What is a Tell Me A Story Workshop ?

It is an experience in three parts: a Small Group Intensive, two Story Labs, and a one-on-one Story Strategy session.

Find your story, develop your unique voice and take your communication skills to the next level.

Part One: Our workshops begin with a full day, Small Group Intensive. It’s a fun, comfortable, and open space to develop your unique voice, build a deeper connection to your genuine self and to every one else in the room. You will work together as one cohort, split off into pairs, and use self-guided exercises to brainstorm, craft, and experiment with your story. In the latter half of this session, you will share your story in front of the group, receiving one-on-one feedback from Hillary and your peers. 

Part Two: After the small group intensive, you will meet with your cohort for two 75 minute Story Labs. Join Hillary and your new workshop friends over Zoom video conference to fine-tune your story. You will receive additional feedback, and learn from listening to the other stories in the group.  

Part Three: You workshop experience ends with a 30 minute one-on-one Story Strategy Session with Hillary, over Zoom, to tell your story once more and build out a plan to share it, beyond the Tell Me A Story classroom.

Want more? You also have the option of taking your communication skills to the next level and continue your work with Hillary by adding on three 60 minute one-on-one sessions. 

Our Next Workshop


Crafting Your Personal Narrative

Small Group Intensive:

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10am to 4pm

Story Labs:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 & Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:30pm to 6:45pm

Story Strategy Session:

To be completed in February 2019

About this workshop:

Join us for a three-part workshop experience where, you will use creative tools and techniques to tell a story that will help you overcome self-doubt and project confidence by finding your genuine voice - not imitating anyone else.

What you do will never define you. Who you are always will.
— Abby Wambach

Crafting your personal narrative will serve you personally and professionally, in the most authentic way. It begins with telling your Origin Story. This type of story is a strategic, creative, and meaningful way to answer the question, “How did you get to where you are now?” — whether you run your own business, are looking to tell the story of your career path (including its twists and turns), or want to find the right balance of strength and vulnerability in your communication.

The questions ‘Why are we here?’ and ‘Where did we come from?’ are very good ones, and we all find ourselves asking them on the day we begin the grow up.
— Philip Pullman

In the Small Group Intensive you will brainstorm, draft, and share a version of your story with your cohort. In the follow-up Story Labs sessions, you will have the chance to digest everything from the intensive, take in the feedback and continue to fine tune your story, as well as learn from the other stories in your group. By the time you leave your Story Strategy session, you will have a polished Origin Story and 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.

There is power in sharing your personal experience.

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Workshop logistics:

Crafting Your Personal Narrative

a Tell Me A Story three-part workshop facilitated by Hillary Rea

Dates and Times:

  • 1/12/19 from 10am to 4pm (in-person)

  • 1/23/19 and 1/30/19 from 5:30pm to 6:45pm (over Zoom video)

  • February one-on-one session to be scheduled at your convenience (over Zoom video).

Location of Small Group Intensive: The Broad on Mifflin, 1903 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Total Investment:

Option 1: $1,000 (or three installments of $350)

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 $800)

Includes -

  • All of the above

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

If you would like to use our payment plan, visit this page.

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Have additional questions? Schedule a call with Hillary.