Storytelling Workshop for Leaders

held in-person or live-virtual

Unleash the Power of Your Story

  • Do you find yourself grappling with the challenge of expressing your vision in a way that truly resonates with others?
  • Would you like to create an unshakeable foundation to stand upon?
  • Are you craving the ability to captivate and inspire your audience using the power of your personal stories?
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This workshop helps you uncover the origin stories behind your values, making it easier to connect with others and communicate your vision

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In this workshop you will:

  • Identify and clarify your core values
  • Develop a compelling personal narrative
  • Gain confidence in sharing what matters to you
  • Discover how to establish a deeper connection with your audience, team, community

Join me in discovering the power of your story

your guide

April Bell

I am the founder at Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2008 I’ve been helping people find and tell the origin stories behind their values, often on video.

As a child, I spent my days listening to stories from which ever elder-neighbor would have me. More recently, I’ve crafted my story-mining process into book form with My Life in Paragraphs: Find and Tell Your Stories. As my storytelling focus lends toward the spoken word, people daunted by writing love my approach. I am co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iPhone.

What’s your story?

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Cover image for April Bell's companion Notebook for My Life In Paragraphs
StoryCatcher for iPhone imagery and link to its informational website

“​​April holds a strong, safe, empowering container for the hard work of separating storytelling grain from chaff. Her combination of clear, concise, actionable feedback while keeping my feet ever-so-gently to the fire has allowed me to sort and process decades of experience into a coherent narrative of how my multicultural lineage has shaped who I am in the world. Whenever I get stuck in the story-crafting weeds, April is able to tap into her phenomenal toolbox for just the right implement, from story-wrangling spreadsheets to guiding my structure of an impactful tale.” —Dr. Ann Blake, Environmental Scientist and Changemaker

“Sometimes with what happens in your life, you never really look at what you learned from it. April’s questions prompted me to see what I learned, what my values were and how I grew.” —Carolyn Goto

“April gives you permission to play with your story in a safe environment. She invites you into an experience that feels like you can take that little bit of risk, without being judged. She has this magical way of prompting that guides you deeper and deeper and deeper into your story until you’re face-to-face with the values you hold most dear. The real gift in her process is you think you’re telling a story, and then suddenly you’re standing on the frontier of your own values set. That’s when you realize, ‘this story matters to me because these things matter to me!’” —Dan Senter, spiritual leader

April Bell

April Bell - Co-Founder of Your Story Unleashed

I am the founder at Tree of Life Legacies, a storytelling and wisdom-keeping project based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2008 I’ve been helping people find and tell the origin stories behind their values, often on video.

As a child, I spent my days listening to stories from which ever elder-neighbor would have me. More recently, I’ve crafted my story-mining process into book form with My Life in Paragraphs: Find and Tell Your Stories. As my storytelling focus lends toward the spoken word, people daunted by writing love my approach. I am co-creator of StoryCatcher® for iPhone.

What’s your story?

Cover of April Bell's book My Life In Paragraphs: Find and Tell Your Stories
Cover image for April Bell's companion Notebook for My Life In Paragraphs
StoryCatcher for iPhone imagery and link to its informational website

“Sometimes with what happens in your life, you never really look at what you learned from it. April’s questions prompted me to see what I learned, what my values were and how I grew.” —Carolyn Goto

“​​April holds a strong, safe, empowering container for the hard work of separating storytelling grain from chaff. Her combination of clear, concise, actionable feedback while keeping my feet ever-so-gently to the fire has allowed me to sort and process decades of experience into a coherent narrative of how my multicultural lineage and life path has shaped who I am in the world. Whenever I get stuck in the story-crafting weeds, April is able to tap into her phenomenal toolbox for just the right implement, from story-wrangling spreadsheets to guiding my structure of an impactful tale.” —Dr. Ann Blake, Environmental Scientist and Changemaker

“April gives you permission to play with your story in a safe environment. She invites you into an experience that feels like you can take that little bit of risk, without being judged. She has this magical way of prompting that guides you deeper and deeper and deeper into your story until you’re face-to-face with the values you hold most dear. The real gift in her process is you think you’re telling a story, and then suddenly you’re standing on the frontier of your own values set. That’s when you realize, ‘this story matters to me because these things matter to me!’” —Dan Senter, spiritual leader

What’s included:

  • Understanding of your “why” and its significance in storytelling
  • Clear process for uncovering the origin stories behind your core values
  • Craft at least one compelling, shareable story that supports your mission or vision
  • Deep exploration into what truly matters to you and why, fostering authentic expression and connection to those you wish to influence
  • Opportunities for receiving personalized feedback and guidance

 

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Enhance your communication skills and deepen connections

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Communicate your mission or vision with humanity and empathy

For the more experienced storyteller, this program offers tools to enhance your craft, enabling you to dive deeper into your stories

If you’re seeking clarity on what truly matters to you, this workshop provides a transformative experience, helping you tap into your core values and express them authentically

If you want to improve your communication skills and make a difference in your role, this program gives you the tools to effectively articulate what you stand for using your personal stories

Join me for this illuminating workshop

Whether held as a stand alone experience or weaved into a larger retreat, you’ll learn how to skillfully use personal storytelling in your leadership role. Drop me a note to discuss what works best for you, your team, or your organization.

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Testimonials

What participants are saying…

“April’s process gives you permission to play with your story in a safe environment. It invites you into an experience that makes you feel like you can take that little bit of risk, without feeling like you’re going to be judged. It has a magical way of prompting that guides you deeper and deeper and deeper into your story until you’re face to face with the values you hold most dear.” —Dan Senter

Steve Alparone

  • ★★★★★

Hearing story examples of what’s been important to other people helped me go further in my own thinking about what I want to tell.”

Dan Senter

  • ★★★★★

The real gift in this process is you think you’re simply telling a story, and then suddenly you’re standing on the frontier of your own values set. That’s when you realize, “This story matters to me because these things matter to me!”

Carolyn Goto

  • ★★★★★

The questions prompted me to see what I learned, what my values were and how I grew.

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