Rather than being guided by a specific Step One, Step Two style methodology, Transformational Storytelling functions based on a set of tools and an associated values-based philosophy. We don’t presume to know the answer in advance. Instead, we support you as you move through your own answer finding process.
Design Thinking is a methodology used by designers to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for clients. A design mindset is not problem-focused — it’s solution focused and action oriented towards creating a preferred future. Design Thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be—and to create desired outcomes that benefit everyone in the value chain.
Corporate Intimacy is my way of saying that the organizations of the future rely upon integrating and utilizing all aspects of their employees and customers. Whether you think of it as “growth mindset”, “whole person development”, “integrative thinking” or something else, the point is that the divide between the personal and the professional needs to be shifted. I do this by engaging creativity, play and uncommon facilitated spaces that shift the resonance of a work environment.
By enlightened listening, I mean something more than being “present.” I mean truly taking a proactive and soulful position in relationship with other people’s stories. A story is not simply an expression of truth — it contains literal universes of meaning, context and limiting beliefs. By engaging with those forces, we find unexpected elements that allow us to see and appreciate new perspectives.
To de-center is to step outside of oneself and look back from a new perspective. In doing so, we understand ourselves and organizations as different than we expected; we create and profit from new kinds of emotional tension. To re-center is to bring ourselves back into the fold, empowered and renewed with new information. This process is the heart of my work.
Through the process of prototyping and iteration, you let go of “perfect” and move towards understanding your narrative as a collaborative dialogue with your audience as co-creator. You enable participation, collaboration, insight and authenticity by letting go the reins of control over your story, discovering new ideas, possibilities and arenas for growth. both within the organization and within yourself.
To be alive today is to be implicitly governed by deeply ingrained systems of privilege and power. In my work, I aspire to the profound appreciation of various perspectives and for authentic and present dialogue with others, even as I know that I will screw up, frequently. Our work is never considered finished — there are always new degrees of awakening and a-woke-ening.
In just one conversation, I can totally change how you think of your professional story. Curious? Reach out and say hi.
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