More and more companies and organisations around the world are looking for ways to hold meetings, run gatherings or foster an employee culture in ways that feel inclusive and innovative.
The right story establishes a theme, creates an atmosphere of inclusivity and allow participants to engage with each other creatively. For a recent example of working with the BMW Foundation to support their theme of “Bridge Builders”, read here.
I work closely with organisation leaders and facilitators to assess their objectives and choose a story that can best support the desired outcome. This is often a combination of a folk tale or traditional story with a personal story, drawing on two decades of experience working with filmmakers, entrepreneurs and as a correspondent for global publications. The story evokes a range of emotion and allows participants to have their own unique reactions that they can share with each other.
A good story creates a creative and engaged audience, ready to meet the challenges and possibilities ahead.