TAKE YOUR STORYTELLING TO A NEW LEVEL
Hello. My name is Ira Koretsky (bio). I am the founder and CEO of The Chief Storyteller ® and I have been in the world of storytelling since I was in high school debate. Three years after starting forensics (that’s what it was called back then), I was a New York State debate champion finalist. There were just 26 of us from the entire state. A life-long foundational lesson came from our debate coach and our storytelling coach, Mr. Height. He stressed… and made us appreciate… the power of effective stories and appreciate the power of effective delivery. They went hand-in-hand.
Lessons from Mr. Height, along with countless others over my career, along with plenty of bumps and bruises earned on my own, have made me a much better storyteller and a much better communicator. And for you, a better storytelling coach.
By empowering you with the communication skills and strategies I have perfected over the last 25 years, I will help you be more successful, personally and professionally. My specialties help leaders and experts like you, simplify the complex and communicate effectively when the stakes are high.
Coaching for When Communication Matters
Some 30 years later, I have been coaching, mentoring, training, teaching, and consulting on business storytelling in 14 countries (testimonials, customers, success stories). From my days speaking publicly on behalf of the US Army as a healthcare IT Public Affairs Officer and Chief Information Officer, to consulting on billion-dollar technology programs to the Federal government, to being in leadership roles in marketing and product management, to teaching eager sophomores at the University of Maryland Business School, to performing improvisational comedy for 10 years with ComedySportz, to present day, I have been a business storyteller at heart and storytelling coach in practice.
Build Your Better Tomorrow™
What do you want to be better at? I call this your Better Tomorrow Message™. What would a better tomorrow look like for you?
- More effective leadership?
- More effective selling?
- Happier, inspired, and more engaged teams?
- Better recruiting and on-boarding?
- More persuasive data storyteller?
- Sought after thought leader?
- Confident board room executive?
- Sought after trainer?
- Greater staff loyalty?
- Stronger culture?
- Or ???
As your storytelling coach, I work with you to improve how you engage, persuade, influence, educate, entertain, and inspire internal and external stakeholders with your communications and stories. Customers include leaders, executives, rising stars, thought leaders, influencers, trainers, and experts in associations, government, and corporations.
I work with individuals, teams, and departments to help them achieve a Better Tomorrow™.