high-performance habits into your work and life.

Essentials to Thrive is an 8-week series of pre-recorded, live masterclasses, available for a limited time as a free offering. To provide the best content possible, we've partnered with experts in neuroscience, leadership training, brand building, high performance, and more, to help you master the Essentials to Thrive. Their insights, tips, and real-life, practical information will help you improve everything from workplace performance and productivity to your self-confidence.

Why are we teaching Essentials to Thrive? 

Thanks to decades of training students to perform under pressure, we know the essential mindsets and tactics to help people succeed against all odds. As we all adapt to our new normal of hybrid and remote work, it’s crucial to stay motivated, find ways to be productive, and get our best work done. 


  • Access to our Knopman Marks Training Center
  • Access to recordings of all masterclasses
  • Links to the best performance resources on the web
  • Worksheets and other materials 


  1. MOTIVATION ESSENTIALS - Get free, fueled, and focused by unleashing your genius with strategies to fortify yourself and shift perspective so you get your best work done. 
    Liza Streiff, CEO of Knopman Marks Financial Training

  2. DIGITAL WELLBEING ESSENTIALS - Subdue distractions from digital devices and social feeds to cultivate presence and focus in the age of distraction.
    Giancarlo Pitocco, Founder & CEO of Purposeful Digital Wellbeing

  3. MINDSET ESSENTIALS - Propel yourself to the highest level with a leadership mindset.
    Rich Bello, Founder of Arootah, The Center for Inspired Action, Co-Founder of Blue Ridge Capital

  4. NEUROSCIENCE ESSENTIALS - Boost your ability to learn, focus, and perform by understanding how your brain works.
    Dr. Michael Mannino, Director of Programs at the Institute for Data Science and Computing at the University of Miami, Peak Performance Coach

  5. CONFIDENCE ESSENTIALS - Create unshakable self-confidence to bring your A-game to virtual meetings and face any challenge head-on.
    Rita Kakati-Shah, Founder and CEO of Uma

  6. CAREER ESSENTIALS - Build your professional persona as if it were a world-famous brand.
    Leyland Streiff, General Manager of Heat & Deloitte Digital 

  7. SUCCESS ESSENTIALS - Let go of the myth of work-life balance to create an integrated and fulfilling life.
    Bernadette McBurnie, Success Coach, Founder of Women’s Academy

  8. HAPPINESS ESSENTIALS - Reboot in stressful times by diving into the practices and techniques proven to increase your bliss.
    Dave Meshkov, Managing Director, Head of Course Design at Knopman Marks Financial Training 

FOR A LIMITED TIME: Essentials to Thrive is free to access. Simply add to cart, create a free Knopman Marks account, complete the checkout (no payment necessary), and access the Training Center for materials whenever it suits you best. 


What a great program!  It was so inspirational and meaningful.  Liza was amazing.  She was so personal with her stories.  She broke it down to the simplest understanding. Really thought the whole “what you can control bit” was great.  I had it on speaker and my wife was even listening a bit.  

Tom, compliance role

Her tips were scalable and actionable and so, so, so timely for what we are facing right now. She honestly got me thinking about what changes (little and big) I should make to improve personally and professionally. 

This was a great use of my time, please include me in any others that you have upcoming!


Christa, marketing manager

Love this whole series! It makes me want to work for Knopman Marks. I took Series 7 and 63 training with Knopman. After hearing this masterclass series was being released, I tuned in. It's clear Knopman is focusing on what the future can be and that you have been developing your employees to succeed in the face of any challenges. Thanks again.

Nick R.

A lot of working mothers are struggling with a martyrdom mentality right now during the COVID-19 quarantine. This webinar really helped empower me to prioritize my growth and well-being throughout this demanding time. Thank you!

Mary Kate