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What's in a name?
astræa is the personification of the spirit of truth and justice. We nurture justice and truth and they underpin our raison d'etre.
If astræa has a gender it is female, because without women we are nothing.
The name astræa is derived from the ancient Greek for star and means Star Maiden. She signifies equity, justice and truth. Legend has it that when wickedness prevailed among humans, she was the last of the gods to withdraw and is found among the stars of Virgo. astræa will one day return to Earth, when humanity regains its virtue.
Read more about the Legend here on Wikipedia, a great resource.
We catalyse personal transformation. We include aspects of health, family, career and lifestyle change. We deliver modules following a curriculum and way of learning designed to be effective and customised to individuals. The process begins with self-appraisal. We engage multiple techniques from a range of fields including psychology, neuroscience, physiology, holonic systems and yoga.
We resolve business challenges for SMEs and groups and teams in national and international organisations. With a background in financial engineerinng ad organisatio behaviour we help in start-up, development, expansion and turnaround situations. We also offer feedback and advice on business plans.
We design and deliver bespoke retreats and workshops. Our core programme, Nurturing Natural Performance, includes experiential modules on key technologies. We customise programmes to suit your wishes. We deliver programmes on yoga, personal transformation, family dynamics, business systems and education.
We excite audiences with ideas about big picture thinking, system change and the future. with groups seeking to breakout from traditional thinking and move on and up.
We advocate a self-help approach. This is coherent with experiential learning, which is what humans are designed for. It's also part of our autodidactic ohilosophy: Just as it's better to learn to fish than receive a fish, so it's better to learn to do anything than to learn to do only one thing
There are many resources available on and from this site so that can explore ideas and techniques and develop yourself.
If a personal guide would help, please get in touch.
Liberate your potential.
We help people and organisations change direction, become more healthy, and thrive.
We transform your perspective and give you simple tools that catalyse change within yourself and your organisation. Begin to explore whole systems thinking and holonic technology to do more with less.
The technology is widely accessible. The whole systems approach goes far beyond "sustainability", which is a minimum requirement for any system. It liberates holonic potential in people and organisations. Find out what it's all about here.
Please contact us to make an appointment or simply join the network.
Astraea.net is a gateway to solutions which you can explore yourself. We recommend a holonic (aka whole system, natural or universal) perspective and approach, which is very different from traditional linear and hierarchical thinking. Astraea family sites focus on related areas:
Ballin Temple: Our "living life laboratory" where we explore the practical implementation of the solutions we offer. We offer courses, retreats and holiday escapes here. It is a rural sanctuary within a few hours of most European capitals being 90 minutes by car from Dublin airport.
Breathe Think Flow: A simple site to access personal development advice.
GRI Equity: A repository of business and investment concepts and tools.
Personal one-on-one engagements deliver customised solutions in which sensitive issues can be addressed openly. Our advice and coaching help you nurture the lifestyle you seek. We accelerate acquisition of aptitudes which embolden you to liberate your spirit so you thrive, building enhanced personal health and relationships.
We advise entrepreneurs and SMEs on business and lifestyle issues. You will develop a broader strategic perspective, insightful risk awareness and improved return on investment. Investment and financial advice is offered if desired. Our experience in advising on family issues and organisation culture fills gaps often ignored in personal and business development. We also help you develop your business skills, from finance to IT to strategy.
How we are different
Astraea is all about education, but not using the old style of dogmatic mantra. As well as technical knowledge, we develop the innate potential of each person by nurturing mindful, self-awareness, mental acuity and emotional intelligence.
Our specialisation is synthesising competing objectives to guide strategy and policy and develop internal skills to enable whole system change. We integrate economic, situational and personal perspectives to resolve tensions felt by individuals and teams. We go beyond traditional strategic imperatives, integrating operating disciplines with flexibility and adaptability. We design organisation structures to align stakeholder priorities. We communicate with widely differing communities delivering comprehensive perspectives to open unexplored opportunities.
Techniques employed include breathing, yoga, open-space, biomimicry, parallel decision making, triple-bottom-line analysis and scenario forecasting.
Pam and Tom chatting with President Higgins
about Common Sense at Áras an Uachtaráin