I help people find, tell, and live their true stories, whether it’s through the stories I tell, the keynotes I give, or the coaching I do. And story — either telling your own or listening to another’s — has the power to change our lives.
That’s what happened to me.
After nearly 30 years of leading a prescribed life — with more than 10 years working for America’s top business institutions — I snapped and found my way to art school. And at art school, I realized I was an artist, not a communications consultant, so I left a lucrative corporate career and made visual art for the next 10 years.
Then the market crashed in 2008 and no one was buying art work or hiring consultants. And I thought, “I know, I’ll go into performance” — because that’s so lucrative — and I wrote a one-woman show about my journey from corporate executive to contemporary artist called “How to Draw a Nekkid Man.” I loved being on the stage as a child, but got sidetracked trying to lead a safe and predictable life for several decades, as can happen. The show was selected for the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, further honored to be included in the FringeNYC Encore series, and selected for NYC’s United Solo Theatre Festival.
And then I told a shorter version of “How to Draw a Nekkid Man” (see the above video) for The Moth, the internationally acclaimed storytelling organization. More than a quarter million people downloaded the podcast, which told me I was onto something.
My stories, keynote speeches, and coaching often focus on creative thinking, risk taking, and breaking convention, illustrating that there’s more than one way to lead a life. I’ve also begun a movement called NO TIME TO BE TIMID, to help aspiring artist and entrepreneurs find the courage they need to make their creative work. Listen for the podcast launching this summer!
Since my first appearance with The Moth, I’ve performed on their MainStage numerous times, and my stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. My next story — How to Not Feel Crazy — will be broadcast in June 2022. I’m also an instructor for MothWorks, The Moth’s corporate training arm, teaching executives in America’s top institutions how to tell first-person narrative stories.
In addition to The Moth, I’ve told stories across the country, including NYC’s The StoryCollider and Out by Ten, LA’s Spark Off Rose, and Nashville’s The Local Show, Ten x 9, and First Time Stories as well as numerous corporate events.
Whether it’s the stories I tell, the keynotes I give, or the coaching I do, I help people find, tell, and live compelling stories.
Get in touch to talk about working with me.