"Become aware what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it." - Meister Eckhart

28 December 2015

Happy New Year 2016!!

I want to thank all my followers for your support and wish you a very Happy New Year and a prosperous and joyful 2016.

As one year ends and another begins, we often think about undertaking new challenges. If improving your storytelling skills, self-confidence, and bring your vision to fruition is on the cards, why not consider story coaching? Contact me for more information or to chat about what I can do for  you.

In the meantime, have a great beginning to the New Year and may your story unfold with joy.


10 December 2015

The Alliance Scotland - Health and Social Care

I'm very pleased to have been accepted as a Professional Associate Member of Alliance Scotland (Health and Social Care).

The Alliance has a membership of over 1500 organisations and individuals working together, working together to ensure the voice of people who are disabled, living with long term conditions or delivering unpaid care is our driving force. It is a privilege to be a member of this cross-sector community working to improve the lives of people who use health and social care services in Scotland.

The Alliance website (www.alliance-scotland.org.uk) is a useful resource of projects and initiatives across Scotland which are working to improve the lives of those struggling with illness. My particular interest in in self-management strategies, techniques, and resources, of which I believe storytelling and narrative approaches have much to offer.

Find out what's on at the Alliance in December 2015 at http://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/news-and-events/events/.

05 December 2015

They say body language is 90% of the story. Make sure you're not undermining yours. And if you and/or your organisation need help telling your story, give me a call or drop me an email and let's discuss it.

7 Cringeworthy Body Language Mistakes Salespeople Make During Meetings

Testimonials

"We have received only very positive reports of your workshop, and must thank you for being so flexible and responsive both before and in the course of implementing the workshop. It has been lovely to work with you. . . . We are hopeful this project will give rise to future storytelling endeavours, and would be very happy to work with you again if the opportunity arises!" Muireann Crowley, At Home in Scotland, University of Edinburgh, May 2014 ("Storytelling, Research and Public Engagement" workshop)

Michael Williams is a a storyteller of compelling skill. He is also a fine human being who engages in all situations and draws people into the warmth of communication and shared experience." Donald Smith, Director, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Scotland

"Michael's understanding of storytelling within a leadership and business context has helped us provide a great service in helping leaders determine their personal and organisational destiny and legacy. Working with Michael is inspiring and fun; and pulls you to be fully engaged from start to finish." Norton Bertram-Smith, Managing Director and Leadership Consultant for On Purpose.

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