Nov 4, 2019
Alina Siegfried is an Impact Storyteller, Narrative Strategist, and award-winning Performance Poet. She is passionate about arts, storytelling and narrative as a tool to inspire systems-level change. In this interview we talk about her background and how she became a poet and what it means to draw out people's stories in order to describe the impact they are having.
Alina has been performing spoken word poetry for the past decade, under the alias Ali Jacs. She is a founder of Wellington's Poetry in Motion community, winner of the 2012 New Zealand National Poetry Slam, and in 2013 she competed in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Minneapolis. While the poetry started out as a "full-time" hobby, Alina now taks the tools and tricks learned from the art form and helps organisations become more creative and authentic with their storytelling. Working with companies, social enterprises, non-profits, government bodies, and entrepreneurs driven to create impact, she helps with story strategy, content development, copywriting, video direction, and internal storytelling to strengthen teams and organisations to become more human.
Watch Alina's poetry on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjSCO6Ra8G4xRKESqks4mmcpdE19JnB7B
Edmund Hillary Fellowship: www.ehf.org?utm_source=seeds&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=podcasts_alina_on_impact_storytelling
Here is the link to the Shapeshifter video that signalled to me that it was time to come back to New Zealand! It's a cool watch if you haven't seen it... be great for listeners to be able to go on that journey if they so desire! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXnD0GAO-3s
Alina Siegfried email@example.com