Luminary leadership and outstanding teamwork are made — not magic.

Practical Wisdom in everything you do — every meeting, every communication, every decision.

Become a force of nature.

We educate differently

 Traditional leadership is broken; team building is a joke — so we came up with our own. Instead of giving people boring theory, or making them participate in meaningless activities, we show them exactly how to grow the particular capabilities they want and need.

Theoretical solutions (old)

Most leadership and teamwork development is based on the belief that theory should precede action: theory is learned, then applied. When theories don't work, a second theory is needed. This goes on forever. The same could be said for planning.

This is like trying to learn to swim from a book or a plan, then drowning, and then studying more theory and making new plans to learn to swim.

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Reality as teacher (new)

TeamWiser immerses you in practice-based development in your real world. You learn, exercise, experiment, and grow new capabilities on the job, in real life — not from trying to implement theories, but with ever finer perception of — and agency in — reality.

Instead of looking for the "right" way, you observe and learn from the phenomena. The phenomenon is the theory. This is like learning to swim by swimming.

Theoretical solutions (old)

Most leadership and teamwork development is based on the belief that theory should precede action: theory is learned, then applied. When theories don't work, a second theory is needed. This goes on forever. The same could be said for planning.

This is like trying to learn to swim from a book or a plan, then drowning, and then studying more theory and making new plans to learn to swim.

do what youre told

Reality as teacher (new)

TeamWiser immerses you in practice-based development in your real world. You learn, exercise, experiment, and grow new capabilities on the job, in real life — not from trying to implement theories, but with ever finer perception (and agency in) reality.

Instead of looking for the "right" way, you observe and learn from the phenomena. The phenomenon is the theory. This is like learning to swim by swimming.

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How our method works

Conventional education does not know how humans build new personal capabilities in that invisible realm of the inner life, the inner game. We know exactly how that is done. We provide step by step exercises designed with precision, based on a deep understanding for the taxonomy of the human inner life.

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Environment

We're not asking you to take a retreat, go to a cooking class, or engage in an offsite seminar. We provide multiple ways to engage online with multiple touch-points of community and support.

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Building Blocks

Every module in the course builds upon the next, taking you step by step through a journey into new terrain. Or, you can dive in anywhere to find what you need.

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Real-world goals

There are no certificates, no degrees, and no trophies. Instead, there's only the changes in the core capabilities that make the difference between success and failure.

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Real-world practice

We don't want to give you abstract knowledge; that would be stones for bread. We want you to develop new abilities, so we give you tools you can use both immediately and for long term development. Real nourishment.

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Re-set

We take you through a grounding in the source of all team culture, learning, and the set up for a transformative experience. You'll never look at leadership & teamwork the same again.

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Real-time feedback

Learning requires feedback so students can measure progress and iterate actions to improve. When it's not working, we help you understand why and how to crack it.

The proof is in the results

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"I can't say enough about much Magenta helped my company bring our vision to life. With their help we built the company culture that we've always dreamed of. Their approach is a perfect balance of conceptual understanding of humans and teams coupled with practical tools, systems, and resources. They've helped me grow as a leader by leaps and bounds and I feel more confident and at ease in my role of CEO because of them. I highly recommend leveraging their wealth of knowledge to grow your self or your team in ways that you probably don't even know are possible."

— Rachel Hazlett, CEO of Lucky420s, Entrepreneur

"ORAP had the privilege of working with Magenta Studios in our work as part of exploring peace-building in Zimbabwe. The Magenta Studios team very deftly ushered our organisation into grasping new ways of thinking about exploring how to solve complex problems. They supported the team as a whole, and specifically took the time to understand the individuals and guide them appropriately. We look forward to diving deeper into creative approaches with Magenta."

— Mvuselelo Huni, CEO, Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP), Zimbabwe

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"Magenta is a trusted partner. They are helping us learn how to identify the visible and invisible causes, sources, and structures of violent conflicts, and how to confront and transform ideologies, traumas, and legacies of colonialism and racism that propagate and sustain intractable conflicts. We look forward to working more with Magenta to support peacebuilding around the world."

