STORYTELLING & BRANDING CONSULTANT FOR PROFESSIONALS, SMALL & MICRO 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 also led me to doing what I do now – working as a Storytelling & Branding Consultant.
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.
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 real dialogue with others. Dialogue enriches our communication which creates trust and deeper relationships.
Here’s one important lesson I’ve learned over the years working as a Storytelling & Branding Consultant:
“It doesn’t matter how noble our cause, how brilliant our idea, or how unique our service or product is. If we can’t inspire trust and connection 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