Who We Are

2nd Story is dedicated to creating and crafting story-sharing experiences that foster meaningful connections between individuals and communities in the workplace.


Why We are Different

We believe that well-crafted, well-told stories can be a catalyst for change. As expert facilitators and story strategists, we use creative methods to train teams in building empathy, cohesion, and the skills necessary to engage with clients.


What We Offer

Facilitated Training for Teams

We work with you to establish a culture of empathy that addresses equity, diversity, and inclusion among your new cohort or team. Share stories to help build empathy in the workplace. Improve your team’s soft skills to be better prepared to engage with your clients.

Equity, Diversity,
and Inclusion Presentations

Invite us to present and build awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusion (and other topics) in a creative and entertaining way to your community.

Personalized Consulting & Coaching

Hire us to work with you directly in a personalized experience that will help you improve your personal story narrative so you can connect with people more effectively.  

Are you sensing that work culture needs to be addressed but not sure where to start? Allow us to help you assess your workplace culture and environment so you can better approach maintaining, ensuring, or changing culture.


What our Clients are Saying:

2nd Story really set the tone for our annual management summit. Their team building and story telling activities were the highlight of the week. Participants came back over and over throughout the week and brought up something they had learned with 2nd Story on Day 1. As a new CEO, I could not have picked a better partner to set the tone for my first meeting with my team.
— Bridget Altenburg, President & CEO at the National Able Network
2nd Story added such depth and breadth of conversation to our new associate orientation. The group was able to connect with each other and concepts of empathy across differences in such a refreshing way. We are excited to continue to partner with 2nd Story.
— Courtney Dredden Carter, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Jenner & Block LLP
When our speakers bureau needed a venue for our annual gathering, we reached out to 2nd Story to explore a partnership. We found so much more than a venue. Amanda and Lauren took time to understand our organization’s mission and identify our goals. They developed a workshop that was equal parts educational, inspiring, and fun. My speakers raved about our two hours with 2nd Story, and I rave about 2nd Story wherever I go. Their workshops are run with the utmost care. The result is an inclusive, supportive, and eye-opening experience for all. 2nd Story is an organization committed to its craft and its community. I can’t recommend their services enough.
— Emily Wessel Farr Founder Myra, Chicago’s All-Female Speakers Bureau
Overall, we learned that relationships are foundational to diversity discussions.
Championing the personal narratives of others, even if we don’t fully understand them or haven’t experienced them ourselves, is key to building an inclusive culture.
— D.L. Morriss, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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