Podcast 198 — Storytelling in the workplace

We've talked on this podcast about how L&D professionals can use storytelling techniques to create more engaging, memorable learning experiences. But what about the stories we tell ourselves every day? How do these stories shape our identity at work?

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 09 June 2020
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Podcast 198 — Storytelling in the workplace

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross Dickie and Owen Ferguson are joined by Simon Arrowsmith, founder of Grow the People.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The relationship between storytelling and wellbeing

  • The role that stories can play in helping us adapt to life under lockdown

  • The ways L&D can incorporate storytelling into their working practices

Simon Arrowsmith

Simon Arrowsmith

Founder, Story Coach

Simon is an Off-West End Award nominated composer and sound designer working in theatre, film/video, radio, and interactive game content. It's all about telling stories with sound.

Story Coach focus on the creation and development of stories. They use them as a key tool in communication, business and personal development and have provided consultancy services, design services and delivered a range of programmes built around the central principles of story and creative expression.
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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.
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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Product and Technology Director, Emerald Works

A self-confessed nerd, Owen is passionate about taking an evidence-led approach to developing digital products that solve real-world problems. He is also a regular on our weekly podcast.
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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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