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Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will

Oct 27, 2020

Hi, I’m Sarah Elkins, your host, and Chief Storymaker at Elkins Consulting.

In my work with coaching clients, I guide people to improve their communication using storytelling as the foundation of our work together. What I’ve realized over years of coaching and podcasting is that the majority of people don’t...

Oct 20, 2020

Everyone has a story, and I mean everyone.

“When the guy came to deliver our new washer and dryer, he kept looking at me like he wanted to say something, like he knew me. Instead of just letting it go, I asked him if he grew up here, or if he was from somewhere else. Most people around this town aren’t from here. He...

Oct 13, 2020

I didn't realize until partway through our recording that it was Heather Plett's article about holding space that had caught - and kept - my attention for five years.

When I read the article, I remember sharing it widely and making great efforts to apply Heather's guiding principles to my conversations with our sons, my...

Oct 6, 2020

As a child, Veronica Valadez thought that picking strawberries as a day laborer was fun, a time to run around the fields with her sister, throw overripe strawberries at each other, and sometimes pick enough strawberries to make some cash for school clothes.

She would come home exhausted, covered in strawberry goo and...