Are you telling stories, or are you just talking? What’s the difference between talking and being heard? It’s like my pops used to say, “in one ear and out the other.” So, how do we get a story to go in one ear and come ALIVE in the mind?
This is the power of storytelling. Welcome!
It doesn't matter what you say - it matters what your audience hears and remembers, what they walk away with.
I'm Christopher Rivas, I’m a world-traveller and intrepid storyteller. Human narratives are my single greatest passion. I'm a two-time Moth winner, actor, social activist, teacher, and speaker. As a speaker, I work with organizations all over the world using the power of storytelling to craft messages that matter, that are memorable, that are relatable, that are human.
My philosophy is that stories, real, honest stories, told well, are like a super power we all have access too. We become masters of perspective. Telling stories that bind us, that say, “we are all in this together.” We can use these stories to inspire, motivate, build community, and establish real connections with those far and wide.
Bring me into your next event or corporate meeting, and simple slides, talks, and presentations can become masterpieces of the human experience. Products can have a voice and a story that actually resonates with the customer, a story they want to invest in. Above all else, we will have a damn good time.
As a storyteller, I've developed and facilitated storytelling workshops for The UNHCR, Hollywood Heart Foundation, LAUSD, LAMP on Skid Row, Safe Place For Youth, The Museum Of Broken Relationships, The Skirball Cultural Center, Unplug Meditation Studio, Soul Hum, UCLA, CalArts, and Agape International Spiritual Center. I've transformed anxiety into excitement for hundreds of people with my performance and public-speaking coaching. I'm also the proud founder of Lifestyledezine, a community dedicated to exploring and realizing the power of compassionate storytelling.
Speaking engagements include: guest lecturer at NYU, UCLA and CalArts, Entrepreneurs Organization, Peace and Love Film Festival (Örebro, Sweden), DAH Teatro (Serbia, Belgrade), Unplug Meditation Studio, Soul Hum, Los Angeles GreenFest.