Storytelling and Leadership

‘People join with the narrative, rather than follow the leader,’       Parry and Hansen 2007. Harness the Power of Storytelling Stories can be very persuasive – shaping our views of the world and influencing our actions. This power can be harnessed by leaders at any level of an organisation to motivate and inspire. An authentic company […]

A Story in Facts & Figures

In December I was at the ‘Evening of Poetry, Music and Wine’ arranged for the Festival Friends and Volunteers at the Burgage Hall. It was a great evening and I enjoyed catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, and listening to a fine selection of Christmas poems with intervals of beautiful recorder music. I […]

Watchers of the Skies

‘A story spanning continents, three generations of one family and thousands of years of art & astronomy’. The show was performed six times this year – twice at Bolton Little Theatre, at Bridgwater Arts Centre and also in community halls in Herefordshire (Putley and Llanwarne) and then at South Brent Old School in Devon. This […]

Guest Speaker

I was asked by the Club President to speak at the recent Charter Dinner hosted by Soroptimist International of Bolton to celebrate the Club’s 80th anniversary. The event was held in very fine surroundings at Brookfield in Westhoughton with the Mayor of Bolton and the President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland in […]

Storytelling in Organisations

Last week I ran a second storytelling workshop for the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. What a pleasure it was to return to Brandon Marsh and work with another fabulous group of the Trust’s employees. It was a stimulating and productive day with everyone in the group contributing to an emerging story of what the Warwickshire Wildlife […]