As a branding expert, author, and former Disney storyteller, Annie provides fun, empowering keynote presentations and workshops perfect for your next corporate, association meeting or conference.
Fee Range: $ $5,000 - $7,500
Tags: Branding, Creativity, Facing Fear, Overcoming Adversity, Storytelling, Strategic Change
As a kid raised in North Carolina, my loves were writing, art projects, and going to the movies with my dad. When I grew up, I was going to make movie that changed people’s lives.
So after college at Duke, I moved to Los Angeles. There I worked my way up to my dream job: presenting the stories of upcoming films for a world famous movie studio.
It was sexy and fun. I collaborated with filmmakers and met celebrities. And I was doing what I wanted to do: working on movies that had an impact on people’s lives.
But, once I finally got my dream job – I realized it was just a job, not a life.
I told stories about stories, but I wasn’t changing lives through my work. But I had a crazy idea: what if I used my skills in storytelling and design to help real people tell their stories? Maybe that would be a way I could make a more meaningful impact.
I needed to know the answer, so I quit my dream job. I left Hollywood and moved back to NC.
This is where my crazy idea for a business became a reality. I founded Greatest Story Creative in October 2013 and began speaking about storytelling in early 2015. My first book, Permission to Try, will tell that story and beyond – taking you behind the scenes in a pep talk for anyone who’s thinking about changing their life.
Whether writing, designing, or speaking – every day – I get to help someone tell their story and celebrate what makes them special. Changing someone’s life in that way is all the impact I could ever hope for.
My story (so far) has taught me a lot. I learned that sometimes you have to quit your dream job to live your dream and sometimes you have to leap and hope the net will appear. And I also figured out that no matter what the fears or uncertainties may be, the greatest story we can change for the better is always our own.
Annie Franceschi's Programs
Unlock the Value of Your Story: 3 Personal Branding Secrets to a Profitable, Passionate Career
Share Your Value: 3 Branding Secrets to a More Profitable & Passionate Business
Permission to Pivot: 5 Steps to Your Courageous Career
Annie Franceschi's Books