Rich Polt started his legacy video company in 2016; three years later, it’s growing by leaps and bounds. Rich Polt left a lucrative career as owner of a public relations firm to pursue his passion—helping people record their legacy stories on film. And he did it all without knowing a thing about movie-making. It started […]
Christine Norton has expanded her life story business by taking on business licensees.
How a life story writer ramped up her business with licensees Christine Norton is passionate about telling people’s stories. And she knew others were, too. But not everyone is comfortable with creating a business from the ground up, and that’s where her Forget-Me-Not Life Stories writing partner program comes in. In exchange for a business […]
End of Life Coach Janet Bieschke on serving the dying. Dr. Janet Bieschke has turned her retirement into a double career: She serves the hospice community as both life story gatherer and life coach. In her work with the dying, she makes room for a “sigh of relief”—the chance to share not only stories, but also regrets, forgiveness, and “I love yous.”
Wealth Managers and Financial Advisors as Referral Partners
This week, David O’Neil talks to us about how and why we should be developing relationships with financial advisors and wealth managers.
From Life Stories to Business Histories
David O’Neil founded Story Trust in 2007; several years later, he recognized the natural connection between life stories for individuals and stories that recount the history of a business. His most recent book was an outgrowth of an oral history conducted several years ago. With the upcoming centennial anniversary of the family’s company, they reached out to him to create a book of memories, recipes, and memorabilia, with an initial a print run of 2,500 copies.