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For those with a serious desire to be at their best…

Untapped Genius Mastermind

with peak performance & mindset coach Carl Contino


Unable to perform at your highest potential?

Are you close to getting to the next level of what you do, but not able to get there?

Do you find yourself getting in your own way? 

A “peak performer” is someone who…

cares deeply about being at their best, getting better at what they do, and having the most impact.

Do you see yourself in any of the following examples?

(click on images to learn more)

This is a unique opportunity to…

Unleash Your Inner Amazing…

Tap Your Potential

Discover your innate abilities and access higher levels of creativity & flow…

action, concert, music

Live Your Passion

Up-Level the potential & impact of your ideas, projects, talents.

No longer hindered by…






Lack of focus

Not being ready





Not enough time

Not enough energy

Questioning your passion

A vision of …

You to the Fullest


What you seek is within your reach

There absolutely is a way to have it all happen for you and in the midst of whatever you may be facing.

You have it within you.

Now imagine if you could take what you have and …

Tap into a power greater than oneself to help do your mission at play

In real time, with real people.

What could be possible?


Untapped Genius Mastermind

The ultimate approach, support & playground…
To tap your potential and live your passion

wave pattern

The Approach

Life as a Wave™

  • Unique approach using principles of music and physics.
  • Access higher abilities found in the mind & body.
  • Free your mind of doubt, fear, and other limitations that get in the way.
  • Find the flow be at your best and produce amazing results and experiences.
  • Wave Tools™ – 30+ unique approaches to tap your potential and passion.
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The Support

Guidance, Direction, Know-How

  • LIVE Virtual Meetings – weekly training, Q&A, hot seat group coaching, hangouts.
  • Online courses – mindset, flow, online business, and more.
  • Resources – turn your ideas into tangible offerings, products, programs, creations.
  • Coach on Demand™ – voice-controlled app to access strategies, tools, resources.
  • Impromptu events – to stimulate, catalyze, celebrate.
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The Playground

Tap the power of community

  • Learn, support, encourage, collaborate with one another.
  • Transform your ideas in real time with me as guide & community as catalyst.
  • Experience synergy through fun and deep engagement.
  • Ugenie Gallery™ – share, celebrate, and sell your offerings.
  • Virtual Reality – take connection and collaboration with others to a new level!

Beta Launch
For Founding Members…


We’ve decided to launch our membership NOW with a special invitation for those who are truly passionate about what they’re here to do, want support, and would love being part of something new, exciting, and adventurous!

Weekly LIVE Coaching & Training

Until the membership is fully up and running, we’ll be focusing on weekly group coaching and training calls through Zoom for 2-3+ hours(!) – to connect, encourage, learn, and move forward with what we want to bring into the world.

coaching, training, mentoring

The types of calls we’ll be having:

  • Mindset Training – create the ultimate mindset to both deal with current challenges in a powerful way AND be in the right state of mind to innovate, create new possibilities, take action, and get results.
  • HOT SEAT Coaching – get coached within the group on what you’re working on and any challenges in the way.
  • Idea Storming Sessions – we’ll come up with creative ideas for projects and potential businesses and how to make it happen!
  • How-To Sessions – we walk through the steps to turn your ideas into something real, including your website, online course, etc. (we can turn ANY idea into a full-fledged online course, membership site,  ebook, app, and more…)

As things develop…

You can anticipate ongoing add-ons to enjoy including our exclusive discussion forum (already live!), our Alexa-enabled Coach on Demand mobile app, Ugenie Gallery, Virtual Reality Sessions, and truly so much more.

