Leading with Soul

Richard Olivier, Lesley Quilty & Nick Ross

22–27 April 2017

It goes on, I see, as my Soul prompts it...

Prospero, The Tempest

This six-day retreat marks a new direction in the application of Mythodrama - as a stimulus to continuous personal professional development specifically for leaders, change agents, coaches and consultants.

Using the alchemical mysteries hidden at the heart of Shakespeare's The Tempest, we will go on a deep journey into our heart and souls. This unique experiential programme is designed for those in the midst of a working life who recognise that 'something is missing', or has been left behind in the business of everyday life.

"Individuation is the process whereby we can become our unique selves and live life in integrity with our personal soul rather than what is imposed on us by the collective. At its best this work represents the faithful exploration of the mysteries of human nature - it asks; what purpose came with you into the world?" - James Hillman.

We will embark on an inquiry into personal purpose, the depths of imaginative possibility and the 'brave new world' that is waiting for us, if we give it our time and our attention.

Key learning points:

  • The journey of the Soul seeking wholeness
  • The Cultivation of Soul through crisis, descent and return
  • Distinguishing Soul and Spirit - and how to bring them together
  • Connecting Heart and Imagination to release true vitality
  • Union of the Masculine and Feminine principles
  • Living with Paradox
  • Discernment of our calling through listening to the Soul's voice

We will use many techniques of Mythodramatic practice including story, theatre, constellations, ritual and time in nature to allow each participant to find their own way into the relationship with Soul that is calling them at this point in their lives.

There will be an option for those interested to form an ongoing group to support and integrate this initiatory inquiry into the next phase of life and work.

I first remember coming across the Tempest, or should I say the influence of The Tempest, when I read TS Eliot's The Wasteland many years ago. In both 'A Game of Chess' and 'The Fire Sermon' Eliot picks out lines from the point when the young Prince Ferdinand, washed up and alone on a strange island... (read more)

Tiered Pricing

Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, 6 nights accommodation in our guest rooms (depart Friday morning) including towels and linen, all meals and refreshments, and full access to our community facilities like our meditation sanctuaries. Some facilities, like our saunas and hot tub, ask for a donation for use.

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We are aiming for a mix of participants so all sectors are represented, with self-selecting fee brackets as follows:
£1850 - private sector, higher earner
£1250 - public sector, median earner
£  750 - third sector, lower earner

If any bracket fills up we will let you know and place you on a waiting list until we know we can cover costs with the mix of participants.

For more information and to register your interest, please contact:
Yvonne Cuneo
Findhorn Foundation
Liaison & Logistics

In partnership with Olivier Mythodrama / C21 Leadership Lab

Richard Olivier, awarded Thought Leader 2013 by the Best Practice Institute, is Artistic Director and founder of Olivier Mythodrama™. He works internationally as a leadership development consultant, keynote conference speaker and workshop leader. He was a guest speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2003 and 2009 and collaborates with many other global organisations. He was a leading theatre director for over 10 years and directed Henry V for the opening of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London in 1997.

Richard is the founding voice within Mythodrama™ - a new form of experiential learning which combines great stories with psychological insights, creative exercises and organisational development techniques to explore issues faced by modern leaders. He has worked extensively in the fields of Organisational and Personal Development and his work today is at the leading edge of bringing the world of theatre into the development of authentic leaders.

From 1998–2003 he was the Master of Mythodrama™ at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and is an Associate Fellow of Said Business School, University of Oxford. He is the author of Inspirational Leadership - Henry V and the Muse of Fire, and co-author of Peak Performance Presentations - How to Present with Passion and Purpose.

Lesley Quilty is a creative consultant, facilitator, coach and theatre artist. Her work is informed by over 20 years' experience of personal and organisational development, coaching and facilitation. She has designed and led programmes for Roffey Park Management Training Institute, the Kings Fund Leadership Programme and the Findhorn Foundation College. She worked in professional theatre for over 20 years as a performer, director, teacher and producer, in North America and the UK.

Lesley has trained and worked with Olivier Mythodrama™ since 2008, delivering programmes to leadership teams across the globe. She has a wealth of experience working within corporate universities, business schools and public sector organisations. Her Mythodrama™ clients include: ANZ Banking Group, Daimler Corporate Academy, Kings Fund, Pivot/Korn Ferry, INSEAD, Avon, Edison, Microsoft, International Atomic Energy Agency, and Oxford University, Said Business School.

Nick Ross is a leadership and management consultant and personal development coach. He has worked as a trainer and coach for over 20 years, and has extensive experience of leading and developing groups and individuals in a variety of settings - across the public and private sectors - within organisations in the UK and abroad. He is also a qualified training leader in Conflict Resolution and Emotional Intelligence.

Having trained and worked with Olivier Mythodrama™ for the past five years, Nick is a programme leader and tutor/coach working with a variety of Mythodrama™ clients. This work allows him to marry his longstanding interest in theatre and improvisation, with his passion for contributing to the development of tomorrow’s leaders. His Mythodrama™ clients include: ABN AMRO, Centrica, HSBC, Network Rail, Copenhagen Business School, AXA Corporate University, Daimler AG, Lafarge Corporate Academy, Standard Chartered, and Oxford University, Said Business School.