Storytelling

Tell me your story that I may remember it for you
And free your spirit to dance once more!

 

Being both a coach and a storyteller, I integrate the two arts.

I've written a book that is full of stories and exercises to help you find the stories that tell you who you are and, in doing so, satisfy your soul.

The stories in Some People You Will Always Love are simple, true stories of the day-to-day that will return you to the enchantment of your own life and your own stories. This book makes celebrating your life through story an accessible, exciting process. The simple but powerful exercises at the end of each chapter will help you to find the stories that satisfy your soul. You will put the book down knowing that you, too, are a storyteller.

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Also available on Kindle >

 

A soul-satisfying gift for yourself. A thoughtful gift for others.

People who buy this book come back for more. They give them to friends, teachers, writers, book clubs... There are many ways to come to the heart of your stories.

“I absolutely treasure your book, Lynn. I found so many meaningful metaphors. There's something powerful about hearing someone's story. You start to see your own and understand more about life.   - Alice Barry, Entrepreneur ”

 

Special Report

Telling a New Story: Reclaiming Beauty, Passion and Purpose Midlife and Beyond

Old stories that told us who we are as women and as individuals no longer fit in midlife. Whether those stories were shaped by family, media images, cultural attitudes, or religious beliefs, midlife is a time to look anew at who we are and tell our own story.

In this 19-page Special Report you will learn:

  • How to tell the difference between drama and a story that empowers
  • How to identify the old story that no longer serves you
  • Unconventional ways of seeing your world through your own lens
  • The role of the body in remembering who we are
  • How imagination can open up your world of understanding

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An Old Tale 

The following is a story that illustrates what I feel is the real job of a coach: to make it possible for each client to say with love "I am who I am", and to express that self fully in creating a life that honors their deepest values.

 

Zusia

 

An old tale that speaks to the heart of what life really wants of YOU

Once, the great Hasidic leader, Zusia, came to his followers. His eyes were red with tears, and his face was pale with fear.

"Zusia, what is the matter, you look frightened!"

"The other day, I had a vision. In it I learned the question the angels will one day ask me about my life"

"The followers were puzzled. "Zusia, you are pious. You are scholarly and humble. You have helped so many of us. What question about your life could be so terrifying you would be frightened to answer it?"

Zusia turned his gaze to heaven. "I have learned that the angels will not ask me, "Why weren't you a Moses, leading your people out of slavery?" His followers persisted. "So what will they ask you?"

"And I have learned," Zusia sighed, "that the angels will not ask me, "Why weren't you a Joshua, leading your people to the promised land?"

One of his followers approached Zusia and faced him squarely. Looking him in the eyes, the follower demanded, "But what will they ask of you?"

"They will say to me, "Zusia, there was only one thing that no power of heaven or earth could have prevented you from becoming." They will say, "Zusia, why weren't you Zusia?"

- From The Storytelling Coach by Doug Lipman

 

Storytelling Blog 

Here are some entries from my old, but still relevant, storytelling blog. Check them out! 

 
 
Other Story Resources:
 
Story Arts of Minnesota, www.storyartsmn.org
 
Learning Journeys Narrative Certification Course
 
Story Corps. Sharing humanity’s stories through podcast and personal interview app
 
Cinderella and the Coach - the Power of Storytelling for Coaching Success! by Lisa Bloom