The Team

David Hutchens has spent his career exploring the intersection of narrative, leadership, and complex systems change. He is a bestselling author who creates solutions for The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, PayPal, Wal-Mart, L’Oreal, The US Olympic Committee, and others. 

A sought-after trainer, he has brought  The Storytelling Leader to Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Russia, and more.  His most recent book is “Circle of the 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators and Meaning Makers.”

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Michael McRay’s extensive work in story has taken him around the world. The author of multiple books, Michael's newest book is the award-winning I Am Not Your Enemy: Stories to Transform a Divided World.   

A seasoned facilitator and trained mediator, Michael recently led a regional hub for the global story nonprofit Narrative 4. He is also the host of Tenx9 Nashville, a long-running live community storytelling event. He holds executive certification in Public Narrative from the Harvard Kennedy School. 

He leads narrative retreats and speaks across the country on themes of story and conflict.

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A growing team of global facilitators.

The Storytelling Leader team is growing, with a new roster of facilitators available across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and more. 

To date, nearly a dozen learning professionals are engaged in the certification process. Their contact info will be added here as they complete the process.

Contact us for details.