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.
Director of several movies on intercultural communication.
Morocco – The Netherlands – Belgium
Working with stories in raising awareness towards migrant experiences in #documentaries.
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
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
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.
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
Change Facilitator and Diversity & Inclusion Professional
Applying stories to bridge tribal differences, foster DEI and empower the youth in Africa. Promoting African tribal cultures around the world.
UNESCO Professor, 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.
Founder of the World Stage Theatre Company
Storytelling and Storylistening to heal racism and working with stories in the #theatre and in diversity and inclusion programmes.
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.
Organizational Development and Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Working with stories to enhance understanding of intersectionality and the interplay of gender, race & social aspects.
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.
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.
Expert in Experiential Learning and Visual Recording at bikablo
Working with fairy tales and folk tales in the organizational context to trigger discussions on virtual and hybrid collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Head of „Free Choices“ Diverse Mental Health & Wellbeing
Storytelling in the mental health and wellbeing context with the lens on diversity and inclusion
Creativity researcher at the Webster University in Geneva
Romania, Great Britain, Switzerland
How to enhance creativity to tell more compelling stories? What does fuel our creativity?
Founder of Olivier Mythodrama, author of the book and the method “Archetypes at Work”
Storytelling practices involving working with archetypes to enhance leadership skills and work in the multicultural teams.
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
Intercultural Trainer & Facilitator, Author of the book “The Learner’s Journey”
Storytelling for design of learner’s journeys. Application for the design of conferences, retreats and educational curricula
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
Founder of Story Center & Creator of Digital Storytelling, storytelling activist
Storytelling practices in the digital space, projects on social justice, dealing with cultural heritage and working with identity.
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.
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.
Professor of Medicine, stress & epigenetic expert, author of books on stress, epigenetic and cancer
Coping with trauma & stress in the mirror of the power of the “untold stories” – epigenetic inheritance of the consequences of trauma.
Executive Coach, Author of the books Global Coaching and Coaching Across Cultures
Applying stories and storytelling practices in the executive coaching to enhance understanding and enhance development
Cross-Cultural Coach & Consultant, Author of the book Solution Focused Approach
Storytelling practices to focus on solutions and most desirable possible scenarios. Solution Focused Approach.
Founder of We need Social, Author of the book Dare to Unlead, Kotter Associate
France – USA
Storytelling for women empowerment, leadership skills, social engagement and activism in the workplace
Professor of Cross-Cutlural Management, Host of the Living Library at the Reitaku University
Japan – USA
Sharing stories in the Living Library to build connections and enhance mutual understanding. Specifics of working with stories in Japan
Artist, Co-founder of the Presencing Institute with Otto Scharmer
Storylistening from the perspective of the visual facilitator, author of the book „Generative Scribing. A Social Art of the 21st Century“
Creator of the exhibition HOME. Between the Shelter and the Cage
Israel – Sweden – Global Nomad
Working with storytelling practices in the context of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Founders of Story Atelier, creators of “story-up your artefact” events
Germany – France
Storytelling practices involving working with artworks adn digital storytelling across cultures and generations
Founder of a voluntary organization “The Project Leap”, focusing on equal education
India & Great Britain
Re-narrating the idea of volunteering, focus on the kindness leadership
Founder of the IDR Institute, Author of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
Narrative turn in the constructivism and sharing stories to explain the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity – DMIS
Author of the book “Bridge the Culture Gaps”, Interculturalist with 30 years’ experience
Great Britain and Germany
Storytelling practices in the organizaitonal context. Breaking with stereotypes and enhancing self-reflection with stories in the corporate world
Director of Global People Consulting, Co-Author of the book “Global Fitness for Global People”
Great Britain, China
Tools to debrief stories and expand one’s comfort zone. Ideas how to work with stories, case studies and critical incidents.
Storyteller, advocate of anti-racism, my youngest guest at One Word Stories
South Africa, Germany
Lolo raises awareness towards racism and the process of becoming – developing identity. as a teenager, growing up in South Africa and traveling the world.
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