Change Agents


“I have a dream…”

Martin Luther King Jr. 

We believe that dedicating your life to changing the world is an extraordinarily meaningful yet difficult path to take in life.


Putting humans on the Moon required 2.8 billion hours of work and cost about $280 billion dollars. That’s often what it takes to achieve important things.

The broad social and environmental change community is tackling an even bigger challenge: building a better future for us all. Whether you’re a seasoned change agent or just getting started, you can do your small but meaningful part. Upgradable is here to serve you on your journey.

An Upgrade Program (“UP”) helps you optimize your entire life and systematically achieve your highest value goals.  

You can do your UP on your own for free or, if you find it cost-effective, use our aligned coaches, assistants, and wide array of specialists. These UP Teams do your personal and professional work with or for you. They are especially good at helping you get unstuck from your biggest systemic challenges. Our aim is to save you thousands to tens of thousands of hours over your lifetime, which you can redirect into both your life’s work and your life’s fun.

With change agents, we generally do UPs that are between 1 day and 1 year long focusing on measurably improving whatever is most valuable for your life and work. That varies person to person, but generally revolves around your career, productivity, emotional wellbeing, physical wellbeing, financial security, relationships, personal safety, and/or emergency preparedness. We have science-based, partly outsourceable plans (including carefully curated tools, assessments, and resources) for optimizing these and every other area of your life.

For social and environmental entrepreneurs, we also have a large set of meticulously developed startup templates, sample files, tools, and procedures. Our team has built 25+ organizations, cumulatively operating for 160+ years.

You may dream extremely big. That’s great. Just remember that to achieve what’s most important to you, it’s a team effort that might take decades. But you can make progress, day in and day out. Ultimately that progress adds up.

We’ve spent the last 20+ years researching and experimenting in self-development, behavior change, and goal attainment to create and augment change agents. Over this time we’ve worked with hundreds of these ambitious, altruistic people in a 1-on-1 or small group setting and impacted thousands more indirectly. See our research on the UP intervention that has been borne out of that early work.

If any of this resonates with you, please reach out. We’d love to help you achieve your most valuable goals, including your goals around changing yourself and changing the world.

If you want to subsidize UPs for financially-constrained people doing high-impact work, please consider donating.