The Orxestra® Method

The term "orxestra" has its origins in Greek theatre. In an ancient Greek amphitheatre, the space in front of the stage was used by the chorus. Dances were also performed there, especially during dramas. The Greeks used dance to express meaning and emotion through movement, symbolism, and imagery that could not be adequately expressed through words alone. In the 17th century, as music became more and more prominent, this space became the musicians' seat – the “orchestra pit."

The orxestra "dance" involves four aspects of movement: head (direction), hand (implementation), heart (development), and spirit (dialogue). In today's turbulent times, leadership means setting the direction of a body intelligently and with foresight (head), implementing solutions consistently (hand), developing employees (heart), and inspiring staff again and again (spirit). If any of these elements are missing or not adequately developed, the results will be mediocre at best.

This leadership balance is at the heart of the Orxestra experience – whether coaching a CEO, using our 360° feedback tool, developing a corporate culture, or building role-specific leadership competencies.

Typical projects

  • Changing corporate culture in large corporations
  • Specific workshops to evaluate corporate culture
  • C-suite coaching (US, Europe, South America)
  • Coaching für die C-Suite (US, Europa, Südamerika)
  • 12-day leadership program
  • Coaching for top management teams
  • Talent management workshops
  • Supporting successful biotech start-ups
  • Dialog-based approach to talent retention
  • Specific assessment tools for evaluating corporate culture, talent management, talent recruitment, leadership, coaching, etc.

For more information about our services, please contact the following consultants:

Thomas Hellmann

Hans W. Berg


For more information on the Orxestra® methodology, read these excerpts from John O. Burdett’s best-selling books.

Shaping corporate culture

To get the best out of a company, it is important to find employees who optimally fit the corporate culture.

Innovative concepts and ideas

Recognizing what others do not see or finding new ways into unknown markets requires open-mindedness and the courage to innovate.


Order books by John O. Burdett on corporate culture and leadership here.

Quotes from John O. Burdett's books