The Mission

Empowering people to make a positive difference with storytelling. And having a blast doing it all.

The Vision

A world where people feel seen, heard, and valued through the stories they tell.

Workshop Evaluations: consistently 4.7 out of 5

A gifted storyteller herself, Karen leaves audiences with pearls they can apply right away.” - Sheri Nasim, President and CEO, CEE

What I learned was brilliant and it’s going to be a game changer in my sales and marketing. I tried out what I learned at a networking event. Ta Da – word-of-mouth marketing in action!” Susie Clisson, CEO, WCTA Inc.

You are certainly a huge asset to ANY group, organization, or event who are looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker. Your ability to connect and communicate is a wonderful gift... thank you for sharing with us!” Patricia Sadar, CEO, People2Strategy

“This workshop changed my life. I will take this work with me in my work and in my personal life, and use it to advance social change.” Author, speaker, social advocate Jennifer Lunden

“Karen is a superb teacher, leader and facilitator. Taking this class was a great gift for me. I would love to take an advanced storytelling workshop with her. I witnessed the power of transformation in myself and in the group.” Roger Gilbert, Financial Services

Thank you for introducing me to the world of storytelling Karen. Because of you, I communicate stronger, more memorable messages with greater confidence. I’ve really noticed a difference in my ability to connect with and impact others. Alan Sorkin, CEO Premier Asset Management

“Bring her back! So many people would benefit!” Software Director, Citrix

“Amazing instructor! Kept us engaged and should be a mandatory class.” Director, Commercial Sales, Citrix

It's true...

I didn't grow up a natural presenter or storyteller. I'm also an introvert. I came from a family of engineers. Engineers and introverts are not necessarily known for great communication skills. My dad was an engineer. My brother is a software engineer. My husband's a software engineer. Other family members are engineers. I'm surrounded by them! Then I went to get my Doctorate. Academics trained me to be even more boring! Over the years, I've had to learn storytelling and influence the hard way.

But I did it. I've also perfected tools and shortcuts to make the storytelling journey a lot quicker and easier for you. Many are featured in my book Business Storytelling For Dummies, co-authored with Lori Silverman.

Over the years I've also been featured in numerous books on business storytelling like the Circle Of The 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators & Meaning Makers, David Hutchens; Working with Stories in Your Community Or Organization: Participatory Narrative Inquiry, Cynthia Kurtz: Vocal Leadership: 7 Minutes A Day To Communication Mastery, by Arthur S. Joseph, Wake Me Up When the Data is Over; How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results by Lori Silverman, and The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling; Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative by Stephen Denning.

Then there's my TEDx talk on the power of story listening. 

I'm also the world's #1 curator on business storytelling, having reviewed 2,300+ evergreen articles, with 17,500+ followers, 119,200+ visitors, and 56,900+ shares/comments. This is now the largest free library on business narratives for people like you to use. 

Along the way I worked with clients like Cedars-Sinai, CitrixPrincess Cruises, Chase Bank, Avery DennisonCalifornia Bank & Trust, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Beaver Medical Group, and others.

today...

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I'm focused on helping leaders in all industries use storytelling and next generation narrative methods. Data storytelling is a new in-demand service, as is leveraging the neuroscience of storytelling for greater influence and to build high performing cultures. 

It's been an amazing ride, a ton of fun, and lots of incredible work. 

What's next? Tons! Keep up with me and regularly receive updates by signing up for my newsletter.

Story on --

Dr. Karen Dietz

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