I run workshops in creativity and storytelling for organisations. Getting people out of their organisational bubble and looking at things differently liberates them from their workplace routines. One of my modules, ‘Story Safari’, has participants exploring the streets around them with fresh eyes, returning to the office with clarity and ideas.

I’m currently leading a series of day-long workshops for the BBC, getting journalists, producers and editors looking at storytelling from a different perspective. My workshops have taken me around the UK: Southampton, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow.

It's powerful. On a recent workshop one participant told me it had been the highlight of her week. Another said he was overcome with a sense of excitement he hadn’t had since a kid; he’d never felt like at work. I love hearing that.

Who isn’t stale from being penned behind a desk all day? Refresh your team, look at things anew and return to the organisation re-energised and full of ideas, insight and clarity.

I always design my workshops to meet your needs, making sure it’s focused, relevant and delivers the right results. Email me

The BBC is renowned for its outstanding reporting and compelling storytelling across its factual output. But in order to maintain its world-class reputation, it needs people like Ian to inspire reporters and producers. Ian brings a fresh approach to storytelling. He gets delegates to boil down the essentials of what makes a good story and then suggests creative and realistic ways of telling it. He asks trainees to step back from the daily churn of news cycles and reflect on how to tell stories differently. After attending one of Ian’s sessions, our colleagues go back to their department feeling refreshed, energised and full of new ideas. I highly recommend him”. 

James Harrod, TV training manager, BBC Academy