The OPA! Way® is a new approach to "Living & Working with Meaning" that is uniquely inspired by Greek philosophy and culture.
People have told us that they feel stressed, disengaged, unfulfilled, and overwhelmed with too much to do. They told us they want to feel inspired, they want their lives and work to really matter...
We have spent many years working and writing in the emerging field of Meaning; but we too were on a quest for more Meaning in our lives and work. So we went to Greece—to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Greek philosophers, to appreciate the simplicity and richness of traditional Greek village life, and to understand the passionate and resilient Greek spirit. We experienced the kindness and authentic hospitality of the Greek people. We rediscovered Socrates, the famous philosopher who dared us to ask deeper questions and examine our lives in an effort to "know thyself"—to know ourselves better. We learned how to improve our attitudes to embrace all of life (ups & downs, joys & sorrows). In short, we discovered The OPA! Way®.
The OPA! Way® shows us that everything must start from the Core of Meaning. When we are disconnected from or don't understand the deeper Meaning of an activity, event, our work, or even our lives, we experience anxiety, fear, resistance, stress, and a lack of confidence. When we do connect with the Core of Meaning, we are more open to the infinite possibilities within us, we reveal our authentic selves, and we are more equipped to make a positive and truly meaningful difference in the world around us. Desire and energy, engagement and resilience, health and well-being, performance and innovation, 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!
Are you on a Meaning Mission? OPA! Life—Learn the 3 Core Lessons and 9 Practices for discovering more Meaning in your personal life (Join the online OPA! Village, attend Workshops, take the OPA! Life Meaning Test, seek Certification to become an OPA! Associate).
Is your organization or group on a Meaning Mission? OPA! Work—Learn practical tools and techniques for discovering more Meaning in your work life, including the 3 levels (self, organization, society) of Meaning Leadership. As a leader, create and cultivate the conditions for Meaning so that everyone can realize and share their full potential, both individually and collectively. Discover the deeper Meaning of your products, services, or programs—your employees, customers, and partners want to know and connect with this deeper Meaning. Meaning comes before Innovation and, as you will learn from The OPA! Way®, goes beyond just having a "Purpose." (Workshops, Retreats, Speeches, Mentoring, Certification)
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 search for Meaning, Prisoners of Our Thoughts; now in 20 languages, including a Greek edition. Pioneer in the Personal Transformation area. Expertise and extensive background in Political Science, Psychology, and Leadership. 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.
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