Stories are fundamental to who we are as human beings, and who we want to be. We are wired to tell stories because it is how we make sense out of the world.  Storytelling pulls us in through the cognitive mind as much as through the emotions.

It answers our longing for shapely forms and a profound desire to know what happens next.

Stories are how we communicate. They let us distill large, complex ideas and important messages into sticky, memorable pieces that we can carry forward with us.  They inspire us, drive change and apply significance and meaning to facts. They can push us forward and also hold us back.  Without them we lose focus, drift to becoming something we never intended or let someone else tell our story for us.

Narrative strategy builds a bridge between the author and the protagonist, allowing the shaping of the story to be placed in the hands of the person who is most affected.

Typically, there are two types of people, those who take ownership of their story, and those who allow external forces to shape it for them.

This isn’t about manipulating facts. We may not get to decide our circumstances, but we do get to decide the meaning that we assign to them– the story. If you are passionate about the path that you are already on, you're ready to expand the horizon and envision the next chapter. If you don't like your story, you can write a new chapter, a plot twist, or a new book.

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.”
— Anaïs Nin

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.

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 and the impact that they want to have on the world. 

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. 

Our life has become so economic and practical in its orientation that, the claims of the moment upon you are so great, you hardly know where the hell you are, or what it is you intended. You are always doing something that is required of you. Where is your bliss station? You have to try to find it.”
— Joseph Campbell

 

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. 

There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.”
— Diana Vreeland

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.

If this sounds interesting and you’d like to hear more, let me know so that we can find a time to talk.