“If you want to change a story, change the characters on your stage.”

This is demonstrably true in drama and fiction, where initiating incidents involve a new character or archetypal energy appearing that sets the narrative in a different direction. It is equally true for human beings. Each of us has a cast of Leading Archetypal Actors that guide us through the journey of life.

These characteristics appear constant for some people while for others, perhaps more adaptable, different. Leading Actors may move on and off the stage often, to suit the current needs and situations. Most of us have what we call a “Core set’ – a group that feel closest to ‘who I really am’ – and a ‘Current set’, ‘what I need right now’, usually with some overlap between the two.

Where there is no overlap between ‘who I am’ and ‘what I do’ there is almost always a sense of disconnect, loss or purposelessness.

Provide the awareness and the tools you need to consciously evolve your story, by changing the leading actors on your stage.

What is Archetypes at Work™?

Archetypes at Work™ is a new cutting-edge method to assess and develop people and organizations to become fit for the future. Olivier Mythodrama are the first official partner to undertake this methodology, both in our classic story-led leadership programmes, and as a unique offering.

Archetypes at Work™ offers a comprehensive framework to recognize and understand how people act and “what is really going on” – in individuals, teams and larger organisational systems. Combining psychological depth with a unique creative experiential approach to personal and professional development, this system is practical and accessible.

It offers leaders and organisations the opportunity to assess their current archetypal patterns – both their “Gifts” and their “Shadows” – and then determine a more ‘future-fit’ pattern. Participants then create an archetypal development plan; imagining, rehearsing and ‘acting in’ the desired future.

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