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Storytelling for Leaders

Creating Unforgettable Presentations, Communications, and Brands

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Before dinner tonight, you will see hundreds of emails, ads, tweets, and posts. Yet by tomorrow, when you settle in for a cup of coffee, most of what you saw will be forgotten—except for the stories.

The ability to find, shape, and share your own most essential stories is one of your greatest assets as a leader.  If you are shifting a paradigm, innovating as an entrepreneur, or guiding a team, you can benefit from a treasury of essential stories that you love to tell—and can adapt for different audiences and for different purposes. The key is to have a stash of core, retellable stories.

While we know a good story when we hear one, we don’t always know how to tell one. This week, with storyteller and story coach Jay Golden, you will learn:

  • What a good story actually is and how it works
  • How to find, shape, and share your most essential stories
  • How to adapt key stories to various audiences
  • The impact of your stories on your life, relationships, and work in the world.

You will leave with a universal framework to find and shape any story and the means to create your own treasured collection of stories to use in your business, including origin stories (where you come from), impact stories (what you do), and vision stories (where you are going).

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Jay Golden

July 2 - 7, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Before dinner tonight, you will see hundreds of emails, ads, tweets, and posts. Yet by tomorrow, when you settle in for a cup of coffee, most of what you saw will be forgotten—except for the stories.

The ability to find, shape, and share your own most essential stories is one of your greatest assets as a leader.  If you are shifting a paradigm, innovating as an entrepreneur, or guiding a team, you can benefit from a treasury of essential stories that you love to tell—and can adapt for different audiences and for different purposes. The key is to have a stash of core, retellable stories.

While we know a good story when we hear one, we don’t always know how to tell one. This week, with storyteller and story coach Jay Golden, you will learn:

  • What a good story actually is and how it works
  • How to find, shape, and share your most essential stories
  • How to adapt key stories to various audiences
  • The impact of your stories on your life, relationships, and work in the world.

You will leave with a universal framework to find and shape any story and the means to create your own treasured collection of stories to use in your business, including origin stories (where you come from), impact stories (what you do), and vision stories (where you are going).

Faculty Bio

Jay Golden

Jay Golden is an author, entrepreneur, and storytelling coach. Since founding Wakingstar in 2009, Jay has crafted stories, led trainings, and coached leaders for clients such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, the Rainforest Action Network, and Esalen Institute.

Jay sold his first business just out of college and set out to see the world, embarking on what would become a three-year journey. Finally tired of the road, he landed in Sausalito where he helped found Learn2.com—which Yahoo! called “The Most Useful Site on the Internet.”

For the next 12 years, Jay explored the edges of emerging Internet media, fascinated by its ability to transform audiences, and he began to see that little attention was going to the center of it all: the stories that inform leadership, connect every organization, and translate the most critical insights and experiences into relatable, insightful, retellable stories to guide audiences, one-to-one and one-to-many.

 

Why Attend

  • Draw from what you’ve learned, experienced, and believe in to find your core stories and/or those of your clients or company.

  • Develop the skills to effectively shape a collection of your own stories that leave a lasting impression and advance your objectives.

  • Identify your goals and audiences and learn how to communicate your visions and best ideas in ways that resonate, move, and inspire people.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    Retellable, Jay Golden.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/069282636X

  • Special Interest to

    Innovators, communicators, paradigm shifters, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking for a deeper method of self-inquiry and full self-expression is welcome.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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