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:
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 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.
As leaders of the Meaning Movement, we've spent many years researching, teaching, and consulting on Meaning. In search of deeper answers, 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! Life takes personal transformation to a new level. OPA! Life is a three part module program that focuses on the core lessons of The OPA! Way. Join us for an OPA! Life workshop or keynote speech to learn a new way to look at your life that will re-energize and inspire you. Learn specific, practical techniques for living from your "Core of Meaning" so that Meaning becomes the foundation for improving your 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 negatively affecting health and well-being. People want to know that they belong and that their work matters. OPA! Work is transforming workplaces around the globe by sharing a new mindset and approach for working with Meaning. Join us for OPA! Work workshops, retreats, keynote speeches, meaning tests, certification, and mentoring. Learn to build and sustain an OPA! Organization. It all starts with Meaning—Meaning First!
Learn 3 core lessons, 9 practices, and 27 pathways for finding joy and meaning in everyday life and work. The OPA! Way book (hardcover, digital/ebook, and audiobook) will launch worldwide in Fall 2014. Read the amazing advance praise (click here)!
Our mission is to help people find meaning in their everyday life and work. Join us in our Meaning Movement and in creating the global OPA! Village—a world in which everyone lives and works The OPA! Way®. The OPA! Way 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; 22 languages, including a Greek edition. Pioneer in Personal Transformation area. Expertise and extensive background in Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, and Leadership Development. Advisor and Keynote Speaker.
ELENI—Elaine Dundon, MBA: author of the international bestseller, The Seeds of Innovation. Meaning Strategist, Advisor, Keynote Speaker, Philosopher. Expertise and extensive background in Leadership, Innovation Management, and Brand Marketing Strategy.
The OPA! Way®: Living & Working with Meaning! OPA!