MetaIntegral is an alliance of three organizations — a training academy, a consulting firm, and a philanthropic think tank — that advance a bold, integral vision for humanity’s global future.
Our Historic Moment
As the 21st century begins, we are entering a new era filled with promise and peril. We are in the early stages of a process that can be described as the emergence of a planetary civilization: a civilization that is quite diverse and at the same time is global in a number of meaningful ways. The economics, politics, and ecologies of one region often have substantial impacts (direct and indirect) on those of another region.
Geo-historical and sociopolitical realities are interfacing with religious and cultural dynamics in complex ways that elude even our best minds. Amazing scientific and technological breakthroughs occur on a regular basis, and yet billions of individuals remain in sub-optimal living conditions while many major ecosystems are in decline. The Internet both wonderfully connects and painfully disconnects us. We are confronted with intractable global issues, and yet we have historically unmatched access to talent and resources.
In short, our contemporary world is filled with more dignity and more disaster than arguably any other moment in history. What a wonderful moment to find ourselves in, and how utterly terrifying it is too. So much possibility is within our reach, and yet such daunting mountains to be traversed.
Three Compounding Conditions
There are many ways to frame the challenges we face individually and collectively. Nevertheless, there are three conditions that together summarize our historic moment:
Our lives are too often filled with a sense of emptiness as we try to make sense of a world that is difficult to fathom. Our standing in the larger cosmos has never seemed more uncertain. We have lost access to many meaningful stories. Our perspective is just one among countless others vying to be heard.
Our disciplines (e.g., scientific, academic, commercial) are increasingly specialized languages that take a decade to learn. This siloization inhibits the intellectual cross-pollination and pragmatic coordination needed to successfully address the multifaceted issues we face.
Our world is intricate beyond belief. The sheer complexity of our global systems and the exponential rate of change place an intellectual demand on our national and international institutions that they have largely been unable to meet.
Together these challenging aspects of contemporary life reveal that, regardless of whether we are dealing with our personal lives, our professions, or the planetary issues of our time, we are faced with an unprecedented level of chaos and complexity. Simply put, we are overwhelmed with the diversity of reality.
The Meta-Integral Response
To address these challenges, MetaIntegral has developed a unique ternary global organizational model designed to bring about a more ethical, sustainable, and psychologically mature human civilization.
What is MetaIntegral?
MetaIntegral is a training ground for next-generation leaders and change agents; a consulting consortium for global associations and organizations; and a philanthropic center for integral thought and action. As the world's leading integral applications company we are distinctive on the global scene, helping individuals and groups to lead change and adapt and thrive in a global age.
Our mission is to apply integral principles to the development of critical human capacities and the coordination of cross-sector initiatives that contribute to the flourishing of life in the 21st century and beyond. Through our efforts and partnerships we envision a dramatic alleviation of suffering across the planet, which will go hand-in-hand with the cultivation of a more ethical, sustainable, and psychologically mature humanity.
MetaIntegral Academy offers world-class integral education (workshops, seminars, courses) and project-based leadership training, including our hallmark Embodied Practitioner Certification Program, for change agents who envision a thriving global society and a flourishing natural world.
MetaIntegral Associates offers C-suite executives integral coaching & mentoring grounded in advanced methods and metrics of leadership development, combined with a full suite of integral consulting services (including advanced methods and metrics) for organizations working at a global scale on high-impact projects.
MetaIntegral Foundation celebrates and accelerates the movement toward an integral planet by connecting the worldwide network of integral scholar-practitioners and organizing action through application centers, academic initiatives, and global initiatives — including a $100 million endowment for integral projects.
MetaTheory + MetaPractice
MetaIntegral is grounded in both meta-theory (the best integrative frameworks & principles derived from hundreds of disciplines) and meta-practice (the best integrative practices & approaches derived from thousands of projects). This meta-integral approach is essential practice for our interconnected world, and it's a best practice for tackling our global agenda.
Using this understanding as our basis, MetaIntegral develops cutting-edge products, services, and resources specifically designed to foster integral awareness and practice within individuals and organizations. Ultimately, the emergence of this novel integral capacity within humanity is what we need to create a just, thriving, and sustainable world.
Great, but how?
Now that we understand the urgent need for integral embodiment and application, and have established an optimal organizational structure and mission, exactly how do we put intent into action and carry out our mission?
How We Work
MetaIntegral advances our mission using a variety of methods and institutional practices, all of which stem from our Core Values and Guiding Principles:
What capacities and qualities are most conducive to our individual and collective success at all levels? The following core values inform our mission and guide our actions:
- Meta-Integration: Getting a bird’s eye view and spotting key patterns
- Embodiment: Practicing moment to moment presence
- Application: Developing skillful means which have demonstrable impact
- Global Discernment: Cultivating world-centric perspectives
What essential truths and mindsets orient our decision making? The following meta-principles align and sustain our success and development, while strengthening our core values:
- Quietly Brilliant: “Standing in our Brilliance not on it”
- Relentless Focus: “Giving up Great for Breathtaking”
- Wide Theory & Deep Practice: “MetaTheory + MetaPractice = MetaIntegral”
- Money is Amazing!: “Profit for Bodhisatvic Purpose”
- Sourced in the Nonconceptual: “Being Becoming”
- Going into the Scary: “Eating our individual and collective Shadow”
- Compete Fiercely Collaborate Fully: “Support the competition to succeed and then still beat them!”
- Establishing the Gold+ Standard: “Being the North Star”
- Holarchical Leadership: “Everyone is a King, a Knight, and a Servant!”