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Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

                                          What difference could the “right story” mean to you?                                                

Are you a leader who wants to elevate and motivate your team into action? Are you an entrepreneur pitching your startup to investors / co-founders / customers?

Whether you are an established or emerging leader, the gift of story-telling can make or break a deal.   Why? Stories are the currency of life; humans communicate by telling stories. We are inspired by stories, we connect and remember through stories.

Join us to learn what difference that “right story” could mean for your business, learning the proven framework taught by Executive Coach Ira Koretsky.  At the event, receive one-on-one Office Hours with mentors to dive even deeper.

 Through a lively and insightful program, Ira Koretsky will challenge you to “think deliberately” about how you communicate your stories.  There’s a reason we remember stories better than statistics; it’s how the human brain is wired.

  • What if the right story inspired the right action from your team?
  • What if the right story landed you that top recruit?
  • What if the right story helped close that big opportunity?

Enjoy practical, hands-on exercises where you will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that inspire, mentor, and educate your various stakeholders with an easy-to-use framework taught around the world.

Join the MIT Enterprise Forum for discount tickets.   Then click here to REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

This event is also made possible by Startups Ignite. Join their community of dedicated Venture Mentors. Startups Ignite fuels gamechanging startups and at the core is the Venture Mentor Program. Apply here.

Ira Koretsky is the president of The Chief Storyteller®, a boutique marketing and sales consulting firm. He has delighted audiences around the world helping them achieve better business outcomes and accelerate their revenue with highly effective written, spoken, and social media communications. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after global speaker, columnist, consultant, and executive coach. Twitter @chiefstorytellr



Doug Howard has been Vice President of Global Services at RSA Security LLC since 2016. Mr. Howard is an experienced leader in sales, service and executive management roles, helping companies achieve market leadership through innovation and strong market execution. Mr. Howard served as the Chief Executive Officer of VBrick Systems, Inc. at Fliqz, Inc. since 2010. He comes to RSA from SAVANTURE Inc. where he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the consulting and managed security services company. Twitter @Doug_Howard


Cynthia Traeger PictureCynthia Traeger serves as Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Siren International LLC and as the President of VSI Pacifi.  She is an accomplished senior operating executive & digital entrepreneur with 30-plus years of experience in growing technology-focused businesses. Cynthia has a strong track record in strategy & business development across traditional technology & digital media companies. She has been a Member of Advisory Board at LeapFrog Solutions, Inc. since September 2012.  Cynthia serves as Director of the Founder Institute, Inc.


PJ Bellomo

For the past 14 years, PJ Bellomo has served startup and mid market companies in various capacities, including 7 years as a CEO and 4 years as a COO. Presently, he serves as Executive Chairman of Blue Sources, a biotech startup supplying patented monitoring solutions to public water utilities. In addition, he serves as a Board Director at FITCI, the startup accelerator in Frederick, MD. PJ also works as a Partner at Black Mercury, a software product strategy, design and development agency serving clients who aspire to deliver delightful SaaS experiences.


Join the MIT Enterprise Forum for discount tickets.

Then click here to REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.


January 31
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Womble Carlyle Sandrige and Rice
8065 Leesburg Pike, 2nd floor
Tysons, VA 22182


MIT Enterprise Forum DC & Baltimore

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