• 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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April 29, 2019 Selig Blog: The Creator Meets the Critic at the Nursery

By Jennifer Leigh Selig My newest book has been birthed—she’s just a few days old now. To say it was a labor of love is trite, but no less true. Deep Creativity: Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit took three years to conceive, grow, and release, and my co-creators Deborah Anne Quibell and Dennis Patrick […]

April 11, 2019 Pearson Blog: Finding Yourself and Expanding Your Horizons

By Carol S. Pearson Western culture emphasizes individualism and, therefore, being authentic and true to who we are. Who we are, of course, is influenced by others, who also may be influenced by us. Social neuroscientists have posited that humans evolved through interactions, as each person, each group, and each region shared their stories with others. […]

March 2019 Newsletter

…it’sspringwhen the world is puddle-wonderful – e.e. cummings Dear Friend: Spring has finally arrived – and none too soon! It’s been a long, hard winter, in terms of both the weather and the national political climate. To escape both, David and I spent a month in Santa Barbara, CA, where we lived for six years, visiting […]

March 22, 2019 Hobbs Blog: Captain Marvel: Harnessing a Woman’s True Power

By Priscilla Hobbs *Contains Spoilers* I admit that I was skeptical when I walked into the theater. In a Tarantinoesque duality, I’m a “DC Girl.” I like superheroes who are emotionally complex. Okay, really, I just like Batman. So when Captain Marvel[i], the latest installment in the ever-expanding Marvel Comics Universe (MCU for short), was announced, […]

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