Murray Nossel, PhD

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Murray Nossel, Ph.D., sees every situation and every interaction as an opportunity for listening and storytelling. He has taught storytelling for 25 years in more than 50 countries with more than 10,000 people. He believes that something personal and expressive lies deep within each of us. If you ask him, he will say unequivocally that we all have a story to tell.

Murray is the co-founder of Narativ. In addition to teaching his listening and storytelling method in keynotes and on-site, customized workshops to corporations, and for individuals online in small groups, Murray has applied his listening and storytelling methodology in the theater and documentary filmmaking. Two Men Talking, a performance of his listening and storytelling method developed with Dr. Paul Browde, has been performed in the West End of London and Off-Broadway in New York City. His film, “Why Can’t We Be a Family Again?”, about African American brothers in Brooklyn struggling to reunite with their mother, a recovering drug addict, was nominated for a 2002 Academy Award®. Murray is currently producing and directing “Sala: The Letter Carrier,” a documentary film about a Nazi Holocaust survivor who resolutely chose not to tell her story until age promoted her to speak.

Most recently, Murray wrote Powered by Storytelling: Excavate, Craft, and Present Stories to Transform Business Communication. In stores: April 27, 2018. Pre-order on Amazon.