Find the story
Humans are wired to pay attention to story. There's a reason why politicians weave yarns to make their points, why the parables of spiritual leaders are sticky centuries later, and why so many of us spend our evenings lit by the glow of some streaming platform or another.
There are stories, and there are stories beneath the stories. Knowing how to work with them confers power and requires responsibility.
Are you leveraging your story to its fullest potential? Let's use your powers for good.
I'm Sarah Donnell, writer, storyteller, and consultant.
Over the past 17 years, I've written professionally about everything from antiquarian book fairs to motorcycle exhaust pipes to navigating cultural identity in the workplace. I've handled advocacy messaging that resulted in legislation, I've scripted trainings and international business presentations, and I've gone deep into political research. I'd love to help you make the most of your story.
Karen Wells, Executive Director, Arts North Carolina
"Sarah Donnell is a skilled communicator who served the arts in North Carolina by clarifying and promoting the public value of arts funding. Her work has a unique balance of information and passion... We would hire her back in a second."