Capturing Personal Leadership Journeys

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Welcome to the Personal Leadership Journeys Project!

If you're ready to submit a story idea or nominate a storyteller, please sign up here. If you'd like a little more information about the history of the project, I invite you to continue to read on.

The Personal Leadership Journeys project is one that I have been thinking of for some time, as a way to share experience, build community, and reflect on our strengths. If you would like to participate, please submit a story idea through the form, and you may be invited to a Zoom session to record a story for about 3-5 minutes, and share something that, to you, has mattered a lot in life, and that you want to share as a contribution to your peers. Your story could be about a special chapter in your life, a triumph you experienced or a challenge you undertook, a story that you find particularly inspiring, a song or piece of art that gives you special pleasure, a person that has inspired you, a philosophy or value that you find very meaningful, or anything else. It's up to you.

After you submit your story idea, our storytelling coach will reach out to you with materials to help you develop your story and set up some time for you to film it (either remotely over Zoom conference or in person). I encourage you to practice your personal journey “story” with one or more of your colleagues/classmates in advance, or work with our coach, so you can get feedback on the length, the inclusion of specific details, the sequence with which you share the elements of the story, and the authenticity with which you connect with your story and your audience. Once your story has been added to the Personal Leadership Journeys library, you will also get to partake in the many other stories we have collected, and will continue to add to, as a reference to you as you experience challenges and transitions through your life.

Thank you for being a part of this endeavor, which we believe will provide guidance to you and your peers as you meet and maneuver through transitions in your life.