Stories change lives, starting with yours

 As a master storytelling coach, writer, performer, lawyer, and truth seeker, I help my clients find, craft, and share their unique stories to build stronger connections — personally and professionally. Discover how your story will amplify your focus, confidence, and clarity.

Your story is your superpower!

I’m Gail Thomas. I’ve worked on storytelling from every angle: writing, performing, editing, and teaching classes in-person and online. Whether you’re an experienced storyteller or self-professed introvert, I’ll give you proven narrative tools to take your message to the next level. Be memorable!

 I’ve coached leaders, young people, creatives, marketers, nonprofits, lawyers, and moms. I’ve written speeches for folks like Martin Scorsese; designed strategic branding and content; and continue to perform as a storyteller in New York and Los Angeles.

Start Building Your Strategic Narrative Today

Customized coaching services include one-on-one privates, group training, and retreats. Writing and keynotes are also available.

Sample Package Offers


Lead with Story – Private, 1:1 coaching for executives, founders, those looking to fine tune their communication skills. Stories help leaders to focus, define, and articulate branding and mission to teams. Fine tune the origin story, show value in action to inspire others. Timing is customized depending on goals. Generally 2-6 sessions.


Grow with Story – Group workshops are transformative, as participants learn to tell business stories together. Use stories for team building, training, marketing while fostering message alignment and empathy between departments. It’s an excellent followup to the Leadership package. Customized workshops are typically 90 minutes to 5 hours.


Persuade with Story – Private, 1:1 coaching for lawyers, activists, customer facing team members. Learn to add authenticity and power to your conversations, presentations or opening arguments. Use story to make your message more credible and convincing.

Gail Thomas storytelling at the Impact Hub

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Why do you want to tell a story?

There are many reasons to tell a story. A story is a step beyond hello. In the work world, it adds context to a product launch and color to an otherwise dry business presentation. In your personal life, a funny story will take the awkwardness right out of a first date. When meeting someone new at a friend’s party, a common question is: “oh, how do you know each other?” That’s your clue! Tell a story.

You Can Become a Great Storyteller

Meet Punsri Abeywickrema. I coached him for his inspirational talk in the “Founders & Failures” event organized by Stacklist NYC. I’ll help you choose the story that suits the occasion and brings your message home.

Storytelling skills make you a more effective leader and advocate. Stories will empower you and your team.

Write Your Story

As you identify and write your authentic story, watch how focus, trust, and impact unite. I’ll be your coach, editor, and/or writer. Narrative will set your message free! 

Share Your Story

Stories unite us. I’ll show you how to use narrative to conquer performance jitters and become a more engaging  speaker — one-on-one or in front of a large audience.