Storytelling
stô-rē-tel-ing – noun or adjective
The social activity of sharing personal stories

Impact
im’pakt – noun or verb
Having a direct and strong effect on someone

Have an important story to tell but need help crafting the narrative and learning how to present on stage?

What's Your Story?

Do you want to craft your story from an initial idea to a complete narrative, then work on your delivery? Speaker coaching can lead you through the process step by step, allowing you to tell a story with greater impact, in any format: keynote, conference or TEDx.

Storytelling Feedback

Sometimes you don’t need to create an entire story – just an hour or two to polish an existing talk. Need some storytelling advice, or have a manuscript that needs a thorough review? You can simply hire me by the minute and we’ll address your immediate needs.

UC San Diego Extension

If you’re not ready for private speaker coaching, I’m teaching a course in storytelling at UCSD Extension in 2018. This course is focused on short format storytelling based on the principles of narrative nonfiction, a style found at speaking venues such as Ignite, The Moth, TEDx events, and corporate environments.

In this course you will define an idea that you want to discuss, then craft an impactful five minute narrative that explains the idea in a way that will resonate with an audience, and deliver your talk in class. Wednesdays, October 3rd to November 7th.

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There are few people who can reach into your soul and help you find your story . Mark is one of those amazing coaches. His coaching style is filled with passion and knowledge, the perfect blend needed to help you discover the best version of yourself.

Navrina SinghDirector Business Development, Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft

Mark is an incredibly talented speaker coach. Not only does he serve as an invaluable thought partner in the process of crafting a story, he is an expert in helping speakers transform stories into experiences that are shared with an audience. Together we crafted an engaging keynote talk.

Alex PascalCEO, CoachLogix

Mark is an exceptional storytelling mentor. He helped me craft a powerful TEDx talk on a sensitive topic. I came to him confused at how to tell my story and he guided me into something that had the audience both laughing and in tears. I am grateful to Mark for helping turn my story, and a message dear to my heart, into something that had great impact.

Kirsten JohnsonFounder & CEO, Richer Experiences

Imagine if you could get Tiger Woods’ coach to help you be a better golfer, our you could get Michael Phelps coach to make you a better swimmer. Mark Lovett helped make my talk more compelling and emotionally engaging with the audience. I can’t recommend him enough.

John LivesayPodcast Host, The Successful Pitch

Mark Lovett’s speaker coaching was one of my most transformative and life changing experiences. He helped me to find my voice, connect to an audience, and craft a message that went beyond my wildest expectations and prepared me for the TEDx stage.

Regina BernalEntrepreneurship Manager, University of San Diego

Mark is such an experienced professional that he can listen to you speak for 5 minutes, then tell you exactly where you are strong and what you need to work on to get better. That’s an amazing skill, and it gets even more amazing when you see how he finds a caring and gentle way to encourage you to change authentically. He’s at the top of his game in the field of speaker coaching and storytelling.

Dr. Axel MeierhoeferCEO AMC Consulting

Mark is gifted with an almost magical ability to help people find the most authentic threads in their story, then craft them into a precious gem of art. Mark’s support, from creating my talk until the moment I stepped onto the TEDx stage, was truly invaluable!

Jennifer MyersCo-founder & Director of Programs, R.I.S.E. to Empower

Storytelling with Impact is independently operated, and is not affiliated with the TED organization.