Presenters, Persuaders, Writers -
Individual Coaching for
- story finding, shaping and telling
- meaning making and messaging
- structure &
to create engaging, inspiring, story rich presentations, speeches, performances and writing....
so that if you want to explore your life, make sense of and peace with your past, you can create a shape to show yourself and others who you are, where you have come from and where you are headed
...so that if you are presenting information, you teach, tell and expound with all of you: your values, your history and your emotions, and you are more engaging, and more engaged.
...so that if you are making a pitch, selling yourself, plying your heart, you can use story, the oldest connector there is, to show who you are, what you stand for and why you're doing what you're doing.
...so that if you are writer you understand the bones of your story, know its themes, emotions, messages and structure, the writing is so much smoother.
...so that if you want to tell a true personal story at a festival, as part of a bigger performance, The Moth, a family function, a conference or a meeting, you know how to tell a good one, that shows behind the facade of outer events, to who you are as a person.
...so that if you want to leave a legacy that is more than a bunch of dates, photos and memorabilia, you share something meaningful about who you are, what you thought, felt and valued while you experienced your life.
Book your free, 30 minute discovery session to talk through your storytelling goals and find out how coaching with me could help you achieve them.
If you're confused about who you are and what you're next step should be, comfortable but want to be more engaging, struggling with finding, choosing or structuring your stories, if you need help with the theme and point of your story, not sure how or where your 'voice ' is, terrified of putting it out there, want some feedback on where to start or what you've done so far, individual coaching is focussed on you and your needs.
Coaching is the best tailor-made individual support for anyone serious about improving their skills in true personal storytelling, whether written or spoken, or even digital. Individual coaching is totally flexible and can be done when and where it suits us both, via skype.
Benefits of coaching
- You feel more confident in your story, what it means, what is its purpose and theme
- You better know how to find, craft and tell stories
- You will become more connected to who you are and what you want to say
- You will explore and think more deeply about your personal connection to the issue, the stories and how you can bring them to life
- You work through to create a logical structure to your story, talk or writing.
- You get to practice (if telling orally) or have your work read, and receive constructive and encouraging feedback
- Sessions act as deadlines to ensure you are well prepared
- You receive direction and support for dramatic expression and engaging delivery, which helps both orally and written stories.
- You can use a session to de-brief and learn from your experience
To find out more, get a feel for me and how I work and better decide if its for you, book a free, 30 minute discovery session.
This starter package is for one 60 mins and one 30 mins sessions, over 2 -4 weeks. We will explore your situation, what you want to work through and where you want help. It includes presenting your story or talk, or having me read your story (up to 3000 words), and feedback on ways to develop the story, your sense making and purpose. The second session is to present the material after incorporating the first session.
The Power of Three
Like the magic of three in traditional stories, this package is for three 60 minute sessions, over 3 - 6 weeks. We will explore your story and your purpose, spending time to find the heart and message of your story is and what you want to say. Being able to implement the work and continue to deepen your crafting and practice really improves your story, its specific details, writing and performance.
The Epic Journey
It's a journey, not a destination, one that sees you deepen your connection to who you are, how you make sense of your experiences and your message for the world. This package is for 6 hour long sessions over 6 - 12 weeks. We explore more fully your stories and purpose, consolidate the process and your creative output, be it written or spoken. This package allows for performance date phone support if relevant and timely.
All coaching sessions can be held at mutually convenient times over skype. They include pre-reading if there is any written form of your stories or presentation, (up to 3000 words for Kick Starter, and up to 5000 words for Power of Three and Epic Journey), coaching, guidance, teaching and story feedback.
Book your free, 30 minute discovery session
Why work with Kate Lawrence?
Nearly two decades in law, listening, presenting and persuading; two decades creating logic out of a mess, creating flow and order where there was none, shaping stories to persuade and make sense, are all available to you when you work with Kate to craft your story or talk.
Add to that the last seven years in story - telling, listening, coaching and hosting and you have a coach with a keen sense of audience engagement, connection and story, as well as message and persuasion. And she really listens to you, to find who you are and what you want to say.