Episode 115: Sarah Elkins – Finding Our Purpose & Learning How to Tell Our Life’s Stories

by | Oct 12, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders | 0 comments

“As long as you’re acting within the frame of your values in your ultimate goal as a human being, then you’re being authentic.”

—Sarah Elkins

The widespread failure in how people tell their stories is that they feel compelled to share their most epic experiences. But the most inspiring way to connect through storytelling is to share your most meaningful moments, not the epic ones.

Sarah Elkins is your guide to uncovering the right personal stories for the right audiences so executives, leaders, public speakers, and job seekers can clearly and effectively demonstrate their character, values, and vision. As a Gallup certified StrengthsFinder coach, Sarah uses that tool and story sharing strategies as the foundation of her work with teams, improving communication to reduce tension and stress in the workplace.

Her podcast and book, Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will focus on storytelling as a means of self-reflection, knowing that the stories you choose to tell, and how you choose to tell them, strongly influence your internal messages and the perceptions of those around you.

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Sarah Elkins on LinkedIn

00:02:58 Welcome, Sarah!
00:10:44 Identifying Our Purpose
00:22:56 Fake It ‘Til You Become It
00:33:53 Your Stories Don’t Define You
00:40:00 Picking Apart How We Hear, Read & See Ourselves
00:47:36 No Longer Virtual Conference
00:55:50 Resources Sarah is Looking For
00:57:27 Sarah’s Life-Changing Book
00:59:25 Sarah’s Personal Call to Action
01:00:45 How to Connect with Sarah
01:01:10 Thank You, Sarah!

Sarah’s Life-Changing Book
“Happy Hour with Einstein” by Melissa Hughes

Books Mentioned
“Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will” by Sarah Elkins

Additional Resources
Episode 192: Authenticity Doesn’t Mean Rigid — Trey Kauffman on Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will
Inspiration4 Mission
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space
Episode 86: The Importance of Inauthenticity with Mark Bowden
The Ventures Band
Dick Dale
Man or Astro-man?
Amy Cuddy | TEDGlobal 2021 Your body language may shape who you are
Clifton StrengthsFinder
Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will Podcast
No Longer Virtual Summit

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