DUENDE is at the cutting edge of training performers in ensemble. This means training individuals to work effectively, creatively and respectfully together to achieve shared goals. That, in turn, means enabling each individual to encounter, observe and dissolve the personal blockages – the fears, the assumptions, the habits – that prevent them from effective collaboration. DUENDE’s work is based in deep principle, in offering people strategies not simply to change behaviour, but to change the deep level of thinking that causes behaviour. It is transformatory work. In addition to training performers, DUENDE trains non-performers. DUENDE’s core training is used extensively by health workers, therapists, community builders, educators and business.

To be clear – this is not about getting non-performers to ‘do some drama’. DUENDE offers workshops that use a small number of our core training exercises to facilitate and offer a framework for personal change, and to encourage and develop efficient, healthy collaborative environments. Workshops are experiential and active. They last from two to six hours and can include teaching core participants in the communities we are working with to continue the work after the initial relationship with DUENDE has finished. Organisations that work with DUENDE in this way will be offered free access to a series of online resources that expand the initial contact into a much deeper understanding of the mechanisms at work in DUENDE’s approach to training.


Here are the key outcomes you can expect from a DUENDE Corporate or Community Workshop:



Detailed and developmental feedback to self and others

Enhanced enjoyment of ones work

Hearing and trusting intuition and creative impulse


Personal blockage and self-doubt

The difference between what you think is happening and what is actually happening

The way diverse perspectives can collaborate effectively

The way discipline of thinking affects detail of action

Ongoing process

Key ways of teams meeting and sharing

Key life-long principles of healthy thinking and communicating

Strategies for monitoring and enhancing personal mental and bodily health

Teacher Training

DUENDE offers training workshops for those who train others – whether in performance or in other areas.

The pedagogy that underlies DUENDE’s work is very simple yet utterly rigorous. It follows five distinct stages:

  1. Experience
  2. Recall
  3. Reflect
  4. Analyse
  5. Synthesise

DUENDE Teacher Training workshops offer participants an encounter with and understanding of the requirements of each of these five stages of learning through both doing and discussing DUENDE’s core exercises.

Please see upcoming workshops for details.

To book a teacher training workshop, please contact us.


If you are interested in booking a workshop with DUENDE then please contact us. We will discuss your needs before accepting any booking, to ensure we can deliver what it is that you are looking for.

Contact: administration@duende-ensemble.com