Founding Member Perks

As things come online, you’ll be able to:

  • Enjoy life-time access to ALL upcoming courses, offers, and new features offered in the membership.
    • Explore topics like mindset, how to build your online business, manage your life along the way, and MUCH more!
    • Including our signature training on the fundamentals of Life as a Wave.™
  • Help create an amazing experience for one and all by providing feedback and sharing ideas of what you’d love to see in the membership!
  • Sneak a peak at upcoming features like:
    • Alexa-Enabled Coach on Demand App – to access tools, tips, and how-to’s in the moment when you need them.
    • Creations Gallery – to share, promote, and sell your creations of all kinds, be it a work of art, an online course, service, and more.
    • Virtual Reality – to connect together in a 3-D environment for mind-expanding possibilities!
  • Tap into community to encourage, support, and collaborate with one another.
  • Utilize resources  to help with all aspects of your journey or project.

What is before you now…

Is a chance to change things, to go beyond what you thought possible, to feel the thrill of seeing your ideas take shape, and the knowing that yes, you’ve got it in you, that there is a way to turn what you love into viable creations and ultimately, thrive in every way.

The choice is yours.

Special Offer…

Mastermind group coaching programs can be $250 – $3,000+ per month, but we don’t want money getting in the way of people getting support. Plus, we want to attract 1,000’s into the community for massive synergy, possibilities, and results, so…

We’re offering our first 20 Founding Members a discounted rate of:

$97 per month

That makes out to a little more than $3 a day.

You can cancel anytime. Try it for 1 month, see how you like it. If you choose not to continue, you’re 2 clicks away to either pause or cancel your membership.

BONUS I: Guide to Life as a Wave

4 principles of rhythm & flow to help you unleash “your inner amazing” and do your thing to the fullest, whatever that may be for you.

For the first 20 Founding Members …

BONUS II: 2 Private Coaching Sessions
($250+ value)

Get 1-to-1 help defining your mission at play, clear whatever’s in the way, & set the stage for massive momentum.

Join now

If you like the idea of weekly support, training, tools, and more to take what you do to the next level and ultimately thrive in the midst of whatever you face…

Choose one of the options below, and you’ll be taken to the member’s home page where you’ll find a calendar and details of our weekly training/coaching calls to get you started.


  • Guidance and support with weekly coaching and training calls.
  • Learn how to manage your mindset to deal with challenges and be your best.
  • Take step-by-step actions towards your goals.
  • Connect, support, and create with one another.
  • Access to all upcoming membership courses, tools, resources, and other goodies.

Sign up now as a founding member, and you are locked in for lifetime access to ALL future offerings!

$97 per month
(normally $250)


Gold VIP

  • Guidance and support with weekly coaching and training calls.
  • Learn how to manage your mindset to deal with challenges and be your best.
  • Take step-by-step actions towards your goals.
  • Connect, support, and create with one another.
  • Access to all upcoming membership courses, tools, resources, and other goodies.
  • PLUS… SIX private coaching sessions

LIMITED TO 10 participants

$1,500 for 6 months
(normally $3,000)



Our Guarantee – If you for any reason find being a member isn’t a match for you, you can cancel anytime with 2 clicks of a button, no questions asked. That’s it!

Is this for you?

This might be FANTASTIC for you if:

  • You want to find a way to not only survive these turbulent times but use it for creating, innovating and taking things to the next stage.
  • You want to focus on what’s possible and what you’re here to do.
  • You’re into discovering what you’re capable of – your talents, abilities, creativity.
  • You have a sense of mission, wanting to make a difference in some way.
  • You’d love help turning your passion and ideas into something real.
  • You want to not only talk about things but be in action that produces tangible results that matter.
  • You like the idea of connecting with others with a common vision of bringing our passions to life.
  • You want to thrive doing what you love.

This might NOT be a match if:

  • You’re more or less ok with how things are and not looking for any changes.
  • You’re interested in pursuing your interests some day, but right now simply isn’t the right time.
  • You’re in a place where you currently have to solely focus on survival issues, getting by day-to-day.
  • Looking at things with a fresh perspective is nice but not of real interest for you.
  • Being part of a community isn’t something you’re into and prefer doing things on your own.
  • You are convinced that you just don’t have the time, energy, or wherewithal to create anything new in your life.
  • There’s absolutely no way you can set aside $1 a day towards your dream (if so, read the FAQ’s below).

