The Way of the Storyteller
Be Original, Be Meaningful, Be Compelling
Tell Stories on Purpose for
Clarity, Connection, Communication & Culture
A foundational, four month coaching program for
women leaders, experts and creators,
to help you communicate with presence and heart,
by learning to tell your stories.
If you communicate with people, you’ll want to make them care about what you say. You’ll want to influence and inspire them to act, and you’ll want to connect with them so they trust you.
The problem is that bland and boring language has become the corporate norm; wearing a professional mask, allowing disengaged, emotionless, cerebral speak to dominate, has an effect not just on our impact, or lack of it, but on who we are as people, and how we relate to each other.
Our communications become disconnected, from ourselves and from those we are seeking to influence. We use our mind but no heart, words but no story.
We become voiceless, scared and frustrated. We are so layered with should and oughts, roles and expectations, we can’t find a way to speak authentically.
Story makes us whole, story is the balance to the intellectualisation of life; story is heart, and body, history and experience. Story takes courage and commitment but story gives far more than it takes.
Story allows us to hear ourselves and each other. It enables us to deliberately and consciously craft our history, make sense of it and and share it in the way that moves, inspires and helps others.
About Kate Lawrence
I spent over 20 years communicating like a lawyer, writing like the Wizard of Oz, as if there was no-one behind the paper screen. It has taken me a long time to deconstruct my communication style, to be able to speak like… me.
I needed to nurture my imagination, become a student of story, get over a tiny, repetitive and powerful voice saying ‘You can’t do that’, let go of the printed page, and really make sense of who I am, what I have experienced and what I believe.
For last ten years I've been studying and practising, telling and teaching stories. I've found, crafted, practiced and shared stories, over and over and over again. I’ve listened, I’ve coached and I’ve taught countless people to love and think and tell story. I’ve created safe space and hosted, I’ve won the Moth story slam twice and given a TEDx talk once. It is my passion and tool of choice to change the world.
The Story Wise Foundational Story Coaching program
This program is designed to support you from not knowing how to get started, to crafting and telling, with ease and pleasure, your signature story, and other stories that are useful and appealing to you in your purpose. It is designed to embed the skills and practice and thinking of the storyteller.
I have put together my twenty-five plus years experience in law, community engagement, facilitation, coaching, speaking and of course storytelling, as well as my own journey of personal development…into the Story Wise Foundational Story Coaching program.
It absolutely offers you my best, in individual support and structured learning, to transform your storytelling, your communication and your speaking and you. It is designed to make you a storyteller.
The truth is that the most important work you will do with me is to gain insight, to shift your perspective, to see yourself, your story and your life in a new way, a way that taps into a universal, that reveals who you are, what you believe and why, and that makes you relatable, authentic and compelling.
Insight doesn’t happen overnight, it requires reflection, questioning, exploration and a sounding board. This is why I work with people on meaning making, and the art and craft of storytelling; success requires exploration and learning in both areas.
In this four month program I support you all the way. You receive a mixture of online recorded training, writing worksheets and exercises, and as much individual coaching as needed throughout the program.
So if this sounds like something you need to make your communications and relationships thrive, make an appointment to talk with me.
We’ll talk through your purpose and problem, and get really clear on the direction you need to go, and if it feels right..
I’ll create a customised program plan and we’ll get to work.
Make an appointment to talk through your story dreams, see if we are a good fit, and get started on your journey to being a storyteller
Telling stories develops:
Trust and Connection
If you keep going the way you have been, you will continue to deliver dry, abstract and forgettable talks and workshops and meetings, brittle and one dimensional content and delivery, little or no impact, have no fun in what you deliver, no character or drama or performance and very little imagination.
If you keep going the way you have been, your speaking will become a chore, when it could be an act of leadership and creativity.
If you commit to the Story Wise Foundational Story Coaching Program, you’ll go from frustrated, stuck, scared and self doubting, to feeling at ease, confident, growing, creative, enjoying speaking and having an impact. In other words, you’ll become a storyteller.