i believe true, first-person stories can change communities, inspire actions and entertain audiences.
As a storytelling consultant, I work with you to illuminate the deeper truths and universal values that are at the heart of all your most important stories. I help you create emotional shifts - moments of joy, catharsis or realization in your audiences.
I take pride in the credibility and trust I’ve earned with both tellers and audience members. I’ve workshopped notables from professional athletes and team presidents to activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs. I am compassionate, trustworthy, professional and accountable. I pride myself on sensitivity, thoroughness and professionalism.
I love listening.
Everyone has a story to tell. And everyone can tell a story.
Shy or outgoing. Charismatic or kinda awkward. It doesn’t matter. If you’re self-aware, and willing to open yourself to the process, I can help anyone tell the right story at the right time.
Vulnerability is awesome
It’s the key to telling stories that resonate, and that transform both tellers and listeners. Nothing good happens without them, in stories, or in life.
Trust your gut. We’ll trust ours.
You know what’s best for you, and when and what you’re ready to share. And if you don’t, no worries. I can help with that, too. Years of workshopping all kinds of people has helped me figure out how to set boundaries, and when to push them.
Be honest. Be direct.
I believe in being plainspoken and clear. I believe almost nothing is personal. I’ll be straight with you, and you’ll be straight with me.
Empathy and compassion are the keys to great communication.
I believe that when you put the feelings of your listeners - be they clients or employees or friends - first, you will always get your message across.
Above photo by Dave Seibert/The Arizona Republic