Since 2013, I’ve helped spectacularly different students find and share significant personal stories that reveal how they think critically, feel deeply, and take real-world actions that lead to growth and change.
While working with students, I encourage them to…
— reflect on who they are
— determine the message they want to deliver
— choose the story that best illustrates that message
— create an effective structure
— heighten conflict, suspense, and feeling
— convey character and purpose
— vividly share accomplishments
…all while sounding like themselves!
I believe all young people have vital, vibrant stories to tell. They just need someone asking the right questions and offering strategic guidance to help turn their stories into essays that stand out.