Park Howell: Purpose-Driven Story Marketer

How I can help you tell more powerful stories on purpose

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a leader of a purpose-driven organization. A business that stands for something greater than just making a buck.

I know you’re on a critical mission and have an important story to tell.

But you’re frustrated because it’s not being heard. You’re not alone. That’s the problem. We live in a time of abundance. It’s difficult to stand out.

I know. Because I was in the advertising industry for more than 30 years. Ran my own agency for 20. It’s always been expensive to cut through the cacophony of communication and connect with people.

I’ve got news for you. It’s even harder today. Brands like yours used to own the influence of mass media. But now the masses are the media. They own the airwaves and your story.

Clarify Your Story, Amplify Your Impact

My heart has always been in helping purpose-driven organizations clarify their story to grow revenue and amplify their impact. For instance, our Story Cycle system helped the 30-year-old community health center, Clinica Adelante, create a new brand story of Adelante Sustainable Healthcare. They’ve grown by 300 percent in the past five years.

Goodwill of Central Arizona used our story guidance to grow by more than 400 percent. They now help record numbers of Arizonans find jobs through their workforce development programs.

We launched Water — Use It Wisely, North America’s largest water conservation outreach program placing residents at the center of the story. Our call to action: “There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.”

Coca-Cola started an Ecodriving program with their more than 60,000 fleet drivers and staff telling the story from their point-of-view. They doubled projected fuel savings in the first three months of the program.

We’ve had so much success helping purpose-driven brands grow that Arizona State University asked me to create and teach a communications curriculum in its Executive Masters of Sustainability Leadership program. I now train international executives how to use sustainable storytelling to advance their social initiatives further, faster.

Great Storytelling for Good

I love the challenge, because purpose-driven companies are different. You’re creating a thriving business and changing the world, as if one wasn’t hard enough.

But your stories aren’t being told well – in marketing that converts into more sales, in aligning your teams and partners and making a greater impact.

Believe me, I know how exhausting the struggle is.

That’s why I left the ad business to go to the CEO side of the table. Now I consult, teach, coach and speak on story marketing. I have a proven 10-step process called the Story Cycle, that is based on the universal model of telling stories that works every single time.

The Story Cycle is distilled from the timeless narrative structure of the ancients, inspired by the story artists of Hollywood, influenced by masters of persuasion, guided by trend-seers, and informed by how the mind grapples for meaning.

Instead of struggling in their businesses, spending too much on marketing and not doing enough good, my clients, through the Story Cycle, increase sales, create more impact and build more valuable companies.

That’s the story I’m making happen in the world. And I’d welcome the opportunity to help bring yours to life.

“Park Howell’s storytelling system transformed the way I look at and act in my business. Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey that Park takes inspiration from in his branding and advertising work has deep and powerful insights into why we make the decisions we do and take the transformational journeys we take.  I’m a huge fan of Park and his work.” 

– Dean Newlund, Mission Facilitators International, The next phase in global business

How Can I Help You?

I have been coaching business story marketing strategy and development around the country since 2011. I am available for brand strategy consulting, team building story workshops, or as a keynote, panelist or breakout session speaker for your event.


 

I am a proud graduate of Washington State University. I combine my degrees in communications and music composition and theory – with my endless curiosity about the fundamental mechanics of story – to help business leaders and communicators achieve epic growth.

I’d like to do it for you, too.

That’s my story. Now I’d like to hear yours. Sign up for your Impact Call today.

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