Like a real spy, most information about Agent Amelie, pictured, is classified
Photo: Female Spy Agency
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to learn key communication skills to achieve your goals and make meaningful friendships.
It sounds like a line straight out of a more zen version of the “Mission Impossible” franchise. In fact this is the focus of an immersive spy game in Luxembourg, the organiser of which is looking to recruit young women “spies” for monthly Female Spy Agency meetups.
“The spy game is the people business. It’s talking with people,” organiser Agent Amelie tells Delano, adding: “I focus on women because we’re behind on some things and sometimes we’re too trusting.”
Like the real world of spies, participants, or agents, have missions they must accomplish, which are set for them or by them, depending on their goals. These missions, Agent Amelie says, aim to help participants “understand the powers we have and what we can do.”
One of the key focuses is communication, what people say, how they should say it, when and what to hold back in both their professional and personal lives.
Each mission addresses different scenarios. For instance, Agent Amelie hopes plans to help people expand their friendship groups by hosting a speed-friending session, improve their more intimate relationships through a seduction game, as well as encourage social change through the random acts of kindness chestnut secret message game. Ultimately, she says, the greater mission is for participants to make new friends, to create a network among women and be supported in their self-development journey.
Agent Amelie devised the idea with her husband as a different form of coaching. “The spy game makes the perfect metaphor for life,” she says, adding that she also applies it to her own life. “You become more conscious. The spies observe and try to understand what’s actually going on. You don’t venture into something you don’t understand. It makes you more cautious, but it also makes your take risks because you’ve a mission and you need to accomplish it,” she says.
The sessions are open to all women provided they are open-minded, want to bring positive change and have enough of a sense of humour to enter into the spy immersion game.