I consult leaders and founders on how to own their stories so they can communicate their core messages and company values clearly and compellingly, lead, and sell better.
We will take a look at your narratives, declutter them together and build a sustainable Internal Communication Manifesto, which helps you own your story so you can create any narrative you want and need, according to the demands of your marketing and PR strategy.
My 3 step program is a consultancy on your internal communications. You can only communicate authentically to the world based on your crystal clear internal communication. There is no difference in the corporate world. It is the same technique we are using for corporate communications.
Find your purpose, your mission, and your vision. Find your core message. Communicate it. Then go public. Not the other way round. Don’t be lazy and let a consultant do all this work. A consultant is meant to be consulting. They are not doing the work FOR YOU. They are there to help you get the job done. Consultants who do the work for you aren’t working. They just want to send you a cheque.
When I scheduled a session with Caroline, I didn’t know what to expect. However, already after a brief chat, I saw the value of our meeting, as she has put quite some work into preparing for it. She managed to ask the right questions and exceeded my expectations in terms of the end result. All of that in a relaxed and casual way. She put together all the loose ends of my story and showed me how I can own it and feel empowered by it. I’d recommend her work to anyone who needs some guidance and putting together your own image as a person, or a leader. She is also a very cool lady!
I had the pleasure to work with Caroline on my internal manifesto. It was an eye-opening experience, with intuition and empathy she helped me to uncover my personal story.
Stepping out of your comfort zone means getting ready to own your story.
A comfort zone is not necessarily something that feels comfortable. When we speak about comfort zones in the context of self-reflection, we think about an environment we have inhabited for a long time. A ubiquitous environment for leaders and highly educated people is the so-called IMPOSTOR SYNDROME: The feeling that you are not enough – or even worse – a fraud, despite your achievements.
How does this affect your ability to own your story?
Once you decide to own your story, you’ll need to be mentally ready for it.
This is all about you, particularly the first step. Nobody can do that better than you and nobody can do it for you. In order to change your narrative, you must be ready to shift your perspective. And that will only happen once you have a clear idea of what is holding you back and how to overcome it.
Decluttering your narratives means you start by gathering all your narratives and checking them out, one after the other.
Then we take a look at every narrative and ask I will ask you, just like Marie Kondo would:
Does it spark joy? When it doesn’t you can either do it the Marie Kondo way and say goodbye gratefully. You can also ghost it. Both are fine.
The first thing you need to declutter is your own head. Because owning your story is all about you.
I guide you during this process, working with a unique Dr. Harth system based on my communications consultant and storyteller expertise of the last 20 years.
We will compose a paragraph that summarises your professional bio. And keep it short, connecting the dots between your favorite narratives.
Here is an example for an internal communications manifesto helping you to own your story. It is my About me which I created after stepping out of my comfort zone and decluttering the narratives: “Enchanted with cutting long stories short and putting them into a bigger picture since her childhood, Caroline founded her communications consultancy, Harthcommunications, in Berlin in 2010. She is a renowned communications expert guiding leaders and founders to own their stories. With a PhD in history of law, she understands academic subjects and her in-depth knowledge of sustainability and diversity communication means she can inject empathy and emotional connection into my client’s stories.”
Drop me a line and let’s find out if you are ready to own your story.