Live better stories

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Helping Organizations Lead With Stories of Hope over Fear

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We don't just tell stories, we live them.

Our stories are more powerful than we realize. They shape our  businesses and our lives in ways that we don’t always see. Authentic storytelling amplifies our connection to ourselves, to our work, and to each other. Our best stories inspire us to manifest actions grounded in possibility and fueled by hope, eternally present in our souls. 

But as every good storyteller knows, light does not exist without dark, and hope does not exist without fear. In today’s business environment of increasing volatility and threat, we’re up against a daily barrage of pressure. Connecting to our stories of hope can feel nearly impossible. Sometimes we need a partner to help us step into our most empowering narratives.

StoryNova is that partner.

 
 

unite your team behind your story

 
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Story is everybody's job

Gone are the days when storytelling was the domain of the marketing department. Today, It’s everybody's job. You and your collaborators are on the front lines of this transition. Here's how we put the power of hope-filled stories in your hands.

 
 
 
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Master Your Narrative

Before you can enact your story across the entire range of your activities, you first need to identify and structure your organization's core narrative.  Find out why a story audit or story consultation is the place to start.

 

 
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Develop Your Leaders

Once you have your core narrative, it's time to build confident leaders. Narrative leadership coaching helps your brand ambassadors articulate a vision of hope, energize their collaborators, and embrace their authentic role in your organization.

 

 
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Teach Your Collaborators

With your leaders on board, it's time to spread the power of storytelling to the rest of your collaborators. Our custom-tailored trainings are designed to improve the storytelling skills of both individuals and groups (teams, departments, divisions) and align them behind a common purpose. 

 

 
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Strengthen Your Teams

When a team is going through a period of tension or dispersion, it's time to boost the energy and to encourage members to reconnect with the team's purpose and with each other. We build custom-tailored sessions that use storytelling to foster empathy, build collaboration, and amplify your team's collective intelligence.

 

 
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Create Your Best Stories

We can design your dream storytelling team to accompany you as you identify and shape your stories. Our professional network of transmedia storytellers can work with your team in an advisory capacity, or we can create impactful content for you. 

 
 

our clients have skin in the game

 
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Our clients mean business

From executives and startup founders to non-profit leaders and creative professionals, StoryNova's clients are putting their hearts and souls into building companies and initiatives. They are acting with purpose, embracing change, and creating impact. They are personally invested in their stories of hope. 

They have skin in the game, and they are intentional about the stories they tell.

Are you?  Find out here:

 

 

StoryNova has worked with:

 

Corporate

Dior

Disneyland Paris

Euronext

Sodern

Processus

GRDF

Sopra Steria

Startups, Incubators & Tech

FretX

Treexor

NUMA Paris

The Family

YouTube Impact Lab

Nonprofit

Lab Pareto

Oui je me lance

Learn Do Share

Educational

Paris College of Art

American University of Paris

HEC

INSEEC

 

 

the story behind storynova

 
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© Urszula Gleisner

© Urszula Gleisner

Why I launched a story consultancy

Hello, I’m Alexis Niki. A New Yorker by birth, I moved overseas for the first time when I was just two years old. In the following decades, I lived in four different countries, learning to navigate and bridge disparate cultures. I turned to writing as a means of making sense of uncertainty and never-ending change.

Because my nomad lifestyle began before the Internet, I pursued what we expats call “portable careers.” I became an Alexander Technique teacher, and also a translator and subtitler for film and television. I continued to write, eventually becoming a screenwriter and a script consultant.

Story and storytelling became the core of my life. My unique background, with its multiple cultural perspectives, gave me an unusual ability to help people tell their stories from their own vantage point. I began working at the convergence of entertainment, technology, entrepreneurship, and independent production, showing a variety of clients how to shape their stories and connect with their audiences.

In the course of it all, I stumbled upon a few core truths:

  • Our stories reflect our human essence as creatures of hope and fear.

  • Storytelling is universal and timeless, as urgent and necessary today as it was at the dawn of time.

  • Our narratives about our lives, our businesses, and our society shape our world.

  • The best storytelling demands courage and authenticity.

  • The hardest story to tell is your own. It helps to have an experienced listener guide you.

StoryNova is my consultancy, founded on these vital convictions and dedicated to helping clients master the all-powerful tool of storytelling. I have based StoryNova in Paris, France, but my clients span the globe.

 
 

Hope is a force multiplier