Welcome to Elixir Project Media Room

Thanks for visiting our media room. We take your time very seriously and we don't believe in wasting one second. If you're interested in scheduling an interview please complete this form. If you need to get in touch with us immediately (24 hours or less) please email us: kary@karyoberbrunner.com
If you're on deadline, include your phone number too and our team will call you back quickly.

Below you'll find an outline of this website. It's been designed for easy navigation, so you can get what you need quickly. I look forward to connecting.
—Kary Oberbrunner

P.S. - CLICK HERE to sample Elixir Project.

Sample Interview Questions

Sound like a pro, even if you haven't read the book yet.

If you'd like these 10 questions in an easy to print PDF, please CLICK HERE.

  1. In 60 seconds, what is Elixir Project about?
  2. You took a number of risks with this book. Why young adult fiction?
  3. Tell us about the main character Sienna. And why did you write the book from a female's perspective?
  4. In the book you talk about humans getting hacked. Is Elixir Project a type of metaphor for where our world is headed?
  5. What's the cost for people getting their ideas and dreams hacked?
  6. The book reveals the path to Unhackability...built around Idea, Focus, and Flow. Tell us more.
  7. You've created a course called Elixir Project Experience. In 30 days it helps people experience Unhackability in work and life. How?
  8. No author has ever blurred the lines between pure fiction and pure fact and written a book that integrates personal growth experiences in real time. First how did you do it? But then also why. Why create live events and programs around a fiction book?
  9. Sounds like you've developed a way to discover how hackable we are, even providing us with a unique hackability score? Can we really tell if we're unhackable?
  10. Where do you see this book going?  (Trilogy? Movie?)

Statistics on Getting Hacked

Most of us "getting hacked" everyday.


  • According to a study conducted by the research firm Dscout, on average people touch their phones 2,617 times a day. (Heavy users do 5,427 touches.)
  • The average person spends a total of five hours a day browsing the web and using apps. This equates to around a third of the time a person is awake, and is twice as often as many people realize.
  • Researchers also found smartphone use was typically confined to short bursts, with more than half of uses lasting less than 30 seconds. This means that people experience "distracted work" far more regularly than what Georgetown University computer-science professor Cal Newport’s calls "deep work."


  • Multi-tasking is a myth. The brain can only do 1 cognitive activity at a time. This phenomenon, more properly understood as switch-tasking, decreases productivity by up to 40%.
  • According to Forbes: "Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London studied 1,100 workers at a British company and found that multitasking with electronic media caused a greater decrease in IQ than smoking pot."
  • According to a 2009 paper titled “Why Is It So Hard to Do My Work?” from Sophie Leroy, a business-school professor at the University of Minnesota reveals that multi-tasking literally produces "attention residue" or the inability to transition tasks effectively. This in turn saps mental energy, ruins concentration, and reduces overall productivity.


  • According to The Entertainment Software Association annual report Americans spent $23.5 billion on video games in 2015.


  • According to Reel In Reel, 11 billion hours is spent watching videos on Netflix every month.


  • According to an article in the NY Times, the average person sees 5,000 ads a day.



  • Aspiring authors get hacked. According to USA Today, 82% of the population dreams of writing a book. In reality, less than 1% ever do.
  • Ph.D. students get hacked. ABD stands for “all but dissertation,” a description of a student who has finished coursework and passed comprehensive exams, but has yet to complete and defend the doctoral thesis. Today, the Ph.D. Completion Project estimates that the ten-year completion rate (that is, someone’s status a decade after they begin) is barely over 50%.


Elixir Project is a near-future fiction thriller. Advance readers of all ages and demographics have loved it...even people who swear "they never read fiction." Click on the pic to see the trailer or read the description below:

Will this fact set Sienna free or plunge her into an even bigger lie?

Sienna Lewis lives in a world constantly threatened by a hacktivist group known as SWARM. After SWARM executes its deadliest attack yet, Sienna and her three college friends learn they have been chosen for the ELIXIR Project—a master plan designed to overthrow SWARM—and participation is mandatory.