Frequently asked questions

Sounds really interesting, but I'm not 100% clear what this is about

I know. It’s a unique offering that you don’t come across everyday.

Truth: Within you lives the ability and capacity to bring your ideas, creations, and passion to full fruition. It’s there, to be sure.

This opportunity is about tapping into the power, experience, and creativity of the community of those on a similar path. I act as catalyst and guide. And the other elements including the Coach on Demand App, the various Wave Tools to freeing the mind and finding the flow, the Ugenie Gallery to share with others, and more … are all supplements to the process.

Take your time and let it sink in.

Then, I encourage you to…

Take the leap! Check out the experience for 1 month, and if it’s not for you, cancel with 2 clicks, and you’re set! And if you are one of the first 20 founding members, you’ll still have received 2 private coaching sessions with practical insights and next steps to take with you into the future.

If you really need to get a better idea of what this is about and how it could actually make a difference in your life, feel free to reach out and send me a message with any questions you may have. Better yet, schedule a time to connect through Zoom so you can share where you’re at, what you’d like to see happen, and what might be getting in the way.

Why would I want to join the BETA membership?

As a founding member, you’ll have several perks including:

  • Extra bonuses that other members do not receive
  • Help create the membership experience that you desire by:
    • Previewing existing content before others join.
    • Providing feedback on creating our signature content. Each week, you will be able to evaluate the content and topics based on what you need and want.
  • Surprises along the way!

And … most importantly, it’s your chance to get your shite happening NOW not later!

Do you have a program to help cover the cost of the membership?

I want anyone to be able to join no matter what their budget concerns may be, so…

When you join Untapped Genius, you automatically are added as a “Spread the Word” affiliate so that you can begin earning money by simply getting the word out.

It’s a win-win!

The 2-tiered Untapped Genius Promotion Program

If someone you know joins the Silver Membership ($30/month):

  • Level 1: you’ll get 30% commission ($10) every month per person.
  • Level 2: You’ll ALSO get 50% commission ($15) every month for friends of friends who join.

If someone you know joins the Gold VIP Membership where they get 2 private coaching sessions a month ($250/month):

  • Level 1: you’ll get 30% commission ($75) every month per person.
  • Level 2: You’ll ALSO get 10% commission ($25) every month for friends of friends who join.

So, yes, if you really want to join, and you’re concerned with the $30 per month investment, you now have a way to essentially pay for your membership and then some by simply sharing what this is about with your people!

I'm an artist (musician, creative) struggling with earning a living...can I benefit from what you offer?

Absolutely! The program is designed with creatives of all stripes in mind. Living gig-to-gig, project-to-project is a tough way to do things, yet the most common way of getting your creations out into the world and making a living.

There are other ways that can utterly change the game at play, including creating community-based membership experiences with a common passion or vision (like this one!). It’s a game changer for sure. We can show you the steps.

I'm not sure what my passion is and how to figure out what it is...

Absolutely no worries! That’s one of the things we love to do … point the way to discovering what that is and turning it into something amazing.

The membership is for anyone with a sense of mission at any level of discovery.

I'm already pursuing my passion but am struggling and not sure what to do next...

Part of the entrepreneurial journey is learning how to deal with things like uncertainty, disappointing results, unexpected challenges, and a slew of other things that can hinder the realization of what you’re after.

It’s normal and part of the game.

The key is to find ways to re-invigorate your passion and why you’re doing this in the first place and then to do the next thing in front of you.

Part of the process is reaching out and getting help from others.

We can help you navigate the uncertain waters of your adventure. That’s what this is all about.

I'm living my passion to the fullest and want to get to the next level...

Part of the thrill of pursuing your passion is that it is an ever-expanding entity that never ends.

We can absolutely help you up-level what you’re up to by helping you get clear on what’s possible, squash any limiting thoughts or assumptions that may be in the way, and how to leverage what you have to create massive impact.

Can what you offer help me develop my talents?

