Lead with Story

Collective Strength
Collective Strength
Public group

Indy Hall

399 Market St #360 · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

Indy Hall is located in the Colonial Penn building at 399 Market Street. Take the elevator to the third floor and then head right! This space is wheelchair accessible, and no steps are required to enter the building.

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Do you want to elevate your presence at work, present with more confidence in meetings, be more compelling in job interviews, or maybe even get on stage as a public speaker? Then storytelling is for you.

Join us on February 19 for a hands-on workshop with Tell Me A Story founder Hillary Rea, and learn how to use personal stories to build more authentic human connection in every professional setting. Hillary will show you how storytelling can help you:

- Speak with presence and clarity, not jargon or clichés
- Gain confidence when you communicate, and tap into your natural leadership abilities
- Break free of boring chit-chat and bullet-list PowerPoints
- Lead with authenticity and vulnerability, not a contrived script

You’ll leave with the clarity and confidence to bring your personal narrative to life—whether you’re on stage, in an interview, or simply introducing yourself at a networking event.

Collective Strength seeks to create a space for anyone who identifies as a woman, nonbinary, and/or femme. If you're a man, we're asking you to please respect this community and not join!

Hillary Rea is an award-winning storyteller and the founder of Tell Me A Story, a company that helps everyone from social justice leaders to entrepreneurs find their voice and share their story. Through her signature Crafting Your Narrative retreats, 1-on-1 public speaking + story coaching, and live Tell Me A Story events, she helps leaders of all types create and deliver authentic narrative. When she’s not teaching others to tell stories, she’s also the producer and host of Rashomon, a longform narrative storytelling podcast where one family tells every side of the same story.

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6pm // Doors open
Grab a drink and some food while you’re getting settled! We’ll provide lots of snacks, plus a variety of drinks (seltzer, soda, wine, and beer). We’ll start at 6:30pm sharp!

6:30pm // Opening exercise: Yes/Yikes
We’ll get to know each other by sharing why we’re each interested in storytelling—and what makes us nervous about sharing our personal stories.

6:45pm // Workshop and Q&A with Hillary
We’ll ask Hillary about the basics of personal storytelling, then work in small groups and pairs to start crafting our own stories, using Tell Me A Story’s 5 Key Elements of Personal Narrative.

7:50pm // Closing exercise: F Yeahs!
Like always, we’ll leave on a high note by sharing 1 thing we learned or want to do next.

8pm // Open networking time
Feel free to hang out afterward for more discussion, snacks, and drinks.