Well over one-half of workers are unsatisfied and unhappy with their work, yet over 80% of workers understand that it is important to value and love the type of work they do. In the final analysis, all people want meaningful work—they want to know that their work matters, that they are making a positive difference, and that they are part of something larger than themselves.
Join us in the Meaning Movement and discover the deeper Meaning in what you do.
The Meaning Difference: As a leader, discover how first to identify and connect with the deeper Meaning of your own work and then, second, to inspire others in your workplace to do the same. Meaning-based leadership requires you to build trust and confidence so you can influence others to find meaning in their work. This, in turn, leads to higher levels of engagement & resilience, well-being & health, and performance & innovation. In other words, lead with and to meaning. Find out how to make Meaning an organization-wide initiative that drives commitment and excellence.
OPA! Work encourages participants to take a fresh look at their work and gain a stronger appreciation for its deeper meaning, the meaning of the products/services they produce and deliver, and importantly, the role their organization plays in making a positive difference and creating a more meaningful world. For transforming leaders, OPA! Work encourages participants to strengthen their leadership skills and their ability to inspire others to create higher performing, innovative, and healthier organizations, built on Meaning.
Workshops(introductory, full-day, two-day, three-day programs) These workshops employ stories, photos, videos, and practical examples to help participants understand the concept of Meaning and to see how others have succeeded in bringing more Meaning to their work and personal lives. Our interactive, experiential workshops engage participants in focused discussion and authentic dialogue, while allowing enough time for participants to create a personal and/or group action plan. These workshops are insightful, engaging, inspirational, aspirational, memorable...and most of all, high energy and fun! The OPA! Work workshops are primarily offered within a specific organization or are custom designed to fit your meeting or conference. Check Calendar for a list of OPA! Work workshops open to the public.
Retreats Leadership/executive retreats are custom designed for organizational groups or teams that want to explore and learn how both to live and work with Meaning. Also join us for our "OPA! Day of Inspiration and Meaning," which we offer at the OPA! Center for Meaning in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in various cities in Canada and the USA. Please contact us for more information.
Speeches The key messages of "Others, Purpose, Attitude" (OPA!) help inspire and guide meaning-focused improvements in engagement, resilience, performance, innovation, and general well-being. In our high energy speeches, we share how to bring The OPA! Way® into work and the workplace in order to build a happy, healthy, meaningful organization. We share stories and "best practices" that encourage participants to examine their thinking and behavioral patterns so that they can overcome their own resistance to change, as well as challenge them to determine how they can tap into the deeper meaning of their own work and achieve their highest potential.
Personal Mentoring The OPA! Way® offers both short term and long term mentoring programs to support individuals, including those in leadership positions, in the search for deeper meaning in their work lives, by employing the core lessons and practices of The OPA! Way®. The program can be designed as a one-day session or a series of sessions with optional follow-up by telephone/email. Clients have included individuals from leading companies, government and nonprofit entities, from the world of sports, entertainment, and politics, and others who, in general, are seeking greater meaning in their work lives. Held in strict confidence, these sessions can take place at your location and/or at the OPA! Center for Meaning in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA.