Rooted authentically in the Gravesian point of view
The content, models, research, theory, and materials are predominantly based in the work of Dr. Clare W. Graves’s. One of our partners knew and worked with Dr. Graves for the last decade of his life assisting him on trainings, creating materials and handouts while honing their knowledge of the work with it’s creator. We were entrusted with his original materials so we could make his unfinished manuscript available for study and further research. We devoted 5 years in gathering his data, researching and validating sources and editing and publishing his work in the book, The Never Ending Quest. We created and maintain the website www.clarewgraves.com to preserve his legacy, while we continue to build upon the solid foundation of his work.
Decades of Experience, Unmatched Expertise
Our trademarked Spiral Dynamics® programs, training and applications are what we do full time. For most others, elements drawn from Spiral Dynamics programs are add-ons, something that makes them special, that gives them a marketing edge, that differentiates them from other consultants, coaches and trainers. They need to put on their “spiral hat” and get into that “head space” to think about this and work with it. We live and breathe this day in day out. It is our core business. Research suggests that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in something – that’s 40 hours a week for 250 weeks or nearly 5 years of full time effort. Together, we have devoted nearly 50 years to this in the private, governmental and non-governmental sectors, across 5 continents, and internationally in multiple countries and cultures. Our expertise is rooted in practice, application, understanding, and research.
Often Imitated, Never Surpassed
Imitation is the highest form of flattery” goes the old saying. While we have many imitators and many people use our content, refer to it, even repackage and present it as their own, do you prefer the watered down adaptations, misinterpretations, and reinterpretations, to the original work with those at the source of content creation? Are you aware that parroting content is not the same as understanding it? Does attractive artwork and marketing equate to knowing how to use material? We create from a sound understanding of the principles and research behind this approach. Therefore, while others pick at the fruit, our tree has roots embedded deep into the soil, drawing on the nutrients, which is where the content comes from.
Demystified, not Overly Simplified
The common wisdom is to dumb things down until they register for the lowest common denominator. Our programs are not dumbed down; we treat you like the adult learner that you are – intelligent, curious, and responsible for your results. Another approach is to dress up the material so it appears obscure and mystical. We do neither. We’ve demystified it and we have built a program that sequences the learning into manageable chunks, challenging you while avoiding oversimplification.
Practical, Not Fantastical
Our focus is on helping you attain practical applications with results that make sense for you. Many myths surround this work, and imaginings and fantasies abound. We believe you are entitled to your own beliefs and opinions but not to inventing your own facts. Practical applications come from understanding the research base, the strengths and weaknesses of the approach, and what it does and doesn’t do. We don’t overplay it and we represent it accurately so you know when, where, and how to use it – and when not to.
While others can copy our graphics, materials and words – and they do – they cannot match our knowledge and expertise. There’s nothing like going to the source for Graves and Spiral Dynamics materials. If you are looking for in-depth study in the work of Clare Graves and the roots of the thinking and expertise that created the Spiral Dynamics programs, then you’re in the right place. Join us in exploring this exciting approach to human development.