Lani Peterson, Psy.D. is a psychologist, professional storyteller and executive coach who specializes in the use of story as a powerful medium for personal growth, connection and change. Drawing on her broad experience with individuals, teams and organizations in the profit and nonprofit worlds, Lani brings a unique combination of personal stories, knowledge of the theory behind stories, and deep experience helping people use stories to transform their understanding of themselves and others. Clients include Harvard Business Publishing, Roswell Park Cancer Center, UMass Medical Center, and The Center for Creative Leadership. For a more complete list, please visit her website or Linked In.
With a specialty in the use of story as a healing art, Lani has been storytelling, leading workshops and speaking at festivals, schools, universities, organizations, hospitals, prisons, and shelters, for more than twenty years. Additionally, Lani is the director of City Mission’s Public Voice, currently working with Boston’s homeless to tell their stories for healing and social change. Her ongoing mission is to bring to light and share the stories which will open doors within and between storytellers and listeners alike.
Lani’s professional training includes a Doctorate in Psychology from William James University, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University, and Bachelor’s degree in literature from Smith College. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, the National Storytelling Network, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Healing Story Alliance, which she recently chaired for five years