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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.

Are you taking score too soon?

Are you taking score too soon?

We are almost there. The charmer known as 2020 is almost out the door. At last, at last! Reflect on the year for one second. Are you filled with a sort of wet doughnut in your gut? A churning feeling that something fearful this way comes… again? Like, there’s more...

The power in pretending everyone is interesting

The power in pretending everyone is interesting

The holidays, especially this year, are full-time bliss, aren’t they? Everyone everywhere is on best behaviour. Oh yes. Christmas clerks are happy (nope). Winter drivers are not insane (nope). Out-of-town guests are welcome (they’re not – they’re forbidden!). The...

Boooooo! How storytellers let fear rule

Boooooo! How storytellers let fear rule

Have you seen this bit of prose making the rounds? 
“The devil whispered in my ear, ‘You’re not strong enough to withstand this storm.’
Tonight I whispered in the devil’s ear, ‘I am the storm.’”
 Nice, eh? At the risk of sounding like a horned, red-hoofed (unmasked)...

Speak to the unique but stay united

Speak to the unique but stay united

A long time ago we used to gather and listen to speakers. ‘member? We used to do this LIVE, sitting side-by-side and sometimes we’d even greet each other with hands (shake) and teeth (smile). But what I’m remembering is listening to an American speaker a few years ago...

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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