How Story Makes us Whole
If you’re looking for a warm, passionate and persuasive TEDx level speaker who can bring the art and power of story, to your purpose driven audience in useful and meaningful ways, then you’ve found the speaker you’ve been looking for.
Speaking with clarity and authenticity, using story, humour and practical exercises, Kate speaks with warmhearted skill to enable your audience to not only better understand story, but be inspired to become story practitioners and connect to themselves and each other through story.
After 20 years communicating like a lawyer, writing like the Wizard of Oz, as if there was no-one behind the word screen, Kate has spent the last decade studying and practising, telling and teaching stories. She’s listened, taught, coached and encouraged groups, organisations and individuals to love, think, listen and tell story. It is her passion and tool of choice to change the world.
Kate is perceptive, with a passionate belief in human connection.
She is excited about story as the tool that enables us to reflect, connect, feel, share, and convince. Story builds culture, compassion and cohesion.
Kate delivers with a storytellers heart, a lawyer’s logic and an orator's presence to captivate, motivate and teach how story does the work of making us human. She shows with practical and convincing reasoning how to find, craft and share our stories, how simple practices can create a story culture at work, how to use story for and in our work.
Kate’s ability to tell stories, to share the universal wisdom of life experiences in a vibrant and enchanting way, provides a unique perspective on how we can make teams, tribes and workplaces for real people.
Leading Through the Story Looking Glass
Reflective self awareness and understanding through story crafting
Tools and structures for crafting a moment into a compelling story
Shaping and telling stories to share who you are, your beliefs and values
Culture and Connection Through Storytelling
How to build connection, culture, coherence and organisational intelligence through story circles
How to develop community and build storytelling skills through storytelling events.
Participatory processes to build cohesion, engagement and shared vision.
Kate’s ability to synthesise and frame ideas, her training in law, experience as a TEDx speaker, thorough approach and artistry as a storyteller, mean she is the ideal person to develop and deliver a stunning keynote for your conference or convention.
Kate is able to distill broad ranging notions, bring fresh perspective, inspire and entertain, to frame proceedings and stimulate thinking and discussion. She will talk with you, your team and others in your field to ensure a bespoke and perfectly fitting opening, or closing to your event.
Contact Kate to discuss your gathering and what you are wanting from your keynote speaker. She will willingly explore with you your aims and ideas, to see if she is the person to fulfil your needs.
Purpose & Engagement - A Sporting Quest
Using Kate’s unique story of being instrumental in the development of women’s football in Victoria she will show:
The guiding light of clear vision and purpose
The lessons of emotional expression and intelligence
The grit of the long haul.
The power of enabling emotions through story
The power to make a difference
Her story of her role in the development of women’s football in Victoria is singular and told with all the power, passion and wisdom of a classic tale.
Fantastic Feminist Folktales
In this eclectic and gripping set of five stories, Kate uses all her skill and artistry as a storyteller , as well as her creative imagination and crafting to bring a spelling binding performance of stories that need to be told and retold.
The performance ranges through an ancient Greek myth, a couple of re-crafted traditional European stories, and obscure but brilliantly re-told folktale and a true and fascinating retelling of amazing story of Joan of Arc.
The stories speak for themselves and show the power and the urgency we need to bring to the task of re-shaping stories to create a different reality for women.