I believe in stories. (That includes yours.)
I have always been a storyteller. Whether it was writing the editors of Archie Comics to correct their grammar, or developing key messages to convince my parents to let me have more candy, at a very young age I learned the importance of telling a story, and telling it well.
Since then, I’ve worked as a communications expert in marketing, advertising, public relations, and in-house, and through the years I have helped business leaders gain followings and build customer bonds with authentic, articulate, artful communication.
But for a long time, I wasn't sharing my own story.
I was born with a heart condition. And for thirty years I tried to hide the story of my own heart.
I know what it's like to keep a secret. I know what it's like to feel like you're not being 'true to you'. I know what it's like to struggle to put words to something inside.
Today, I write with heart. Literally.
When I learned to share my story, my world got bigger and brighter.
Authentic, personal storytelling made my life -- and my business -- so much better.
Now my heart is my signature story: a defining experience that I use to show myself to the world, and help others do the same.
Once ashamed and afraid to tell my own story, today I'm on a mission to help you tell yours. Authentically. Effectively. And with heart.
Watch the video of my story here:
Want some help with your story? Check out my book:
Share Your Story: a Workbook. Your guide to personal storytelling. Published by Camille DePutter.
Read some true stories I wrote:
How I rewrote the story of my heart defect. Published by Adios Barbie.
It's time to tell your story. Published by Paleo for Women.
Telling the story of my heart. Published by Rebelle Society.