Welcome to my project portfolio. After years of developing stories, Web sites, videos, audio tapes, and more, I thought it might be a good idea to make some of them available online. There are only a few examples here, but they are fairly representative of what I have been doing over the past few years. Click on the images below or More Information to see whom the client was, what topic they addressed, what the content covered, and a synopsis of the story.

Contact me at shermism@storyinsights.com if you have any questions or would like to know more about these samples.


Ethics in Our Workplace

The difference between can and should

The Keys to Leadership: From Teed Off to Tuned In

What makes a successful leader?

Where’s the Value in Evaluation?

How to know whether the job’s being done right

Achieving POS Best Practices

The price has to be right

HR Decisions That Matter

What policies and laws say about “people issues”

The Guardian

The digital difference

Crossing the Cultural Divide

What cultural competence is–and isn’t

CHRISP: Making the Most of It

All about CHRISP (Common Human Resources Information System Programme)

Leading in a Global World

Thinking globally

Marketing Management Leadership Workshop

The skills that click for consultants

Disaster Volunteer Self-Care

Disaster response doesn’t “just happen”

Consulting Skills Case Study

Communicating with your team and with your clients

Good to Great

Zero tolerance for mediocre customer service

Distribution and Data

What are the odds that Kellogg students will prevail?

You Are a Pathmaker: A Teacher’s Guide to College Access

Educators can make or break kids’ academic futures.

Reinsurance Basics

Treaty talk


Mission-critical communication

The Credibility Gap; Coaching Quandaries

How to build credibility and coach effectively

The Bride and the Ironman

Unraveling a complex and nuanced situation

Seeing How the Details Translate into Safety and Service

Metrics matter