The OC Leader
Story Cohort

Communicate With Clarity and Impact

 For Purposeful Orange County Leaders

Storytelling is about knowing how to proceed in transformative times. And as a paradigm-shifting leader, it has never been more important to bring your greatest wisdom to guide your audiences.

That's why we're bringing together an intimate collection of Orange County leaders who are blazing trails: to develop their most valuable stories to support their most essential goals.

Starts September 14th at 2pm with an in-person training

Through this three-month course, you will work alongside other social purpose leaders to tell your best story. You will you shape your most essential lessons and illuminate your most critical messages. You will translate the gems of your life and leadership into memorable, retellable stories and apply them out in the channels you most often share.

You'll receive support in developing these stories and messages from other seasoned leaders – and supportive feedback once you share them with the world.

These stories won't just change the world, they'll change you.

Join a small collection of purposeful leaders in a contained yet powerful experimentation lab and storytelling masterclass.

In this intimate, highly interactive three-month live & Zoom journey, you will:

  • Shape and Share Your New and Improved Story. You will both workshop your bigger story and the stories that make up that story.
  • Define and Refine Goals that will clarify your next level journey in communications, strategy, and storytelling
  • Create a Storytelling Legend that will map your leadership insights and build a content flow
  • Become a Story Listener as you learn to help shape the stories of those around you
  • Collaborate with other entrepreneurs to shape the stories of your leadership
  • Tell and Retell stories in class, out in the world, and on social
  • Cultivate Your New Bio that reflects your new stories

INCLUDES (on Zoom unless stated otherwise):

Month 1: Deep Story Dive

  • Live in-person deep story dive (3 hrs) - September 14th at 2pm
  • Develop your Legend - the landscape of your life's wisdom
  • Ongoing social media story review and support from members
  • Story shaping office hours (1 hr)

Month 2: Shape Your Collection

  • Story shaping office hours (1 hr)
  • Deep story dive (3 hr)
  • Private coaching session (1 hr)
  • Deepen your story shaping and message refinement
  • Ongoing social media story review and support from members

Month 3: Bring Your Best Story

  • Story shaping office hours (1 hr)
  • Deep story dive (3 hr)
  • Refine your bio and share with the group
  • Ongoing social media story review and support from members

TImeline: September through November

Main Session Dates: September 14, October 20, November 15 @ 2 PM - 5 PM PT

Office Hours Dates: Last Wednesday of the Month (September 28, October 26, November 30) @ 2pm - 3PM PT

Coaching Session: As scheduled

Price: $1,700 if you sign up by Sept 1, $1,850 if you enroll by September 10.

Contact: Email here for sign-up details and for more information

The OC Cohort is led by Author, Storytelling Coach and Keynote Speaker Jay Golden


Jay Golden is a storytelling coach to visionary leaders who are changing the world every day through their words and their actions. Whether the outcome is a meaningful travel story shared to your most precious dinner table audience, a pitch to your most key stakeholders, or the talk of your life in front of 5,000 people, Jay works to help his clients share their ideas in a fulfilling, effective, and integrating manner. Over 12 years, Jay has coached hundreds of transformative leaders to come into their most authentic, powerful voice.

But these are not all grand stories. They sometimes start small, with an untended insights or stories that carry undiscovered meaning. But they gain power as they come to life; and not just for the listeners. “For a story to change the world,” Jay says, “It has to change you first.”

As a speaker and trainer, Jay has traveled the world, from Amsterdam to Marrakesh to Sydney, inspiring and guiding audiences by reflecting the power of their own lived experience. His book, Retellable: How Your Essential Stories Unlock Power and Purpose, is a guide to crafting a collection of  insightful, relatable stories in life and leadership.

While not seeking stories, Jay can be found navigating the rivers and mountains of Ashland, Oregon, making memories with his family.