warrior storytelling

About the Program

Storytelling is how we heal, how we validate, how we inform, and how we connect. Our warrior storytellers use purposeful storytelling to achieve relevance in life and business.

Story is how we influence!

The Heroes Journey storytelling workshops help warriors and military family members connect with their new lives and purpose beyond the military through storytelling.

Generosity of Scars

Warriors complete the narrative of their own hero’s journey and heal through the resolution it brings. Participants build their story, practice telling it, and then share it with others, all in a safe environment.

Narrative competence

Warriors learn to leverage the science and art of narrative – in real time – to achieve relevance in their daily lives, and meet their goals in high-stakes engagements.

Take the Mic

Participants select stories from their lives that speak to a meaning seeking, emotional, and social audience. They shape their stories into powerful narratives, culminating with a story share from the stage.

the generosity of scars

Completing your hero’s journey

How do we close gaps between the military and civilian world?


“You’re going to heal yourself as you go through this. You’re going to heal yourself because stories heal the brain, they heal the heart, and they heal the soul.”
– Bo Eason, former NFL standout and international presence/story coach –

 The Generosity of Scars storytelling workshop brings veterans and/or military family members together to connect and to share their scars and experiences with each other through the power of story. Stories give us a sense of ourselves through resolution and healing. The deepest scars from your past can be re purposed into narratives to help you transcend your struggles and provide meaning and purpose in your life.

Warrior cultures from the past knew that allowing returning soldiers to publicly share their experiences from combat, with one another as well as the civilian population, was critical to their successful reintegration into society. Unfortunately, we no longer do this. In fact, many veterans feel that to be open and vulnerable somehow makes them weak. They carry their trauma inside, and are never truly able to escape the horrors from their past and become fully present.

Using proven, science-based methods that The Heroes Journey has successfully deployed around the country, a Heroes Journey Generosity of Scars workshop will help you:

  • Build your story, practice telling it, and then share it with others, all in a safe environment.
  • Help heal the re-traumatization caused by the chaotic end of the 20-year Forever War.
  • Become a Warrior Storyteller – someone who has lived a life of service to others and shares the wisdom of that life of service through purposeful stories.

Under the supervision of board certified mental health professionals and veteran storytelling coaches, warriors will learn how to take their trauma and shape it into powerful healing stories, which will allow them to communicate more effectively with their families and communities, and finally find their voice and tell their stories after so many years of remaining silent.

Take the mic

strategic storytelling from the stage

How do you achieve the strategic impact you were born to have?

Take the Mic training empowers participants with the skills needed to find their voice and take the mic to deliver a powerful talk from the stage and influence any room. You will learn powerful methods for dynamic storytelling through reps and drills of both your instrument and your craft using the In Your Bones Framework.

There are thousands of veterans right now, thousands of Gold Star Family members, thousands of military family members who feel stuck, they feel frustrated, they feel like their voice has gone silent, and they long to put it back into the world in the service of others. Taking the mic is not an easy process in this fast-paced world. It takes mindset, skill, and instinct to make a connection with an audience. In this course, Scott Mann has synthesized 30 years of leadership experience and human connection insights so that it can inform the amazing stories and messages participants have to share.

By participating in a Heroes Journey Take The Mic workshop, you will:

  • Work with our amazing story coaches – U.S. and Afghan warriors, Gold Star family members, military family members, and first responders. They are the most relevant communicators in the industry.
  • Learn and practice the readiness framework for taking the mic: train, prepare, engage, and recover.
  • Learn to overcome the resistance, self-sabatoge, and fear that keeps you from telling your story.
  • Create and deliver a well-designed story your audience will remember through context, emotional connection, and long-term memory through narrative transportation.

There’s no ceiling for you, there’s no limit to the good you can do as long as you keep telling your stories in the service of other people. The wisdom in your lived experience is exactly the asset so desperately needed in our low-trust and distracted society.


We need what you’ve got. We need you to take the mic!

For more information or to schedule a workshop, contact:
Kim Seevers (kim@theheroesjourney.org)

We Need Your Help!

As tough as this past year and a half has been on many of us, our warriors abroad, our veterans, and their families, and the First Responder community are all facing immense challenges. Despite the fear, uncertainty, and division affecting our nation,  our warriors have never wavered. Meanwhile, we are losing even more of our veterans to suicide, depression, and a range of other mental health issues as they fight to navigate the immense gaps of transition from the military or civil service.

Please join The Heroes Journey in our fight to help warriors find their voice through purposeful storytelling. Your donation at any level can help us make a great difference to our warriors in a time of crisis.

Right now, no one else is coming. It's up to us. Let's send a message to our warriors and their families that they are not forgotten, that they’re not alone despite the pain we are going through as a nation.

Please go to The Heroes Journey and make a donation now.

Thank you for what you do to support our military, veteran, and first responder communities.



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