Many remarkable individuals are a part of Peak Year's mentoring and leadership efforts.


Stephen Rudin, MD, Principal Mentor & Founder

Stephen has devoted himself and his career to helping children, young adults, families, and individuals of all ages unlock their potential through the experiential acquisition of transformational neurocognitive skills including Executive Function, Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, Resilience, and Flow. After graduating from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine where he received his medical degree and after initial residency and research training, Dr Rudin decided not to follow the path toward practicing medicine and chose to serve children and families instead. He is the Founder, Principal Mentor, and President of four renown academic and experiential mentoring organizations, Individual U. LLC (est. 2003), EFCNY LLC (est. 2017), Peak Year LLC (est. 2017) and Emotional Intelligence Tango LLC (est. 2017). Most recently with great enthusiasm, Stephen is the Boomer generation Co-Founder of the Intergen Family Initiative.

Dr. Rudin works in all areas of qualitative capital including re-gendering of wealth, the sustainability of the planet, spirituality, and the introduction of systems thinking. He is a nationally prominent thought leader, speaker, consultant and mentor in the area of intergenerational change, conversation, collaboration and transfer of wealth and responsibilities. His focus is on preemptive family learning through consciousness, community and culture as well as family crisis management.

Dr, Rudin and teams of his colleagues mentor students families as well faculties of boarding schools and colleges in many academic and neurocognitive skills.

Stephen is currently engaged in the completion of two highly anticipated writing projects College Train Wreck: Tools and Techniques for Getting Back on Track (to a Happier and More Successful Life), and The Prosthetic Hipster©. Stephen was also the head writer of best-selling, award-winning software and books including A.D.A.M.: The Inside Story, The Nine Month Miracle, and The Human Body: Fandex Family Field Guide. Stephen’s diverse interests and practices include white water kayaking, Tai Chi, Ving Chun Kung Fu, Japanese culture and martial arts, outdoor adventuring, and Argentine tango, all of which have found their way into Peak Time programs. Stephen lives on NYC’s Upper West Side in a hobbit-sized co-op with an enchanted garden.