Use your words.

Tell stories. Ask questions. Say something real.

Stories matter. Now more than ever.

Is your company telling the right story for these times? 

A great business story captures attention, stirs emotion, and inspires action. It give us confidence that you are what you say you are.

Once you know how to harness the power of stories at work, you can accomplish anything. Our practical, strategic, fun, unique, positive, original programs are changing the way people communicate at work.

Let us help you bring the power and passion of your stories to life.

& writing for work

Our Story Mode programs bring new energy and skills to your writing, presenting, and persuading so you can captivate your audiences and get work done.

story Coaching
& consulting

If you or your team are feeling stuck, or inspired but clueless, I can open the gates to creative new thinking, ideas, and strategies from a world far away from work.

"The best storytellers are the ones who create conversations."

Jill Pollack, StoryStudio Chicago Founder


Need to build persuasive writers and presenters? Then you need Story Mode.

Jill Pollack of StoryStudio and Beth Nyland of Spencer Grace co-founded Story Mode—a storytelling and creativity program that’s making pure freaking magic to business people worldwide.

For companies just like yours, we build better writers, speakers, and leaders with high-energy, practical team workshops, individual and small group coaching, communications consulting, creativity labs, and more.


Why think in story?

Stories make us feel as if the  action is happening to us. 

It’s like the difference between handing in a term paper vs. exploding a paper-mache volcano.

Term papers are great; but learning how a volcano works by actually experiencing one (at a safe distance) is so much better. 

In your time with us, you’ll learn by doing, taking projects from your todo list to work on right in our sessions.

Oh, and making an exploding volcano will always get you bonus points.

Learning is doing.

Storytelling is already in your DNA

While we do think highly of ourselves, we have to admit, we're not magicians.

Being a storyteller is something you have inside, something you were born with. What we do is help you harness that power for all the ways you communicate at work.

Once you understand the basic elements of a story, how they work in business (and in your personal life) and how to create one on the fly, you've all you need to win any room.

Creative Confidence shouldn't be hard to come by

Who gets to be called an artist?

We all do! 

We’ll help you feel more creatively confident as you learn to create stories in your own unique voice. 

You’ll learn craft and strategies from the words of fiction, poetry, graphic novels, movies, advertising, business…anywhere a great story is told.

You decide what projects to work on and how to use your time. We share the tools and techniques that will work best for you.

Since we all have to write better at work, it's time to become a better storyteller.

Philosophy #7

how will you make your stories more powerful and persuasive?

Story Coaching & Consulting

Storytelling, Presenting and Writing for Work

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We use the lessons of fiction to transform business writers into storytellers. Tell us the stories you’d like to be telling and we’ll share how we can help.