Why does narrative and story ignite the power of the human spirit? How do you move through a difficult experience in life or work? Why is letting go of control so difficult?
In times when attempting to control your outer world results in fatigue, overwhelm and exhaustion, attending to your inner world restores initiative and strength. Narrative coach David Drake explains the difference between narrative and story. The conversation in this episode sheds light on:
Narrative coach David Drake is the author of Narrative Coaching: Principles and Practices for Bringing New Stories to Life. His personal mission is ‘to help create and spread new narrative methods that integrate personal and social transformation’. David has worked on narrative coaching, change and leadership initiatives for 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Google, Nike, PwC, Westpac and the Australia and US federal governments. Clients appreciate his systemic and innovative approaches.
He is the founder of the field of narrative coaching and the creator of the Narrative Coaching Labs for practitioners and Narrative Design Labs in organizations. David has trained over 10,000 people in 14 countries in his methods. He has started a global community of licensed Narrative Design Partners to bring this work to the world in new ways.
David is also the architect of integrative development, which brings together adult development and organization development in a unified theory of change. Narrative coaching is an integrative practice that can scale to any size. Dr David Drake founded and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Leadership in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.narrativecoaching.com
The pop-punk track on this episode was contributed by @ChaseYourWords. The track is called ‘You and Me’. Thanks to lead singer Chris for providing this and the track on the previous episode. www.chaseyourwords.com
Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company who saw the music. He now works with individuals and companies to restore coherence to their environments.
Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing transformation insights to companies, their leaders and to individuals seeking to evolve their skills to match the complexities of today. www.frominsighttoaction.com