valerie@storytellingstrategist.com
The Story of You: Turning the Page

The Story of You: Turning the Page

Our lives are like stories, playing out one chapter at a time. Our experience frames our narrative  — our belief system about ourselves and the role we play in the world. We then experience future experiences through that existing narrative lens, which serves as...
I See Stories… Everywhere

I See Stories… Everywhere

Remember that kid in The Sixth Sense? He sees dead people. They’re everywhere. Psst…They don’t know they’re dead. I’m just like that kid. (Well, sort of. I don’t see dead people – thank goodness for that!) I see stories....
The Small, Significant Parts of Your Story

The Small, Significant Parts of Your Story

I recently spoke at a women’s business conference. And met dozens of interesting women in attendance. Most shared similar backgrounds — they’d either always had an entrepreneurial spirit or determined after years toiling in someone else’s org...
Successful Storytelling Made Simple

Successful Storytelling Made Simple

So many women shy away from presentations. The thought of getting up in front of a crowd is nerve-wracking. It makes them feel exposed, subject to scrutiny and afraid to fail. I’ve been in front of audiences many times and yet still get sweaty palms. Knowing how...
Mastering the Element of Surprise

Mastering the Element of Surprise

I’ve got a surprise for you! Wanna know what it is? Well, then it wouldn’t be a surprise, would it? OK, I’ll tell you anyway… You have the surprising ability to surprise yourself. Not what you were expecting?  Well, therein lies the surprise....