America’s Got Talent is the world’s biggest showcase for the vast array of talents, passions, and interests that exist.

If your everything is all about fully developing your talent, what we offer here is a unique and powerful approach to help you move toward mastery in what you love and are here to do!

Is this something that kids & young adults can benefit from?

Absolutely! I’ve run a program for several years called Untapped Genius for Young Minds where it’s all about helping them get clear on their passion and turning it into something productive. It’s also about creating an empowering mindset to deal with the challenges of life and creating a life they love!

Joining Untapped Genius will help them tap into the power of community and get all the support and encouragement they could ever need to spark life into what they are here to do!

They are literally our future. We need them and their built-in potential, passion, and energy unleashed into the world like never before.

You mentioned a wide variety of topics we'll be exploring...

Yes. Our live meetings, courses, and discussion topics will explore a vast array of topics that come into play on the entrepreneurial path.

And at the same time, we want to be sensitive to the potential of being overwhelmed with all that can be covered, so don’t worry, in the spirit of discovery, we’ll keep it simple, to the point, and have FUN with it all so that you can enjoy the entrepreneurial ride, bumps and all!

What's this Life as a Wave approach you've come up with?

Ah yes! This is my everything that I’ve dedicated my entire life to developing and sharing with others.

It is unlike anything I’ve seen out there, all great stuff but after more than 300 books, courses, and seminars on different topics, approaches, philosophies … in the end, I was still stuck.

So I wiped the slate clean and began at the beginning of what is this thing called life and what does it want? And from this 1 question emerged the most profound, simple, elegant framework that would finally help unleash my inner amazing!

And the idea of sharing with others who struggle as well with getting their thing fully happening is beyond thrilling and is the juice of the what and why of what I do!

Why are you doing this?

Discovering what you actually have within you, living your passion for real – these are the things that envelope my every day moments … it’s my everything!

So the thought of being in a position to share what I’ve discovered as a fellow-traveler of one’s pursuits, I can’t imagine a more exciting thing to devote my life to and share with the world!

it's not the first time I've taken a course or joined something like this... how's this different?

Me too! The number of attempts to get it all happening is astounding – the myriad courses, workshops, memberships, and business-building trainings I’ve been part of (and honestly enjoyed), in the end, didn’t produce the results I was looking for.

So how’s this going to be different, the thing that actually produces results?

While I can’t promise results in your case, since I don’t know who you are and what you’re ready to do to allow it to happen, what I CAN say is that we are providing everything you could ever need to increase the chance to near certainty of it happening for you, with the caveat that you give it your everything! Like as if it’s a done deal.

The idea of connecting with a community sounds great, but can I get 1-1 help too?

The power of community and the synergy that happens when you bring hearts, souls, and minds together with an overall common vision goes beyond anything that one single individual can muster.

At the same time, when you bring together community and 1-to-1 help, you’ve got an extra powerful combination.

So yes! To address your particular mission at play, if you are open to signing up for the Gold VIP membership while there are spots available (20 max), you’ll get private coaching with me twice a month for an incredible discount. You can also message me to explore other options for personalized assistance.

What's HOT SEAT coaching?

It is a surprisingly powerful way to be supported, whether you raise your hand for impromptu coaching during one of our calls or you simply listen and take in what another is being coached on (things that you may very well be facing yourself!).

It has to be experienced to know what this truly means!

Do I have to be there for every live virtual meeting?

Absolutely not! We all have different schedules, time zones, and availability, so you can show up when you want and for however long you can. All sessions will be recorded and available within your member’s page. But don’t be surprised if some go on for hours … if people are showing up, and we’re having fun and getting things done, we’ll keep going ’til we drop!

I'm not looking for a guru or a bunch of hype promising the world...

Oh boy do I get it! I have to admit I’ve fallen prey to the guru with the magic formula that, in the end, was a bunch of hooey or over-simplified crap that works for only the rare few!

So … is Untapped Genius and my approach, Life as a Wave, any different from what’s already out there?

