What Does Exile Mean?

Exile literally stands for going someplace entirely new, a place for which the symbols and signs at first can make no sense. For leaders this most often means leaving behind – with increasing skill and excitement – familiar values, beliefs and assumptions.

At first such a move is scary, and it ought to be or it would not be real. But in time this fear and anxiety is replaced by a creativity and playfulness that allow leaders to go into the world and into parts of themselves that invite discovery, exploration, and expansiveness.

Exile is a paradox. It contains the energies of isolation, confusion, disorientation and liberation all at once. We love this paradox, because it so aptly suits the world we live in today.

For us, we are in service to helping leaders and the organizations they direct claim a form of freedom that comes with the successful navigation of the new and the unknown.