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22 January 2013

Aberdeen Leadership Forum 2013

The Aberdeen Leadership Forum was established in 2012 by professional storyteller and narrative consultant Michael Williams and leadership and business coach Norton Bertram-Smith. They undertook a year-long programme entitled "A Narrative Approach to Transformational Leadership" with a group of seven senior managers and directors from Aberdeen's oil & gas industry and local community initiatives. The purpose was to work intensively with these individuals, exploring how story and storytelling could nourish their leadership qualities and bring about positive and constructive change in themselves and their organisations. Not only have we seen positive transformation in the individuals and organisations but also within the communities which these leaders and their organisations serve.

Michael and Norton are now looking ahead to the next season of the Forum. Are you a leader in your field who wants to harness the power of narrative in your organisation? Do you want to learn the secrets of narrative leadership and empower others in your organisation and community? Do you want to improve your communication skills and share your experiences with other leaders in the field?

If you live and work in the Aberdeen area, contact us today to learn how you can join the Aberdeen Leadership Forum. Discover how our "narrative approach" can make you a Transformational Leader of a truly transformational organisation and community.

Contact Michael Williams (iamthestoryteller@gmail.com) or Norton Bertram-Smith (norton@onpurpose.co.uk) or go to www.onpurpose.co.uk to learn more and apply online.

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"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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