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The Way of Virtue: Begin your Training in Excellence

Develop Your Personal Core Strengths - the Essential Traits for Success in your Personal, Social, & Professional Life

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"I had the realization that this knowledge has to be shared with everybody... because there are literally millions of people trying to develop their personal strengths of character... and in my research I've uncovered the strategy to actually succeed."

- Cameron M. Thompson, Anthropologist & Moral Psychology Expert

Key Benefits of this 5-part Video Course

This course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills you need in order to:

  • Achieve success in your personal development goals
  • Cultivate more fulfilling relationships
  • Become more intuitive & decisive
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Become master of yourself

"The goal is not merely to know about what is to be done, but to actually do it."

- Aristotle, Philosopher & Founder of Lyceum Peripatetic School


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Your habits become character, your character becomes destiny.
Begin today to shape your habits, begin today to shape your destiny.

Why You're Here

You've heard or read about the principle of 'arete' ("excellence"/"virtue") in the ancient Greek and Roman Stoics and other philosophers. And like most people, you've tried to live according to the some of these virtues, but even though you hold them up as ideals, you have no idea of how to actually cultivate them in yourself. You are looking for a practical way to acquire the virtues and a concrete method to achieve these personal strengths of character.

There is a Way

I have dedicated my life to the practical psychology and philosophy of arete/virtue, and after long years of study and practice, I am here to tell you there is a way. You see, the virtues (the word is Latin for 'strength') are innate capacities that every human being has, and like any other muscle in your body - you can strengthen them and grow them through exercise and practice. But, like any physical exercise, there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. You wouldn't begin by trying to run a marathon if you've never run a mere 100 yards before - you wouldn't try to all of a sudden deadlift 450 pounds right now if the heaviest thing you pick up each day is your laptop. You must begin in the right place, and progressively increase your capacity through an effective sequence of exercises. The same is true with virtue (arete).

What You Will Learn in This Course

This course will give you a thorough understanding of what virtue (arete) is, its role in your personal life, relationships, and professional life, and how to set yourself up for success in practicing the virtues. You will also learn the key concepts associated with the psychology of virtue, the identification of the principle virtues, and how the different virtues relate to one another. Finally, we'll go over some practical steps you can take in beginning to acquire the virtues - you will learn a few simple exercises and how to put together a basic program for growing in a particular virtue.

Your Instructor

Cameron Thompson is a leading expert in the practical psychology of virtue and character, and is the author of the Handbook for Human Formation: A Resource for the Cultivation of Character, and with his wife Katie co-authored the Daily Structured Journal: A 30 Day Journey to a Better You. Cameron is a long-time student of Stoic & Aristotelian philosophy, obtained his Master's Degree in Philosophical & Cultural Anthropology and has Doctoral training in the applied psychology of human behavior and personal development.

Course Beginning & Completion Dates

This course begins as soon as you enroll. The lessons are structured in an easy to access, logical sequence, to help you get the resources you need in a simple and easy to understand format with actionable steps to take. Once the course is complete, you will have access to the lessons and materials for as long as you desire to stay enrolled.

How This Course is Structured

This course is designed for you to take entirely at your own pace. When you enroll today, we will set up your private login information, and I will send you a personal email on the first day of class. Lessons will be delivered via video and audio recordings which you can access anytime of day you want, as well as other resources you can download and refer back to anytime you want. The best part is,you will retain access to the lessons and materials as long as you remain enrolled in the course.

Two Levels of Access

You have 2 levels of access you can choose from:

  • Basic Access:
    • The Basic access option is for those students who want only, well... the basics.

  • Arete Elite (Basic + private coaching):
    • The Arete Elite option has a limited number of spots (only 10 spots available!) for those who want to receive private one-on-one coaching each month to help mentor you in how to cultivate specific virtues & to provide accountability as you advance toward your goal.


Your Instructor


Cameron M. Thompson
Cameron M. Thompson

Hi. My name is Cameron Thompson. I'm a life-long student of Stoic and Aristotelian philosophy (literally since I was a kid), and like you, I have sought to acquire those skills and strengths necessary to live the good life.

My training is in the theoretical and practical psychology of virtue development, and I have created a curriculum for acquiring the virtues in a systematic and practical way. I have worked directly with hundreds of people to train them in virtue and help them overcome their weaknesses to become men and women of character and integrity, using the system that I have honed through careful experimentation and diligent study for over 10 years.

And it is this system that I would like to share with you now.


Class Curriculum



"Plant an act, and you reap a habit; Plant a habit, and you reap a character; Plant a character, and you reap a destiny”

- Charles Reade, Author

Seems like an easy decision....

Yup. Probably the easiest one you'll make today; why waste your precious mental energy hesitating? Enroll now.

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you sign up, but your access to it never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - once the first lessons are available, you decide when you start and when you finish. You can go completely at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How does the private coaching work?
Once you enroll in the Arete Elite option, I will personally work with you to set up a schedule and an individualized plan where we can touch base for a half-hour each month over phone or Skype and help walk you through some practical ways to incorporate exercises and habits to develop virtue and excellence in your personal, relational, or professional life.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If for some reason this course just isn't helping you, contact me in the first 30 days of enrolling and let me know why this course didn't do it for you, and I'll happily give you a full refund.