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 Online Community

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!

Online meetings second and fourth Monday each month

Both monthly and annual membership available

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Art of Hosting Intensive

• If conversations truly are the medium for transformation, how do we make them count?
•. How do you skilfully interweave participatory processes so groups stay together to get the good stuff done? 
•. What are the key practices that can turn you into a well-seasoned host of emergence?

The Art of Hosting & Harvesting Conversations That Matter ( is an international practice field created to support anyone to host and harvest the conversations that matter most to them. It combines the methods of Circle, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Café and a focus on the Fourfold Practice, a map for practitioners about how to balance their personal practice.

Join us for a hands-on three hour workshop, where we'll take a deeper look at both the personal practice of the Art of Hosting and its practical application. The workshop takes place 12 - 3 pm Eastern Time for the Mid-Atlantic Facilitator's Network.

Try your hand at being both a participant and also a practitioner, actively working with others to create collective wisdom from our time together.

Friday November 19: 12 - 3 pm Eastern Time

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Claiming the Queendom

The Queen is the most powerful piece in the game of chess because she can move anywhere. It's time to step into feminine power. We need it. The world needs it.

So many of us are putting on a brave face and wondering where our power went. What if there were a way for you to:

  • Reclaim your authentic power so you step into the world with joy and meet challenges with confidence

  • Move away from the clamouring voice of perfectionism and into flow, so you truly enjoy your work, your world and your relationships

  • Feel more energetic and alive so that you actually achieve your dreams

  • Feel balanced and whole, maybe for the first time in your life?

Claiming the Queendom is a six week adventure to claim your authentic leadership so you can restore inner balance, magnify your inherent strengths and. be the sovereign in your life.

Online starting November 7

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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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Beyond Facilitation: The Secrets of Extraordinary Hosting

A series of short courses taking you into the heart of hosting to deepen your skills, your awareness and your practice. 

Based on the Art of Hosting practice field, take a deeper look at the methodologies and maps that underpin the leading edge of participatory group process. We put a special emphasis on how story can become your most trusted process partners.

Choose the whole six course meal or select "a la carte."

February 16, 2022: Mastering the Fourfold Practice

March 2: Navigating the 8 Breaths of Process Architecture

March 16: Story: The secret sauce to great hosting

March 30:  Finding the gold in Lived Experience -- Applying the Collective Story Harvest method


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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!

Let's talk!

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!

February 6 - 13, 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