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.
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
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
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
Cultural Mentor & SIETAR USA President
Australia – USA
Working with stories to understand the dynamics of intercultural communication & multicultural identities.
Episode 5- Ilyll Sné-Or
Working with stories to understand multicultural identities and practicing perspective change in intercultural #mediation.
Episode 6 - Mohit Kanade
India – Germany
Discussing the power of #mindfulness – being here & now while sharing stories across cultures.
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
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
Intercultural & Neuroscience Expert
Vietnam – The Netherlands – Australia
The #neuroscience of storytelling in the intercultural context.
Episode 10 - Chené Swart
Power of #re-authoring practices and working with stories in the context of healing racism, and fostering DEI.
Episode 11 - Björn Ekelund
Author of Diversity Icebreaker
Working with stories to enhance mutual understanding when conflicts divide people. Intercultural #education.
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
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
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.
Episode 15 - Sohail Inayatullah
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.
Episode 16 - Kelli McLoud-Schingen
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.
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
Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Neuroscience of storytelling and working with stories in the diversity and inclusion context. Focus on empowerment.
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
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
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
Organizational Development and Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Working with stories to enhance understanding of intersectionality and the interplay of gender, race & social aspects.
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
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
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.
Episode 26 - Charles-Louis de Maere
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.
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.
Episode 28 - David Drake
Author of Narrative Coaching
Working with stories in the coaching context, to enhance self-development and introducing re-narrating practices to grow.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 34 - David Hutschens
Storytelling for Leaders
Author of the book “Story Dash” and Storytelling Cards working with stories with leaders around the globe.
Episode 35 - Monika de Waal
Storytelling for Third Culture Kids
The Netherlands – Pakistan
Organizational Development Consultant with PhD in “TCKs and their identities”
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 37 Caroline Ribeiro-Nelson
Head of „Free Choices“ Diverse Mental Health & Wellbeing
Storytelling in the mental health and wellbeing context with the lens on diversity and inclusion
Episode 38 David Boje
Professor of Storytelling in Organizations
Working with individual stories, collective stories, antenarratives and beyond
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? What does fuel our creativity?
Episode 40 Darla K. Deardorff
Author of the UNESCO Manual on IC and Story Circles
How to work in story circles to develop intercultural competencies and thrive across cultures?
Episode 41 Richard Olivier
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.
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 43 Bastian Küntzel
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
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 45 Joe Lambert
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.
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 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 48 Jadwiga Jośko-Ochojska
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.
Episode 49 Philippe Rosinski
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
Episode 50 Victoria Spashchenko
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.
Episode 51 Céline Schillinger
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
Episode 52 Miki Yamashita
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
Episode 53 Kelvy Bird
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“
Episode 54 - Yoav Goldwein
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
Episode 55 Melina Garibyan & Astrid Nierhoff
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
Episode 56 Sakshi Bansal
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
Episode 57 Milton Bennett
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
Episode 58 Robert Gibson
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
Episode 59 Helen Spencer-Oatey
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.
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