Coaching at Sharing the Fire

Have a story that you are developing?  Not sure what it needs?  We have the answer.  Try a coaching session with one of four top-notch coaches.

Each coach will be available during one of the workshop session times.  The coaches have decided how best to use the time.  See the specifics below.  To sign up for a coaching session, contact Deb Roe at lanesdirector@gmail.com.  All signups will be on a first-come first-serve basis with confirmation upon receipt of payment.  Note: Participants must be registered for the full conference or Saturday-only conference.  The coaching fee is not included in the regular conference fees.

2017 Sharing the Fire Coaching Sessions

Rona Leventhal

Have a story that you really like but needs some fine-tuning? Working on a new story and not sure where to go with it? Want to play with physicality and clear characters? Rona’s coaching is compassionate, supportive and respectful while also asking you to “try on” ideas and push your edges! Work might include storytelling technique, creating and maintaining clear characters, clarifying the storyline and more.  Rona has been telling, teaching and coaching storytelling for 26 years.  She is an Improv Theatre and Movement Specialist and she is passionate about helping others be the best they can be!

Bio: Storyteller, Improvisational Theatre/Movement Specialist, Educator and Coach for 26 years. Rona ran the Summer Storytelling Institute, taught graduate storytelling courses and performed at the National Storytelling Conference. She works with schools, does keynotes, workshops, coaching, internationally. Coeditor: Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope.  CD, “Raps, Rhythms and Rhymes!” www.ronatales.com

Saturday, March 25 – 10:30 – 12:00

Number of Spaces: 2

Length of Session: 45 minutes

Fee: $75/person

Format: Individual with audience permitted based on coaching client’s preference

 


Antonio Rocha

This is a unique coaching session where the focus will be on your whole instrument, (voice, body and mind), in order for you to tell in the most efficient and eloquent way. Eloquence in presentation is key for a well told story. Antonio is generous, calm and creates a safe space where experimentation and failure are welcomed. It is through trial and error that we can achieve the unimaginable. It is through mistakes and by stepping into the unknown, that we can achieve our true potential. Come, enjoy, discover and your storytelling will never be the same.

Bio: Antonio Rocha combines his experience as a mime and actor into a unique fusion for delivering stories straight into your imagination. Rocha has thirty years in the field, several awards to his name and performances in reputable venues across six continents. He is sure to make the most out of your time. www.storyinmotion.com

Saturday, March 25 – 1:30 – 3:00

Number of Spaces: 2

Length of Session: 45 minutes

Fee: $75/person

Format: Individual with audience permitted based on coaching client’s preference

 


Lani Peterson

Through years of coaching people how to tell vulnerable personal stories, I have a developed a coaching model to help tellers find the strength, power and meaning in the story they are moved to share. Using a hero’s journey template, I work with storytellers to “thicken their thin story”. In this small group coaching workshop, participants will be introduced to the coaching model and invited to transform a personal story of their own while co-coaching the emerging hero’s story of everyone else in the group.

Bio: Lani Peterson is a psychologist, storyteller and coach who specializes in story as a healing art and powerful medium for personal growth, connection and change. Through her work as director of City Mission’s Public Voice, Lani has twenty years’ experience coaching people to transform their understanding of themselves and others through sharing stories. www.LaniPeterson.com

Saturday, March 25 – 3:30 – 5:00

Number of Spaces: 5

Length of Session: 90 minutes

Fee: $30/person

Format: Small Group, no audience permitted


Doug Lipman
Doug Lipman at STF 2017
Come get help with your most pressing storytelling problem—or with an individual story. You can choose a story that shows your best work, or one that you struggle with. You can choose an issue such as audience participation, or how to market your storytelling. As part of a group of three tellers, you’ll benefit not only from being coached, but also from watching the other two tellers make progress, too.

Bio: Doug Lipman literally “wrote the book” on coaching storytellers (The Storytelling Coach, August House). He has coached hundreds of storytellers from Boston to Belgium, Kansas to Korea and Nebraska to New Zealand—including internationally known performers, NASA scientists, oil company executives, and ordinary folks with a story to tell.

 Sunday, March 26 – 11:00 – 12:30

Number of Spaces: 3

Length of Session: 90 minutes

Fee: $50/person

Format: Small Group, no audience permitted