We specialize in applying stories to transitions—the moment when one thing is about to become something else.
During transitions, so much is possible: things can grow, atrophy, or emerge. Strategically applying your stories to your situation makes a crucial difference in achieving your goals. Working at the intersection of story and purpose, Storyslices will assist you and your organization to productively navigate transitions and grow the more you want:
More confidence & engagement
More value for your business
Stories add value. People thrive and businesses grow when they retain, reframe, develop, and expand their narrative.
Storyslices works with companies, causes, and communities to grow revenues, improve capacities, and communicate effectively. We use stories as our vehicle because our research shows they are the shortest distance between you and what you want. We turn your stories into compelling content. Our story work takes many forms, from speech coaching and writing, to short articles, culture work and visioning, performances, videos and books.
Our engagements begin by collecting your founding story and details of where your efforts began. These stories frame important ideas, conversations, and lessons. They document how you got where you are and why it matters. Such origin stories include a mythology, a sense of history, purpose, and direction told in vocabulary unique to your enterprise. We use this foundation to define the focus and trajectory for our work together. When your message and project calls for it, we’ll assemble and manage teams of creatives to produce and deliver the content needed to fulfill your vision. Our collaborators include award winning filmmakers, designers, graphic facilitators, musicians, actors, editors, and writers. We turn your stories into compelling content and add value and effectiveness to your efforts.
We specialize in:
> STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS PLANS
> TRANSITION & SUCCESSION PLANS
> LEADERSHIP TEAM DEVELOPMENT
> CONTENT CREATION FOR KEY AUDIENCES
“Catherine’s gift for helping her clients discover their own unique story that lies within themselves, and then assisting with the development of a communication strategy, is matchless. She became a critical partner with us in our campaign that surpassed our $50 million goal and ultimately helped us transform our philanthropic culture at the college.”
— Michael R. Good, National Campaign Chair Augsburg College, and Chairman Emeritus, Sotheby’s International Realty.
Storyslices Services: Strategic communications, culture mapping, story production, story coaching.
Thrive /THrīv/ verb: The root of the word thrive is thrīfasK, an Old Norse word meaning to grasp. To grasp the purpose and meaning of your life, and live your full and true identity, is the path to thriving.
Each of us carries within us a longing to understand ourselves and our true purpose. Our most important work is to figure out where we fit, to find the place where we expand into our truest self and share our gifts with and for others. That’s where we thrive. We coach leaders in one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and using various communication platforms. We start with an overview and preliminary assessment.
We specialize in:
> INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
> TRANSITION PLANNING
> SUCCESSION PLANNING
> BOARD DEVELOPMENT
> FAMILY COUNCIL FORMATION
> PHILANTHROPY CENTERED PLANNING
> FAMILY BUSINESS COACHING
“With your encouragement I’ve stepped into my true voice and it’s leveraged wonderful opportunities. I’ve delivered memorable, motivating messages that helped me stand out. It got me invited to the White House!”
— Traci Tapani | Co-president, Wyoming Machine, Inc.