30. mei, 2020

"I understand the basics of storytelling, but I would like to master it better !!"

"It was a bundle of fun joining a DISC workshop and I would like more !!" 

 "I have a lot of passion for storytelling. Although I've never done a course, I am willing to jump into deep water !!"

If you recognize one of the inner voices above, this course is exactly for you !!!

The DISC directors will take you on a fun and exciting journey to deepen "the Craft of Storytelling" in only two days! In this course you will discover the craft beyond basic level, learn practical tools and brush up your skills in a safe and encouraging environment. We will work in a very small group, with loads of personal coaching.


Date: May 30th & 31st (Sat, Sun/10h-17h) 2020

Location: DISC

Fee: Special offer € 250,-  (Official Price is € 330-)

Participants in this course are asked to bring a short story they wish to work with and are ready to tell. (Up to the length or 10 mins)

Limited places (max 4 people), book early enough so you won't miss it!  


18. mei, 2020


A 2 day session on Leadership, unveiling the transformational skills of Story by Grandmaster of Storytelling Sue Hollingsworth. Suitable for: CEO's, MD's, heads of NGO's and international businesses, directors of schools and hospitals, politicians, leading military staff and those who seek to motivate, inspire, challenge or mobilise.

This is a rare opportunity to work with one of the most experienced story consultants and coaches in the world in a small, informal group. Suitable for senior leaders in both the private and public sectors, in any kind of organisation, especially those seeking to extend their reach beyond their current sphere of influence.

No previous experience of storytelling needed but a willingness to be challenged & learn in an experiential way is essential.

Participants will leave with:

- a clear understanding of why the ability to tell a good story well is a key leadership competency

- a deep grounding in the 3 main different kinds of story

- a practical tool kit of essential storytelling skills

- intensive personal coaching on their own leadership stories.

About Sue: Sue Hollingsworth MBA used to work as an executive in the corporate world, working mainly for American corporations in the software industry. Eventually Sue realised she had fullfilled her career dreams and wanted to put something new into the world. After discovering storytelling she combined her sharp business mind, her extensive experience & knowledge and co-founded Storytelling in Organisations, the very first consultancy for storytelling in Europe. She is a Founder of the International School of Storytelling in the UK and helped build it into the main institute and school for the craft of Storytelling in the world. Whilst there she wrote - together with Ashley Ramsden - the best selling book on storytelling, 'The Storyteller's Way'. Sue was a founder of the Centre of Narrative Leadership and since leaving the School of Storytelling in 2016 has also founded the Centre for Biographical Storytelling. Sue now works mainly in South Africa, India, Greece, Turkey, the USA and The Netherlands, expanding the skills of the craft within a wide variety of professional fields. This expertise she is bringing to DISC. In a small group and a private setting, you will have a focused opportunity to develop your leadership through the art of storytelling.


The Business of Storytelling

Date: May 18th & 19th (Mon & Tue) 2020

Times: 10h - 17h

Location: On a private estate

Fee: €2500 excl. VAT (includes all tuition, materials & food)

There will be a maximum of 6 participants

To subscribe: send an email to michael@DISCstorytelling.com


More on Sue and her work:




Some testimonials about Sue:

"Sue is a great teacher who balances in a very beautiful way the two polarities she has inside herself: great leadership to lead the participants in gentle ways, yet with sharp observations as a teacher. Her attitude to everyone is open, very human. She is very practical and structured but full of joy and flexibility!" (Japan)

"I learned a lot: not only the craft of storytelling but also just to observe and learn how Sue handled our motley crew of individuals. It was an admirable mixture of robustness and sensitivity. This sounds perhaps a bit contradictory but that is where Sue’s people skills came to the fore, she knew exactly when to stand firm and take no nonsense and when to be sensitive to people’s vulnerabilities." (The Netherlands)

“I still cannot forget the experience I got from the course. Sue was the embodiment of what a good teacher should be. Her passion and love for storytelling, her teaching methods and her storytelling technique has had an everlasting effect on me. Sue set the foundation on which my academic work is being built.” (South Africa)


21. mrt, 2020

Would you like to know more about this thing called 'Storytelling"'?

Wouldn't you love it if you could master the Craft of Storytelling too?

Do you ask yourself at times: "Could I do this?"

Well..... YES, YOU CAN!!

