It's time to find your voice, claim your story and start living your brilliant life.

My new book "365 ALIVE!" shows you how
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Right now a story is influencing your future

The stories we hold about the world  influence how we see our own potential and whether we see problems or possibilities together. Our stories can hold us down, or they can lift us up. We have the power to choose.

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Change your story, change the world

The key is realising we live in a story, and that means we can change it. Changing your story is only the first step towards living into the future you want. Having the capacity to host your story to life is the other part of the puzzle.

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Story is your secret superpower

SOAR helps people be the visionary leaders, changemakers and paradigm shifters they want to be through supporting them to find, craft, host and live a clear, compelling story that creates a powerful present and leads to a more flourishing future.

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Have you been wondering who you are now in the face of so much change?

With so much stripped away, what we have left  are our stories. Your story makes all the difference  to whether you believe you are facing a crisis or an opportunity in disguise. Your story is the foundation for your future, the audacious spark of your unique offering in the world. Now is the time to make it your greatest ally. That's where 365 ALIVE! can be your guide.

The world needs to hear your story -- let's bring it to life!


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Join THE STORY DOJO, a community dedicated to the power & practice of story

THE STORY DOJO is  a community for exploring, ideating and practicing all aspects of story. We offer:

  • • Vibrant conversation
  • • Hosted space for exploration
  • • Digital Learning Library
  • • Worldwide Community

Two free events offered in April -- our signature FIRESIDE CONVERSATION and our monthly Story Café. Everyone is welcome -- come and check us out! Foundation Membership ends April 30.

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I'm Mary  Alice & I'm a Story Activist 

I've been travelling the world and going in and out of groups, organizations, systems and cultures for decades. I've realized story is the secret super power of humanity, and I've noticed that stories need good hosting to come to life. I love to play in this interface!

YOUR STORY IS YOUR FOUNDATION FOR BEING -- the roadmap for enabling your purpose in the world.  I help people who want to be -- and lead -- the change discover and cultivate the story of their most flourishing future. Your story acts as a beacon lighting the way.

YOUR HOSTING IS YOUR FOUNDATION FOR ACTION -- how you work with others towards your story taking root in the world.  I support leaders to create the capacity to activate and empower stories to life. How you take action, especially with others, matters.

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I just love working with groups! Here's Brian Tarallo's harvest of my workshop "Change Your Story, Change the World" at the Power of Visuals Week-a-thon.

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Take your story in a new direction in 2021

Imagine your future. Find your freedom.

Two amazing self-paced learning experiences are waiting for you right now.

IMAGINE is the support kit you need to create your greatest year ever. With simple potent steps it takes you from setting your foundations to dreaming your possibilities to creating your outcomes.

Its companion program FREEDOM invites you to recognize that freedom is not a matter of state, but of mindset. It offers potent and mind expanding steps towards creating more freedom in your life. Both courses are self-paced and easy to do wherever you are. Each consists of eight modules, and features a personal workbook and bonus materials to support your journey.

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Simple practices that create leadership & community everywhere

We've taken the essence out of 50 years of group work to create THE 5 POWERS --- Simple practices that create leadership & community everywhere. The 5 Powers are practices that create ease, connection and a sense of invitation to make it easier to work and live well with others. Together, they create a foundation for success, wherever and whoever you are. The 5 Powers are simple, but potent mindsets that make all the difference. This is the next writing project for Mary Alice Arthur & Holger Scholz, colleagues dedicated to supporting people in building capacity to take on work and life. 

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65 Alive!

Explore the power & practice of story with eight days of livestream events featuring a new theme and guests each day.

You'll receive both the speaker video and the Q&A sessions for eight days of livestreams, a total of 16 videos.

Topics include: Crafting your compelling stories, finding your voice, claiming our stories around what matters, leadership, community, story as activism, story as a practice of peace.

Each session of 65 ALIVE! features a video with speakers on the theme of the day and a Q&A session with members of the audience and a downloadable graphic harvest.

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"I turned to Mary Alice for support in a critical time in my work to successfully navigate a difficult merger and rebuild the team. I consider the coaching and support key factors in the success of this project. Her warm and wise presence by my side empowered me and impacted the entire organization with lasting results."


Nora Ganescu

Consultant & coach, Slovakia





"Mary Alice has been a guide on our journey of service transformation  in different ways over seven years. She brings crisp clarity, sharp focus, deep wisdom and a collection of stories that create space for potent conversations and insights."


Penny Hamilton

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Uniting Care, Queensland, Australia

"Mary Alice has the sort of grounded presence that can hold a group of any size. I experienced her leading one of the best conferences I've attended. Many people are competent and skilled. Mary Alice has that extra spark that makes her truly inspirational."


David Sibbet

Founder, The Grove Consultants International, USA

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