Use your words.

Tell stories. Ask questions. Say something real.

Stories matter. Now more than ever.

Are you telling the right story for these times? 

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

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

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


This program is "all things story" for small business owners and social impact leaders. Learn how to "story fit" on the fly and share the story that matters most in the moment.

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Learn a new way to think about business communications. We teach creative approaches to speaking, writing, and presenting, and get past "the way we've always done it."

The right story can open any door.

Philosophy #4

What kind of story do you tell?

The story a company (or a person) tells isn’t about a skill or product; it’s about who they are and what they value. That story can either earn you confidence and trust, or a swipe into the trash.

I created Narrative Directions to help small business owners and social impact leaders to identify and share the stories that will resonate most with the audience standing in front of them.

This program teaches you to find, finesse, and integrate your impact stories into all of your relationship-building and speaking opportunities, not to mention your marketing/communications channels.

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

Jill Pollack, StoryStudio Chicago Founder

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

Philosophy #4

Creative Confidence shouldn't be hard to come by

Who gets to be called an artist?

We all do! 

I’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.

It's time to become a great storyteller at work.

Philosophy #7

We build an experience tailored to your team.

No matter what your business or what you need to communicate, you have to cut through the noise to get your audience’s attention. The answer? A well-told story and a creative approach.

Get beyond the “the way we’ve always done it” and supercharge your business with the skills and power to meet any communication challenge—great or small.

That’s what it means to be in Story Mode!


How will you make your stories more powerful and persuasive?

We can show you the way.

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