Come to the fire!
Isn't it time to fire up your life, 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.
All January & February
Join THE STORY DOJO for the Foundation Member's price
THE STORY DOJO is a vibrant online community dedicated to supporting you to find your compelling story and bring it to life.
A comprehensive step-by-step journey, each month we take a different look at the power of stories and storytelling following my book 365 ALIVE! Find your voice. Claim your story. Live your brilliant life. Membership includes two live meetings per month, personal coaching, a digital library and much more.
Membership is usually $27 per month and $270 annually, but during January and February you can join us for the Foundation Member's price of $20 per month (more details HERE) or $200 annually (more details HERE).
Online, check for next dates
Play a Flow Game
The beginning of the new year is a perfect moment for self reflection, deep listening and being in a circle of generous hearts. It's a great time to get the wisdom to put your best foot forward in 2024.
A Flow Game is a playful way to talk about what really matters. Let's face it -- we could all use more fun while we move in the direction of our dreams!
Take time for YOU & step into the new year with clarity
I'm offering a Flow Game on February 17 & 18, with a variety of timings. No matter where you are in the world, one of them should suit you.
It's the best 2.5 hours you could invest in yourself!
Play a Flow Game with me!
Online March 16
How do we practice community in these times of chaos & change?
If there was ever a time to be both a competent practitioner and a conscious human being, it is now. This is an invitation to come together with practitioners around the world to talk about how we stay in conscious practice and deepen our connection in times like these.
How do we extend and deepen the personal practices that keep us grounded, awake and helpful? How do we practice together in conscious, humane community? How do we connect -- and stay connected -- sharing our capacity and resources to help others stay together to make wiser decisions during times like these?
If you are a changemaker, facilitator, group process person, visual practitioner, graphic recorder, participatory process enthusiast, coach, group leader, community member or someone who wants to be part of conversations that really matter and make transformative change, then this is for YOU!
Inspired by the Art of Hosting practice, this FREE event offers the opportunity to share practice stories and practical applications, follow the inquiry that calls you and deepen your practice.
Open to all
Free & online
In person April 18 - 20
Art of Participatory Leadership training
The world we live in is no longer the same. The ways in which we used to work don’t feel fit for purpose anymore. The future we want – one of truly collaborative effort towards the greater good, and an awareness that the world needs each of us to engage more deeply – is not just incrementally different from today but rather, requires a fundamental shift in how we imagine and effect change… it is a radical transformation.
How can we grow our individual and collective capacity as changemakers to co-create spaces of transformation in these times of complexity and disruption?
Building the capacity to collaborate well with a diversity of others lies in being able to meet the moment in such a way that people stay together to create transformation.
The Art of Participatory Leadership is three day onsite training where you learn to blend and tailor a combination of methods. You deepen your practice as a changemaker with an understanding of underlying patterns of process design.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Innsbruck, Austria, May 4
Come in -- Chill out -- Connect Together
It's time for those who practice Art of Hosting and those interested in participatory practice to gather!
You are warmly welcome to join us in a time when we will come together, connect and share the magic of Art of Hosting.
If your practice has been on pause or sleeping, if you've been deeply in it, if you remember how it feels to host together and create brave and transformational spaces, this is for you!
We will gather in celebration of everything that we have learned, are learning now and are creating into the future.
While the main language will be German, whatever language you speak, we'll make sure you have a great time!
There will be other events to attend on the Friday before and the Monday after this informal gathering. And Innsbruck is a lovely place to enjoy!
All are Welcome.
Venue to be confirmed
You pick the date
Play THE FLOW GAME
If you've ever experienced a Flow Game, you know it is a playful way to handle the really serious stuff of life and work. Playing the Flow Game is a great way to get past overwhelmed and stuck and into a new view of the future, either as an individual or group.
Three simple steps can lead to clarity and a sense of fresh direction:
- Have a look at what really matters to you right now
- 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.
With the serendipity of the Game and the other players at your back as Wisdom Council, you'll find it easier --and more fun -- to uncover your next steps.
Also ideal for teams and families, wherever they find themselves.
Find out more about the Flow Game and reserve your spot at the table!
In person or online
Join me for the next training
Flow Game Host Training
If you've ever experienced a Flow Game, you know it is a playful way to handle the really serious stuff of life and work. Playing the Flow Game is a great way to get past overwhelmed and stuck and into a new view of the future.
A Flow Game is ideal for:
- Colleagues who want to innovate together
- Life partners wanting to explore an aspect of relationship in a new way
- A team needing wise council on a current or planned initiative
- Anyone seeking personal inspiration and a lift into their desired future
The game has individual cards, team cards and family cards and comes in multiple languages.
I regularly offer training to aspiring Flow Game Hosts. If you feel called to learn how to use this powerful tool, find out when the next training is taking place.
The next in-person training takes place in 18 - 20 October in Denmark. I will be co-hosting with Flow Game creator Toke Paludan Møller.
Contact me to find out how you can take part...
You choose the time & focus
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 service. You 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 focus for you to thrive!
A weekly shot of story inspiration
365 ALIVE! comes to your inbox
Sign up for a weekly shot of story inspiration directly to your inbox
Feeling like you could use an energetic shot in the arm when you face the coming week? Running low on inspiration?
My book 365 ALIVE! find your voice. Claim your story. Live your brilliant life. was created to help you discover the power of story and uncover your own best future through the stories you tell. It is full of beautiful images and quotes that form the heart of a 52 week journey.
But I made far more than 52 of these offerings and now they are ready to come to you to light up your imagination and inspire your steps forward.
Every Sunday, receive an inspiring quote to move your heart, plus a powerful question to tickle your mind.
Let story raise you up!
A simple way to kickstart your storytelling
The past two years have been tough. It’s easy to focus on the drama of it all, but I’ve decided that I’d rather live in a love story.
There are so many ways to express love. One of the best is by sharing stories; reminding people how they’ve sparked love and learning in us and for others.
Stories are a great reminder that we already know how to love.
And the more we practice, the more love there is. So I’m making this invitation for others to join me in sending out small stories to change the world. One love story at a time…
Every day for 28 days, you'll receive a postcard with a prompt.
Use it to think about a story and send it to someone you care about. Maybe someone you haven't seen for awhile. Or someone you haven't spoken to for a long time. Say something that's in your mind and on your heart. There's no better time then now.
Choose your contribution
IMAGINE (8 modules)
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.
If you join IMAGINE, you also receive a discount for FREEDOM
FREEDOM (8 modules)
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.
If you join FREEDOM, you also receive a discount for IMAGINE
Storymaking & story shaping
65 ALIVE! 2022 (Five 90 minute sessions)
Add some fuel to your fire with five session on the power & practice of story. A new theme and new story practitioners, thought leaders and artists each session.
The recording includes the 65 minute livestream Q&A with the daily guests.
Our themes are:
- Women & men & power: What do our stories tell us about how women and men see power? Where do we go from here?
- What is work now? What do we dream possible in the world of work and how do we tell this new story?
Letting the wolf in: Thinking about and working with difficult stories
The spirit of story -- how the past fuels. the future: How are the stories of the past & present influencing our future? What stories are we making & breaking?
Story as activism: When we change our stories, we can change the world. What does that look like in practice?
Hear story thought leaders
65 ALIVE! 2021 (Eight 90 minute sessions)
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.
- 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
Learn from top practitioners & storytellers
STORY THE FUTURE Online Summit (75 speakers)
Enjoy more than 40 hours of interviews with 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 US$197, now $125