The OPA! Way® is a new paradigm for finding joy & meaning in everyday life and work that is uniquely inspired by Greek philosophy and culture.
The OPA! Way® is:
for Living & Working with Joy & Meaning.
More and more people around the world are looking for new ways to bring joy and meaning into their lives and as Aristotle said, to realize their full potential. It's not about happiness and it's not about finding the one big answer to the question, "What is the meaning of my life?" It's about what we can do every day to find joy and meaning, and to feel that our lives and work really matter.
We've spent many years researching, teaching, and consulting on Meaning, but we too wanted deeper answers on how to truly live and work with Meaning. So we went to Greece, to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Greek philosophers who, thousands of years ago, shared very unique and profound insights on the topic of Meaning. While in Greece we also appreciated the simplicity and richness of the traditional Greek village life, shared in the kindness and authentic hospitality of the Greek people, and learned more about the passionate and resilient Greek spirit. These amazing lessons, along with our research and experience, shaped our unique OPA! formula on "how to" live and work with Meaning.
OPA! takes personal transformation to a new level. It teaches us to take a fresh look at our lives and to live from the Core of Meaning. OPA! teaches us to connect meaningfully with Others (through deeper, authentic, and transparent interactions and relationships), to engage with deeper Purpose (by, among other things, "knowing ourselves" better so that we can make better choices and have more opportunities), and to embrace all of life with Attitude (so that we can overcome fear and stress to truly live a joyful and meaningful life).
Many of the traditional approaches to work are no longer "working," resulting in low levels of engagement resilience, performance, and innovation, as well as negative influences on health and well-being. People want to know that they belong and that their work matters. People want to interact with or become part of organizations whose products, services, and policies contribute to increasing meaning in the world around them. OPA! is a new mindset and approach for creating and sustaining more meaningful workplaces and, in turn, creating and sustaining more meaningful products and services. OPA! teaches a new mindset for collaboration, leadership, and innovation that all start from the Core of Meaning.
Join us in our Meaning Mission and in creating the global OPA! Village—a world in which everyone lives and works The OPA! Way®. OPA! is already spreading around the world with "villagers" in all walks and stages of life across five continents, in such diverse countries as Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam!
Join us at our OPA! Center for Meaning, a uniquely-designed space in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, or invite us to share The OPA! Way® at your location, around the world.
ALEKO—Alex Pattakos, Ph.D.: author of the international bestseller on the human quest for Meaning, Prisoners of Our Thoughts; now in 22 languages, including a Greek edition. Pioneer in the Personal Transformation area. Expertise and extensive background in Political Science, Psychology, and Leadership Development. Advisor and Keynote Speaker.
ELENI—Elaine Dundon, Ph.D.: author of the international bestseller, The Seeds of Innovation. Expertise and extensive background in Marketing Strategy, Innovation Management, and Personal Development. Advisor and Keynote Speaker.
The OPA! Way®: Living & Working with Meaning! OPA!