You bet! And in so many ways … primarily by providing tangible, measurable, and reliable principles to getting things moving that are based in physics … that you can feel and touch in the moment.

And then grounding everything with tangible actions leading to real results.

What kind of things are we going to be doing?

That’s the fun of it all! The spirit of what the adventure entails is infused with knowledge, experience, insight, and hard-core tangible results along the way….

The possibilities of what we’ll be doing together is limited only by one’s imagination.

I’m Carl. And I know what it can be like…

After decades and hundreds of hours dedicated to my passions and getting blocked every step of the way, I ended up developing a new approach to freeing the mind based on my experience as an engineer and musician. It has worked wonders to break through my lifelong blocks and open the door for me to live my fullest life.

My own struggles began in my early teens, driven primarily by stubborn cognitive issues like ADD and dyslexia (story in detail below) and dealing with health challenges like when I ended up in a wheelchair with 8 broken ribs and a shattered hip.

I tried everything in my power to overcome in spite of it all – reading over 300 books, taking countless seminars, and so much more, only to remain stuck and frustrated.

The beautiful twist is that at my darkest hour, I discovered a breakthrough

My #1 struggle, its devastating impact, and how it lead to what you see before you...

I’ve described it in many ways

ADD, Dyslexia, poor memory, lack of focus, fuzzy thinking, feeling out of it, stuttering, stammering, glitching out, and on and on.

But that wasn’t the worst of it.

I call it my “flow glitch,” a Tourette’s-Syndrome-like flinch in my muscles that had a devastating impact on my #1 passion for decades – the dream of performing as a Jazz-Rock guitarist on the world’s stages. I attended three different music academies and practiced day and night. But for some reason, I would make a hundred tiny mistakes – the simpler the song, the more mistakes. The harder I tried, the worse I’d play. Talk about a conundrum to say the least!

It affected every facet of my life:

  • Feeling awkward and anxious when socializing, especially in groups, always 1 or 2 beats behind everyone else.
  • Dancing and feeling stiff and self-conscious.
  • Singing off-key and not remembering lyrics.
  • Going blank with paralyzing stage fright when about to perform on any level.

Put it all together, and I couldn’t help but believe there was something seriously wrong with me and that I was different than anyone else.

I tried everything in my power to fix things – reading hundreds of books, taking seminars, trying Nootropics (brain supplements), seeing doctors, therapists – nothing changed.

So, I ended up “turning down the volume” and basically hid in my cave. For years.

And during this time, I experienced the costs of a muted life – addictions, hitting bottom, hopelessness, what it is to be without home, to contemplate and act on ending it all.

And yet… 

I know sweet victories in spite of it all and feel more alive and excited than ever, because…

I fixed it! I solved the problem by wiping the slate clean and starting over… beginning with a simple question…

“What does life itself want”? My answer:

Life wants ONE thing – to move, grow, and expand, and EVERYTHING comes from this singular thrust of life! This simple idea would change everything.

With MOVEMENT as the central theme, I added principles of music, nature, and simple physics I had learned in electrical engineering, and voila, the “holy grail” of all personal growth approaches that freed me of my cognitive glitches and also opened the doors to higher abilities, creativity, and flow that we ALL CAN ACCESS.

I call my approach Life as a Wave.™

And it’s based on a fundamentally SIMPLE game at play: I am either being a “conduit” for the movement OR I’m getting in the way of it! Period. End of story.

The #1 culprit to moving forward in our lives is what I call the Slippery Mind which is the part that judges, labels, and creates “stories” that in the end, blocks the movement. 

Free up the mind, and movement happens. It’s physics.

The most incredible thing about making it all about movement … is that I can get real-time feedback using things based on rhythm like my #1 teacher …

My drum!! If you know what to look for, drumming and other activities can show you second-by-second if you’re “being the conduit” or not … in ANY area of your life!


20 years later…

Living “life as a wave,” I now know “heaven on earth.”

