6th May 2016
StoryJug provides workshops and programmes for the corporate, community and voluntary sector to help companies, groups and individuals use 'narrative techniques' to be more engaged in their workplace and community. StoryJug exists to promote better mental health and wellbeing, better work practices, more authentic relationships between employers and management and to help people and organisations reach their full potential, at work, at home and out in the community. StoryJug also helps organisations and communities identify people who are socially powerful who can then help others in their workplace or community to be more authentic and engaged in what they do - leading to more honest, transparent and more passionate people all round.
I have worked with large corporates and small charities. My client list includes Nationwide Building Society, Superdrug, Twofour, British Heart Foundation, Citizens Advice Bureau, Red Cross, Racial Equality Council, Workers Education Association, Counsellors South West, Diabetes UK. My use of storytelling techniques to help manage change, promote authenticity, create community cohesion and support people in mental distress is valued by corporates and charities alike - my clients have described my work as "extremely useful" - Nationwide, "a relief", Red Cross client, " your style and approach is really powerful and invigorating" Plymouth Racial Equality Council. I'm a one-off. I can't be duplicated. But I am very powerful - and I'm worth it. You'll see:-)
My work in the corporate space allows me to help and support people suffering severe distress due to complex grief issues (Bereavement counselling) and BME's who need support whilst living in a predominantly white environment where racism and conflict are an obstacle. I work as a volunteer counsellor to support individuals dogged by these issues and am able to do so, due to income gained from other sectors. My work as a StorjyJug consultant and facilitator allows me to help people 'be themselves' and bring their 'entire selves' to the workplace, including their values and dreams. This in turn creates more authentic business relationships that seek to serve the communities they operate in. Storyjug workshops in the community bring people together reducing isolation and increasing engagment.