Our proposition is straightforward: story rests at the heart of what each of us does or imagines doing. We thrive when we own, trust, and follow the aspirational guide of our story.
Achieving goals, being who you desire to be, or creating an authentic, creative, and collaborative work culture is made real through and by applying story.
Whether it is your individual story or the company's narrative—story reveals intention and provides sense-making and direction for what must be done to make that intention a reality.
We all want to be somebody, and that somebody happens and thrives through an individual story.
This is why all of our work rest under an umbrella of we call: Storythiving.™
How We Serve
Frank Lehner is an executive coach, facilitator, educator, and designer with a long-standing interest in organizational effectiveness and individual engagement in life and work. His passion has focused on practical applications of storytelling, narrative, and creativity in business, educational, and non-profit settings.
In addition, Frank teaches a course at the University of Pittsburgh, which guides students to learn and tell their stories so they can create the careers and lives they imagine. Frank’s teaching and facilitation style is energetic, engaging, animated, a bit unorthodox, and filled with wit and compassion.
He is an award-winning book designer, a published poet, folk artist, and playwright. Frank is based in Pittsburgh, Pa. with his wife and their Border Collie/Husky mix, Mssr. Bârü. Frank holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Duquesne University.
Fahmida Hossain is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University and a Key Contributor to Naridus.
Fahmida is a change agent, passionate about women and gender issues, and questions assumptions to promote dialogue and healing.
Her vision is to place narrative and storytelling as a lived and practical means to understand and shape organizational culture; change efforts; best practices improvements; and every day, person-to-person encounters through an innovative approach she calls Narrative Authority.
Fahmida has been published in a number academic journals and invited to speak nationally and internationally. She has co-facilitated development classes for cohorts of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which is part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. She a teaches a Medical Ethics class at Duquesne University. Fahmida also was awarded two research fellowships at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in the areas of Patient Safety Fellowship and Death & Dying. She also a certified Healthcare Ethic Consultant.
Fahmida is based in Pittsburgh, Pa., but originally hails from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Note: Fahmida's insights regarding "moral injury to healthcare workers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic" recently appeared in articles at WebMD and the World Economic Forum.