We Become The Stories We Tell
Self-Paced, On-line Course
There are 21 activities to serve you to begin to tell your story in a way that truly reflects who you are. Why 21? The initial intention was a 21 Day Course because they say it takes 21 days to begin forming a new habit. However, there is no “right” way or “wrong” way to do this course, it is all about what works best for you. You may choose to do one activity per day or spread them out one or two per week: you choose the path that serves you on this journey of self discovery!
The Stories We Tell Ourselves, About Ourselves
There’s science to back this up: Our brains interpret and understand the world around us through story. We also understand ourselves through story based on what we were told about ourselves by our parents, grandparents, family, teachers, friends, bosses, co–workers, etc. We then create the story or narrative of who we are. Or who we think we are.
The good news is we have the ability to re-wire our brains to tell a different story.
Through this hands-on, self-paced course Kristin will provide 21 bite-sized activities so you can begin to construct new stories to tell yourself based on current evidence rather than the chatter in your head. We will create a new narrative that serves you to be more empowered to make better decisions in your personal and work life, step into your skill set, and navigate challenges in a healthier manner.
Individual Online Learning
Some say “it takes 21 days to form a new habit.” This course contains 21 activities to serve you to begin to tell the story that truly reflects who you are. You are welcome to navigate this course however best suits you: one activity per day or one or two per week. Beyond 21 days, yes, you can keep adding to it.
There is no “right” or “wrong” way to do this course. It is highly suggested you take at least the full 21 days to allow time to absorb the reflections, discoveries and process.
Each week we will hold a live group call with Kristin during which you will be encouraged to share some of your discoveries, your ah-ha moments, as well as thoughts on your progress to-date.
Is This Course for You?
- Tell a new story that better reflects who you are today?
- Feel more empowered?
- Pivot from seeing obstacles to seeing opportunities?
- Be able to move through situations/challenges in a healthier way?
Kristin Pedemonti learned early in life the value and impact of choosing a different story.
Growing up in a dysfunctional family with a chronically, severely depressed father; a Vietnam Veteran he served with an elite special ops core on highly classified missions. Unable to share his story and burdened with it, he tried to kill himself several times and died when Kristin was 22. Her older brother coped with the pain through alcohol and drugs, an alcoholic by age 15, he is now 21 years sober because he too chose a new story. Her mother coped by often living in denial and creating her own reality.
Kristin chose a path out of the darkness through finding ways to share her truth, first through theatre and then the power of Storytelling to heal not only herself but offer a path for others too.
Today, she is an award-winning Cause-Focused Storyteller, Speaker and a former finalist in TED Talks Talent Search 2013.
Currently, Kristin serves as a Storytelling Consultant and Presentation Skills Coach and Trainer at the World Bank as well as other organizations, serving staff to tell the stories behind their data.
Kristin believes in taking risks and in connecting across cultures through story. She was the first American Storyteller accepted to perform in Iran at Kanoon International Storytelling Festival in 2015. Author of 3 books, most recently published in 2017: A Bridge of Story in which she shares her journey selling her home and most of her possessions to create/facilitate a volunteer literacy project in Belize where she donated programs for 33,000 students and trained 800 teachers how to use their own cultural stories in their schools.
Kristin is a huge fan of the power of story to heal; first ourselves and then others. We truly become the stories we tell. Together, let’s make it one that empowers and uplifts yourself and others.