STORYTELLING CONSULTANT & MARKETING MENTOR FOR PROFESSIONALS, MICRO & SMALL BUSINESSES
Hello! I'm Carmel Finnan
I’ve taken the scenic route in life, which has led me to remarkable places, interesting people and life-changing experiences! And that scenic, circuitous route has led me to doing what I do now – working as a Storytelling Consultant & Marketing Mentor.
Through my various careers as a teacher, lecturer, mentor & coach, I learned how our stories are carried and crafted in our human interactions. When we develop our storytelling skills, we are able to actively engage in a dialogue with others to create greater connection, inspire trust and deepen our relationships.
My work is all about sharing the skills and benefits of storytelling as a way of doing business in a world shifting from hype and manipulation to connection, collaboration & community.
Here’s one important lesson I’ve learned over the years working as a Storytelling Consultant:
“It doesn’t matter how noble our causes are, how brilliant our ideas, or how unique our service or product is. If we can’t inspire trust and connection at a human level through real dialogue with each other, we leave ourselves with no option but to hustle our hollow monologues to an increasingly disengaged audience.”
I live in Berlin, a city always in improvisation mode.
I grew up in Ireland and worked there for many years. It's a country with its own special vibe.
BEST ADVICE I RECEIVED
After initially ignoring this advice, I learned to let go of strategies that didn't suit, clients who were the wrong fit and advice that didn't resonate.
WHAT MAKES ME SMILE
MY BUSINESS MOTTO
Always deliver what I promise