I’m glad you’re here! I’ll share a bit about my story. It’s my hope you’ll be inspired to invite me into yours.
After a rewarding career managing marketing and communications at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, I embarked on a new journey in June 2017, gathering the stories of my parents and helping others share their own stories. As CEO of Your Story, Make it Count, Inc., I’ve had the opportunity to work with individuals and families, as well as nonprofits and businesses including Food Well Alliance, the American Cancer Society, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Imagine Yourself Organized, and JoyDance LLC.
In February of 2019, I helped launch the inaugural season of the My Story project and served as co-leader, guiding 20 participants through the process of writing their life stories for future generations. On October 6, 2019, I planned and hosted the My Story Celebration event, featuring 11 participants reading from their projects and 5 musical performances to compliment the stories. Season 2 is on the books for January 15 – March 25, 2020. Learn more and register today to secure your place in our weekly Wednesday evening workshops.
In spring of 2019, I was given the opportunity to lead story gathering for the American Cancer Society’s 21 Years, 21 Stories story project, featuring Hope Lodge residents whose stories were later showcased at the Atlanta Hope Ball in September 2019. This included the privilege of helping former Hope Lodge resident and cancer survivor Christina Stephens prepare her story for her keynote speech which captivated attendees and inspired them to give. Donations from the evening exceeded the $1 million goal.
In October 2019, I realized my dream of launching a podcast honoring the life and legacy of my father, Atlanta artist and musician Whit Connah. The Honky Tonk Papa Podcast got off to a great start, with nearly 600 plays before its third episode!
Personal projects include an oral history documenting my parents’ lives. Since summer of 2017, I’ve interviewed 40 friends and family members. I had the privilege of sharing my mother’s Hope Lodge story at the 2018 Hope Ball, and I organized two tribute events honoring my father’s art and music: Legacy of a Legend and Legacy of a Legend II showcasing 40 musicians and a vast collection of his art.
If you need marketing, communications and storytelling services, I’d love to help. Check out my services page, read testimonials from community leaders and clients, or visit me on LinkedIn to learn more about my areas of expertise.
Want to discuss how I can serve your needs? You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.