Come to the fire!


Isn't it time to fire up your practice, your work and your learning? Choose a live, participatory experience, a self-paced module or a tailored coaching experience.  Mix and match to suit your needs.


Live Events


THE STORY DOJO was created as a place to explore, ideate and practice the power of story. Join us around the virtual campfire as we inquire into a new topic and build capacity and companionship each month.

Your membership includes: 

Fireside Conversation: On the second Monday of the month a speaker or speakers join us to give voice to our theme. Calls last 90 minutes and are recoded.

Story Café: A place to meet casually around the fire and talk about story or adjourn to a "private table" and talk about the topic of your choice. Join us on the fourth Monday of the month any time during the two hour window.

Includes a digital library of 50+ hours of content: Eight sessions speaker + Q&A sessions from the 65 ALIVE! livestream series and 75 interviews from the STORY THE FUTURE Online Summit. That's 42 hours of recorded material!

Both monthly and annual membership available

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One-on-one Coaching

One of the best ways to feel more solid in the world is to discover and claim your personal core stories and how you work with them.

Maybe you want to focus your leadership. You want to prepare a presentation or an important group meeting. You want to shine at an event or brainstorm your future.

There's no one better to work with this on than Mary Alice. Her years of experience, her keen ear and her mastery of provocative questions will be at your serviceYou will gain an expanded awareness of your both your issues and your strengths. You'll come away realizing your story is your ally and you have wisdom on tap.

During your one-on-one sessions with Mary Alice, you'll receive all the support you need to find and shape the story you want to work with. You'll get clear and confident about the next steps forward.

Let's create the perfect uplift for you!

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Circle of Clarity & Courage

It has been a long exile in pandemic-land, but a new time is coming. Who will you be then?

? It's been a long time on hold, a time when the world shrank down to a screen on the desktop. We've all been wondering about the shape of the future and who we will be when we finally emerge.

Three steps can lead to clarity and a sense of fresh direction, with others at your back as you uncover your next steps:

  • Choose a story from your life
  • Shape a question
  • Bring it to the Flow Game

Together with a small circle of players we'll go on a journey that will move you from stuck to sure, and from  uncertain to confident.

Find out more about the Circle and reserve your spot at the table!

Four hours. Arranged to suit your calendar.

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Australasian Change Days

 The southern most member of the Change Days Family, which includes Berlin and Toronto, the Australasian Change Days are happening in hybrid form in Perth, Western Australia, this September.

The theme is theme for #acdc2021 is Steering into and embracing complexity. Keynote speakers include Dave Snowden and others.

I'll be presenting an online workshop called "Why understanding your WEIRD is vital to being a changemaker".  While we’ve been navigating through the challenge and change in a pandemic, so many of us are hoping the “new normal” won’t look so much like the old business as usual. But will it? So much depends on the lens we use to look at the world and unfortunately, you probably have a WEIRD way of looking at things. WEIRD stands for Western, educated, industrlalised, rich and democratic. We inquire into the shape of things by using storytelling and participatory practice as tools to step beyond the bounds of what we know.

September 9 - 11 in person & online
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What is the future of work?

Join us at the OD Network for an inquiry into the future!

Move over Industrial Revolution! This may just be the most unique point in history — and not only for the human race, but also for the future of work as we know it. There are two reasons this might be so. This is the first time in human history that all humans have been in the same experience at the same time, thanks to COVID. That means we have more personal experience in engaging in systemic changes. And secondly, this experience has dramatically shifted what we think about where and how work can be performed. The ripples of change from this learning are only just beginning. Join us as we share our personal experiences and stories of this time of disruption and sense in together about the future — and nature — of work. You will come away strengthened and resourced by our collective inquiry and with a powerful tool in hand you can put to immediate use to help groups work better together.

Fee: OD Network Members: $25: Non-Members: $45

Wednesday September 15


IAF Facilitation Summit

Join us for a trip around the world in 80 workshops to share, discuss and shape your facilitation practice. Over the course of 24 hours, our journey will take us around the world, from Europe & Africa, to the Americas, Oceania and finally Asia for a curated series of high-level keynotes and workshops.

The Summit is taking place virtually and features a "sprint" across each global timezone, meaning anyone, anywhere can join in and deepen their facilitation practice.

I'll be giving both a keynote on Story as a Process Partner and a 90 minute workshop session.

This is an ideal event for anyone stepping into the field of facilitation, and also offers pricing for groups os 10 or more. Bring your work team along!

Online October 15 + 16


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By The Fireside

With all the challenges in life, it can be easy to forget the person who most needs your attention, you. The most positive thing you can give to yourself is the gift of your own story. Being at home in yourself means the past can offer up wisdom, the present can be an opportunity and the future can present unexpected gifts. With story as your ally you know yourself as capable, confident, and competent. You can weather what comes.

Join us around the virtual campfire for a deeply personal journey into your own story. We will support you to turn your story from what defines you to your ally and create companion for success.

If you are wondering who you are now, and where your story goes from here; if you want to understand yourself so you can step forward with strength and vision; if you're looking for companions to help you face the unknown with curiosity and courage, then BY THE FIRESIDE is for you. 

Let us host you into your own brilliance!

January 2022

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Self Paced


WHAT IF... this were your best year yet – a time when everything comes together, when your passion and purpose ignites, when you have the courage to shine and manifest all you can imagine for yourself?

IMAGINE is an eight session online adventure you can join from anywhere in the world, designed to create the focus and intention to carry you into the stratosphere to live your dreams.!

You'll have on-going access to the material to support your unfolding journey and a circle of virtual companions through our closed Facebook group. Self-paced sessions hosted by Mary Alice Arthur & Holger Scholz.

If you join us for IMAGINE, you'll also be offered FREEDOM, a step-by-step guide to creating your best year yet.



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FREEDOM is not something outside of you, it is something that you can create for yourself. What better time is there than in this season of challenge and change? Join our vibrant international community online right now to explore and claim your biggest horizon.

Are you ready to take flight? Start today by finding and living your FREEDOM. Self-paced sessions hosted by Mary Alice Arthur & Holger Scholz.

Eight days of practical and inspirational material plus the support of people around the globe will challenge you to take the leap.

If you join us for FREEDOM, you'll also be offered IMAGINE, a step-by-step guide to creating your best year yet for a special bundle price.



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Enjoy 75 interviews from story practitioners and storytellers around the world, a treasure trove of expertise on all facets of storytelling and storywork.

There's never a better time to learn more about story than now! The more you know about the power and practice of story, the stronger a foundation you have for creating your own future.

Story wisdom is timeless wisdom. 

Each of the 75 interviews included here spotlights a different aspect of story work. You'll learn about how to tell a compelling story, how to work with stories in communities and at work, why story is a modality that supports the move toward equality, healing from trauma and awakening potential. You'll learn how focusing on the power of story is shifting journalism, activism, international law and much, much more.

42 hours of recorded material

Originally priced at $197, now $97



Eight special days with a different theme and different speakers each day. In this package you get access to both the original panel conversations and to the Q &A sessions that happened afterwards. You will also be able to download the graphic harvests of each session.

Speakers include Peter Block, Christina Baldwin, Juanita Brown, Toke Paludan Møller and many others.

Topics include:

  • Crafting your compelling story
  • Finding your voice
  • Claiming our stories around what matters
  • What if we're all leaders?
  • Story is our connection
  • Story as activism
  • Story & the community of belonging
  • Story as a practice of peace

US $47