TeaTalks are a series of recorded and analysed conversations and debates (yes we will be filming and taking photos) that create actionable (doable) outcomes. The concept is to hold open debates that flow rather than setting formally structured interview questions. I uses a creative approach to an Asset Based Community development Model to generate personal, interpersonal, community and social change from the Grassroots up, not the Top layers down.Read More
By truly focusing on reconstructing the Storytellers real, richer and fuller story, you, by default promote the good work of your organisation's support of the storyteller. Sharing someone's story should not have a primary focus of promoting ourselves, our organisations but rather to wake the storyteller up from their unconscious self-bias and self-defeating algorithms of inner life.
By focusing solely on this we do two extra things in the most beautiful and authentic way….Read More
We joined a group of fellow travellers from Ireland, England, Scotland and the USA. Drinking in a roudy Munich BierKeller. in a Winter’s Germany. After I explained that I collect stories and the authentic reasons why, the conversations quickly turned to the sharing of our stories, our passions, dreams and fears. Although we all came from different walks of life ranging from high ranking professionals to me in my threadbare jeans, it is story that levelled us as equals. I find this….Read More
There is a depth in people that you can only know through story. We can often make quick, snap judgments about people, superficial decisions about who they are. We categorize people into uneducated stereotypes based on age, clothing, hair, looks, job, car etc. But if we look a little bit passed that judgment, if we dig a little deeper there is so much more, so much inspiration, courage and……………Read More
Joanna Wagstaff is quite an amazing and courageous young woman. We met for coffee as she told me all about her new found love of public speaking. Indeed, she had just delivered a public speech the same morning we met. Now public speaking takes courage. Its daunting, sometimes terrifying especially when you are just starting out, it takes courage. Lots…………..Read More
TeaTalks & Community Conversations. (Season 01, Episode 01) Talking about Mental Health Services.
Season One opens with highlights of spontaneous conversations around 'Mental Health Systems and Services'. Filmed at Crafty B's arts and crafts table in Central Library Blackpool, people with lived experience of Mental Health Systems discuss the good, as well as the not so great stuff that might need some adjustments and improvements.Read More