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What’s Your Story?

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Sharing stories is the only way we can connect as humans. Learning more about someone and their story enables us to understand them on a different level and hence form a deeper connection. By hearing stories we can learn from others’ experiences. Story sharing gives us amazing insight into taking action and experiencing something that we may never have heard …

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Share Your Story

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At StoryLab we believe there is no better way to involve another person than through story sharing. The difference between story sharing and storytelling. “Telling is transactional. When you tell someone something, you shut down true communication.” Sharing creates meaning. It is about actively listening and having valuable dialogues. “It’s about moving beyond sympathy to empathy.” It is the most …

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Story Lab

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StoryLab is more than storytelling, we provide speakers who share personal stories that heal. When you share your story, experiences, and truth with others, you gain a different level of respect. Listening to things and reading things with an autobiographical context is something that has the ability to grip someone emotionally. In doing so, people are forced to reaffirm or …

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Am I Enough … I Am Enough

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STORY LAB takes the power of story to 80 high school children and staff at Christian Brothers College St Johns with the theme ” Am I Enough… I AM Enough.” What an impactful event in touching so many young lives. Jerome Moses and Katie Mantwa George shared their stories that opened up great connection and energy between all present. The …

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Rising Boldly

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WHY RISING BOLDLY The theme Rising Boldly is about seeing life through a different lens. I believe we have all experienced so much fear with this pandemic and it’s how we adapt and change our attitude. I have certainly had to change my outlook and have adopted a more organic and blended approach. When we face our struggles and allow …

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The Voice Inside My Head

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By Sherri-Lee Kriedemann, Founder and Owner of Semicolon Consulting. www.semicolonconsulting.co.za | sherrilee@semicolonconsulting.co.za | 074 960 9906 I was 12 years old, had blonde hair, tanned skin, just started high school with complete innocence. That was the first time that I heard the voice inside my head, “Sherri-Lee, are you okay? I didn’t know where this voice came from I didn’t …

Overcoming Fallout

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In our work as coaches, Charissa Balman and Trudy Blake create a safe space for people to open up, connect with and release their stories. Many stories are told one paragraph at a time as our clients take small steps to process their pain and find the courage to open up to their truths. We always witness an incredible transformation …

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Overcoming Fallout

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Our storytellers are ready to share their experiences with overcoming mental fallout. Join us on the 30th of October at 09h30 for an enlightening morning that will inspire and uplift you. STORY LAB storytelling impacts lives Book now on Quicket.  https:qkt.io/3Cs1bf//qkt.io/3Cs1bf         In our work as StoryLab coaches, Charissa Balman and I create a safe space for people …

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Gallery Strong Women: Part 2

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What an incredible afternoon we had to celebrate strong women. 💜 Amazing storytellers who shared so graciously showing courage, vulnerability, and authenticity. Over 60 people from across the globe were inspired, uplifted, and connected. Thank you storylab.org.za for healing so many. Thanks Trudy Shepherd Blake for our incredible partnership. 💜 Thank you Sara-Jayne King, Francesca Annenberg, Deshnee Moodley, Shelley Maneveldt …

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Gallery – Strong Women – Part 1

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Last night we were all blessed by 50 strong, courageous women who shared their stories online. Each story was unique, brave and the common thread that got these women thru was family …. friends…. faith. No one is an island we all need connection. The safe space we created was felt from South Africa – Canada – Finland – UK …