Speaking Out! The Power of Your Story to Make a Difference – A Workshop With Cate Friesen

Poster for Tell Your Story event

 “Stories not only teach us how to act – they inspire us to act. Because stories allow us to express our values not as abstract principles, but as lived experience, they have the power to move others.” – Marshall Ganz, Leadership, Harvard’s Kennedy School 

Are you passionate about a cause that you want to raise awareness about? Do you want to move others to act with you?

Join Nine Circles and the MB HIV-STBBI Collective Impact Network in a workshop for advocates with lived experience. This workshop is designed for those wanting to tell a story about their experience with stigma and make a difference. You will get hands-on practice, listen to great examples of powerful storytelling, exchange stories, and take away tools that you can use to tell your personal story in a heartfelt and focused way and inspire others to work with you for change.

The virtual workshop runs from 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm on April 24. 4-5 participants will also have the opportunity for additional coaching by Cate Friesen from April 26 – May 13 to prepare for sharing their story at the Collective Impact Network event “Opening the Curtain on Stigma: Tackling the ‘isms’ Collectively” on May 14. We will explore the best way for each participant to share their story, such as a live presentation, audio recording, written piece and/or photos. An honorarium will be provided. Apply today to participate. Questions? Contact us here.

“Cate is an extremely credible subject matter expert with a very practical and encouraging approach to teaching.” – Workshop participant 

“Cate has a unique ability to connect and embolden those around her to discover and amplify their authentic voice.” — Jennifer Partridge, The Winnipeg Foundation 

“Cate took my talks to another level. She guided me to become more professional and articulate, without losing my authenticity. I’ve gained so much confidence from our work together and have vastly expanded the range of talks I can deliver.” — Ryan Martin, mental health advocate