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Bold Women – Gallery

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Our StoryLab – Bold Women event was well received and left the audience feeling mindful, aware, inspired, and curious. Accountability, personal boundaries, determination, and shifting a mindset to operate on a different frequency, seeing life through a different lens brings us many different perspectives and opportunities. Thank you to all who attended and made this event so special. A big …

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BRAVEHEART

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                                                                    Storylab’s Braveheart Event was held at Erin Hall on Saturday 16 July 2022. Siyabonga Saadiq Khusela , Gavin Fish, and Rida Desai were our three storytellers …

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BELONGING – Gallery

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                 Our hearts are full. Thank you to everyone who spent the afternoon with Storylab today and felt the incredible healing power of stories. 50 people were impacted by the authenticity of our 3 storytellers. Grizelda Grootboom, Tessa-Jean Tuttle, and Garth Japhet – thank you for touching our lives. Today we learned what it …

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STORYLAB – CBC – BELONGING

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STORY LAB got invited back to CBC St John’s School to present on the theme of BELONGING. What a privilege to be invited back and a big thank you Layla Blake to host a Storylab event. Our lineup of storytellers included Luyolo Lengisi, Siyabonga Khusela, and Sherri-Lee Kriedemann. 65 high school children were captivated by the stories told and the …

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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 …