I’m Åsa Rydhard, and This is My Story

I’m a speaker. I’m a consultant. But, more than these labels,
All My Life I’ve Been in Love with the Wondrous World of Stories and Storytelling

I’m Åsa Rydhard, and This is My Story

I’m a speaker. I’m a consultant. But, more than these labels,
All My Life I’ve Been in Love with the Wondrous World of Stories and Storytelling

 

I’m a speaker. I’m a consultant. But, more than these labels,

All My Life I’ve Been in Love  with the Wondrous World of Stories and Storytelling

AS A CHILD…

As a child, I enjoyed burying my nose deep in books. So deep, in fact, that it was hard for anyone to dig me out – or direct my attention somewhere else! That is what good stories did for me, and what they will do for your audience, too. Good, uplifting stories fill our minds; capture our imagination; cradle our hearts – sometimes for hours on end (and more)!

 

Now, as an adult, I never hesitate to dip myself into the vast ocean of stories around us. In books and in movies – stories abound. More than anything, I love untangling the emotional, human core of people’s stories.

    23-29.05.2018

    Athens, Greece

 

 
SPEAKING NEXT

This is my forthcoming programme of international speaking events.

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  •       Milan, Italy 25 Nov 2017
  •       Zurich, Switzerland 10 Nov 2017
  •       Biograd, Croatia 3 - 10 Sep 2017

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  •       Haag, Amsterdam 27-28 Jan 2017
  •       New Delhi, India 8 - 13 May 2017
  •       Berlin, Germany 19 - 21 May 2017

AS A CHILD…

As a child, I enjoyed burying my nose deep in books. So deep, in fact, that it was hard for anyone to dig me out – or direct my attention somewhere else! That is what good stories did for me, and what they will do for your audience, too. Good, uplifting stories fill our minds; capture our imagination; cradle our hearts – sometimes for hours on end (and more)!

 

Now, as an adult, I never hesitate to dip myself into the vast ocean of stories around us. In books and in movies – stories abound. More than anything, I love untangling the emotional, human core of people’s stories.

    07.03.2018

    Porto business school, Porto

   08.03.2018

   Glow Woman Club, Porto

SPEAKING NEXT

This is my forthcoming programme of international speaking events.

Check to see If I'm coming to a venue near you...

If you'd like to participate, meet for a coffee and a chat or book me for a speaking engagement... Contact me!

  •       Milan, Italy 25 Nov 2017
  •       Zurich, Switzerland 10 Nov 2017
  •       Biograd, Croatia 3 - 10 Sep 2017

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  •       Haag, Amsterdam 27-28 Jan 2017
  •       New Delhi, India 8 - 13 May 2017
  •       Berlin, Germany 19 - 21 May 2017

It was, in fact, my love of stories that shaped the course of my life. Years ago – after completing a theology degree – I worked as a pastor for some time. Soon enough, I would gain a reputation as a fascinating, entertaining, and engaging speaker. Indeed, people were so interested to hear me speak that I always filled the church to capacity. Needless to say, this was quite an achievement in a place like Sweden!

At one point, actually, people around me asked what my “secret” was to packing the church pews. They wanted to know how to they, too, could enthrall people – send shivers of excitement up their spines. My response was simple:

AND WE ALL

HAVE STORIES

TO TELL!

AND WE ALL HAVE STORIES TO TELL!

It was, in fact, my love of stories that shaped the course of my life. Years ago – after completing a theology degree – I worked as a pastor for some time. Soon enough, I would gain a reputation as a fascinating, entertaining, and engaging speaker. Indeed, people were so interested to hear me speak that I always filled the church to capacity. Needless to say, this was quite an achievement in a place like Sweden!

At one point, actually, people around me asked what my “secret” was to packing the church pews. They wanted to know how to they, too, could enthrall people – send shivers of excitement up their spines. My response was simple:

“You need to tell ‘em a damn good story!”

It was this fascination with storytelling and sincere, human communication that inspired me to complete a Master’s degree in Applied Cultural Analysis, MACA, at Lund University in Sweden. This sparked my decision to integrate everything I learned in my degree program – as well as my previous experiences and knowledge base – and become a specialist in the “How to” business of crafting stories for effective, strategic business communication.

 

My hands-on, practical experience in Target Group Based Development underpins the core of my work in developing methods for strategic story analysis and skills for branding and communication. Suffice it to say that – for me, at least – it was an easy segue from the pulpit to high-performance business training!

 

I’m a speaker. I’m a consultant. But, more than these labels, I’m someone who knows how to encourage, inspire, and empower business leaders and entrepreneurs. I’ll give you the guidance you need – both theory and practice – to master the art of storytelling strategic, corporate, and personal branding. So whether you’re seeking to capture the attention of web visitors – or if you’re pitching a complicated service to clients, and want to engage them with conviction – I empower you to Rock Your Story!

It was this fascination with storytelling and sincere, human communication that inspired me to complete a Master’s degree in Applied Cultural Analysis, MACA, at Lund University in Sweden. This sparked my decision to integrate everything I learned in my degree program – as well as my previous experiences and knowledge base – and become a specialist in the “How to” business of crafting stories for effective, strategic business communication.

 

My hands-on, practical experience in Target Group Based Development underpins the core of my work in developing methods for strategic story analysis and skills for branding and communication. Suffice it to say that – for me, at least – it was an easy segue from the pulpit to high-performance business training!

 

I’m a speaker. I’m a consultant. But, more than these labels, I’m someone who knows how to encourage, inspire, and empower business leaders and entrepreneurs. I’ll give you the guidance you need – both theory and practice – to master the art of storytelling strategic, corporate, and personal branding. So whether you’re seeking to capture the attention of web visitors – or if you’re pitching a complicated service to clients, and want to engage them with conviction – I empower you to Rock Your Story!

I was attending your workshop in Lund and I really enjoyed it. You were very entertaining but at the same time you also had a message that you did deliver.

Henrik Kammann

Logistics associate/Country responsible, Prysmian & Draka

As event photographer I mostly spend around 15 – 20 minutes at each workshop or address just to get my pictures. At Åsas workshop I choose to stay the entire session. It was too good to leave!

Laurent Qy

photographer

Your speech gave our conference a fantastic ending. I brought with me the energy you gave us and have been thinking the whole weekend on how we could apply your tips within our organisation.

Bernadette Pakucs

projektcoordinator, Westum