We will take you on a joyful journey and plunge you into the basics of Storytelling. Because, telling a story is within the reach of everyone. And at the end of the day, YOU will have a great story to tell.

We will be working on:
- Natural Storytelling
- Storytelling Techniques & Structure
- Image ..etc...

This course is suitable for beginners and people with little experience.
The course is given by Michael, Terra and/or Francine, according to availablity at that time.

Upcoming Dates:

March 21st & 22nd (Fri & Sat)
June 21st & 22nd (Fri & Sat)
September 19 & 20th (Fri & Sat)

November 21st & 22nd (Fri & Sat)

Course: Fri:19:00-22:00[18:30 coffee./tea] Sat:10h00-17h00 [9:30 coffee/tea.])
Location: "DISC" at The Monastery
SPECIAL BEGINNERS PRICE: € 225,- (We offer this course way underpriced because we would like to give everybody an easy opportunity to experience what the Craft of Storytelling is about.)



Is one day and a half enough for me to learn some basic tools of storytelling and being able to build and tell a story? I was surprised to see that actually the time was enough to cover the basics of storytelling and build and tell a story. The big discovery for me was that I can feel comfortable standing in front of people and tell a story, especially now that I feel I know a bit more, it is a course where you can get a taste of what storytelling is and you can have fun telling a story in a safe group. I would like to dive deeper into the art of storytelling now. Maybe an intermediate course. A course about personal stories. There is much to be discovered! (Gea)

I decided very much last moment. It was good timing and compared it with other options (which were 3 days and more expensive). I loved the ‘word throwing’ exercise, to let creativity flow. I would advise to create time to do this – try it out in a ‘safe space’. There is a pleasant atmosphere. It is very interesting. I gained more consciousness, especially about placing/landscaping. I got inspired and gained confidence! I would say this is a very good and affordable beginner’s course to try out if you like storytelling and basic techniques to prepare stories. I feel like I definitely got the first set of tools to start elaborating on the art of storytelling and skills building. (Annet)

I was curious, fully open to what it will be. No concerns; Just healthy expectations. It turned out to be very, very enjoyable! It felt safe, I felt at ease. The easiness of the sphere helps to just go and try out. It is a great first dive… Handy, practical, useful, insightful. (Barbara)



15. dec, 2019
A Highly exclusive Persian Night in a private setting "Remembering Rumi"
December 15th Sun (3 SEATS LEFT!) & 16th Mon (FULLY SOLD OUT!) from 19h30-22h

by the Grandmaster of Storytelling Ashley Ramsden
Special Thanks to Persian Dutch Network

This is an extraordinary opportunity you do not want to miss!

Join in on an exclusive and intimate evening at a private home, right in the city centre. Step into the world of Persian Nights, take your black chai with cardamon tea, smell the jasmine and join Ashley on a journey through the tempting tales of the renowned Sufi teacher Rumi and get inspired by his wisdom, wit and tenderness.


Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī is the famous 13th Century Persian poet and mystic, who is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects of all time. Through him came the most remarkable poetry, tales and teaching that continue to touch the hearts and souls of people all over the world.


On December 17th of the year 1273 Rumi passed away in Turkey after living a full and rewarding life. 746 years later, we remember his wisdom and share his beauty.



Entrance fee: € 40,- incl. a festive Persian meal, fit for a Shah!

 @private home around the fireplace. Location details willbe announced after booking.

For reservations, please send an email with your full name, telephone number and number of people to: michael@DISCstorytelling.com.
In response you will get a conformation mail with a payment request.
NOTE: Only after your payment has been transferred, your seat is reserved.

(NOTE: Both Nights are almost SOLD OUT! and filling up quickly; so remember: No time like the present!)



13. dec, 2019


Rumi's poems are meeting places of the heart.

They give the heart eyes, the soul food, the spirit direction.
This will be a day to work with the wisdom of Rumi's words, to follow the teachings
inside his poems and to explore what they address. Like Rumi's poetry it will feature exercises both playful and profound.

Bring your favourite Rumi poem, or come with no knowledge of Rumi at all. Whatever your starting point you will leave a little wiser, with poems as food for life and a compass for the year ahead.

" Rumi is the bread we need to eat " ~ A Greek priest at Rumi's passing.



When: Friday December 13th 10:00-17:00 
Where: TBA on subscribtion
Fee: €95.

There will be Tea and coffee served during the course. (A delicious lunch included)