Craft Your Professional Story

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Telling your own professional story grounded in your experience, values, and skills is key to developing relationships and networks.

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Starting with identifying your values and skills, participants walk away with a solid story to share at their next networking, business development, or professional event.


  • Understand the power of stories and personal narratives.
  • Detail key components of your story.
  • Learn how best to frame your professional story in a way that is engaging.
  • Practice with others in the moment.
  • Identify which types of stories would be best in particular settings.


Two-hour workshop

10 min: Power of Stories

40 min: Create Your Story Content

30 min: Frame Your Story

40 min: Practice Your Story

Optional Individual Consultations

Individuals can invest in individual consultations to further hone their story for various settings, such as client meetings, interviews, networking, and more.


  • Individuals
  • Teams
  • Organizations

About the facilitator

Surabhi Lal is a facilitator, professor, consultant, and storyteller who is in the business of the future of work for individuals, teams, and organizations. She champions inclusive workplaces and uses empathy and strategy to create cultures where individuals and teams thrive. Over the course of her career, she has coached thousands of job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to help them achieve meaningful success.

Surabhi brings her passion for a better future of work to her roles as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Wagner, the founder of SL Collaborative Ventures LLC and the Chief Impact Officer at Luminary. Her courses and workshops focus on management, leadership, workplace effectiveness, and career development. She has presented to a range of companies and organizations, including Unilever, LinkedIn, Macquarie, New York University, and Women Entrepreneurs NYC. Her thought leadership has been featured in Thrive Global, SEEMA Magazine, and idealist.org. She is a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths Coach.

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