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Storytelling in the San Juans

July 21, 25, 2015

$795 with Early Registration

For a Sensational Summer Learning Experience

"Stories have power.

They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall,

inspire, motivate, challange.

They help us understand.

They imprint a picture on our minds.

Want to raise an issue?

Find soultions?

Make connections?

Tell a story."

~ Janet Litherland

Learn to:

  • Inspire, teach and motivate through stories
  • Build your skills as a public speaker
  • Gain confidence in social settings
  • Enliven your imagination and creativity
  • Commit a story to memory
  • Hold the attention of your listeners
  • Tell a story with ease
  • Develop your abilities as a leader

This popular, internationally-presented course, is designed for educators, speakers, trainers, writers, consultants, counselors, therapists, parents, clergy, artists, attorneys, and leaders of all types, who appreciate mastery in communication, the beauty of the spoken word, and the power of the imagination.


“Intense, insightful, introspective. I gained the confidence to take more risks in front ofpeople, to allow myself to dig deeper. I really enjoyed the interactive nature of Lindgail's teaching, how each step built upon the prior step, culminating in a wonderful experience on Saturday night. It was real proof of what we accomplished.”
~ Ed Goodman, Attorney, Portland, OR

For Presenters:
Step up the quality of your presentations by learning how to add stories in order to: Learn More...

For Educators:
Research has shown we learn by direct experience, indirect experience, and stories. Engage your students in new and exciting ways by adding teaching stories to your lesson plans.

For Helping Professionals:
Many well-known mental health clinicians were or are storytellers: Milton Erickson, Stephen Gilligan, Michael Yapko, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Learn More...

Reserve Your Place Now

About Stories and Tellers:

"Storytellers are leaders, whether it be religious, political, corporate, or community."
~ Luke Thompson, University Professor

"The ancient art of storytelling... awakens and nourishes the timeless and archetypical experiences, symbols, and forces within us all."
~ "Storytelling and The Art of the Imagination" by Nancy Mellon

"To be a person is to have a story to tell."
~ Isak Dennison

"Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic. They are ideally set up to understand stories."
~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist, author of
"Tell Me A Story: Narrative as Intelligence"

"A storyteller is one who creates an atmosphere where wisdom can reveal herself."
~ The Inuit People

"Stories set the inner life into motion, and this is particularly important where the inner life is frightened, wedged, or cornered. Story greases the hoists and pulleys, it causes adrenaline to surge, shows us the way out, down, or up, and for our trouble, cuts for us fine wide doors in previously blank walls, openings that lead to the dreamland, that lead to love and learning, that lead us back to our own real lives..."
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

From Participants in Lindagail's Storytelling:

"Lindagail's method was a smooth progression of skills, finely layered and designed to ensure our success. I recommend this course!"
~ Jason Frederickson, CEO, San Francisco, CA

"This workshop is not only informational and practical, it is magical! I loved the structure and flow of useful new information and it was such fun!"
~ Suzi Smith, NLP Trainer, Boise, Idaho

"On a scale of 1-10, this was a 55! Wonderful skills with which to build a future of improved communication."
~ Keith Ironside, MD, Portland, OR

"This was experiential learning at its best. I lost my fear of preparing and telling stories. The way Lindagail designed the five days packs in useful, inspiring, and FUN activities and experiences."
~ Gayle Landt, Non-Profit Executive Director, Eugene, OR

"The best of all was the improvement, depth, and true nature of each participant and the, patience, encouragement and spiritual presence of the instructor."
~ Curt Faulkner, Sr. VP Morgan Stanley Financial, Bend, OR

“I gained a new outlook on ways to present to a group and skills to hold a person's attention to teach them something important. Thank you for the great coaching. This was a life-changing experience.”
~ Nikki Rausch, Regional Sales Manager, Hitachi, Redmond, WA

“This was one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended, some of the best teaching I’ve ever observed. Loved the personal coaching.”

