Sandy McDonald has a way of believing in you and your stories so that you believe in you and your stories too. Having Sandy as a mentor in the Impact People program has supported me with more clarity, direction, sense of self and purpose with my work that I am actually amazed at what I had within me…Sandy has such tales of wisdom to share in such a way to uplift, inspire and illuminate what’s possible in yourself. KAREN THOMPSON, Founder Activate Wellbeing, and Wise Women Rising.
I took part in an online course, Changing Stories, delivered by Sandy McDonald, and not only really enjoyed it, but found it of great value – both personally and professionally.
Through excellently delivered videos, online group discussions and exercises, Sandy gave us an understanding of the science of storytelling and why story is so powerful as a means of communicating clearly and coherently to build trust, understanding, collaboration and, ultimately, to bring about change.
As a group we explored our ‘Why’, our purpose, and learnt to craft compelling stories to communicate our messages, values and experience. We learnt to mine our lives for the stories that have shaped us. My antennae are finely tuned to story: now I’m hearing stories everywhere. Since doing the course, I’ve been inspired to capture not only my stories but to note down others that resonate with me. Never has there been a better time to explore story as a means of achieving positive change. Highly recommended. CHARLOTTE FRANCIS, Grant writer
Story telling is the new black and as an educator/facilitator and social advocate I was acutely aware of my need to skill up in this area… and this was the ideal course to enable this. Sandy is a skilled teacher and of course – story teller- who effortlessly blended stories into a well structured workshop. I left the day with an architecture and as importantly, the confidence to take the next step. Highly recommended workshop. Thanks Sandy MARIA SIMONELLI, Telco
My eyes have been opened to the under-recognised power of story to influence and excite. It has changed the way I communicate through all means, whether this be in patient interactions, teaching, presentations, social media or grant applications. Story-power is a tool that can deeply enrich understanding and empower change; quite possibly my secret key to success! DR ADA CHEUNG, The University of Melbourne
Sandy is great to work with and creates a wonderful environment that lets the stories flow out of you, even ones that you didn’t know were there. She then shows you how to harness these stories and apply them to a purpose. A really great day that makes you more aware of your own capabilities. It really solidified for me that I’m on the right track to do what I want to do. Thanks Sandy! KIMBERLY HENMAN, Victorian Farmers Federation
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