Leading with the Elemental Archetypes

Leading with the Elemental Archetypes is a unique Leadership program that incorporates the classical elements Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, and 12 female archetypes to help you and your team have better relationships, results, and ROI.

The Elements have always been an integral part of our human experience. We live on Earth which feeds and houses us. Water is a huge part of our anatomy and we can’t survive longer than a few days without it. Fire feeds our enthusiasm, drive, passion, and metabolism which keeps us charged and efficient. Air is present with every life-sustaining breath and we cannot exist without it.

The 12 female archetypes which are part of the Archetype Alchemist Series are divided into groups of 3 per element. Together they form the foundation of the leadership program that I designed specifically for smart and talented Female Leaders like you to learn how to improve your happiness and well-being so that you and your team so that you can meet your personal and professional goals.

Earth Leaders – The Where of Leadership

Earth Elemental Leaders understand that slow and steady wins the race. These Archetypes lead by providing a haven i.e a supportive culture for sharing among stakeholders. Their attention to detail and the ability to understand the seasonal nature of projects ensure success.

More than anything else, leadership and culture drive employee engagement. About three-quarters link engagement to relationships, trust, and culture.

The State of Employee Engagement in 2018- Glint report

Oria – The Engineer- The Oria Archetype shows you how to hold space and maintain relationships by an economic use of resources. Stability comes from a firm, balanced stance. Highly creative, she encourages excellence and fun in the workplace through her own respect for and admiration of her team.

Arisu– The Mentor- The Arisu Archetype shows you how to get higher by doing, you must execute, just talking about goals doesn’t get you there. Her Authority comes from practical experience. She shows you how to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

Therris– The Teacher- The Therris Archetype shows you how attention to detail, daily habits, and review of the existing facts help you to make incremental progress towards your desired goal. You can course-correct by integrating the available, new, and relevant information.

Water leaders – The Who of Leadership

Water Elemental Leaders lead by showing the power of emotional mastery. They are the empaths who know how to motivate and listen to their team members. They get to the bottom of things in order to understand core issues and make them visible so that transparency and trust can be established.

Leadership is personal… Do the people you lead know who you are, what you care about, and why they ought to be following you?

Ron Sugar, chairman emeritus Northrop Guzman Corp.

Azura– The Liberator- The Azura Archetype shows you how to care for yourself and your team by preserving your values and successes. She builds on past success, learns from past failures, and uses that knowledge to build confidence and self-mastery. She understands that the stories we tell ourselves about who we were in the past, make or break the efforts we are making towards who we are becoming now.

Tsunis– The Detective- The Tsunis Archetype shows you how understanding your drives and desires helps you to be a more relatable leader.   Trust starts with vulnerability. True leaders show their feelings in the service of others. These are the leaders who understand the importance of representation, if you can see it, you can be it. She teaches that self-knowledge and acceptance are key to earning the right to lead others and shows you how to use this to form better connections with your colleagues.

Aimi– The Healer- The Aimi Archetype shows you how to use your intuition to make better team relationships and business decisions.  Her ability to understand the underlying issues helps her to be a step ahead and to deepen relationships and engagement. This is the leader who encourages her team to literally dream a new reality. The empathy she brings to her leadership is healing and her unconventional methods and creative outlook bring a fresh perspective to her interactions.

Fire Leaders – The What of Leadership

The Fire Elemental Leaders are natural leaders from the front. They fire people up, lead by example, and charisma and drive fuel their leadership style.

The ability to foster collaboration is a major differentiator between highly engaged and less engaged organizations. Being able to build trust by being fair is another differentiator. Leaders in more highly engaged organizations are also better at listening carefully to employee feedback and maintaining a positive work culture.

The State of Employee Engagement in 2018- Glint report

Ayita– The Storyteller- The Ayita Archetype is a joyous and uplifting Archetype whose energy is infectious and inspiring.  She brings positivity and enthusiasm to every undertaking. This is the type of leader who gets you to buy into their vision. With her eyes on the target she lets you know that it is safe to follow her as she has charted a realistic course that prepares you for the peaks and valleys ahead.

Eos– The Pioneer- The Eos Archetype is an energetic and natural leader from the front. She is most likely to be heard shouting ‘Charge!” as she storms into new territory. Her tendency towards recklessness is tempered by extreme discipline and the ability to think quickly on her feet. Keeping up with her might be a challenge but you will be so mesmerized by her steps that you can’t help but follow.

Aika– The Artist- The Aika Archetype is most likely to show you how it’s done by acting it out and entertaining you along the way. Her drive comes from a willingness to explore and learn new skills which she shares with her team. This is a leader who transforms others by showing you her transformation first.

Air Leaders – The How of Leadership

Air Elemental Leaders are witty. They think and speak quickly and can easily convey complex concepts in clear, technical, and motivational terms. This ability to effectively communicate their thoughts to others is the superpower that allows their leadership capacity to soar.

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to to affect other people.

Jim Rohn

Cerulle– The Networker- The Cerulle Archetype leads by curiosity.  She is open-minded and has the ability to connect information from various sources and people at all levels. She cultivates and encourages critical thinking, positive feedback, and innovation in the workplace.

Larena– The Visionary- The Larena Archetype is the leader who helps you to move past boundaries because she only sees endless possibilities. Her thinking is futuristic. She leads by encouraging you to express your unique vision. This leader champions individuality and shows you how authenticity helps the tribe to travel further.

Celes– The Advocate- The Celes Archetype is the most grounded of the air archetype leaders. She can see the value of a lofty vision and can convince others of its practical application. Her leadership style is fair, relaxed, and extremely intelligent. She is the Jack of all trades with the ability to also master them. When she comes up with a plan of action it is grounded in technical know-how with a view to the desired goal.