~ Laura Rains, LCSW, Eugene OR

“Magical, priceless, good skill development for all areas of life. I experienced the fun of being in front of others.”
~ Sheila Tiberi, Medical Researcher, Ashland, OR

“Beyond Storytelling, I learned skills I can use in facilitating, presenting, and creating structures. I was engaged, enthralled, and inspired.”
~ Sherrie Frank, V.P. Wings, Eugene, OR

“Beyond words...new skills, insight, and appreciation of the group. Lindagail brings out the potential of all participants.”
~ Carol Koessel, Mom and Business Owner

“If you want to know how to mesmerize and entertain any group of people, this course is for you.”
~ Sarah Minifie, Stage Performer, Portland, OR

“Fun, productive, sequenced, well-planned, well-delivered. Lindagail, you are incredible and joy to be around. ”
~ Kathy-Jean Tawater, Boulder, CO

“I gained clear tools to make my own language more powerful both in conversation and in presenting.Lindagail you are an amazing teacher and the way you encourage me is a great model. Through your teaching, I am learning to encourage myself, my kids, and my husband so much more. This is such a gift for my family."
— Emily Cox, Mom and Teacher, Portland, OR

"Lindagail, you are a great teacher. I gained awareness of my voice, choice of words, gestures, and body. I took risks and stretched out of my comfort zone. I feel great satisfaction from the joy of being in the presence of others searching for growth, great teaching and personal development.”
— Stacy Doré, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA

"This was a feast of delights will stay with me, improving the way I teach, communicate, inspire others and myself. Such clear structure and room for magic. I gained confidence and skill with a sense of ease to remember and tell stories, a doorway into the realm of mystery, spirit, ancestry, healing and humor. Lindagail has a great ability to both set a very high standard and gracefully coach us toward it in a safe and totally comfortable atmosphere. Both safety and excellence!"
~ Bev Martin, Therapist, Trainer, Intuitive, Hillsboro, OR

"Lindagail, you are a teacher of extraordinary skill and a deep, open heart."
~ Kit Furey, Consultant, Boise, Idaho

“Lindagail, your wisdom and skill challenges and draws forth from your students their very best. I gained new wings and insights, more faith in my future, more confidence and passion for the work ahead. Thank you.”
~ Kathy Kiefer, Writer and Award-Winning Filmmaker, Soap Lake, WA

“Thank you for the incredible encouragement. I feel more willing to pursue some personal and professional goals that I've been considering for some time. You gave us a very safe, rich, joyful and warm environment where we could bring out the storyteller within us. I began to lose my own self-judgment and let my voice come back.”
~ Sherry Manning, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

“Find a way to get to this event. Take baby-steps or rush headlong into it, just GO! You will come away new.”
~ Jeanine Whitney, Boeing, Portland, OR


“Lindagail, you teach, by example, how to be with others. Never before, in so short a time, have I learned more about my self and other people. Stories transcend both time and space. Tell a story, receive a story, and be connected deeply to our rich human heritage.”
~ Anthony Lehrer, All State Insurance, Medford, OR

"I gained such awareness and skills to recall and tell a story. This was a skillfully crafted event."
~ Nancy Morgan, Clinical Psychologist, Ashland, OR

"Lindagail, you are a great storyteller and an excellent teacher. You believe in the possibilities and success in each of your students. I experienced such victory, success and growth!"

~ Flavia Kenevan, Office Manager, Tacoma, WA

"I became a more confident public speaker. This was a fun and safe place to grow as a public presence. What I learned I can apply in architecture school."
~ Chad Kellogg, Columbia University Graduate Student, New York

"I loved everything and especially I loved you, Lindagail! Your positive, supportive, enthusiastic, fun, beautiful being. Not to mention your vast knowledge and experience. I recommend, highly recommend this workshop."
~ Victoria Robbins, Writer, Ashland, OR


Click here to:

1. See more auotes from participants in this course

2. Quotes from world-renown teachers, writers, and thinkers about Storytelling

3. Contact Lindagail to bring this event to your group and tailor it specifically for your needs.

Choosing a Story:

In this class, you will be working with the written text of a story of your choosing from world literature: folk tale, fairy tale, myth, legend or parable.

Read Guidelines for Choosing a Story

You will gain practice working with small groups of your peers. Supportive coaching and feedback from Lindagail will be available by request.

Lindagail Campbell has been telling stories professionally since 1991 as an international communication skills trainer, consultant, and public speaker. Her storytelling teachers have been some of the finest traditional and contemporary storytellers in the world: Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés from Colorado, Hugh Lupton from Great Britian, David Campbell from Edinburgh, Scotland, Pat Spaight from Belfast, Ireland, Ashley Ramsden from Emerson College in Forest Row, England, and Laura Simms from New York City. Lindagail's presentations throughout North America and in Europe are well known for her dynamic and memorable stories.

