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Storytelling and Racism

Storytelling and Racism

Just typing the title of this post: storytelling and racism has me nervous. I don’t want to say something wrong. But this topic is coming up again and again in my work. I believe it needs conversation and notice.

Share More Stories. Raise More Money.

Share More Stories. Raise More Money.

As I work coaching clients who are the impact speaker for a special event, or the executive director whose job it is to inspire others to make a contribution, I am privileged to hear some very personal stories. Some of these stories are long with lots of twists and turns to them. My job is to help the client or staff shorten their story to its emotional essence.