NorthStar Narrative

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14 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Become a Tech Leader Who Knows How to Influence at Scale. Vetted by 300+ Leaders in Tech.

TRUSTED BY CXOs, VPs, DIRECTORS AT

Google
Facebook
Microsoft
Change.org
American Express

Course overview

Your #1 Job As a Leader is Communications

Create clarity, alignment, and confidence in a shared future.


• NorthStar Narrative is a 12-week story sprint for tech leaders who want to become master storytellers.


• Learn proven methods to structure your thinking, drive decision-making, and accelerate your career.


• Access a proven playbook of principles, practices, and applications to unlock your Narrative Intelligence ™.


• Seats are limited to 12 leaders at the VP/Director Level.

For Leaders Operating at the VP or Director Level in Tech Who:

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Are In a new role or strategy

with really big expectations, and the

value of your product or org isn't

well understood

02

Need to Level-Up Your Influence

Land your ideas successfully so that the role, value, and impact of your team’s work is understood by others

03

Must Turn the Tide in Your Favor

Master the ability to lead any sort of change or transformation because you know how to get buy-in

Unlock Unlimited Influence. Limited Availability.

The 12-week story sprint for 12 tech leaders who want to become master storytellers
Breakthrough your communication fears, blockers, self-limiting beliefs
Access Storied OS: playbook of 25+ narrative techniques, frameworks


Use this story sprint to get investment, buy-in, and shared agreement


Unlock influencing skills that accelerate executive decision-making


Develop storytelling agility: reading a room, adapting in real-time
Unlock career differentiation that protects you from AI disruption
Build a strategic narrative for a priority OKR, project, or initiative


This course includes

Interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

In-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Oct 8—Oct 13

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  • Week 2

    Oct 14—Oct 20

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  • Week 3

    Oct 21—Oct 27

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  • Week 4

    Oct 28—Nov 3

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  • Week 5

    Nov 4—Nov 10

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  • Week 6

    Nov 11—Nov 17

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  • Week 7

    Nov 18—Nov 24

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  • Week 8

    Nov 25—Dec 1

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  • Week 9

    Dec 2—Dec 8

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  • Week 10

    Dec 9—Dec 15

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  • Week 11

    Dec 16—Dec 22

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  • Week 12

    Dec 23—Dec 29

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  • Week 13

    Dec 30—Jan 5

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  • Week 14

    Jan 6—Jan 7

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The Program: What It Includes

Diagnostic Assessments ($500 value)

Discover your personal archetype of communication; inherent strengths and blindspots. Along with your thinking style for unlocking your storytelling superpowers.

Action-Based Learning  ($1,000 value)

Define your DAF is a Storied signature method for you to influence at scale. You’ll get clear on Desired outcomes, Audience, and Format for 10-100x ROI on your investment.

Storied OS Playbook  ($2,500 value)

Access 20+ proprietary frameworks, worksheets, and templates. You’ll have weekly assignments, plus lifetime access to this massive growing resource library. 

Peer-to-Peer Insights ($3,000 value)

Get out of isolation with interactive live group discussions, peer-to-peer learning, and mastermind-level accountability. You’ll leave with a new high-caliber circle of peers.

1-on-1 Story Coaching  ($3,000 value)

Build your storytelling muscles in 6 private sessions (45 minutes each). You’ll become more confident and ready to right-size your message for any audience, any time. 

Mentorship from Michael ($1,000 value)

Get personalized counsel from our founder Michael Margolis, including 1 private 30 minute session 1-on-1 to review your narrative and optimize it for storytelling ROI.

Concierge-Level Support  ($500 value)

Get additional high-touch support via group discussion boards and our team of story coaches who are here to ensure your success and oversized impact. 

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Join our exclusive Storied community for senior leaders in tech. You’ll be partnered with like-minds at the VP/Dir level and above, who are ambitious, caring, and thoughtful – just like you.

What people are saying

        Loved it. The cohort sprint focused on teasing out the actual strategic story that you want to tell (vs just tips and tricks on telling it well). Michael is a pro and a fantastic teacher.
Irina Malkova

Irina Malkova

VP of Data & Analytics, Salesforce
        Incredible value for the money. I successfully presented my narrative to the exec team. The sprint got me up to speed fast with the right structures and actionable strategies.
Shubhang Vishwamitra

Shubhang Vishwamitra

Senior Director of Product & Engineering, Y Media Labs
        Your storytelling frameworks led to transformational results! The peer feedback was top notch. When you run ‘0-1 ideas’ through the in-depth methods – it simply just works.
Courtney Hohne

Courtney Hohne

Chief Storyteller, Google X Moonshots
        Storied’s methods helped me close an eight figure deal. The sprint taught me how to differentiate our offer and win a big new contract. A real game-changer.
Dori Gurwitz

