Jeanette Luise Eberhardy, PhD, MFA, is the founder of WivInc and produces Storyforth: positively human stories across cultures for meaningful work.

Why stories? They help us narrow the gap between inspiration and action.

In October, at the 16th global W.I.N. conference in Prague, Eberhardy gave the closing address to 1,000 women leaders: "Authentic and essential stories for stronger connections in work and life."

Drawing on her education and extensive experience, Eberhardy teaches storytelling skills in international settings. Using three basic guidelines, participants find the extraordinary opportunities in ordinary moments.

Eberhardy works in settings as diverse as healthcare companies to a top-ranking US college for artists. She addresses what the digital world demands: image and word together. Eberhardy holds a PhD in Educational Psychology, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing, and earned a postgraduate fellowship at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Eberhardy is writing Creating Meaningful Work focusing on the practices of global activists, entrepreneurs and artists—working in Brazil, Zimbabwe, India, Norway, France, and the US—who are integrating education and work in new ways.


Bringing Forward Today's Leadership Stories.
Closing Address
16th Global WIN Conference
Prague, Czech Republic. October, 2013

Visual Stories and True Life: Accessing memories from all directions
NELMA 44th Annual Convention
Boston, MA. March, 2013

Stories from a Bi-Literate World: Using digital and print media to develop complex thought in writing.
11th Annual Teaching Collaborative
Boston, MA. November, 2012

Biomimcry: Using nature’s stories to spark new thinking.
Drs. Eberhardy & Adams Viola
Keynote Address
ALMA 31st National Conference
Arizona, U.S. November, 2010

Creative Action for Today's Entrepreneurs
Rework the World Global Summit
Leksand, Sweden. June, 2010

Leading with Stories for Meaningful Work
YES Global Youth Summit
Library of Alexandria, Egypt. March, 2010


On writing as an act of living: An interview with Terry Tempest Williams
Brevity, January 2013, Issue 41,

Reinventing your work: An interview with Jane Brox and her newest book Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light.
Brevity, May 2011, Issue 36,

Working in an age with myths & online gaming activity.
Personal Essay and Book Review on Ethan Gilsdorf”s
Fantasy, Freaks and Gaming Geeks
Brevity, May 2011, Issue 36,

Voices of Resiliency: Ann Frank visits Egypt.
Essay on Francine Prose’s biography of Anne Frank.
Brevity, Summer 2010, Issue 33,

Armor Art Counters War Destruction.
Personal Essay and Book Review of Guibert & Lefevre’s
The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders.
Brevity, Fall 2009, Issue 31,

Our relationship with food: What would happen if we thought differently?
Personal Essay/Book Review of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food.
Brevity, May 2009, Issue 30,




Once we are at the story level, we can encourage a deeper understanding across cultures. Our team of advisors helps attune our sensitivity to the nuances of local traditions.

Faith Adiele
International Author, Teacher, and Speaker
California College for the Arts
United States

Reinaldo Pamponet Filho
Social Entrepreneur

Janice McDonald
iStyle Originals,

Edmundo Norte
Dean, Intercultural and International Studies
De Anza College, California
United States

Jane Horan
International Author and Speaker
The Horan Group





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