Elevate data storytelling capability to amplify your work impact in 3 sessions

3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Master principles, frameworks, and tactics that have proven to bring people together through data and turn stories into movements

Course overview

Go from uncertain to confident data storytelling 🚀

If you spend > 80% of your time wrangling data based on static analysis requirements, you’re a reporting machine instead of an analytics ninja. Most people think if we apply fancy techniques we’re guaranteed to find these data “aha!” moments, but actually, you might either be on the wrong path or miss the boat. My goal is to help you:

Develop an action-ready plan to meet YOUR career goal and your TEAM’s unique needs 🧭

Gain clarity on data storytelling and communicate your findings with confidence 🎯

Start influencing long-term strategy for your company 💰

Please review more course outcomes and syllabus details below 👇

This course is for


who want to proactively engage your audience, help them understand your analysis, and feel data accessible


who want your analysis to be memorable & persuasive, and inspire others to take actions


who wants to influence the team's strategy, drive sizable impact and transform your career trajectory

By the end of this course, you will...

Evaluate your organization's data-driven maturity and clarify your personal data storytelling goal

Elaborate on the framework to identify the lower-hanging fruits to drive your team's data-driven readiness and develop a plan for how you can data storytelling for impact

Demystify data storytelling and master THE equation: Data + Narratives + Visualizations

Data storytelling is NOT just data visualizations and let's illustrate essential principles, tactics & checklists behind this equation

Transform the way you use data to inspire others to take actions

Master the process of storytelling your findings and influence business decisions with a strong presence and strategic alignment

Break stuck mode and measure your data storytelling influence progress

Examine useful data storytelling communication processes, illustrate data storytelling success, and how to cultivate your data intuitions

What people are saying

        Sunny is an outstanding Instructor! Her ability to engage and captivate an audience is truly impressive. She has a remarkable ability to clearly convey her thoughts, ideas, and information in a way that is easy to understand and follow. She has have a unique talent for breaking down complex ideas into simple, manageable parts that anyone can grasp.
Josephine Hua Pan

Josephine Hua Pan

Marketing Science Director at Disney Streaming
        Sunny has intensive experience and in-depth knowledge in data science and analytics space. She has the ability to explain complex concepts in the simplest ways and make them relevant to her audience. She is able to tell data stories in a way that makes them relevant and thus helps make them actionable for the business.
Neharika Singh

Neharika Singh

Analytics Enablement Director at Petco
        Sunny has a unique blend of technical, communication, and analytical skills that makes her a strong influencer on product strategy. Not only does she organize and evaluate data with state-of-the-art techniques, she always extracts valuable business insights. Her incredible data storytelling and analysis have helped my team make impactful decisions.
David Or

David Or

VP of Game Production at Arkadium

Meet your instructor



Sunny Zhu refers to herself as the bridge between people and data. She has been engaged in a broad range of analytical works across diversified industries to empower companies to turn data insights into solid business decisions. Working for a decade in data analytics, she believes that data science is for all and has a huge benefit to individuals, teams, and companies of all sizes. She is passionate about translating complicated data into clear business strategies and execution plans. She is currently part of the ESG family at indeed and exploring tech strategies to solve various interesting ESG data problems. She advocates for women in tech and empowering through mentorships by being an active member of Women Techmakers Ambassador and achieved coaching certification from BetterUp, along with POINT Speaker Certification

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Course Syllabus


Get you ready for transformation

During the session, we'll discuss:

  • why do most companies fail when it comes to data-driven decision-making
  • how to evaluate your organization's data-driven readiness
  • what we try to achieve with data storytelling
  • develop a plan unique to you


Sketch your data storytelling equation

During the session, we'll explore:

  • foundational elements for successful narratives
  • how to conclude the right story
  • how to craft the visualizations that do tell a story and resonate with people
  • data storytelling design principles & best practices


Data storytelling isn't about data, it's about YOU and people

During the session, we'll elaborate:

  • how to data storytelling for influence
  • demystify so-called perfect data and analysis
  • how to cultivate data intuitions
  • how to enhance your presence beyond data storytelling

Course Schedule

2-4 hours per week
  • Live Workshops - Thursdays

    7:00 - 8:30 pm

    We have 3 modules and let's meet on Thursdays for 3 weeks :)

  • Live Q & A - Fridays

    1:30 - 2:00 pm

    Ask me anything and let's chat through what's on your mind

  • 1:1 Coaching with Sunny

    Anytime 2-3 weeks post-course

    Complimentary coaching session (30-min)

    If interested, monthly mentorship is available here

  • Guided self-paced action items

    1 - 2 hours per week

    Learning is best when there's a specific action item after class.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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