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EPISODE #59 Kate Tellers from The Moth is bringing humans together through their stories

EPISODE #59 Kate Tellers from The Moth is bringing humans together through their stories


"Great stories are born of moments that have changed you."

-Kate Tellers

Imagine stepping onto a stage, a solitary spotlight illuminating your face as you prepare to bare your soul to a room full of strangers. Now imagine all of those strangers silently encouraging you, laughing and crying along with you, and cheering you on. This is the essence of The Moth, an organization that has captivated audiences worldwide with its celebration of raw, unscripted storytelling. Our guest today,

, reminds us of the transformative power of sharing our truths.

In this episode, Kate leaves us with these five Uplifting lessons:

1. Embrace vulnerability: It's the gateway to forging deeper connections and understanding ourselves and others.

2. Listen with intention: True listening is an act of generosity that creates spaces where people feel heard and valued.

3. Balance productivity and presence: Living fully means savoring the world around us, not just checking boxes.

4. Nurture your creative outlets: Exploration and expression in various forms can replenish and inspire us in unexpected ways.

5. Share your truth: The stories that have changed us hold the power to change others, reminding us that we're never alone.

Kate Tellers is a storyteller, Senior Director and Director of MothWorks at The Moth, host of their live events, podcast, and Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour and co-author of their fourth book "How to Tell a Story” which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Her writing has appeared on McSweeneys and The New Yorker.

Kate was nominated by the fabulous storyteller,

from episode 2 of The Uplifters!

After you listen, grab your ticket 🎟️ for Uplifters Live on May 17, where you’ll meet the inspiring Uplifters Ambassadors you’ve heard on our podcast, including Susie and Kate! Kate will host an interactive workshop on storytelling for real life and Susie will give a talk on the importance of risk-taking! Learn about this one-day in-person gathering for creative growth and collaboration HERE. Check out all the fun we’re gonna have! ⬇️

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