• Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D.

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Welcome to my official website, created to help heroes and heroines like you use the power of story to transform your life and your world.

– Author Carol S. Pearson

Twenty-first century heroes and heroines transform their worlds by becoming their best and most authentic selves. In this process, they learn to solve persistent puzzles such as:

  • How can I both fulfill my potential and help others to do the same?
  • How can I influence the culture of an organization, a social group, or the larger society to help it thrive more fully?
  • How can I communicate in ways that draw to me what I need and want to support my endeavors and values?

Answering such questions requires a deeper dive than is usual into discovering the positive motivations within you and other individuals and groups.

This website is designed to help you develop the heroic tools of narrative and archetypal intelligence that allow you to recognize patterns invisible to most people—that is, the stories you and others are living unconsciously, which determine what people want and how they assume they can get it.  Making these stories conscious clears a path for you to pursue your heroic journey while also having the flexibility to inspire and influence others—even those living stories quite different from yours.

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December 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend: We are entering the time of year for going inward and gestating what next calls us. It is also the time when the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, all remind us that the light is returning even when the weather gets colder and harsher—until new plants crack through the ice, hibernating animals emerge […]

December 4, 2019 Slominski Blog: The Rise of Regency

By Andrea M. Slominski The 2016 presidential election released and supported a torrent of suppressed hatred and fear. Within this attempted “othering” of anyone who is not a white American male of European descent is the rise of publicly expressed misogyny. Driven by far-right political ideas, U.S. culture is once again attacking the fundamental human […]

October 31, 2019 Koehler Blog: Roger’s Labors: The Resonance of Psyche and Eros in Outlander

By Dori Koehler If it’s true that myths and archetypes are alive and well and, as Barbra Streisand once said in The Mirror Has Two Faces,“living in my apartment,” then it’s also true that the material that constellates them is found in our stories, most notably the stories that hook the soul of a culture and […]

What’s Good and What’s Bad About Narcissism? Opportunity or Dysfunction?

By Carol S. Pearson Narcissism has been making the news lately. People are concerned that some politicians and CEOs may be narcissists. To understand what is going on in the world today and to recognize how you and I can be happy, successful, and positive influences, it is helpful to view narcissism on a continuum, […]

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