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Who We Are

Lighthouse Storytelling teaches people how to write and speak better. We’re a safe place for awesome women and men looking to create phenomenal things on page or stage.

We’re a community of Story Sisters and Beacon Brothers who believe the stories and wisdom they carry are more powerful than creative fears, perfectionism paralysis and rejection “failures.”

Think your story can help and empower other people? Good. Me too. Let’s run into the dark with our story torch held high!

p.s. The first step in starting (and finishing!) the Work is showing compassion and love for the lighthouse. That’s you. Be kind to yourself, storyteller. We got this.

You can write. You can speak. You can share, inspire and be celebrated. I promise.

Storytelling tips

One-Minute Story Tips is a labour of love. Writers have a lot of “wisdom,” which I define as knowing what does not work. Perfectionism? Nope. Playing it safe? Nope. Feedback from trolls? Nope. OMST is all about finding your voice, your Joy and your confidence on page and stage.

Letting Go to Let in Light

Letting Go to Let in Light

When I used to travel and speak -- oh, the good ole' days! -- I'd go against protocol about how to finish a keynote or presentation. Toastmasters, keep breathing. A lot of professional speakers do NOT thank their audience at the end. Why? Because the audience should...

The Secret to Getting Good Feedback

The Secret to Getting Good Feedback

Do you know what’s worse than a long-time lockdown? A constipated editor. Bad editors fart filth all over your precious Work. They’re notorious for stopping fragile creative exploration – and creative progress – quickly and brutally. Worse? They often smile as they...

How to Be Super Irritating Without Saying a Word

How to Be Super Irritating Without Saying a Word

Let’s play a game. The next time you’re with someone (ba-hahaha… let’s just keep moving), ask them to listen to you. Now that you’ve climbed THAT mountain, try this. With your index finger tap out the “Happy Birthday” song. No humming allowed, pretty please. Easy...

Writers, Speakers & Authors-to-Be

Welcome to Story Land, kid!

Story Crew

Lighthouse Storytelling is like a tiny circus. We all have our roles. There’s the professional loudmouth and wordsmith. The cat intent on telling his life story. And the friendly beaver forced to listen to it all. We hire outside talent for bigger gigs but for the most part we’re The Show. Until you are.

Shannon Leahy

Shannon Leahy

Talker

Professional chatterbox. (I actually own a megaphone.) Story hunter. Cheerleader in jackboots. A writer by trade and storyteller by heart, I teach people how to get clear, confident and creative about their story.

Dingle

Dingle

Office Manager

Tyrant. Purr-er. Meow-er. “All about me” divo. Dingle is notorious for making guest appearances at writing workshops and stage coaching sessions. Nothing makes him grin more than rolling around on your sacred pages.

Norm Beaver

Norm Beaver

Listener

Audio engineer. IT guy. Mic fixer. Possible saint. “Does my hair look okay?” pre-show therapist. Norm Beaver (“the Beaver”) works in children’s animation so he doesn’t scare easy and loves a good story.

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