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About the Playing Mantis[hr]The way the San people of South Africa portray the praying mantis became our inspiration for many reasons.Although he is a


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Leadership Development

Lead for Transformation
Reinvent your life, your company, your community for significance and impact.

Leaders and management teams in many sectors

Our Service To You

Playing Mantis wants to help thought leaders like you to change the world with the help of Strategic Narrative Embodiment (SNE). With the Strategic Narrative Embodiment model you will find courage to play spontaneously and passionately, to connect with yourself and the people around you and to transform your everyday life into a running success story. And then to do the same for your clients, your team and your community. Let’s return humaneness to the workplace and transform those boring conferences, ineffective meetings and meaningless events. Let’s change the world!

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Coach, Facilitator & Speaker Training Playing Mantis Essentials for Coaches & Facilitators The Confident Speakers ABC Voice Training Leadership Development Lead for Transformation Lead for Innovation Team & […]


Our Methods We use methods from the disciplines of Organisational Psychology, Coaching, Applied Improvisation and Story-Strategy. Although we use exercises originally developed for improvisational theater and actor training, […]

Flying Pig


Creating a community of thought leaders who learn from each other’s stories and collaborate to change the world.

‘I’m curious’

Possible outcomes: Learning to ask curious questions. Building listening skills, especially listening without judgement. Appreciating diversity. Expanding your point of view. Overview: In pairs, participants have a discussion […]

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