We believe that shared human language and small human moments are the best ways to tell great big stories.
When you identify your own narrative, you're able to give voice to your vision in a clear and compelling way.
So your idea — and your work — can travel farther, faster.
We're activating stories to create change inside of organizations, and out in the world.
Outside-the-box storytelling does something unexpected. It shakes things up. It builds understanding, momentum and connection. It inspires and moves people.
We partner with leaders and companies who know they have a story to tell about a big, important idea. But it's impossible to see the whole story when you're a main character.
We're the outside thinkers. The fixers. The fresh perspective. We work with you to see the whole picture, and then bring it to life in a new way.
How it works
Our process works in three distinct parts, and collaborations typically last between 4-6 weeks. This systemized approach gets a lot done in a short amount of time. It's designed to deliver a burst of creativity, insight, and a clear roadmap.
Broad context, big picture. First we get to know one another at your place. We spend two full days digging into what kind of narrative you want to put in the world and what outcomes you're hoping for. We ask lots of questions. We pull things apart for clarity. We find a thread and develop a thesis: a big idea. This is a completely immersive and collaborative experience for both our team and yours, resulting in reframed goals and a conceptual framework that we're able to build on.
Offsite & out of mind. Next we take the key players on your team offsite for a two-day intensive, away from their normal day-to-day sights and sounds. This is crucial. We spend time diving deep into the connective power of stories, examining our own narratives, and discovering how they work together. You'll return home with clear thinking and a renewed sense of energy and inspiration. Now, we're capable of tackling this story together.
Hit the ground running. Over a two to three week period, we take what we've learned and create the beginnings of a narrative ecosystem — stories designed to be seen, read and heard in different mediums and in different ways. Our framework from Discovery becomes a launchpad to develop content-rich assets that you can use as tools moving forward. We then lay out a roadmap as a team that you'll be able to run with after our collaboration has ended.
You can think of this process as
discovering the magic in your own story,
learning how to effectively tell that story in part by leveraging the human talent on your team, and
building your strength as a story-driven organization with rich content and practical tools.
Investing in people and their stories means doubling down on your ability to create change in the world.
Vision Quest is a partnership between Luminary Lab + Stoked