— Bryan Sims, Investment Manager, Humanity United

"I have known Jeff and Louisa for more than twenty years.  They are next generation luminaries who carry forward everything I have spent my life advancing: practical and spiritual insights into the nature of being human that provide meaningful ways forward on the most pressing and challenging issues of our times — paths that nourish the best in humanity across all boundaries, political, cultural and otherwise."

— Miha Pogacnik, Cultural Ambassador of Slovenia

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"I can't say enough about much Magenta helped my company bring our vision to life. With their help we built the company culture that we've always dreamed of. Their approach is a perfect balance of conceptual understanding of humans and teams coupled with practical tools, systems, and resources. They've helped me grow as a leader by leaps and bounds and I feel more confident and at ease in my role of CEO because of them. I highly recommend leveraging their wealth of knowledge to grow your self or your team in ways that you probably don't even know are possible."

— Rachel Hazlett, CEO of Lucky420s, Entrepreneur

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"ORAP had the privilege of working with Magenta Studios in our work as part of exploring peace-building in Zimbabwe. The Magenta Studios team very deftly ushered our organisation into grasping new ways of thinking about exploring how to solve complex problems. They supported the team as a whole, and specifically took the time to understand the individuals and guide them appropriately. We look forward to diving deeper into creative approaches with Magenta."

— Mvuselelo Huni, CEO, Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP), Zimbabwe

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"Magenta is a trusted partner. They are helping us learn how to identify the visible and invisible causes, sources, and structures of violent conflicts, and how to confront and transform ideologies, traumas, and legacies of colonialism and racism that propagate and sustain intractable conflicts. We look forward to working more with Magenta to support peacebuilding around the world." — Bryan Sims, Investment Manager, Humanity United

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"I have known Jeff and Louisa for more than twenty years.  They are next generation luminaries who carry forward everything I have spent my life advancing: practical and spiritual insights into the nature of being human that provide meaningful ways forward on the most pressing and challenging issues of our times — paths that nourish the best in humanity across all boundaries, political, cultural and otherwise." — Miha Pogacnik, Cultural Ambassador of Slovenia

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We teach at the Source

Most leadership and teamwork courses teach tactics, frameworks, and lists of desirable attributes like leadership presence and creativity. To actually develop these capabilities, however, you need five interconnected layers of experience and practice.

1. Reality Shift — Worldview, purpose, identity, the source

2. Culture as Organism — Cultivation, flow, strength in diversity, social health

3. Mapping the Higher Self — Consciousness, development, leadership presence, freedom

4. Creative Know-How — Archetype, competence, conditions, mastery

5. Reality as Practice — Momentum, continuous improvement, flow, new realities

These layers are explained below...

Layer 1: Reality Shift

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, humans believed in a final division between “inner” and “outer” — everything “inner” was subjective and not real, while “out there” was the true reality of “matter” that by nature is inherently inaccessible to human thought. This “reductionist” worldview was useful for many things, but had significant side effects, including planetary-scale destruction of life.

Today, thanks to breakthroughs in both science and philosophy, we know that consciousness and awareness are real, and that we can develop them through practice. In this layer, we break free of habitual tendencies and beliefs and, in the process, get to know the source of new insights and creative ability firsthand.

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worldview

Layer 1: Reality Shift

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, humans believed in a final division between “inner” and “outer” — everything “inner” was subjective and not real, while “out there” was the true reality of “matter” that by nature is inherently inaccessible to human thought. This “reductionist” worldview was useful for many things, but had significant side effects, including planetary-scale destruction of life.

Today, thanks to breakthroughs in both science and philosophy, we know that consciousness and awareness are real, and that we can develop them through practice. In this layer, we break free of habitual tendencies and beliefs and, in the process, get to know the source of new insights and creative ability firsthand.

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Layer 2: Culture as Organism

When people work together, their unconscious habits, beliefs, and behaviors combine — and get stuck — in counterproductive patterns that drive mediocrity, unhappiness, and loss.

High-performance culture, on the other hand, is mobile, fluid, dynamic, self-healing, regenerative, and endlessly creative. For this reason, this culture is more like a living organism than a well-oiled machine: whereas a living system can constantly evolve, a machine can only repeat itself (and eventually break).

