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Reflecting on the moments, challenges, and decisions, you have made that define your personal story is a guidepost for understanding your values, your worth, and how you show up in the world. You can clearly articulate your unique social and business contribution when you own your narrative. Overcoming the fear of speaking in public is critical to our ability to become change-makers.  

Heidi Harmon’s own narrative from mom to maid to a mayor is inspiring and core to understanding her values and call to leadership. The thread that ties her experiences together is clear. Connecting with her authentic personal story has been key to her success and will be for you. Heidi’s story has inspired many to become change-makers, policymakers to agree with her, and thousands to vote for her. 

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the importance of a personal narrative and start to create or refine our own. We will be able to share amongst our peers and receive live feedback. We will create a safe and supportive environment to share our stories publically.

If you missed the first session consider the following to catch up:

  1. Why am I called to leadership?
  2. What values move me to act? How might they inspire others to similar action?
  3. What stories can I tell from my own life about specific people or events that would show (rather than tell) how I learned or acted on those values?
  4. What is my call to action? How can my story inspire others to create change?

The goal is to deliver your narrative clearly in 2 minutes or less. To make the most of our time together, please bring a simple list of moments that have made you who you are as a jumping-off place to begin to craft your narrative.

In Session 2 We will evolve our narrative to expand to a 3 part structure that incorporates a call to action and inspires change in your audience. We will use a Story of Self, a Story of Us, and a Story of Now; A story of self communicates who I am – my values, my experience, and why I do what I do. A story of us speaks about who we are – our shared values, knowledge, and why we do what we do. And a story of now transforms the present into a moment of challenge, hope, and choice.


Heidi Harmon Senior Public Affairs Director

Heidi Harmon, Public Affairs Director of Let’s Green CA!, is a dynamic keynote speaker and featured guest on programs including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, NPR, and TEDx. She’s held many titles in her life, among them maid, mayor and mom. Heidi served three terms as mayor of the City of San Luis Obispo, where she led the city to adopt what was then the most ambitious carbon neutrality goal in the United States. A mother of two, Heidi is a social, environmental and gender justice leader committed to creating an equitable and sustainable world. Heidi’s authenticity and palpable passion for her work are her superpowers.


Priscilla Brenenstuhl Director of Learning and Events

As the head of learning and events for Athena Alliance, a SaaS-based learning platform for executive women, Priscilla creates the virtual environments necessary for executive leaders to show up as their authentic selves. Her focus is on building a community where members can connect in meaningful ways on the issues that matter most to them. She is the creator, host and producer of, "Voices of Athena", a podcast highlighting the personal stories behind the successful women that make up the Athena Alliance community.

Priscilla is committed to cultivating health and wellness in the workplace and leans into her 15 years of experience leading yoga and meditation to show up to every situation with a unique and compassionate perspective.

Key Details

Leadership Workshop (Pt 2 of 2): Drafting and Owning Your Narrative to Inspire Change

Tue, Sep 06 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)

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