FINDING YOUR LEGACY STORIES: Harvesting the Stories from Your Journey Through Life

6-Week Storytelling Course

January 9 - February 6, 2024

Tuesdays, 11am - 1pm PST

Registrations Open Until Monday 15th January

Discover Finding the Stories That Shape Your Journey Through Life

Over the course of six Tuesdays each of us will discover and share those tales that transform a lifetime of experiences into a journey. Joel will guide us on this journey through stories, of course, as well as through a series fun and interactive exercises that will draw forth the story material lurking just below the surface of our conscious minds.

Focusing on specific storytelling techniques and journey templates, we will craft what we find into tales of our journey. Between classes students will have the opportunity to connect with story buddies from the class to share their stories in progress based on prompts from the class. By the end of the class each student will have a much clearer perspective on what their journey through life is all about.


This course is for you if:
  • You wish to discover just how rich your life is in stories.
  • You want more magic in your life.
  • You sometimes find yourself wondering what it all means and how it all fits together.

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"Going to the Well to Discover Our Stories"

In this course, you will experience:

  • Embark on a profound journey of self-discovery with our course, “Legacy Stories,” where you’ll gain a nuanced understanding of the threads that weave through the narrative of your life. This transformative experience equips you with invaluable techniques for unearthing, crafting, and eloquently sharing the stories that define you.
  • Delve into pathways that seamlessly guide you from the routines of daily life into the enchanting realm of storytelling, revealing narratives you never knew you possessed. Witness the magic of discovering stories within you, stories waiting to be acknowledged and shared.
  • Experience the transcendent joy of finding meaning in your life by viewing it as a cohesive and purposeful story. “Legacy Stories” empowers you with a clearer understanding of your unique storytelling voice—a skill applicable not just to those interested in writing, but to anyone seeking to express their narrative authentically.
  • While the course doesn’t focus solely on writing, it serves as a valuable resource for those wishing to articulate their stories in written form, aiding in the cultivation of a distinctive writing voice.
  • Immerse yourself in a community of kindred spirits, fostering connections with fellow students on similar journeys. “Legacy Stories” is more than a course; it’s a shared expedition into the art of storytelling, where meaningful connections enrich the tapestry of your experience. Join us, and learn how to create stories that resonate with newfound clarity and purpose.
  • Come prepared to have a lot of fun


“I am writing a book for young adults on the intergenerational legacy of the Holocaust, based on my mother’s stories of her survival. I reached out to Joel for assistance with distilling, shaping and pacing the telling of memories and discoveries, both my mother’s and my own. It is quite a journey for me, and Joel is both a companion and a guide. He listens carefully, reflects back wisely, and suggests and supports with a full heart and a creative mind.”


“Joel is a knowledgeable, compassionate and wise storytelling coach and teacher. Using prompts, tutelage and gentle guidance he has helped me unearth stories that were so deeply buried I didn’t know they existed. These recaptured memories and the glue I call love have allowed me to build tales of family that speak of violence, alcoholism, abandonment, courage, grace, humor, kindness and wisdom…and to tie these tales to who I am and how I got here. I am particularly grateful when people, on hearing my stories, say thank you…I’ve been there too.”


“Working with Joel has helped me discover recurring themes in my life.... The work we did on my post-divorce years led me to see how much fun I had in spite of traumatic heartbreaks... I used to see those times as sad and embarrassing, but now I see them as adventures and living my life to its fullest - I wouldn't change a thing.”


A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience
from which to look back or from which to look ahead.
~Graham Greene

Your Guide — Joel ben Izzy

It was four decades ago that Joel ben Izzy set off to travel the globe, gathering and telling stories. Since then, he has told and taught storytelling in some thirty-six countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and has recently returned from a series of presentations and workshops in Kigali, Rwanda, working with young people from throughout North Africa. Joel has also produced a series of six award-winning recordings and is the author of “The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness” (Algonquin, 2003), which has now been published in eighteen languages. A memoir woven together by stories from his travels, it recounts the remarkable journey that began when Joel awoke from a surgical procedure to discover he could no longer speak, sending Joel tumbling headlong into a story as wild as any he had ever told. Since his return from that, he has a passion for helping people harvest the stories from their own lives, giving shape to their journey – which is what we’ll be doing in this class.

Joel has coached CEOs in New York skyscrapers to training women entrepreneurs in the hills of Rwanda, from work with thought leaders at a Washington, D.C. think tank to high-tech cancer researchers in South San Francisco, and from Hollywood movie studios to coffee farmers in Chiapas.

Finding the Stories That Shape Your Journey Through Life $350

6 Weeks (January 9 – February 6, 2024)
Tuesdays, 11am – 1pm Pacific Time
Registrations open until Monday 15th January

  • “Ah-ha!” moments that come from discovering treasures hidden in plain sight
  • Pathways that lead through the mundane to the magical
  • New ways to hold the stories of your lives, making your journeys that much more rich and meaningful
  • 6 live, interactive class sessions on Zoom (12 hours)
  • Access to an exclusive online community platform
  • Small groups to work with outside of class
  • Recordings of all classes (permanent access)
  • Coaching and skill building
  • Join a community of conscious creators

Join us and…

  • Unveil Your Ancestral Tapestry: Dive deep into the rich tapestry of your heritage, unlocking the secrets and timeless lessons embedded in your family’s legacy. Discover the untold stories that have shaped you, and harness their strength to propel you forward.
  • Craft Your Narrative with Purpose: Learn the art of sacred storytelling as you mold your experiences into a narrative that resonates with authenticity and meaning. Through guided exercises and expert insights, we’ll help you unearth the gems within your personal history and illuminate the path toward a legacy that reflects your true essence.
  • Cultivate Connection and Healing: Experience the profound healing that comes from embracing and sharing your legacy stories. Connect with fellow storytellers in a supportive community, fostering a sense of belonging and understanding that transcends time and space.
  • Illuminate Your Path Forward: As you delve into the timeless narratives of your ancestors, you’ll find clarity and purpose for your own journey. “Legacy Stories” isn’t just a course; it’s a roadmap to guide you toward a future grounded in the strength of your roots.
  • Embark on this sacred storytelling adventure and leave a legacy that resonates for generations to come. Join “Legacy Stories” now and step into the transformative power of your own narrative. Your story is not just yours—it’s a beacon that lights the way for others.

Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released.
~Robin Moore

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