Crafting Your Personal Narrative

We can help you craft your personal Origin Story in a way that prepares you for new challenges, new connections and erases self-doubt in your voice (including your inner critic).

Explore a meaningful way to answer the question “How did you get to where you are now?” and turn a story inside of you into an opportunity for personal growth and genuine connection. As our signature workshop, Crafting Your Personal Narrative, is often described as a transformative experience for our participants as they begin to identify parts of themselves (like their unique stories) that they’ve never fully explored. Your Origin Story can open the door to communicating in a truly authentic way.

How It Works

This Deep Dive workshop will introduce you to the TMAS method of storytelling, including the five key elements of personal narrative. Through a unique experiential learning process you will learn how to fuse together your values, your life experience, and your superpowers into a polished Origin Story. You will leave with story in hand, plus a personalized action plan for bringing it into the world — whether as part of a keynote, as a video on your website, or a conversation starter with clients and colleagues. The workshop consists of a full-day, in-person Small Group Intensive with your cohort, two 90-minute Story Labs over Zoom with your cohort, and a 30-minute Story Strategy Session with Hillary. You have the option to add on three additional 1-on-1 coaching sessions.

Please note: This workshop is a pre-requisite for all of our other workshop offerings. It runs six times per year (January, March, May, July, September and November) and is limited to six participants per session.

Have questions? Visit our F.A.Q.’s page or you can schedule a 20 minute video call with Hillary to see if this workshop is the right fit.

What It Costs

Option 1: $1,000 (or three installments of $334)* Includes:

  • All three workshop parts (9 hours of time with your cohort, 50 minutes of one-on-one time throughout the workshop experience)

  • All workshop supplies including notebooks, pens, and printed worksheets

  • Boxed lunch, snacks and drinks for the Small Group Intensive

  • Access to Tell Me A Story for questions and resources throughout your full workshop journey.

Option 2: $2,350 (or three installments of $784)* Includes:

  • All of the above

  • Plus an additional three 60 minute one-on-one sessions with Hillary.


Small Group Intensive:

Friday, September 6th, 2019 from 10AM TO 4PM

Location: Spaces, 100 S. Juniper Street, Floor 3, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Story Labs:

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 & Thursday, September 19th, 2019 From 5:30PM TO 7:00PM

Location: Online via Zoom Video Conference

Story Strategy Session:

TO BE COMPLETED IN September or October 2019

Location: Online via Zoom Video Conference or in-person at our Center City office.

If you prefer to pay using our payment plan you can register here.


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Five Key Elements of Personal Narrative