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The Story Cookbook

Practical Recipes for Change

Editor(s): Andrew Rixon, Cathryn Lloyd

Book Description

Stories and storytelling represent powerful creative processes for communication and change across personal, organisational and community contexts. With over 80 activities collected from contributors around the world, The Story Cookbook is one of the most comprehensive collections of story-based activities currently available. The book, organised by menu courses, provides the reader with a treasure trove of activities ranging from elegant relationship-building story techniques to more complex story processes such as quantum storytelling, genre bending and provenance. Designed in an easy-to-follow format, the smorgasbord of storytelling ideas that fill this book provide rich pickings to apply and adapt for all sorts of situations. This enticing resource is a must-read for consultants, facilitators, educators, change makers and leaders interested in working with story and narrative techniques for positive change in individuals, organisations and communities.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1631-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1631-8
Date of Publication: 01/01/2019
Pages / Size: 373 / A5
Price: £64.99


Andrew Rixon, PhD, DTM, is an internationally experienced consultant, coach and educator with a particular interest and passion for entrepreneurship, leadership and change. Founder of Babel Fish Group, a boutique management consulting company specialising in leadership and change, he has facilitated more than 500 workshops across a diversity of industries and organisations within Australia and internationally. In 2009, he founded The Story Conference (, a national story conference providing a space for practitioners interested in the use and application of story and narrative techniques for individuals, communities and organisations. With significant educator experience across Australian business schools including the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and James Cook University, he holds an ongoing appointment at Swinburne Business School.

Cathryn Lloyd is a facilitator, creativity coach and educator and holds a doctoral degree in Creative Industries (DCI). She is the Founder and Director of Maverick Minds, a creative professional development consultancy that designs powerful and flexible learning experiences to shift thinking, gain new perspectives and create positive change. She has extensive experience across the creative industries, arts, business, management, and education. With an arts and design background, Cathryn brings a multi-disciplinary approach to her work. Drawing on experiential interactive arts-based and action learning processes and methodologies, Cathryn creates purposeful learning environments with individuals, groups and organisations.