Building an awesome culture doesn't have to be hard or complex. In this layer, we take the mystery out of optimizing culture by teaching you how to master the perceptual, communicative, action-learning, creative capabilities you need to thrive.

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Layer 2: Culture as Organism

When people work together, their unconscious habits, beliefs, and behaviors combine — and get stuck — in counterproductive patterns that drive mediocrity, unhappiness, and loss.

High-performance culture, on the other hand, is mobile, fluid, dynamic, self-healing, regenerative, and endlessly creative. For this reason, this culture is more like a living organism than a well-oiled machine: whereas a living system can constantly evolve, a machine can only repeat itself (and eventually break).

Building an awesome culture doesn't have to be hard or complex. In this layer, we take the mystery out of optimizing culture by teaching you how to master the perceptual, communicative, action-learning, creative capabilities you need to thrive.

Layer 3: Mapping the Higher Self

Humans are mysterious creatures — the only species that can create new realities, make masterpieces, bridge differences — and, at our worst, destroy everything. What accounts for this seemingly endless potential? What is the source of human creativity — and how do we get to know it in ourselves, in a first-person sense, so that we can strengthen and develop it?

Here’s where we dig in to the first-person experience — not metaphysical symbols, not theories, not abstractions — the experience of what it means to unlock our creative potential and see it for what it is. It shows us what it needs to live and thrive.

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mapping the higher self

Layer 3: Mapping the Higher Self

Humans are mysterious creatures — the only species that can create new realities, make masterpieces, bridge differences — and, at our worst, destroy everything. What accounts for this seemingly endless potential? What is the source of human creativity — and how do we get to know it in ourselves, in a first-person sense, so that we can strengthen and develop it?

Here’s where we dig in to the first-person experience — not metaphysical symbols, not theories, not abstractions — the experience of what it means to unlock our creative potential and see it for what it is. It shows us what it needs to live and thrive.

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Layer 4: Creative Know-How

Many business and thought leaders are singing its praises, but few (if any) actually understand it. Creativity isn’t novelty, inventiveness, cleverness, or whimsy — it’s creation, as in, the ability to bring something new to life. Ideas are everywhere; new realities are not. Creative know-how is the study and practice of bringing something to life and into reality.

In this layer, we open up the spiritual-practical nature of creativity: not only creative process, but also creative consciousness — the mental, emotional, and perceptual shifts that the act of creation demands of the practitioner. Shared understanding of this terrain gives teams superpowers to bring their visions to real, pulsing, vibrating life.

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Layer 4: Creative Know-How

Many business and thought leaders are singing its praises, but few (if any) actually understand it. Creativity isn’t novelty, inventiveness, cleverness, or whimsy — it’s creation, as in, the ability to bring something new to life. Ideas are everywhere; new realities are not. Creative know-how is the study and practice of bringing something to life and into reality.

In this layer, we open up the spiritual-practical nature of creativity: not only creative process, but also creative consciousness — the mental, emotional, and perceptual shifts that the act of creation demands of the practitioner. Shared understanding of this terrain gives teams superpowers to bring their visions to real, pulsing, vibrating life.

Layer 5: Reality as Practice

Many training programs ask you to learn and then overlay a framework or a methodology onto your particular reality. The problem is, life is not a framework and cannot be won by method alone. The right way forward for you must be developed from within. The question is, how exactly?

We help you get into practice, in conversation with the creative medium of your reality. Let reality tell you what it needs.

Thus everyday activities can be done in such ways that you transform friction into flow, mediocrity into creativity, and burn-out into revival. We supply the wiser disciplines and practices; you supply the real world challenges. That’s how you'll learn and transform.

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practice reality

Layer 5: Reality as Practice

Many training programs ask you to learn and then overlay a framework or a methodology onto your particular reality. The problem is, life is not a framework and cannot be won by method alone. The right way forward for you must be developed from within. The question is, how exactly?

We help you get into practice, in conversation with the creative medium of your reality. Let reality tell you what it needs.

Thus everyday activities can be done in such ways that you transform friction into flow, mediocrity into creativity, and burn-out into revival. We supply the wiser disciplines and practices; you supply the real world challenges. That’s how you'll learn and transform.

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