Story Coaching

What is it?

We love this aspect of our work. We get to work directly with leaders who want to make a difference.

Story Coaching is an excellent alternative if you can’t attend one of Anecdote’s full-day programs, or if you have a specific presentation that needs to have more impact or a bigger ‘Wow!’ factor. It’s a great way to learn new story skills that can be applied immediately to real-life situations. Download Story Coaching brochure.

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To learn more, email us today.

How does it work?

The regular package consists of six one-hour sessions. It’s normally done face-to-face, but we can also do it over the phone or via Skype.

Each session typically focuses on a specific aspect of storytelling. But if it’s more appropriate, the sessions can be used to craft a presentation, to find and tell stories that give it impact, and to hone your delivery before the big day.

What sorts of outcomes can I expect?

You’ll be the person that people want to hear from, the person they’ll listen to.

Your presentations will have more impact and clarity, and people will remember your key points. You’ll feel much more confident and authentic, whether you’re presenting or talking informally. You’ll have a repertoire of stories you can use to illustrate business points and demonstrate your character and values.

The one-on-one attention we give you means that all of your questions will be answered, and you’ll get direct and personalised feedback.

To learn more, email us today.

What people are saying about Story Coaching

  • speech-marksI’m leading a major restructure and wanted help to engage my team and run a good process. Mark has been coaching me on storytelling to achieve this and it has made such a difference to the way I’ve done things. My natural inclination is to use logic and, based on past experience, I knew I needed a different approach to achieve my aims… Mark’s coaching has been critical to my confidence and ability to lead this process.

    Jan McCarthy
    Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

  • speech-marksI had the privilege of working with Shawn over a 3-6 month period as a guide for myself and some of my team as we sought to find our stories for a complex change project.

    Shawn and Anecdote proved to be a pivotal fulcrum point that challenged my perspective on strategy, leadership, communication, and of course the power of stories. To say that Shawn is a great story-teller, strategist and communicator is to massively understate what he brings to the table. His true value is his unique lens on life; his alternative perspective; and his limitless reference points from which to gain perspective, insight and inspiration.

    While our engagement only lasted a short time, Shawn has continued to be a valuable guide – sharing ideas, challenges and experiences – of course all through stories.

    Simon Want
    CEO & Strategy Consultant

  • speech-marksTaking Shawn’s Story Coaching training was actually life altering. While it was something I did to improve a presentation I needed to make, it turned out changing how I communicated on a daily basis. The tools gained, when applied, are a bit like a secret superhero power. If you want to have more influence, respect and impact, then Shawn has the process for making it happen.

    Bonnie Leedy
    School Webmasters

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