The Storytellers

Unlock your creative potential through storytelling

We’re part of The Heroine’s Journey—an award-winning global storytelling company that takes a human-centered, story-based approach to help organizations innovate and grow.

Learn The Heroine’s Journey approach to storytelling and creative leadership through YOUR STORY—a travelling storytelling school that equips individuals with the tools and mindsets necessary to ignite creative confidence and tackle complex challenges.

Storytelling in One Day programs

The Story Effect

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We believe that everyone is creative and everyone can be an agent for change. Creativity is not a fixed trait, but more like a muscle—something that you can strengthen over time through practice and effort. In this class, you’ll learn exercises to help you and your team overcome the common barriers to creativity. Through hands-on activities designed and practiced by the storytellers of The Heroine’s Journey, you’ll gain practical skills to help you learn from failure, find inspiration, and get unstuck. This class will help you grow your creative confidence and unlock the creative potential of those around you. Gain the storytelling tools and mindsets to break patterns, generate new ideas, and take creative leaps.

The Power of your Quest

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Why do you exist? And why does your organization exist beyond making a profit? In this class, you’ll explore what it means to work and lead with a quest. You’ll dive into real-world stories of individuals, companies and teams around the globe working to create meaningful change. Uncover your, your team or your organization’s true quest, develop an authentic quest story, and take action to bring it to life beyond slogans and posters.

Whether you want to find individual quest or lead yourself, your team or your organization through a quest, this seminar will help you define, articulate, and activate your quest. And bring more meaning to your every day.

Hello Storytelling

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Develop a common language and understanding of  storytelling across your organization. This flexible one day storytelling experience introduces professionals to the concepts of the storytelling process and offers storytellers a tried-and-tested approach to creative problem solving. Through case studies with The Heroine’s Journey  experts and five quick activities, you’ll walk away with a knowledge of how storytelling works and and how to apply these storytelling tools and processes to your own work. It’s the first step in unlocking your creative potential.

Storytelling in Multi Day programs

Stories for Innovation

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During this Heroine’s Journey delivered by Peter de Kuster and his team you will work with a variety of tried and tested storytelling tools to shape, structure, and optimize innovation within your organization. You will also explore and develop your role as a creative leader and complete The Heroine’s Journey Assessment that will provide unique insights about your present and new business story.

Stories for Innovation is an impactful learning experience for executives and senior professionals who share a passion for innovation. You will be challenged to learn-by-doing and to come up with new ideas and solutions in small groups. Experienced facilitators will provide theoretical frameworks and continuous feedback to help you discover your strengths and development opportunities.

You will leave the Heroine’s Journey for Innovators with a toolbox filled with concepts such as Business Story Telling, Business Story Innovation, Rewriting your Story, and Startup Storytelling to apply in your own organization, as well as a deeper awareness of your role as leader.

From Stories to Action

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From Stories to Action is a deep dive into the storytelling skills of ideation, prototyping, and iteration. This 5-day journey will teach you how to frame your ideas as story experiments and bring others in on your vision of the future. Use story experimentation to learn from failure and move from incremental to radical innovation.

Join the journey and collaborate with a global community of learners from diverse industries to push your learning, share and receive feedback and resources, and develop long-term connections.

StorySelling for Heroines 

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StorySelling for Heroines will help you create impact inside your organization. Whether you need someone to back your organization, invest in your idea, or get excited about following your lead, storytelling can position you to succeed.

Course Details:

  1. Develop your script: Identify your key stakeholders, their needs, and your big idea.
  2. Build storytelling prototypes: Explore different mediums for telling your story and how to create lots of versions in order to engage others in the process.
  3. Design for impact: Dig into tone and style to ensure your presentation resonates with your audience.
Leading with Stories

Learn The Heroine’s Journey methods to scale creativity within your team and organization. Leading with Stories highlights Peter de Kuster’s personal leadership philosophy. You’ll learn how to guide teams into the unknown through the process of experimentation, break down a bold vision into actionable challenges, and make adjustments to culture by creating stories to encourage beliefs and behaviors that support creativity.

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In this course, you’ll practice among a community of like-minded professionals from all over the world and receive guidance from storytellers who are also practitioners of the skills and mindsets of The Heroine’s Journey. Peter de Kuster along with some of The Heroine’s Journey ’s most experienced leaders and inspiring creative partners, will help you unlock the potential of your team and organization.

Creating your Business Story

At The Heroine’s Journey, instead of coming up with a plan for how every part of a business could work, we design an ongoing sequence of small, rapid story prototypes to learn if and how the business will work. Learn an storytelling way to remove risk from creating new business models by testing your assumptions early to build stronger, more innovative solutions and get to product-market fit faster.

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In this course, you’ll combine traditional business strategy with the methods and mindsets of storytelling, and prototype three parts of a business—your clients story, value story proposition and offer, revenue model, and selling your story.  You’ll unite the analytical with the creative, prototype to get tangible early, and focus on people to uncover new opportunities and unlock more value from existing offers.

To get the most out of this course, come prepared with a customer need and an idea for a new business, product, or service.

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