Mentoring & Coaching

Organisations and individuals in your country offering mentoring and coaching skills for working with personal stories can be found on the CBS Community pages.
At present the Centre also offers hourly sessions or full days of mentoring, coaching and devising with the Founder of the CBS, Sue Hollingsworth, either face to face or on Skype. Three hourly sessions is the minimum booking.



• for emerging or developing storytellers
• for people establishing or developing a storytelling organisation, project or community
• for senior business leaders seeking to introduce narrative into the organisational leadership culture

“Thank you for the one-on-one mentoring on designing my new storytelling website. I knew I would first need to explore the process of stepping out more fully into my storytelling work in Cape Town, acknowledge and understand the changes in my work over the years and ultimately clarify my offerings. Thank you for understanding my brief straight away and coming alongside me to facilitate the journey so incredibly sensitively and with great warmth, understanding and encouragement. The balance of your years of experience in both the business and storytelling world, lent great insight into the issues I was grappling with. I had a real sense of being heard and seen. I am so grateful for the accelerated exploration, realizations, learning and transformation that took place over those precious sessions. Like a compass, they point me in a direction I need to go and give me courage for the way ahead. Thank you Sue for journeying alongside me with heart, interest, energy and a sense of humour!”

Gillie Southwood, Storyteller, Facilitator and Narrative Guide



• for storytelling professionals seeking to develop their skills
• for senior leadership presentations
• for storytellers who are creatively “stuck”

“Sue is a first class coach. She is skillfully, intuitively and accurately supporting the creation of story that is very deep in my heart. I have felt seen, inspired and led in its’ development knowing I and it are in excellent hands. The process is intense, reflective and deeply healing. Working with Sue is a delight. Simply said, Sue is a treasure!”

Matthew Stone, CEO Squat Toad Ltd



Sue works collaboratively with storytellers in person to devise new material for true life storytelling performances.

“I very much enjoyed working with Sue one-to-one as part of the early development of Perfectly Imperfect Women. Her skill and passion make her such an excellent facilitator. I learnt a great deal as she encouraged, inspired and shook me up to shape my stories. I loved the combination of groundedness and kindness as she led me forward to find more, to dig deeper. She has such a special warmth, knowledge and wisdom in the way that she teaches and shares which has made working with her a joy.”

Danyah Miller, Storyteller, Performer, Theatre Producer

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