Jordan worked with my team earlier this year. It was a remarkable experience for all.... even the skeptics! They walked away with concrete improvements and I have seen many put the lessons to work in their everyday interactions to be more effective and influencing.
Executive Director, Corporate Recruiting, Richard Ivey School of Business
Why Transformational Storytelling?
Create engagement, motivation and credibility by telling the real story.
Frame Ideas & Innovation
A “strategic story” is the frame we use to help others understand ourselves, our ideas and our products and projects. By this definition, storytelling is much more than once upon a time. It’s a fundamentally human framework for creating meaning, relevance, understanding and motivation to act.
Build Trusted Relationships
We have entered a crisis of credibility. In the future, your ability to influence change and build collaborative partnerships will depend on how you integrate your personal, human experiences with your professional work. By learning to tell your real story effectively, you’ll fast track your ability to connect with anyone, and to develop genuine, trusted relationships.
Make Work Engaging & Meaningful
In the connected world, it’s the stories that stand out. No matter whether you’re speaking to an internal or customer facing audience, you need to know how to craft messages that grab attention and communicate meaning. Storytelling is more than a skill. It’s a muscle — one you can learn to employ in all aspects of your work.
Jordan's ability to help us take different views and methodologies and turn them into a cohesive summary understood not only by all the participants, but by others in our organization, is truly amazing.
Director & Board Member, Advocis Canada
About Jordan Bower
I walked across America,
and found my life’s work along the way.
Like all great stories, my journey to become a storytelling consultant was entirely unexpected. Back in 2010, in the middle of a bad breakup, I impulsively uploaded a video to the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter, telling the entire world about my plan to walk across America, from Canada to Mexico.
Walking to Mexico had been my ex-girlfriend’s idea, and when I pitched the idea, what I really wanted was to get her back. When I raised the money but not the girl, what I got instead was the insight that led me to do the work I do today.