When you aren't sure anyone will listen, or if what you're saying is any good...remember this:
You have a story to tell that people need to hear.
I believe that when you learn how to tell your story with joy you go beyond the mechanics of communicating and influencing. A joy-centered storytelling approach allows you to relish sharing your story because it's not about the sell. It's about playfully understanding the transformational power your story has to create genuine human connection and relationship.
My goal as a storytelling coach is to help you find, craft, and share your story with authenticity and joy.
During coaching sessions we dig into playful story-centered questions, writing prompts, and activities to find the vision, heart, and arc of your narrative. In these sessions I listen deeply, ask a lot of questions, and offer insight on story structure and character voice so that you can write or speak your story with clarity and confidence. We work on stage fright and tackling fear of speaking both through practical excercizes and understanding your story as a gift to your listeners.
Consideration of how your story moves and impacts your listeners is a key part of coaching sessions. I work to help you hear your story from the listeners' point of view so that your speaking engagement is not just about telling a great story, but is also about weaving genuine connections with other humans in a room.
Tell your story with JOY!
Rachael helped me take a 25 minute story down to 8 minutes and the story was STILL super impactful. I also used to hate writing cause I got overwhelmed putting everything down on paper.