We’re good at two things: people and stories. We help people tell authentic stories as individuals and groups. Whether it’s empowering individuals to understand their experiences, or leading organizations to articulate their unique proposition to the world, we use storytelling to help people and organizations grow, connect and solve problems.

What might this look like?

  • We’ve helped the Southeast’s premier healthcare institution improve patient-centered care by empowering occupational therapy clients to develop their disability identities.
  • We’ve helped a state agency inspire businesses to implement smoke-free policies by teaching employees to become ambassadors for health through persuasive storytelling.
  • We’ve helped one of the largest student organizations of its kind re-envision its legacy through helping its board of directors connect its heritage with the story they want to tell in the future.
  • We’ve helped countless experts in their field distill technical and complex ideas into meaningful, transparent narratives that create relevancy among customers and other target audiences.

Our strength is in our storytelling process, and our results are not limited to one field or product. Everyone has a story. It’s our job to help you tell it.

Announcing the Know Your Story, Grow Your Self Project!

Thanks to a grant from the UF Medical Guild, Self Narrate will be partnering with UFHealth Shands Rehabilitation hospital throughout 2016 to provide a story-based initiative at the hospital, recording stories of patients every week. No matter where you've been in life's journey, these patients' stories will inspire, challenge and motivate you.

Learn more here: http://www.selfnarrate.com/healthcare/

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Our Team

Brandon Telg, M.S.

Co-Founder, Facilitator and Director of Client Services
Brandon is a social entrepreneur who strives to help people grow through understanding and developing their personal stories. He combines his experience in communication with a hands-on mentoring approach to work with people  and organizations to achieve their goals. He also utilizes his theatre background to facilitate captivating storytelling.

Community Involvement:
Brandon serves as the Administrator of Self Narrate's Pro Bono work. He is also the creator of GainesvilleDads.

Jaron Jones, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Facilitator and Director of Leadership Development
Jaron brings a wealth of expertise in personal leadership development for higher education. He is passionate about working with faculty, student organizations, administrators, and athletics to enhance student experiences and outcomes during their time in high school, college and beyond.

Community Involvement:
Jaron serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Place, Inc.

Carly Barnes, M.S.

Facilitator and Director of Strategy
Carly is a dynamic communications consultant, and brings experience working on some of the world's toughest communication challenges to the organizational problem solving arena. From strategic planning to message development, she loves to dig in and help people authentically connect with their target audiences with effective stories.

Community Involvement:
Carly volunteers as a communications resource with the Florida Innovation Hub, a technology startup incubator affiliated with the University of Florida, and Pro Bono consultant with several entrepreneurial efforts in the Gainesville area.

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