Story is Everything

The Six Kinds of Stories

Communicate with Stories! Narrate a virtual experience that prompts new insights and beliefs in the hearts, minds and souls of your listeners.

Six stories that accelerate collaboration and communication.

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Story is the DNA of all meaning –nothing is important without the story you tell yourself about it.

Annette Simmons
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Territorial Games

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Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins

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The Story Factor

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Trust is a dance that starts when we share our stories.

Recent Blog Posts

Paradox: Root Cause of Polarization

According to Pew research, disdain between opposing political parties in America has doubled in the last 30 years, coincidentally the span of my own consulting business, Group Process Consulting. My efforts to document true stories about these escalating conflicts inadvertently produced a set of oral histories across the years: Territorial Games (1997), A Safe Place

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Contrasting perceptions need not lead to conflict.
Annette Simmons

Contrasts, Not Conflicts

 “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”  Groucho Marx Troublemakers erode trust faster than we can build it back right now. Yet, many of these “troubles” are invented conflicts that distort predictably contrasting values. It helps to know what to look for. And once

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I have a confession to make...
Annette Simmons

Storyteller’s Confession: My Secret Mission

I’ve been trying to infiltrate the halls of power for decades. My secret mission is to increase the diversity of thought by teaching those without a voice how to tell their stories and by teaching leaders how to find and retell stories that broaden everyone’s understanding.

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