Empowering people to make a positive difference with storytelling. And having a blast doing it all.
A world where people feel seen, heard, and valued through the stories they tell.
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.
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, Citrix, Princess Cruises, Chase Bank, Avery Dennison, California Bank & Trust, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Beaver Medical Group, and others.
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