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Storytelling School

Sep 27, 2023

It’s 2012. My software company is working with one of the largest advertising agencies in the world. They have tremendous expertise they can share with their clients. They’re so large, though, that they’re completely siloed and can’t easily share this organizational knowledge quickly.

The agency’s chief...

Sep 20, 2023

I’m preparing for my 5th-level Black Belt test. As part of the test, we have to create and perform a series of movements - with or without weapons - to show the Grandmaster and test board that we’re capable at this level. 

Oh, and it has to be 100% unique and created from scratch.

So this is high-stakes stuff. I...

Sep 13, 2023

It’s 2016. I’m putting on a high-stakes speaking and storytelling workshop. One of the attendees “Shawn” is the CEO of a tech company, and he’s not buying the idea of using storytelling to raise money and land deals.

I say to him, “Give me two days. But you’ve got to play all in. Are you in?” 


Sep 6, 2023

We’re sitting around a fire pit at my Master’s Circle retreat for speakers, looking out at the ocean as the sun is setting. One of our Mastermind members asks:

“Kymberlee, what comes before the story?”

He continues to elaborate:

“Let’s say I’m doing a Keynote. Do I walk on stage and immediately start...