Lisa Lipkin

Lisa Lipkin is a professional storyteller and the director of, a consultancy that helps organizations find and tell their stories more effectively. She is the author of Bringing the Story Home: The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents and the editor of five books of American poetry.
She lives in Amsterdam.



All Lisa's Articles

The Experiment

At first glance, people looked pretty normal. None of them wore Tea Party tee shirts or complained about Obama-care. Nobody touted the NRA, Michelle Bachman, or the repeal... read more >

Audacious Foil

Most of my corporate presentations these days are fairly predictable and I suppose this one was no different – the room was configured in the usual way, with the long rows... read more >

Dead Ball Tennis

“Shit!!!!!” I screamed, as only a New Yorker can. Okay, so I was a bit loud. Big deal. I couldn’t help myself. The damn wind forced my cross-court shot to go wide and... read more >

A Storyteller’s Lens

“Stories are contextual. They begin long before a professional goal has been achieved, fueled by incidents that have deeply impacted the teller. Workshop organizers, who... read more >

The End of Optimism

I always believed that America’s greatest export product was its optimism. No country in the world could rival our ability to dust ourselves off and start anew. Despotism... read more >

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