Murray Nossel, Ph.D.

Co-founder of Narativ. Founder and Director of the World Mother Storytelling Project

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“Storytelling is the most democratic expression and form of creativity. I believe – to the quick of my being – that creativity within the context of community is always a positive generative force.”
Murray Nossel, Ph.D.

Murray Nossel co-founded Narativ with Dr. Paul Browde in 2000. Their mission was to humanize business communication through the power of listening and storytelling. Nossel has taught storytelling for 25 years in more than 50 countries to more than 10,000 people. He believes unequivocally that we all have a personal story to tell. We simply need to learn how to tell it. Nossel is the author of Powered by Storytelling: Excavate, Craft, and Present Stories to Transform Business Communication.

Nossel 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®.

Nossel is the founder and director of the World Mother Storytelling Project. The World Mother Storytelling Project is a global initiative to teach sons/daughters/offspring to listen to and tell their mothers’ stories. The project debuted on May 10, 2020 in a live broadcast in association with the Town Hall of New York.


Culture-Building Keynotes and Workshops

Murray presents his 7-step method along with essential storytelling principles and insights into group communication in keynotes and workshops that surface and enhance the narratives at the core of your community. Participants will gain insight into the reciprocal relationship of listening and telling as a platform to create stories that propel understanding and change.

“Murray’s storytelling method has created a framework that empowers business leaders to connect to both the head and the heart of the individuals in their organization.”

—Craig Kostelic, CBO, US Advertising Revenue and Head of Global Advertising Solutions at Condé Nast

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Turn your employees into storytellers capable of transforming your organization!