The Story Hero℠: A Storytelling Course

Our next session—the Austen class—begins January 10, 2022.

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Tell Your Story, Find Your Superpower, Be Your Hero

Our tendency as human beings is to view our early experiences in life—our childhood fears, choices, and fumbles—as our weaknesses. But that perspective can trap us within a cycle where we seek to validate the story of our weaknesses repeatedly throughout our lives.

These stories we tell ourselves about ourselves—I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, I am unlovable—are the stories that define our behaviors and choices on a daily basis.

But, what if YOU told a different story?

What if, instead of seeing yourself as reckless, you saw yourself as someone who was first to be brave?

What if, instead of seeing yourself as fooled by lies, you saw yourself as a stand for the truth?

What if, instead of seeing yourself as drowning in darkness, you saw yourself as someone who can always find the light?

If the story you’re telling yourself doesn’t match the life you want to live, it’s time for a change.

Because living a more powerful and purpose-filled life begins with telling a more powerful and purpose-filled story. It’s time to let go of the story that limits you, and grab hold of a version that celebrates the ways you’ve met your challenges with creativity, turned your pain into your purpose, and refined the superpowers life has bestowed upon you.

It’s time to reclaim the hero within you.

It’s time to tell the story of the beautiful and brilliant human being you are today.



From the stories of our recent participants:

Story Hero Course Participant Stories Compilation

The Story Hero is a 12-week storytelling course that will:


  • Help you tell the story of who you are in a way you’ve never told it before

  • Teach you, step-by-step, the storytelling structure that empowers you as the hero of your own narrative

  • Reveal your unique superpowers so you can be more intentional about how you use them in your life

  • Shine love and light on the shadow side of your superpowers to reduce your likelihood of self-sabotage

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The course will also teach you:

  • How to practice listening

  • How to see the heroic nature in everyone you meet

  • How to expand your ability to respond to any given situation with more grace

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20 to 30

Participants Per Class

12 Weeks

Class Duration

3–5 hrs/wk

Time Commitment


The Team Behind the Story Hero

Round Table Companies (RTC) has been specializing in storytelling since its incorporation in 2006. We write and publish books, produce films, and create art installations for thought leaders, changemakers, CEOs, and organizations. Our clients have included Zappos, Magoosh, Microsoft, ADP, Marketo, Workday, and hundreds of others who have relied on our team to create a safe space for their vulnerability and growth. We are the creators of the RTC storytelling art wall experience, the Vulnerability is Sexy game, and our documentary of the same name, which has won Addy and Hermes awards.

Story Hero instructors include Corey Blake and Genevieve Georget.

Corey Blake

Corey Blake is the founder of RTC, which he has been leading for 16 years. Prior to starting the company, Corey was an actor in Los Angeles. He starred in one of the 50 greatest Super Bowl commercials of all time and an infamous spot for Yard Fitness in addition to guest-starring on prime time television shows and making appearances in films. He received his BFA in theatre from Millikin University, studied for 18 months at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and is currently in his fourth year of the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) at the Stagen Leadership Academy in Dallas. His work in storytelling has earned a Belding, a Bronze Lion, a London International Advertising Award, numerous Addy Awards, and 17 Independent Publishing Awards. Corey has been quoted and/or featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Wired, and Barron’s.

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Genevieve Georget

Genevieve Georget is an executive editor with RTC and the published author of Her Own Wild Winds (2016) and Solace: A Journal of Human Experience (2019), which was awarded 2020 Book of the Year for the Ottawa Faces Magazine awards. Gen’s writing and photography have been featured in publications such as The Good Mother Project, Oprah.com, Simplify Magazine, Her View from Home, and The Good Men Project. She is also the coauthor of Gathering around the Table with EarthKind CEO Kari Warberg Block.

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Kelsey Schurer

Original content for the Story Hero was written by Kelsey Schurer, an RTC executive editor. Kelsey received her master of fine arts in fiction from Virginia Tech, her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Florida State, and she is a Douglas Anderson School of the Arts alum. Previously nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her honors include Winner of the Virginia Tech Poetry Prize presented by the Academy of American Poets, second-place recipient of the Emily Morrison Fiction Prize, winner of the Louis and Mart P. Hill Outstanding Thesis Award, and winner of the regional Scholastic Writing Award presented by Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Her work has most recently appeared on poets.org and in Apalachee Review.

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Keli McNeill

Educational content for the Story Hero was overseen by Keli McNeill, RTC’s director of operations. She received her BS degree in English literature education from Appalachian State University and spent seven years teaching in classrooms before joining RTC in 2014. ​​Keli worked alongside RTC’s editors to develop content for the ORP Library, which provides resources for families with children with intense special needs and has been instrumental in keeping RTC’s projects on schedule and on the money!

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> 150

Number of Lessons

17 hours

Facilitated Zoom Sessions

$595

Cost

The Story Hero is therapeutic, but it is not therapy.

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The Story Hero Origin Story

Corey explains how this course was originally created and the impact it has had.