Visual Metaphors at Work® presents


the method for the systematic use of visual metaphors in workshops for individuals and teams. 





  • Do your team meetings or workshops engage everyone? Are some unable, unwilling or afraid to speak their mind and contribute their best knowledge, skills and ability?
  • Do you face complex issues that need different perspectives? Are you revisiting the same old problems with the same thinking?
  • Do you need your online workshops to be as good as face to face? Are some not eager to contribute when online, and is establishing shared clarity problematic?


We offer you, experienced facilitators and coaches, the opportunity to learn and explore our powerful tool to solve these issues through our online masterclasses.


’Lephorus® uses images to bring important issues to the fore in a fun, engaging, speedy and non-confrontational way. Their workshops opened our eyes to important changes we needed to make in our organisation’’.
 Giselle Pettyfer, Vice-Chairman, Falcon and Associates



The Lephorus® method is much more than beautiful images.

Using images helps finding words to describe complex situations, concepts and feelings. In addition, they help when we are trying to communicate important ideas in a language that is not our first language.

The crucial features of Lephorus® are to:

  • provide a framework that ‘holds’ both the conversation using images and the participants in a safe and managed space:
    • each workshop is carefully constructed through a series of questions, going from the general to the particular, concerning the issue faced
    • each set of questions is in turn allied with a family of images specifically selected for its ability to draw out the participants’ own knowledge and experience 
  • lead to agreed actions and delegated authority as the workshop participants together carefully lay out the images selected in response to the questions to construct a ‘chart’ to guide them.

Lephorus® is about solving complex business issues. Better team cohesion is a happy side effect.

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This short book will introduce you to what we consider are current key issues in leadership and management today and some uses of Lephorus® to solve these problems including references and relevant examples.

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Masterclasses: Team Workshops

Step-by-step guides on how to deliver Lephorus® workshops for teams to solve business problems.

Masterclasses: Workshops for Individuals

Step-by-step guides on how to deliver coaching-type workshops for individuals to clarify their situation and next actions.


We answer any questions you have about Lephorus®, preparing for and running workshops both remotely and face-to-face, and share our experiences in writing final reports.

Bespoke Services

Fully tailored new workshops developed for your specific needs.

Popular Course

FOCUS: helping a team in difficulties

Learn how to first diagnose the underlying issues and chose the next steps to help the team help itself.

This workshop is particularly useful for teams re-focusing and deciding how to work together in a hybrid workplace.


Popular Course

(Post) Pandemic Impact Conversation

The pandemic has created great need to investigate what the quickly changing future of life for individuals and businesses will require. What will hybrid work really entail?

 Learn to deliver a structured Lephorus® conversation to guide your clients to

  • Investigate the changing needs of their teams and businesses
  • Gather effective sets of feedback to guide future decisions
  • Make sure that individual team members feel they are heard and that their information and needs are effectively guiding action

These conversations are deep and wide-ranging and require effective training and experience to deliver.


Popular Course

New Team Kickoff

Learn to deliver a workshop run as a kickoff session for a new team starting a new project or working together in a business area (e.g. marketing, finance, new product development etc.). It has been specifically developed for multi-functional teams to help their work and communication.


What People Say


''I find that my clients often refer to this exercise and the pictures until the end of the transition and even talk to me about it afterwards. Images are points of reference, anchors and safeguards, on which to rely in order to stay in touch with the meaning of the process and not give in to fears. 

Lephorus® is a fantastic tool.''

Elodie Mastrogiacomo

CEO, voie9


‘’The Lephorus® methodology has transformed the way I am approaching workshops and proves that what I thought was great was just alright. Visual metaphors are an incredible way to deep dive rapidly in the heart of what matters. I now achieve in 3 hours what could previously take me one or two days; I end up my workshops with high energy and can deliver insights to my clients that are powerful and actionable.

Joe Séjean

Founder, Eleven Network

''The images and methodology really helped us to express unstructured thoughts in a highly structured way and sparked an excellent debate about these issues. We learnt a lot about how our business is viewed internally and how those colleagues taking part think.'' 

Edward Collins

COO, Arlington Capital



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