About “One Word Stories”

 

Welcome to the collection of conversations with inspirational people from around the world, who are artists, storytellers, diversity & inclusion professionals, intercultural experts, change agents, educators and global leaders.

All of them share one passion: passion for working with stories and generously share with you ideas, best practices and storytelling activities you can apply to enhance your personal leadership, improve communication across cultures and foster diversity & inclusion. 

 Joanna Sell

 

Podcast Episodes

Episode 1 - Noureddine Erradi

Episode 1 - Noureddine Erradi

Director of several movies on intercultural communication.
Morocco – The Netherlands – Belgium

Working with stories in raising awareness towards migrant experiences in #documentaries. 

Episode 2 - Mary Alice Arthur

Episode 2 - Mary Alice Arthur

Story Activist, book author 365 Alive
USA – New Zealand – Denmark

Working with stories to re-narrate narratives that do not serve us either individually or collectively. #book

Episode 3 - Agata Norek

Episode 3 - Agata Norek

Creative Director, Author of the Art Project “Shields”
Poland – Germany – Switzerland

Working with personal stories and art-therapy to heal traumas. Re-narrating practices for growth and wellbeing #arts

Episode 4 - Brett Parry

Episode 4 - Brett Parry

Cultural Mentor & SIETAR USA President
Australia – USA

Working with stories to understand the dynamics of intercultural communication & multicultural identities.
#mentoring

Episode 5- Ilyll Sne-or

Episode 5- Ilyll Sné-Or

Intercultural Mediator
Israel-France-USA

Working with stories to understand multicultural identities and practicing perspective change in intercultural #mediation.

Episode 6 - Mohit Kanade

Episode 6 - Mohit Kanade

Intercultural Trainer
India – Germany

Discussing the power of #mindfulness – being here & now while sharing stories across cultures.

Episode 7 - Laure Cohen Van Delft

Episode 7 - Laure Cohen Van Delft

Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner
France – Canada

Sharig stories with applying #appreciative inquiry and the meaning of the languages for meaning-making.

Episode 8 - Yannis	Angelis

Episode 8 - Yannis Angelis

Narrative Strategist
Greece – Germany

Working with stories in the virtual spaces and paying attention to hosting ourselves and others. #narrative therapy.

Episode 9 - Mai Phuong Nguyen Mai

Episode 9 - Mai Phuong Nguyen Mai

Intercultural & Neuroscience Expert
Vietnam – The Netherlands – Australia

The #neuroscience of storytelling in the intercultural context.

Episode 10 - Chené Swart

Episode 10 - Chené Swart

Narrative Coach
South Africa

Power of #re-authoring practices and working with stories in the context of healing racism, and fostering DEI.

Episode 11 - Björn Ekelund

Episode 11 - Björn Ekelund

Author of Diversity Icebreaker
Norway

Working with stories to enhance mutual understanding when conflicts divide people. Intercultural #education.

Episode 12 - Lisa Liang

Episode 12 - Lisa Liang

Actress & Author of a solo show
Costa Rica – USA – Egypt – Morocco

Understanding the narrative identity in the context of #TCKs – Third Culture Kids and multiratial individuals.

Episode 13 - Chris Baldwin

Episode 13 - Chris Baldwin

Artistic Director of the European Capital of Culture events
Great Britain – Spain – Bulgaria

Working with narratives to make the multicultural identity of people and places accessible through #theatre and #artistic performances

Episode 14 - Elizabeth Maloba

Episode 14 - Elizabeth Maloba

Change Facilitator and Diversity & Inclusion Professional
Kenia

Applying stories to bridge tribal differences, foster DEI and empower the youth in Africa. Promoting African tribal cultures around the world.

Episode 15 - Sohail Inayatullah

Episode 15 - Sohail Inayatullah

Virtual Futurist-in-Residence in Abu Dhabi
Pakistan – USA – Australia

Working with narratives and #metaphors to create scenarios for better futures. #CLA – Causal Layered Analysis as a tool to co-create possible scenarios. 

