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Storytelling for your Professional Life

  • November 18, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Riverbend Church

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Reminder - November meeting will be 3rd Tuesday of November due to the holiday 

 

STORYTELLING FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE

 

In business, success requires the ability to connect and resonate with colleagues, employees, vendors, and clients. The path to authentic connection begins with sharing our ideas and experiences, yet many struggle with the level of vulnerability needed for true connection, which can often be perceived as weakness in the professional context. We suggest that appropriate vulnerability can actually establish credibility and create opportunities for collaborative thinking and connection, as well as foster professional growth. At the root of a good story is the power of empathy – the ability to create emotional connections that resonate between individuals and across the human experience. Not only do vulnerability and storytelling create connection, they can also transform individuals, relationships, and organizations.

Join us for an evening of expanding our professional storytelling tools. In this interactive workshop we will:


         •  cultivate awareness of where our stories live in the body

          • convey our professional narratives with power and intention

• deepen working relationships through empathy and authenticity 

About our speakers Charlotte Gullick and Melinda Rothouse:

Charlotte Gullick and Melinda Rothouse are the co-founders of Syncreate, an Austin-based creativity coaching and consulting firm that empowers individuals and organizations to deepen their facility with the creative process. Charlotte is a novelist, essayist, editor, educator and Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. She holds a MA in English/Creative Writing from UC Davis and is currently a MFA student in Creative Nonfiction at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Charlotte’s work often explores the intersection of landscape, legacy, family, and identity, and she believes deeply in the power of story to create healing and coherence. Melinda is a professional writing, creativity, and communications coach, consultant, and educator, as well as a musician, songwriter, and performer. Melinda holds Master’s degrees in religious studies and performance studies, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in creativity studies at Saybrook University, focusing on organizational creativity, embodiment, and the expressive and contemplative arts.



 


WHERE IS THE MEETING?

Riverbend Church

4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Room 5B

Austin, TX 78746

(512) 327-3540(512) 327-3540

http://www.riverbend.com/

Meeting Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Event Check-In & Social Time
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Chapter Business
6:40 - 8:30 PM - Presentation & Discussion


Plenty of free parking!

MEETING ACTIVITY FEES:

Whether a coach or not, everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. The following fees cover activities and meeting costs:

  • ICF Austin Chapter members – Free
  • Non-local, but ICF Global Chapter members -- $10
  • Non-members and Guests -- $15

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