Storytelling for Leaders

Creating Unforgettable Presentations, Communications, and Brands

Jay Golden

July 2-7, 2017

Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

See below for
accommodation rates.


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).

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.

  • Special Interest to

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

Program Faculty

jay_golden-2016hs-300x400Jay Golden

Jay Golden is an author, entrepreneur, and storytelling coach. Since founding Wakingstar in 2009, Jay has crafted stories, led trainings, and coached…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $700
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650

Taxes apply.

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