Episode 16 - Kelli McLoud-Schingen

Episode 16 - Kelli McLoud-Schingen

Founder of the World Stage Theatre Company
USA

Storytelling and Storylistening to heal racism and working with stories in the #theatre and in diversity and inclusion programmes.

Episode 17 - George Simons

Episode 17 - George Simons

Author of diversophy
USA – France

Working with stories in the diversity & inclusion programmes and in the gamification context. Focus on gender.

Episode 18 - Shannon Murphy Robinson

Episode 18 - Shannon Murphy Robinson

Diversity & Inclusion Expert
USA

Neuroscience of storytelling and working with stories in the diversity and inclusion context. Focus on empowerment.

Episode 19 - Sivasailam Thiagarajan

Episode 19 - Sivasailam Thiagarajan

Educator & Gamification Expert
India – USA

Working with interactive storytelling activities to foster intercultural competence and diversity & inclusion.

Episode 20 - Gerda-Marie Adenau

Episode 20 - Gerda-Marie Adenau

Women Empowerment Expert
Germany – Poland

Working with stories in the business world (at SIEMENS) to foster women’s empowerment, above all women 50+.

Episode 21 - Iman El Shawaf

Episode 21 - Iman El Shawaf

Learning Difficulties Specialist
Egypt – USA – Saudi Arabia – Turkey
Working with stories to foster understanding of the women’s roles in different Arabic countries and learning challenges. 

Episode 22 - Joel Brown

Episode 22 - Joel Brown

Organizational Development and Diversity & Inclusion Expert
USA
Working with stories to enhance understanding of intersectionality and the interplay of gender, race & social aspects.

Episode 23 - Aletta Bredewold

Episode 23 - Aletta Bredewold

Chief Editor of Nomadict, Travel & Photography Magazine
The Netherlands – Mexico
Working with visual stories to enhance understanding of native cultures thanks to photography and intercultural programs. 

Episode 24 - Andy Molinsky

Episode 24 - Andy Molinsky

Cross-Cultural Psychologist, Author: Reach & Global Dexterity
USA – France
Working with stories to enhance self-development and expand own comfort zones across cultures. 

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Storytelling Professional & Author of the STORY FACTOR
USA – Australia

Working with stories in the organizational context. Attracting our attention to the collaborative and competetive narrations. 

Charles Louis de Maere

Episode 26 - Charles-Louis de Maere

Expert in Experiential Learning and Visual Recording at bikablo
Belgium

Working with fairy tales and folk tales in the organizational context to trigger discussions on virtual and hybrid collaboration.

Charles Louis de Maere

Episode 27 - Patricia Malidor-Coleman

Diversity & Inclusion Expert in the Travel Industry
France – Martinique – USA

Working with stories in the travel industry and applying stories of multicultural, multiracial identities to foster DEI.

Charles Louis de Maere

Episode 28 - David Drake

Narrative Coach,
Author of Narrative Coaching
USA

Working with stories in the coaching context, to enhance self-development and introducing re-narrating practices to grow.

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 29 - Claude-Hélène Mayer

Organizational and Cross-cultural Psychologist
Germany – South Africa

Working with stories in the organizational context. Focus on stories about shame, faith and love as well as race.

Charles Louis de Maere

Episode 30 - Kwesi Ewoodzie

Founder & Director of Cultures Beyond Borders
Ghana – USA

Working with stories in the travel industry to spread understanding for the colonial past and present times in Africa.

Charles Louis de Maere

Episode 31 - Grazia Ghellini

Intercultural Trainer & Facilitator, Storytelling Expert
Italy – Great Britain – France

Working with stories with exchange students, migrants and expats in the context of business ethics and leadership.

Charles Louis de Maere

Episode 32 - Nick Dang

Coach for introverts in leading positions
France – Vietnam – USA – Italy – Taiwan

Working with stories in the coaching context. Focus on the narratives about introverts, relocation and leadership.

