The Power of Speaking Your Truth with Genevieve Georget & Corey Blake

“If we're not careful, we let other people create our stories for us. We need to make sure we're holding the pen and writing the best story possible.” Genevieve Georget, Executive Editor at Round Table Companies, is passionate about helping people claim ownership of their own narratives. She and Corey Blake, Founder and CEO of RTC, join us on this episode to discuss the power of storytelling. As you listen, you’ll learn about the endless and unexpected benefits of unearthing your heroic journey and speaking your truth.

Guest Info

Corey Blake, Founder - Round Table Companies 

Corey Blake is the founder of Round Table Companies (RTC) and the Round Table Storytelling Academy, which he has been leading for 16 years. Prior to starting the company, Corey was an actor in Los Angeles. He starred in one of the 50 greatest Super Bowl commercials of all time and an infamous spot for Yard Fitness in addition to guest-starring on prime time television shows and making appearances in films. 

He received his BFA in theatre from Millikin University, studied for 18 months at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and is currently in his fourth year of the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) at the Stagen Leadership Academy in Dallas. His work in storytelling has earned a Belding, a Bronze Lion, a London International Advertising Award, numerous Addy Awards, and 17 Independent Publishing Awards. Corey has been quoted and/or featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalUSA Today, Forbes, Wired, and Barron’s.

Round Table Companies (RTC), established in 2006, is a storytelling community for those compelled to share the brilliance and beauty of their story. RTC's team of artists and educators immerses their clients in light until they see their magic, unearth their authentic voice, and turn their story into a work of art to shine upon the world. Pull up a seat at the table. They’ve been waiting for you.

 

Genevieve Georget, Community Director - Round Table Story Telling Academy

Genevieve Georget is a professional story guide and the Community Director for Round Table Storytelling Academy. She is a full-time storyteller whose work as a writer and photographer has been seen on Oprah.com, The Good Mother Project, Simplify Magazine, Real Leaders Magazine, Addicted2Success, and her online community of nearly 40,000 people. 

Genevieve’s first book, “Her Own Wild Winds,” was published in September 2016, and her second book, “Solace,” was released in the fall of 2019, winning the Ottawa FACES Magazine “Book of the Year” Award for 2020. Genevieve was also listed as a co-author for “Gathering Around the Table: A Story of Purpose-Driven Change Through Business” by Kari Warberg Block, founder and CEO at EarthKind.

Round Table Companies (RTC), established in 2006, is a storytelling community for those compelled to share the brilliance and beauty of their story. RTC's team of artists and educators immerses their clients in light until they see their magic, unearth their authentic voice, and turn their story into a work of art to shine upon the world. Pull up a seat at the table. They’ve been waiting for you.

 

 

Show Notes

Key takeaways from this episode:

- Take ownership of your own narrative otherwise others will write it for you
- Digging deeper and speaking your story aloud are vital pieces of healing
- Speak your truth. Unpacking our emotional backpacks makes room for compassion

What to listen for:

[03:01] Using storytelling to write your own narrative
[08:48] Helping others unearth their heroic nature
[11:45] The distinction between writing and storytelling
[15:37] Shedding masks in a safe, loving environment
[20:34] “You can never unsee someone’s humanity”
[22:52] Connecting your purpose to your organization’s
[24:01] Ground rules for a psychologically safe environment
[27:46] Unpacking emotional backpacks
[30:24] Corey’s self-limiting story
[32:37] Genevieve’s self-limiting story
[34:45] Quick questions with Genevieve and Corey
[39:38] Corey and Genevieve’s challenge for making a more human workplace

 

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