Class Schedule:
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Storytelling Celebration
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. each day

All Levels of Storytellers Are Welcome: Those brand new to storytelling and those with some years of practice and experience. New tellers will be working at a comfortable level and building their skills incrementally. More advanced tellers have the option of working from Step One alongside the new tellers or bringing their story prepared to the level they learned in earlier trainings. They will be given more advanced processes from the Master Class to focus on to further build their storytelling skills and provide inspiration to the new tellers.

Orcas Island Public Llibrary
Meeting Room
500 Rose Street, Eastsound, WA 98245
(360) 376-4985








The view from Main Street, Eastsound, Orcas Island

For a Look Around the Island: Chamber of Commerce

Lodging: Orcas Island has a full range of lodging options from camping, to guest houses, lodges, B & B's, and Inns. Click here for a listing of Orcas Island Lodging. Since the summer is peak season on the island and many establishments are already booked, please make your lodging reservations right away. We will be meeting at the library in the viilage of Eastsound so make your choice accordingly, and depending upon how far you want to travel each day. Click here for lodging options in the village of Eastsound. The island is busy in the summer with weddings and summer vacationers.

Camping: Moran State Park and West Beach Resort, Moran is shady with tall trees, West Beach has great sunset views and community sunset bonfires. Each is about a 15 minute drive from where we will be meeting in Eastsound. Make your reservations early, these both fill early in the prime summer season on Orcas Island.

Getting to Orcas: You can get to Orcas Island by boat, seapplane on Kenmore Air from Seattle, or Washington State Ferry.

Ferry Schedule: Schedule departing from Anacortes to Orcas Island

Please allow extra time for summer traffic, possible road construction delays, and heavy demand on the ferries with summer travelers. The San Juan Islands are a primo place to be in the summer and the ferry lines are usually long. In mid-day that can mean waiting in line several hours to catch the next ferry. The early and late ferries are usually easier to get onto.

Walk On: If you decide to stay in the village of Eastsound and won't need a car, you can leave your car at the ferry parking lot on the mainland and walk aboard the ferry. There is a shuttle that will take you the 20 minutes from the Orcas Island Ferry Terminal to the village of Eastsound . The library, where we will be meeting, is in the village, two block from the waterfront, one block to good restaurants, book stores, bakeries, parks, and art displays. You may enjoy the change of pace in walking around the village, seeing the sights, and meeting the people.

Island Ryhthm: Once you set foot on the island, you may find the easy-going islandryhthm makes travel to get to this special event and the magic of the stories all the more meaningful. After teaching Storytelling since 2000 on the Oregon Coast, on the rim at Crater Lake, in the heart of The Redwoods on the banks of the Smith River and in various conference rooms, I have found the power of the place addsimmensely to the experience. I have chosen Orcas Island in the scenic San Juan Islands accordingly.

Photo shows Mount Baker and the North Cascades from the top of Mount Constitution in Moran State Park.

What to bring with you:
•  2 printed copies of your story: be sure to read "Guidelines for Choosing a Story"
•  Layers of comfortable clothing to dress for changing temperatures
•  Rain coat (be prepared, although July is usually sunny blue skies on Orcas)
•  Comfortable walking shoes
•  Hat and sun block

Space for 16 participants.

Tuition: $895. Save $100 when you register and pay in full by June 21, 2015.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: 100% refund up to 45 days before the event.
50% refund 45 - 30 days before the event. 30 days and thereafter, no refunds. If this event is held next year, you can apply 100% of what you have paid to next years event. Non-transferable to another event or to for another person.

Reserve your place now by phone, check, or Paypal.

Three Ways to Register:

1. Phone: Lindagail at 425-896-8523 to register with your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card

2. Check: Mail to: NLP Pacific, PO Box 2652, Kirkland, WA 98083

3. PayPal: Click the button below to register securely with Paypal

$795 One Person, Storytelling


$1,590 Two People, Tuition for Storytelling $795 each


Updated August 13, 2014, © 2014 Lindagail Campbell

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