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Workshops

Give your business a stronger chance of success:
Develop your strategy, story and comms guided by expert facilitators

Workshops in Strategy, Storytelling and Strategic Comms

At StrategyStory, we are in our element when we are facilitating workshops. For years, we have been working with teams, businesses, membership organisations and communities to create productive outcomes in dynamic workshop settings – both online and face to face.

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Get your strategy sorted

Your story straight
Your people on board
Your customers engaged

“We have just completed two days of training with StrategyStory. Our challenge was trying to find a way to talk about and present a complex project, and to shape its future. The workshops were excellent. The team is really well organised and got us to exactly what we needed to achieve – and did I mention, it was good fun as well as practical!”

Iain Hamilton,
Head of Creative Industries, HIE

“Thank you StrategyStory for a great day. You all made us feel welcomed and comfortable which allowed the staff team to open up and interact. The work that we did with you all has given us a foundation to set out our strategy and to look at the company in a different and exciting way.”

Martin MacLeod

Chief Exec, ILM Highand

"StrategyStory was an incredible way to understand our brand in an innovative and unique way. Kate really helped us articulate what we stand for, and why we created the brand in the first place. Our workshop helped us articulate our message coherently and effectively, and taught us how to always come back to the source in this ever changing digital world. This is the perfect antidote to differentiating your brand in a world of short attention spans. It was enjoyable, practical and extremely useful, and we learnt life long skills."

Noor Al-Rahim,

NaraNiro

“Working with StrategyStory helped us articulate a strategy to capitalise on the building momentum of consumer loyalty to home-grown products with provenence and craftsmanship at their heart. We have learned how to tell our story in a way that will capture customers’ hearts and minds.”

Jessica Hartwell,

Managing Director, Skyeskyns

“We invited Kate Hooper from Strategy Story to be both a keynote speaker and also lead a workshop at the Moray Business Women 2022 Time to Thrive Conference. Kate absolutely nailed the brief. Using Story Strategy’s ‘Red Squirrel‘ framework she was able to equip our audience with a new tool to help their businesses grow and thrive. Kate was an inspiring and motivational speaker and the feedback from our 80+ delegates was overwhelmingly positive.”

Ailsa Stinson,

President Moray Business Women

“We came away with new ideas, lots to think about and opportunities we might not otherwise have found.”

Neil Kermode,

Managing Director, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

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What We Do

Here is a snapshot of some of what we do:

  • Create a strategy that will really work
  • Create a great story in 4 clear steps
  • Transformation taster programme for your business
  • Media train your team to tell your story
  • Get your strategy in one clear paragraph
  • Interview and journalism skills to tell stories that work
  • The three key elements of strategy and making them work for your business
  • Understand the media so you can target them!
  • The art of the StrategyStory
  • Understand your audience
  • Scenario planning
  • Network mapping
  • Get your team on board
  • Create your strategic comms plan in one day
  • Strategic action planning

What?

Our workshop is your workshop. Each one is tailored to your distinctive needs so it’s best to get in touch with us so we can chat through what will really work for you. hello@strategystory.co.uk

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How?

Sessions can be tailored to your requirements and delivered over a range of time periods from 3 hours to 2 days to a suite of development workshops over a number of months.

StrategyStory co-founder and Women's Enterprise Scotland ambassador Kate Hooper delivering a workshop

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Whether it is for one or two of you or an entire business, we have a format that works.

“We invited Kate Hooper from Strategy Story to be both a keynote speaker and also lead a workshop at the Moray Business Women 2022 Time to Thrive Conference. Kate absolutely nailed the brief. Using Story Strategy’s ‘Red Squirrel‘ framework she was able to equip our audience with a new tool to help their businesses grow and thrive. Kate was an inspiring and motivational speaker and the feedback from our 80+ delegates was overwhelmingly positive.”

Ailsa Stinson,
President Moray Business Women

Each workshop features new research-driven insights and techniques, practical illustrations from business and enjoyable exercises and learning activities to support teams to develop their strategy and their story.

Oh and you can also get access to our online training materials too! Videos, workbooks, essential reading to keep the learning going long beyond the workshop.

We don’t like 1-size fits-all; we don’t do off-the-shelf; we won’t do anything to you – we will work in partnership with you. So, if this sounds like what you could be doing with at this stage in your journey, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can work with you to tailor a workshop that is just right for you.

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Who?

We’re proud to be based in the Highlands and Islands and, we’re also proud to say, highly regarded thought-leaders for audiences throughout the world.

Professor Donald Maclean leads a workshop with a small group.

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We host events, workshops, staff days, talks and seminars, as well as working in long term transformation partnerships with clients nationally and internationally.

Led by Professor Donald MacLean and Kate Hooper, StrategyStory has decades of experience in strategy (Donald is surprisingly old) and storytelling (Kate was a senior producer at the BBC and has headed up comms and content teams).

The StrategyStory team has worked with 100s of SMEs as well as large organisations including BP, The British Geological Survey, The Clydesdale Bank, The BBC, The NHS, The Scottish Government, The Learning Innovations Laboratory at Harvard University and The Institute of Directors.

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Where?

3 options:
1. In our brilliant creative studio in Inverness

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2. Online

3. Or, at your place.

“We came away with new ideas, lots to think about and opportunities we might not otherwise have found.”

Neil Kermode,
Managing Director, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

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Why?

The workshops are brilliant for team building, getting everyone on message, creating and understanding your strategy together, and developing confidence and clarity in telling your story.

“Working with StrategyStory helped us articulate a strategy to capitalise on the building momentum of consumer loyalty to home-grown products with provenence and craftsmanship at their heart. We have learned how to tell our story in a way that will capture customers’ hearts and minds.”

Jessica Hartwell,
Managing Director, Skyeskyns

Book a Consultation Call

with Donald and/or Kate