Coaching and Consulting

Storytelling and Presentation Coaching for Leaders and Entrepreneurs

You’re a changemaker, a purpose-driven leader, a founder with a vision for a better world. You’re ready to stand up, to speak out, to tell your authentic story. But you’ve got two problems: You don’t know what stories to tell, and you don’t know how to tell them.

Norman can provide you with expert one-on-one guidance to help you uncover your core stories and messages and deliver them authentically and effectively to ensure that you shine both onstage and online.

Norman will help you:

  • Identify the key foundational stories to use to engage your audiences and fans.
  • Craft your stories for maximum effectiveness using an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process.
  • Become a magnetic and engaging presenter by developing your leadership presence.
  • Deliver your presentations with power using proven theater and speaking techniques.

Here's what leaders and entrepreneurs are saying about Norman's storytelling consulting and coaching:

"Norman has a truly uncanny ability to find the most compelling way for a person, business or organization to tell their story. This can perhaps be attributed to all his years as an actor and his, therefore, well-honed skills as a storyteller himself. Regardless of how it came to be, if you are in search of someone who can help uncover the story your business has to tell AND who can help you feel more comfortable telling it, Norman is your guy!"

Erica Barnhart, Founder and CEO of Claxon and Mills Communication Group

“Norman was a great asset to our team, helping research scientists find their voice and share the impact of their research in a compelling fashion for a lay audience — not an easy task! Norman specifically helped bring a sense of comfort and ease to what is a daunting task for many and gave simple, clear directions that had a huge impact on the final performances. His directions for stage presence, tone of voice and ways in which to boost a speaker’s confidence, were appreciated by all.”

Heidi Rogers, Event Manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research

"Norman brought a great mix of storytelling and performance skills to the table when he worked with us to develop our presentation. He helped us explore our core stories and tune the structure of our presentation. But the really exciting part was when he used his background in theater to help me access the parts of myself I needed to deliver a powerful performance. This is a skill a lot of people don’t have, and I found working with him really valuable."

David Hunter - CEO & Founder, EdCourage, Inc.

"The advice and coaching Norman provided was absolutely instrumental to my success. In addition to helping me with the mechanics of speaking successfully in front of a large crowd, Norman showed me how to “speak from the heart” and that’s exactly what my clients were looking for.

Alan Farr, Sales Consultant and Minister

"Norman helped me get out of my cognitive bubble and see things from the customer's perspective. His questions led me to insights about what direction I should take my business, and his suggestions for how to best present my offerings through my website have been invaluable. I would wholeheartedly recommend his coaching to anyone with a service to offer who is looking to reach more customers. Norman will help you tell your story in a compelling way that inspires prospects to become customers."

Chris Loper, Founder,​

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