1:1 Mentoring/Coaching Packages

Level 2 Program:

Cairn of Stories:

Identifying, Developing and Communicating Your Wisdom for Impact.

A 6-month program for Leaders and Influencers

Cairn: a human-made pile of stones (or stack) of stones raised for a purpose.
A curated collection of wisdom.

Once you have told your signature story, the heart of your “why,” you are ready for the next step.

Whether teaching a class, facilitating a workshop, or working one on one with clients, you will need to have a story bag of wisdom…a cairn of curated stories that will help you to continue to engage, motivate and inspire your audiences.

In this 18-session package, delivered over 6 months, we will identify your specific target, and identify within your own life experience, and from other sources be it your clients, books, podcasts, etc., the exact stories you need to help you get your message across.

You will develop no less than 10 stories that reflect your values, your vision, your leadership and you will polish each one so they are ready for you to use at any time.

You will learn how to gather stories from others and incorporate them into your presentations.
You will begin to develop a “story sense” and not leave a conversation, or exchange, or a meeting without capturing the detail you will need to retell a story.
And you will know how to construct and deliver each unique story for maximum impact.

Your Cairn of Stories Collection will include stories that illustrate

● Your deeply held values and how they came to be
● Your vision for the future
● The specific needs and concerns of your clients/audiences

Your Cairn of Stories can be easily woven into any venue: Client presentations, master classes, webinars, podcasts, workshops, etc.

In their own words…. What clients are saying:

I don’t even know where to begin when talking about Michale and what she brings to the table as a storyteller, coach and woman of wisdom.

I initially was trying to identify and develop leadership stories I could tell to the 300-person organization I managed. We started by working on my “Why.” That process brought me to a life changing crossroad. I was struggling because my story wasn’t resonating, not even for me. My heart wasn’t in it. My corporate career, which had served me well for many years, was no longer serving me. Michale helped me see that through her story-mining process. Through her insightful questions, deep listening and retelling of my story back to me, I accessed my calling. My core “why.” She helped me identify the business I was to bring forth. It was always there, but was buried under stories, false narratives, and insecurities. As a result of her support, guidance and coaching, I created the business I was always meant to create. And my new business is flourishing. I’m eternally grateful for all her support, wisdom, compassion and care for both me and my story.

Cathy Kading
Pomona Wellness

Working with Michale has been an incredible experience.
She has the gift of guiding you on your journey to bring forth your authentic wisdom in story form.
As a result of my work with her, I now fully understand the pathway my soul has taken. I feel empowered each time I speak my story because I am connected to my voice, my truth, my soul and heart.
Michale is both extremely professional and deeply compassionate, and has a beautiful style which allows you to safely dive deep within yourself and access your truth.
I cannot thank her or recommend her enough. She is a true talent and has given me a precious gift through this work; the gift of empowerment.

Karen Whelen
The Soulution Therapist
Waterford, Ireland

Merina Ty-Kisera

MBA, L.Ac, author, specialist in acupuncture, acupoint therapy, CEO of Merina Wellness

Genevieve Searle

Best-selling author, TEDx speaker,

Founder/CEO The Optimization Queen

Self & Relationship Optimization with Epigenetics

About Michale Gabriel

Michale Gabriel is a Parent’s Choice award-winning performer, international best-selling author, and founder/CEO of Story by Design. She is a story shaper, inspirational keynote speaker, leadership consultant, storytelling coach and workshop facilitator.

Michale has been engaged professionally in the art of storytelling for over 40 years in the fields of education, health care, international diplomacy, and multinational business.

Her corporate clients include The Boeing Company in the US and India, Infoblox and Western Union, multi-faceted entrepreneurs, as well as individual clients seeking to inspire others by telling their stories.

Over 10,000 corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, and community activists have experienced her 1:1 coaching and Story by Design workshops over the past twenty-six years.

Michale founded the Young Storytellers for Peace US/USSR Program, which was the subject of an award-winning, nationally aired PBS documentary “Young Storytellers in Russia; Teachers for Peace USSR Program; starred in a Russian produced television storytelling series that promoted intercultural understanding to 50 million viewers during the Cold War, earning her the title of “Russia’s American Fairy Godmother.” She founded the Storytelling Residency Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the “Tell Me A Story” program for rural Alaska.

Michale was voted the Inside Edge Foundation for Education’s “Most Inspirational Speaker of 2021.

She serves on the non-profit board of the Amigos of Costa Rica where she is fundraising chair; loves travel, interior design, reading, spending time in nature, exploring cultures & cuisines, pondering spiritual truths, and exploring (and experiencing) what it means to live a passionate, heart-centered life.