You continue to show up bravely and brilliantly to your colleagues, family and friends during these pandemic days.
You think about the wellbeing of others, justice, family, diversity, the company’s bottom line, health and perhaps dark chocolate, fries and ice cream too.
You are someone to root for—you are a hero to us.
We know no hero is perfect. You are on a journey. There have been so many disruptions the past 18+ months—both professionally and personally. Of course, it’s been tough at times.
Even still, in the midst of all the disruptions, you haven’t quit wanting to make a difference. New desires and deeper ones—personal and professional— have made their home in you. Those desires matter…even if you haven’t spoken them out loud.
Yet, challenges have come at you at dizzying speed. The kind of challenges that can overwhelm a superhero.
Nonetheless you have rallied…continuing to lead and feed others. Resilience has grown. Specific strengths have been forged, whether you can name them yet.
You have not sustained alone. Support has been there. Maybe not all the support and resources you’ve needed—especially since you’re having to guide others too. Some days you’re stuck. And you feel the frustration your bones.
And, still you inspire. You have important things to say. Good work to be done.
You are living an incredible—hard, brave, beautiful—story.
Your story is gift. If you make meaning of it—and use it well—it’s an asset too.
Your story is. Your colleague’s story is. Those you lead have a valuable story too. Your company even has a narrative—one that can be even better—when the leaders take note.
We love coming alongside great leaders (such as yourself), teams and companies and help them get clear on their story and empowered by it. And then we equip them to use it as the valuable asset it is—in leadership, employee engagement and well-being as well as in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts.
We’d love to do this for and with you.
We believe the strategic use of story and technology can boost your mission, your employee’s morale and your bottom line.
We’ve seen the power of story. I, Tamara, have had the privilege of interviewing hundreds and hundreds of people around the world for award-winning TV series, docu-series and short films. I’ve seen story’s power to transform.
I’ve seen how story can create connection, provoke positive action, promote empathy and even change minds. And, I’ve also seen how—when individuals tell their stories and feel seen, heard and supported—it has the power to transform their brains and bodies. (Here’s a short video about three ways story helps us heal and grow and how I discovered this when interviewing survivors of trafficking.)
I deeply believe story is one of the greatest—and yet, underutilized—assets we have. I know it, because I’ve needed it. When I was desiring to be a mom and interviewing brave youth—such as former child soldiers, trafficking survivors and refugees—it was their stories that inspired me to become a mentor. When in the midst of a vocational transition and interviewing Cuban entrepreneurs, it was their stories that enticed me to cofound this startup. Hearing other people’s stories been made me more resilient, more grateful and more motivated to make a difference. Story has transformed me.
We’ve seen the power of technology. I, Michael, have had the honor of seeing how technology can make businesses more lucrative, nonprofits more effective—and all the more–people’s lives better. Certainly, technology can be misused. It’s a tool, one you must guide after you create.
For 20 years’ I’ve had the fortune to create and guide technology tools—to architect software and develop IT systems. I have created, scaled and successfully exited with some of those tools. I have gotten to serve millions with those tools. And through it all, my passion lies in designing, building and delivering great products and solutions to solve complex business problems with great teams.
Technology’s power to help others is what has transformed me. And I believe it can transform you and your business.
We, at StoryNow, can’t wait for stories to intersect!
You inspire! Now, let’s make story and tech your superpower,
Tam and Michael and the whole StoryNow Team