I have worked with Prasad Kaipa, one of the two developers of the Pyradigm™ modeling process, for the past twenty years. The Pyradigm has been at the core of much of our conversation and thinking. The “Pyradigm” name was derived from its pyramidal structure (four triangular sides – a tetraheron) and paradigm, a typical or archetypal model. The process itself is very archetypal although it may not be obvious in your specific model.

Pyradigms are 3-dimensional, tangible, colorful models of systems, including life systems. They can help you delve deeply into various aspects of your current life or business. Pyradigm models can inform your strategic planning as you look to the future. They can assist you in developing tactical plans for change.

Pyradigm modeling guides you through the identification of: key components, their relationships to one another, scenarios created by various combinations, the risks of excluding any one element, and the benefits of integrating everything.

Whether abstract or physical, models are constructs that help you make sense of yourself and the world around you. The more powerful your models, the more able you are to understand what’s happening AND to shape your future.

Conversations about your particular Pyradigm model will inevitably reveal areas where the system is stuck or impeded, vulnerabilities, or opportunities for growth.