The journey to authentic leadership begins with understanding the stories of our life. Inspirational and authentic leaders understand that in order to inspire and earn the trust of others, they must first be willing to reveal who they are and what they truly believe in. Through their stories, they are able to share their life experiences, illustrate beliefs and values, and inspire the people around them. A compelling story provides narratives, images, emotions and helps us relate, understand, and connect with one another in a way that facts and numbers alone cannot. The ability to create and tell stories is not only a useful tool, but an essential prerequisite to being an inspirational leader. This speech, will underline and help participants to harvest their experiences to identify authentic moments that resonate with the audience.