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Accelerate Your Market Entry Success

Do you have an office in the U.S. or have you committed financial resources to open an office or subsidiary?  If your answer is yes, we are here to help. Headquartered in the Washington, DC area, The Chief Storyteller ® is a bespoke marketing agency. We accelerate your sales and marketing success and improve communication effectiveness with our market entry services, coaching, workshops, and training.

Our most requested market entry services include:

Market Acceleration

Adapt and localize your spoken, print, email, and social media marketing communication to more effectively engage your prospects, partners, and customers


U.S. audiences have different expectations when it comes to language. For example, they expect more assertive words and direct messages. We revise your leadership profiles, company page, and showcase pages to ensure they attract prospects

Presentation Support

What could the “right presentation” be worth to you and your organization? Today’s climate demands engaging visuals, clear messages, compelling business stories, and relevant content. We ensure your presentation excites audiences, overcomes objections, and inspires action

Executive Coaching

Whether you are at a customer appointment, presenting, speaking, or emailing, our market entry services are designed to help you connect faster, in your own authentic way, that inspires action. Learn more

Training Workshops

Select from over 15 workshops in 5 learning categories. Every program is designed to improve sales, marketing, and employee effectiveness. Every program is bespoke to your learning objectives


Be the type of public speaker USA audiences want to hear. Be the type of public speaker you want to be. We help with prospecting, conference, board, investment, training, and all-hands meeting presentations

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They quadrupled our revenue in just 6 months.

Michael WhitecarCEO, The Chief Information Group

Ira is the best messaging guy on the planet. Period. His company, The Chief Storyteller®, has helped me with three different startup company ideas. In just a few hours, he makes an impact. It’s what his company does over the long term that makes the real difference. They help with messaging of your company, products and services across all potential touch points for clients and prospects. I strongly encourage you to see how they can make a difference for you.

Daniel OdioChief Operating Officer, PointAbout

Ira’s process for telling vibrant stories is a revolution in business communication. My passion is helping leaders explore possible futures, and Ira has given me the tools to make sure my stories really stick with people. It’s inspiring to work with a master of his craft. He is helping me become my own "Chief Storyteller®."

Eric GarlandAuthor of Future, Inc.: How Businesses Can Anticipate and Profit from What’s Next and Keynote Speaker, Competitive Futures | Published by Amacom

Learning and applying The Chief Storyteller® techniques greatly improved our message content and our visual design. The key messaging exercises and charting ideas were easy to follow and implement. Our new presentation enabled us to reach partners faster and demonstrated greater credibility. We are using our new skills with every presentation.

David GilbertOffice of The President, Director of Life Sciences Project, University of California at Berkeley

When I was the executive director at IWPA, Ira rocked the house at our annual conference. When I transitioned to NWPCA, Ira was my first and only choice for our sales-themed annual leadership conference. Ira’s keynote on blending storytelling and selling inspired our members. He challenged them to think deliberately (his catch phrase) about how they message and communicate their brand stories. I knew he would deliver another fantastic program, and he did.

Brent McClendonPresident/CEO, National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA)

In all the years as executive director, I cannot remember watching a keynote from start to finish. I’m typically handling any number of conference-related questions or issues. For Ira’s keynote, I stayed the entire time. His warmth, humor, and passion engaged the audience members from the first few words. Ira energized the audience with a variety of insightful approaches to being stronger communicators and better business storytellers. Six months later, our members are still talking about him.

Torryn Brazell, CAE, CMPExecutive Director, National Grants Management Association (NGMA)

For the first time in our 22-year history, we have one easily understood and unifying message.

Allan KullenCEO, Americans All®

Ira inspired our more than 800 attendees. He inspired them to think differently about how to present themselves verbally and in writing, through the entire job hunting process. He underscored the importance of telling your story through your client or prospective employer’s eyes. We received many favorable comments about his topic. We were very glad to have Ira as part of the panel of ABA speakers.

Esther D. BrewerEducational Programs Manager, American Bar Association

Ira Koretsky made me look good. I recommended him as a personal development speaker at our annual meeting in Denver. As one of ten concurrent sessions, this type of program generally pulls about 100 participants, tops. More than 400 people showed up for Ira’s session and stayed. The real estate industry relies on strong personal relationships and trust. Increasingly, demands make it easy to lose sight of this. Several industry legends told me that Ira’s program was something of an intervention, putting them back on the game where it belonged—with people. Thanks, Ira!

Ann OliveriSenior Vice President, Strategic Development, The Urban Land Institute


Ira Koretsky

CEO + Founder, The Chief Storyteller®

Ira has completed marketing entry service engagements, workshops, training, and coaching in more than a dozen countries. He has delivered programs with simultaneous translation and translated presentations, handouts, workbooks, and tools. No matter the audience, Ira makes them feel comfortable and confident in a safe learning environment. Read more about Ira here.

Sylvia Baffour

Speaker | Trainer | Workshop Facilitator

Sylvia has traveled far and wide, living in seven countries, speaking five languages, and visiting more than 20. She appreciates different cultures, different perspectives, and different people. This “different” strength has made her one of the most sought-after speakers and professional development trainers for Emotional Intelligence. She has delivered over 340 programs to more than 27,600 professionals. Read more about Sylvia here.

Photography Source:  Header Photo from NeverLanding; Location Dorfgastein in Salzburg, Austria