David Alder is an artist and viral storyteller whose work explores paths for humankind to thrive. David tells stories as parables of change, helps changemakers craft powerful stories, and engages the storytelling industry to do more to help us heal.
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Shape Your
Stories engage the senses, enchant the imagination, and bring ideas to life. Work with David to tell your story in a way that touches hearts.

1:1 coaching for personal narrative, business pitches, public talks, and stories across media from editing books to film to blogs.
Speak From
Your Power
Strength lies in finding the place beyond our fear. Work with David to speak your truth into the world from your most authentic self.

Ongoing coaching sessions built on stepping into power through disentangling from fear, to be a role model in the deepest work of change.
Tell Parables
Of Change
Visions of better worlds are our lanterns in the night. Book a workshop or seminar to create stories that bring the possible to life.

Seminars for students, teams, and lifelong learners that teach the craft of storytelling through creating visions for what could be.
David's graphic story We Will Call It Pala, remains one of the most shared social commentaries in psychedelics. The story helped catalyze a reckoning in the field around the commercialization of psychedelic healing. Tim Ferriss called the story, "Required reading."
Our ancestors used stories to pass on the collected wisdom of the human tribe. Stories helped us to find our place in a shifting universe, and learn to how to live well together.

Today, most stories capture our attention, shape our desires, and sell us things. We are wired to trust these stories, even though they no longer nourish life. David's work is to help us take our stories back.
On Telling Stories
On The Role
Of The Storyteller
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