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.


The Credibility Gap; Coaching Quandaries

How to build credibility and coach effectively

Good to Great

Zero tolerance for mediocre customer service

Leading in a Global World

Thinking globally

Where’s the Value in Evaluation?

How to know whether the job’s being done right

Forum Sales Negotiations Scenario

Sealing the deal . . . smoothly

Disaster Volunteer Self-Care

Disaster response doesn’t “just happen”

The Forgotten Half of Change

The only constant . . .

Teaching at The Art Institute

The art of teaching art

Crossing the Cultural Divide

What cultural competence is–and isn’t

The Game

The Jones Lang Lasalle path to success

The Development Scenario: The WisdomTools Story

Client services, up close and personal

HR Decisions That Matter

What policies and laws say about “people issues”

Distribution and Data

What are the odds that Kellogg students will prevail?

The Bride and the Ironman

Unraveling a complex and nuanced situation

Marketing Management Leadership Workshop

The skills that click for consultants

Connect and Teach with Play

Families can be fun!

Consulting Skills Case Study

Communicating with your team and with your clients

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

Educators can make or break kids’ academic futures.

The Keys to Leadership: From Teed Off to Tuned In

What makes a successful leader?


Mission-critical communication