Stories are fundamental to who we are as human beings, and who we want to be. No culture has existed without stories. Stories are how we communicate, remember, and apply significance and meaning to facts. If you don't like your story, write a new chapter, a plot twist, or a new book… but without them we lose focus, drift to becoming something we never intended or let someone else tell our story for us.
Author and authenticity have the same root. When you author your story you step into your power, let go of regret, apply significance and meaning to your life, and become your true self. It adds overall intensity to how you show up in life.
Storytelling is how we will negotiate the strategic space and close the gap between now and future dreams, goals, and ambitions. If you think of your story as a journey from point A to B, a roadmap is the route taken, and narrative strategy is the vehicle.
I focus on building narratives that push people and organizations forward to something that is bigger, more authentic, and representative of how they want to show up.
My approach offers a new way to look at the bigger picture, goals, challenges, and strengths. While my work is rooted in narrative strategy, it shows up differently in each client situation. All my work results in strategic roadmaps with action plans and measurable milestones for accomplishing big things.
My corporate clients range from Fortune 500 companies who want to tell a more inspiring story, to CEO’s with a vision for creating a meaningful legacy.
And my private clients range from inspired individuals who are ready for a more adventurous chapter to entrepreneurs who are ready to bring their big ideas to life.
Sometimes the work is practical, moving towards a defined goal like a heat-seeking missile. Other times it is more exploratory, tapping into an inspired place where loftier ideas are lurking. I use whatever is needed for the work to reach its full potential. That means pulling from a variety of modalities that can trigger insight and make sense out of the complexities of life. I find that it is similar to the memoir writing process as described by author, Dani Shapiro.