Words can transform lives

The ancient power of the arts in igniting imagination and giving meaning to life’s triumphs and tragedies is universal. This is particularly true of poetry and story.

I use the metaphorical power of poetry and story in my coaching programmes, workshops and retreats to develop creativity and innovation, deepen self-awareness and build stronger, more authentic relationships both personally and professionally.

You don't have to be a writer to discover the personal and organisational power of metaphor. Creative expression initiates change and the written form itself often becomes incidental to the process.

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Mother Tongue Other Tongue

For the past three years, I’ve designed and facilitated the Mother Tongue Other Tongue (MTOT) workshops for SCILT (Scotland's national centre for languages) multilingual poetry competition in schools. The project enables teachers to inspire their pupils with the power of writing poetry as a way to honour both cultural identity and individuality.

“Every time Juliette runs MTOT workshops for us, teachers leave full of inspiration and enthusiasm, eager to it all back to their own classrooms. Her professional and warm approach means that she has become a real friend of our organisation.” – Angela de Britos, Professional Development Officer, SCILT

...get it out and get it said, get it on the page. It’s just about telling the truth, I think, your truth.

Tony Marchant