Team Building


Bring the national storytelling craze to your workplace or event with our team-building workshop!  Portland Story Theater is opening our workshops to businesses and corporations seeking rewarding team-building opportunities for your employees.  A local pioneer in storytelling, we have provided workshops for NIKE, US Fish & Wildlife, TEDx and more!

We passionately believe everyone has a story to tell, so give your employees the gift of learning how to craft real, true stories that unearth individual personality, reveal valuable strengths, and build empathy within the workplace.

Conferences and Events

We are happy to work with you to make your conference or event memorable. We offer workshops, entertainment, and custom team-building experiences tailored to your needs.

Team Building Partners with Portland Story Theater


Personal Stories

Led by professional storytellers, our workshops aim to help build a culture of empathy, leadership and improved communication skills.  Above all, this is a fun opportunity to tap into an art form that has been part of the human experience since the beginning.

We teach storytelling from a unique perspective. People will learn how to tell stories improvisationally by being resourceful and using the power of spontaneity. Our approach teaches participants to trust the story and speak extemporaneously.

Your team will get a chance to learn about story structure, the differences between writing and telling, and how to find the story that matters.


We will arrive at your facility to deliver this session. Typically, two facilitators will lead the workshop.

This is a dynamic, interactive experience for everyone.  We will outline the primary components of effective storytelling, and some tools for discovering and delivering a story in a compelling way. The skills we teach are experiential and not something that can be quantified in statistics. We find that people who are open to sharing what matters to them and are willing to express that through their own personal story are transformed by the experience.

Our Philisophy

We believe that everyone has a story to tell but the key to being a great storyteller is to learn how to listen.  Not only to others but to yourself.  We are working to use the art of storytelling to make arts and culture a recognized, valued and expected facet of everyday life in both private and public sectors.

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Testimonials[/custom_headline] “We have taken what was learned in the workshops to hone the Nike Storytellers’ skills in adding a personal narrative element to their stories.  Portland Story Theater is a catalyst for personal transformation both for personal and professional growth.   They are making the art form of storytelling accessible to the everyday person.  It is a tremendous contribution to our Portland community.” 
NIKE participant

“This is just the shot in the arm I needed to bring my storytelling to the next level.”
SVP participant

“There was a real power to spending time sharing stories and listening to stories in a structured and purposeful manner.”
TEDxMtHood participant

“Lynne and Lawrence were masterful in how they brought out the best in not only my story but in me.”
BTA participant