Applying Life as a Wave to every area of my life, I can now:

  • Sing on key, harmonize, and improvise in the moment with songs I’ve never heard before!
  • Dance in flow, my body surprising me at what it can express.
  • Play tennis better than when I trained daily as a teenager.
  • Talk with flow and ease under nearly any condition (including doing over 1,200 days in a row of Facebook LIVES … something once beyond impossible and now effortless).
  • Connect with others – social anxiety and self-consciousness now replaced with comfort and ease.
  • Feel the true ecstasy of witnessing what I’m truly capable of, like expressing myself freely in so many ways.
  • Enjoy the thrill of seeing my ideas and life’s work come to full fruition (what is before you now!) and impacting the world.
  • Having more passion and sense of purpose than ever.

And best of all, I can now help others free themselves from what gets in the way from doing their thing to the fullest…


As a peak performance mindset coach, applying my signature methodology called Life as a Wave,™ I am a catalyst for countless people to free their minds and live their adventure. I’ve been doing it for nearly 25 years now, with folks from all walks of life and all ages.

I would love to help you bring forth what you have within you and share it with a world that truly needs it.

What others say…

I’ve had the opportunity to support a wide variety of passion-infused people in this world – filmmakers, entrepreneurs, coaches, teachers, young adults, and on … what an honor! :-)

Behind the scenes...

Untapped Genius and our mission at play is only possible because of our team of amazing people who each are successful in what they do and bring their perspective, experience, creativity, and bad-assery to the picture...


Kern Konwiser

Multi-Emmy Winning Filmmaker
Konwiser Brothers

Brother Kern and I have been friends for over 20 years and is a principal member of our team. Kern's work spans all forms of entertainment including award-winning documentaries of stories that help inspire and transcend one's limitations.


Mike "Muddy" Schlegel

Visual Communicator
WhiteBoard Academy

My buddy Muddy helps "unlock awesome through visual thinking." Not only is he amazing at translating ideas into easy-to-get imagery, he's also incredible at seeing the big picture and grounding vision into tangible actionables.


Daniel Cantin

Integrator, branding specialist

Miss Danielle, an ambassador for Untapped Genius, is the main conductor, the one with the baton, making sure everything is running smoothly and that our branding and messaging is in alignment with who we are and our mission at play.


Tom Martin

PR Coach

Having served such high-profile journalists as Charlie Rose, Charles Kuralt, Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson, Tom has been a key source in helping us reach out to the top thought leaders and influencers of the world, and is an absolute joy to work with!


Julio Flores

Teacher, Artist
Growing with Art

Julio, my friend and neighbor, helps others express themselves more creatively by transforming challenges through creative acts and works of art. He brings a fresh, open perspective and sense of playful creativity essential to the team.


Nicky B

Creative Genius, Visionary

There's nothing like having like-minded souls on board, especially when they're family! Nephew Nick and I have agreed that we are one person on two different planes! He's helping take Untapped Genius to new quantum levels of possibility, beyond what I alone could even come close to!

A special note...

During these extra-ordinary times...

What if it's actually the perfect time to dust off your ideas, plans, and dreams and unleash your passion & potential into the world that needs it more than ever?

If not now ... when?

Become a founding member of Untapped Genius

And step into your desired future....


  • Guidance and support with weekly coaching and training calls.
  • Learn how to manage your mindset to deal with challenges and be your best.
  • Take step-by-step actions towards your goals.
  • Connect, support, and create with one another.
  • Access to all upcoming membership courses, tools, resources, and other goodies.

Sign up now as a founding member, and you are locked in for lifetime access to ALL future offerings!

$97 per month
(normally $250)


Gold VIP

  • Guidance and support with weekly coaching and training calls.
  • Learn how to manage your mindset to deal with challenges and be your best.
  • Take step-by-step actions towards your goals.
  • Connect, support, and create with one another.
  • Access to all upcoming membership courses, tools, resources, and other goodies.
  • PLUS... 12 private coaching sessions  (2x per month)

LIMITED TO 10 participants

$1,500 for 6 months
(normally $3,000)


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