Dori Gurwitz

Partner, Digital Transformation, Globant
        The playbook is phenomenal. You made it easy. Super clear tools for such advanced concepts like structured thinking. Plus a high energy - passionate - hands on community.
Paco Farias

Paco Farias

CHRO/VP/Dir of HR; Amazon, Snap, GE
        You’ve dramatically influenced Facebook. As our go-to-partner for presenting product vision and goals...you’ve created a massive scale of impact across the company.
Alex Deve

Alex Deve

Director of Product, Meta

Meet your instructors

Michael Margolis

Michael Margolis

CEO and founder, Storied

Michael Margolis is a leading storytelling authority, best-selling author, and advisor to top executives and teams across Silicon Valley. As CEO of Storied, he’s a long term advisor to Meta, partnering with a dozen product orgs on their strategic big bets and initiatives, influencing products at the billion person scale. He also has extensive relationships with Google, Shopify, Genentech, and other tech icons. 


Michael is the author of Story 10x: Turn the Impossible Into the Inevitable, a definitive guide to storytelling for tech disruption. His work has been featured by TED, Fast Company, TIME, Forbes, and Mashable. His top-rated storytelling training has been delivered inside Atlassian, Uber, Microsoft, SAP, NASA, and 300+ organizations, across 42 industries, and 16 countries. 


Narrative Intelligence ™ is the culmination of Michael’s 20+ years-long quest to crack the code on storytelling for tech leaders and anyone building a bigger future. 

Jodi Bepler

Jodi Bepler

VP of Community

Jodi Bepler is the VP of Community at Storied, a narrative transformation company. As a narrative and operational expert with over 18 years of experience working closely with CEOs, shaping corporate strategy, running business operations, and setting org-wide KPIs and OKRs. As head of community at Storied, she leads the sales/marketing/user experience teams at Storied, a company that helps organizations and leaders craft and communicate their stories to inspire action and change.


Her core competencies include project planning, sales, and client relations, which she has honed through a variety of engagements for clients such as AT&T, Facebook, Google, Verizon, Bloomberg, Hulu, Amex, SAP, and many others. She is passionate about creating meaning and value for employees and customers, and is have a certified Creating Meaning for Employees from Alison. Her mission is to empower businesses to achieve peak performance and impact through the power of storytelling.

The Structure: How It Works

3-4 hours per week
  • High Touch, Learn by Doing

    1:00pm - 3:00pm PST

    • An intimate cohort of 12 VP/Dir level+ leaders in tech
    • Weekly 2-hour Zoom sessions (1 pm - 3pm PT / 4pm - 6pm ET)
    • All sessions are recorded, but the magic is best experienced live
    • Interactive breakouts, peer to peer feedback
    • Action-driven assignments (1-2 hours per week)
  • You’ll Benefit From In-Depth Personalized Attention

    2 hours per week

    • Six 1-on-1 private coaching sessions with your Storied coach
    • One 1-on-1 private narrative consult with Michael
    • Office Hours for additional laser coaching with Michael
    • ChatGPT AI prompts to turbocharge your narrative thinking
    • Community space for asynchronous feedback
  • Sprint 1 - Build Your NorthStar Narrative in 6 weeks

    NorthStar Narrative Foundation

    • Session 1 (6/11): Storytelling GPS
    • Session 2 (6/18): Influence Without Authority
    • Session 3 (6/25): See It: Context for Change
    • Session 4 (7/2): Feel It: Emotional Dilemma
    • Session 5 (7/9): Believe It: Evidence of Truth
    • Session 6 (7/16): Practice the Pitch
  • Sprint 2 - Refine The Delivery Thru 1-on-1 Coaching in 6 weeks

    Test, Validate, Iterate Your Narrative

    • Tues, July 23, 2024 - Office Hours (optional)
    • Tues, July 30, 2024 - Office Hours (optional)
    • Tues, August 6, 2024 - Office Hours (optional)
    • Tues, Aug 13, 2024 - Office Hours (optional)
    • Tues, Aug 20, 2024 - Office Hours (optional)
    • Tues, September 10, 2024 - Group Cohort Reunion
Free resource

Why "narrative" is a growth hack to "fast and far" with Morgan Brown-Sen Dir Product, Instagram. Former Shopify, Meta.

This is a recording of a roundtable with VP & Director level leaders in tech from May 30, 2024.

It introduces our thesis for why Narrative Intelligence™ is your greatest superpower in an AI-driven future.

Get this free video

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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NorthStar Narrative

Q3 2024

$8,500

Dates

Oct 8—Jan 7, 2025

Application Deadline

Oct 3, 2024
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$8,500

14 Weeks