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 33 - Weirong Li

Founder of Raw Culture working with TCKs & VGT 
Hungary – China – Austria

Founder of Raw Culture working with stories with TCKs (Third Culture Kids) & Adult TCKs and with VGTs, Virtual Global Teams 

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 34 - David Hutschens

Storytelling for Leaders
USA

Author of the book “Story Dash” and Storytelling Cards working with stories with leaders around the globe.

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 35 - Monika de Waal

Storytelling for Third Culture Kids
The Netherlands – Pakistan

Organizational Development Consultant with PhD in “TCKs and their identities”

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 36 Mithun Mridha

Agile Project Management Expert & Change Consultant 
India – Hungary – France

Cultural differences impacting Agile Projects, working with metaphors to understand pattern

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 37 Caroline Ribeiro-Nelson

Head of „Free Choices“ Diverse Mental Health & Wellbeing 
Great Britain

Storytelling in the mental health and wellbeing context with the lens on diversity and inclusion

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 38 David Boje

Professor of Storytelling in Organizations
USA

Working with individual stories, collective stories, antenarratives and beyond

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 39 Vlad Glaveanu

Creativity researcher at the Webster University in Geneva
Romania, Great Britain, Switzerland

How to enhance creativity to tell more compelling stories?

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 40 Darla K. Deardorff

Author of the UNESCO Manual on IC and Story Circles
USA

How to work in story circles to develop intercultural competencies?

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 41 Richard Olivier

Founder of Olivier Mythodrama, author of the book and the method “Archetypes at Work”
Great Britain

Storytelling practices involving working with archetypes to enhance leadership skills and work in the multicultural teams.

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 42 Dianne Hofner Saphiere

Founder of Cultural Detective, passionate photographer and owner of Thrudiseyes
USA, Japan, Mexico

Storytelling practices to foster development of intercultural competencies, dieversiy and inclusion and global leadership

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 43 Bastian Küntzel

Intercultural Trainer & Facilitator, Author of the book “The Learner’s Journey”
Germany, Poland

Storytelling for design of learner’s journeys. Application for the design of conferences, retreats and educational curricula

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 44 Pari Namazie

Executive Coach, Founder of Vienna Global Leaders and EUNEPA
Iran – UK – Austria

Working with storytelling in the leadership context, especially creating spaces for global leaders & women leaders

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 45 Joe Lambert

Founder of Story Center & Creator of Digital Storytelling
USA

Storytelling practices in the digital space, projects on social justice, dealing with cultural heritage and working with identity.

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 46 Miriam González Durántez

Founder of Inspiring Girls International, Adviser International Trade & EU
USA – UK – Spain

Storytelling practices to break stereotypes, empower girls and young women to live up to their fullest potential. 

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 47 Sue Shinomiya

Founder of Global Business Passport, author of a book Business Passport to Japan
USA – Japan

Storylistening skills in the mirror of the Japanese cultural values. Cultural differences regarding the readiness to tell stories. 

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 48 Jadwiga Jośko-Ochojska

Professor of Medicine, stress & epigenetic expert, author of books 
Poland

Coping with trauma & stress in the mirror of the power of the “untold stories” – epigenetic inheritance of the consequences of trauma.

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 49 Philippe Rosinski

Global Leadership Developer, Executive Coach, Author of the books Global Coaching and Coaching Across Cultures
Belgium

Applying stories and storytelling practices in the executive coaching to enhance understanding and enhance development

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 50 Victoria Spashchenko

Cross-Cultural Coach & Consultant, Author of the book Solution Focused Approach
Ucraine

Storytelling practices to focus on solutions and most desirable possible scenarios. Solution Focused Approach for Ucraine and for individuals

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 51 Céline Schillinger

Founder of We need Social, Author of the book Dare to Unlead
France – USA

Storytelling for women empowerment, leadership skills, social engagement and activism in the workplace 

Episode 25 - Annette Simmons

Episode 52 Miki Yamashita

Professor of Cross-Cutlural Management 
Japan – USA

Sharing stories in the Living Library to build connection and specifics of working with stories in Japan

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