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For Businesses and Professional Growth
For Individuals and Personal Growth
Harness the Power of Your Stories to Engage, Inspire and Transform
Stories are the the most powerful tool you have to connect with other people, build community, and inspire action. They stories contain the DNA of identity, of what we value most, of how we treat others and how others react to us.
StoryImpact workshops are customized, experiential explorations of story as a communication and leadership tool, catalyst for cultural change, and art form. I've worked with small business owners, large corporations, nonprofits, and other organizations. Past workshops offered for businesses include:
Storytelling for Leaders
Beyond Data: Storytelling for Effective Presentations
Building Brand Stories That Work
Finding Your Core Values Through Story
What's Your Fundraising Story: Strategies for Success
Get in touch to find out how a customized workshop can help move your story forward with clarity and purpose.
And click here for a case study of a recent engagement!
Powerful Public Speaking
Connect with Your Center to Build Presence and Inspire Others
A story is only as effective as your ability to share it. . .and public speaking is one of our most common phobias. Even seasoned presenters may find themselves plagued by performance anxiety that decreases their ability to impact an audience. Unfortunately, many people pick up techniques that work on a superficial level to address this challenge and end up losing stage presence instead of gaining it!
My public speaking workshops are fun, interactive, and focus on both crafting a strong message and delivering it with power. We explore basic strategies derived from mindfulness practice, theater, neurolinguistic programming and more to help participants understand the root causes of their anxiety, find a deeply rooted connection with self and audience, and move through fear before and during presentations.
This one is a must for managers, leaders, and anyone who finds themselves dreading the next time they have to present!
**Individual coaching is also available!**
Mindfulness for Business
The Power of Presence
Widely published peer reviewed research–as well as independent research by Google, Harvard Business Review, and others–shows that mindfulness practice is a powerful tool that supports increased productivity and employee engagement while reducing stress. In other words, mindfulness is awesome.
Mindfulness for Business workshops are designed for non-meditators, skeptics, and those who think that they could never possibly be a 'good meditator.' They are easily accessible, down to Earth, interactive, and experiential. We go over the basic science behind mindfulness and focus on reconnection with the breath, the mind-body connection, and the power of mindful listening. Participants leave with concrete, immediately implementable skills and tools that they can integrate into everyday activities as well as the foundation for establishing an ongoing mindfulness practice of their own.
Offered as both a one-time workshop and an ongoing program.
Unlock the Power of Personal Narrative
The ability to tell stories, to wrap ourselves and others in a blanket of narrative that inspires the imagination and feeds the spirit, is one of the core traits that sets humans apart from other animals.
'Sacred' stories are simply those tales that go beyond the personal to resonate on a deeply human level. They're acupuncture for the soul. Also they're fun!
The 6 week Sacred Storytelling workshop invites participants to explore their own narratives, excavating key moments and finding new connections that they craft into a narrative in a safe, supportive environment. We spend the first two weeks generating raw material through exploration, the second two weeks crafting and honing the stories, and the final two weeks exploring the unique vocabulary of live storytelling. The workshop culminates in a community performance.
The workshop is great for all levels, from storytelling novice to experienced story-slinger.
Breathwork Healing & Meditation
Reconnect with the Breath to Find Clarity, Focus and Alignment
Breathwork is an ancient technique that clears stuck energy and helps you connect with your center.
Over the years, many of us have adopted dysfunctional breathing patterns with most of the breath coming in to the upper chest. This results in overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system, triggering our body's 'fight or flight' response. In the long term, this can lead to decreased immune response, weight gain, mood swings, a sense of disconnection, and increased anxiety or stress.
Breathwork deactivates the sympathetic nervous system, fully oxygenating the body to signal the brain that it's safe. The brain is then able to achieve a state of deep relaxation. In this state, long repressed emotions may be released and you may access parts of yourself that have been long neglected. After just one session, many people report an increased sense of well-being, deep connection with self, and awareness of being part of something much greater than themselves.
Workshops are held every Sunday at 7:30 PM at the Silverlake Independent JCC and private sessions are available by appointment.