DEVELOPMENT TO THE POWER OF STORY COACH
As a development professional who engages in high-stakes collaborations, you know all too well the criticality of building rapport and trust quickly, handling objections with aplomb, demonstrating value through differentiation, and so forth. And you know how powerful stories can be to help you accelerate your fund raising success. That’s why I created the Storytelling for Development Coach service or as I call it, Development STORY ™ — Development to the Power of Story Coach.
I am Ira Koretsky (bio), CEO of The Chief Storyteller ®. As your Development to the Power of Story coach, I help you better persuade, entertain, educate, and inspire at the right times to the right audiences, to help you secure more fundraising dollars, donors, sponsors, foundation donations, and the like. Faster. Using the power of storytelling.
YOUR DEVELOPMENT TO THE POWER OF STORY COACH, IRA KORETSKY
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 go hand-in-hand.
Lessons from Mr. Height, and 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 Development to the Power of Story coach.
By empowering you with the storytelling skills and strategies I have perfected over the last 25 years, you will be more successful, personally and professionally. My specialties are helping development teams and development professionals like you simplify the complex and communicate effectively when the stakes are high. I regularly work with executives, leaders, and rising stars (click here for training options) in fast-growing firms to Fortune 100 companies to associations and non-profits.
For every situation, I will advise and equip you with the Development to the Power of Story skills and tools to be successful, in your own authentic way. As your Development to the Power of Story coach, I provide BOTH advice (strategy) and hands-on (tactics) help in several skill- and confidence-building categories (see table below).