As she faces the deadly challenges of the Project, Sienna confronts layers of conspiracies that force her to question everyone she trusts and everything she believes about her friends, her parents’ untimely deaths, and herself—all while staying one step ahead of SWARM. In this fast-paced, near-future thriller, will love and loyalty have time to catch up with Sienna? Or will she crack under the pressure of a future already chosen for her?



Some readers interpret Elixir Project as a modern day metaphor for where the world is headed. The book reveals how most of us are in danger of being hacked personally and professionally.

Keep scrolling to read more or click on the video to hear professional vlogger Amy Schmittauer's, take on why Elixir Project is relevant for us today.

Are you getting hacked? 

Ever have an amazing idea? If you're like most people then you started out excited, ready to implement that idea.
But then something happened. Chances are you and your dream got sidelined somewhere along the way.

Maybe you just got distracted or lost focus?
If you've experienced this, then you're not alone.

And unless you find a solution then you're destined to repeat the same pattern.
You'll stay stuck and frustrated. Isn't it time you discovered how to become unhackable?


Just like phones and computers get hacked, people get hacked too.
A deeper look reveals that your body is comprised of systems and your brain is like a computer.

The result?  You get hacked. Often!

The majority agrees that other people and things
often gain unauthorized access of their ideas, dreams, and goals.

What if you... 

Had the power to create ideas and implement them effectively and effectively?

Were able to architect your attention and invest in the things important to you?

You knew how to find and utilize the needed resources to accomplish your dream?

Understood how to exponentially increase your impact upon the world?

Organized your life around flow: where you feel your best and do your best?

...Became Unhackable?

BIO: Meet Elixir Project Author, Kary Oberbrunner

KARY OBERBRUNNER is Igniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy.

Kary struggled finding his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary invests his time helping others experience unhackability in work and life.

Earning a bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree, Kary is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the nonprofit community. He and his wife Kelly are blessed with three amazing children and live outside Columbus, Ohio.

Media Experience

I commit to making you shine and your audience my focus

I'm deeply honored by your interest for an interview. I’ve done hundreds of them. When I’m doing our interview it’s the most important thing in the world to me. I’m committed to making you the hero and your audience the focus. I’m here to serve you, not the other way around. I know if I do my job well your audience will feel valued and interested in these topics:

- What it means to get hacked in an average day.
- The cost of getting hacked personally and professionally.
- How to keep from getting hacked with simple and practical steps.
- And much more.

I’ve created this online media room to make your job easier. If you need anything else, please email me: kary@karyoberbrunner.com

When I'm interviewed by media, I often point my audience back to our interview. This coverage includes the Igniting Souls Tribe, my facebook fan page, twitter followers, and my email list.

Some of my previous activities have included creating book trailers, shooting videos, developing media kits, podcast tours, blog tours, virtual and physical launch parties, webinars, and radio/TV interviews.

I launched my last book, Day Job to Dream Job—with Hollywood celebrities from Shawshank Redemption at the 20th reunion and landed the event in the NY TimesLA TimesHollywood ReporterDaily Mail.com, etc.).

Unhackability Assessment

Discover your unique hackability score

We’ve developed a FREE Unhackability Assessment© that reveals people’s unique “hackability score.” And we’ve identified 64 hackability profiles. We’re taking this framework into all sectors of society: business, athletics, education, faith, etc.

To take your FREE confidential assessment CLICK HERE

Elixir Project Experience Affiliates

Help people experience Unhackability AND get paid for it

For a limited time, we're sharing a special 50% affiliate commission on Elixir Project Experience, the 30-Day program that helps people experience Unhackability in work and life. To see the power of the program CLICK HERE.

For more details about the affiliate program AND to register please CLICK HERE.

In a society of increasing distractions, Unhackability is the new secret weapon used by those who’ve achieved the most success in relationships, business, athletics, and every other area.

Thanks for your interest. I look forward to connecting.