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Richard Stone

Richard Stone

    • Nationally recognized speaker on the power of story and its applications in business, healthcare, and education
    • Author of "The Healing Art of Storytelling" and co-author of "The Patient Survival Handbook" and "Story Intelligence"
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Richard Stone is a nationally recognized speaker on the power of story and its applications in business, healthcare, and education. He got his start almost 30 years ago developing story-based training programs for team building and leadership development and has been a leader in work on narrative reminiscence. He has worked with diverse organizations such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Hewlett Packard, Eastman Chemical Company, Kraft Foods, and Novant Health. His current work at StoryWork International is focused on using the power of story to assist leaders to transform their organizations and their approach to leading, infusing their work with deeper purpose and meaning.

Richard has authored The Healing Art of StorytellingStories: The Family Legacy, The Kingdom of Nowt, and co-wrote The Patient Survival Handbook. His new book, co-authored with Scott Livengood, entitled Story Intelligence was released March, 2021. Previously he was the Chief Innovation Officer for Synensys, and prior to that the StoryAnalytics Master for the IDEAS Innovation Team (a former division of the Walt Disney Company) where he was on the team that created  StoryCare, an innovative program for driving behavioral change among healthcare staff to improve patient safety and satisfaction. Richard also co-created the award-winning board game Pitch-A-Story and is an accomplished artist. Finally, Richard is a member of the board of PCI Media, an international organization located in New York City committed to improving health, environmental, and social justice outcomes around the world using the power of story. 


How to Enhance Leadership Effectiveness Using the 7 Powers of Story

  • Available as a 1-Hour Keynote or a full-day workshop
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Identify tools and approaches to answer three leadership questions: Who am I? Who are we? Where are we going?
    • Apply the core principles of the 7 Powers of Story to communication challenges
    • Develop the tools and a plan for integrating the power of story into key leadership and management tasks


MasterStory Experience: How to Create an Aspirational Purpose for Your Company

  • Available as a 1-Hour Keynote or a full-day workshop
  • Learning Objectives:
  • Develop the framework for the organization’s Why, including the significance it wishes to have in the world, and the strategic traits it needs to develop to get there.
  • Identify the organization’s core cultural values.
  • Construct the organizational framework to create an approach to organizational success that integrates the organization’s core purpose with team members essential life calling


MasterStory Experience: How to Discover Our Deepest Calling to Expand Our Personal and Professional Possibilities

  • Available as a 1-Hour Keynote or a full-day workshop
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Delineate one’s core values using organic story-based tools
    • Identify one’s key gifts and talents
    • Create one’s calling statement as a guide to personal and professional development

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