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Speaker & Facilitator

Kristy is an engaging, open, and honest Common Language DST Level 2 trained digital storytelling facilitator. She has been speaking and teaching workshops on
both photography & digital storytelling for 5 years. With a background in the
education, healthcare, and non-profit sectors, she works with diverse audiences,
prioritizing ethics in storytelling and storyteller wellbeing.

Impactful Stories that Create Connection and Inspire Action

In the digital age, video-based storytelling is essential. The ability to share a compelling story that can influence beliefs, attitudes, and values can make the difference between the success and failure of every community-focused project
or social purpose organization. The most compelling stories in our lives rarely occur in front of a camera crew and video production is expensive and very difficult to do well. Digital Storytelling solves these problems.

Digital Storytelling (DST)
Meaningful. Cost Effective. Compelling.

A digital story is a 2-to-4-minute movie created with images and video clips, voiceover narration, music, and various video editing techniques to help you create authentic digital stories that enhance resilience and advance your organization’s mission.

Don’t hide your organization’s impact inside dusty reports. Envision your mission shared and brought to life through authentic stories that move audiences to action.

The Kristy Wolfe Difference

Kristy Wolfe is a digital storytelling facilitator, photographer, and a Wolfe Pack Warrior. She believes there is beauty in every story and she champions real stories in marketing and communication. Kristy exposes the human side of any organization, with consideration for ethics in storytelling, as well as storyteller wellness every step of the way.

As a Common Language DST Certified Facilitator, Kristy’s digital storytelling process helps social purpose organizations share meaningful stories, turning their unique experiences into compelling narratives that inspire action.

Kristy shares some of her own lived experiences within the context of each presentation to validate that authenticity, openness, and vulnerability are essential to creating meaningful digital stories. Kristy speaks at:

  • Healthcare events because of her family’s lived experience both as patients and caregivers, her own background working with medically complex families, as well as through the lens of a mental health advocate. Recent events include: Doctors of BC Specialist Summit, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society’s Annual Meeting, Alberta Health Service i4 Summit
  • Education events because of her twelve year’s experience as a teacher and her ability to use photography with students to deepen understanding and showcase learning. Recent events include: Alberta Teachers’ Association Convention in Edmonton, Calgary & the Palliser District
  • Non-profit events because of her experience both with her family’s own Foundation as well as through her committee work, board experience and photography & digital storytelling services with a variety of non-profit organizations. Recent events include: the University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Governance Symposium

Workshop information

DST Info Session: Learn the Basics

Do you have a story you want to tell? Are you interested in the idea of creating a digital story? What is a digital story? Join Kristy Wolfe, Common Language DST
trained digital storytelling facilitator, for a 1.5-hour session, learning more about the process of creating a personal digital story. A digital story blends the storyteller’s voice, carefully curated images, and music into a finished digital video between
two and four minutes long.

Intro to Storytelling: DST Workshop

This DST Introductory Workshop is a 2- hour overview of digital storytelling as a medium, that prepares participants to tell their own story. In this interactive workshop we will explore why stories matter, story structure and delivery, and there will also be dedicated time for self-reflection and one-on-one feedback to help participants recognize the meaningful moments in their own extraordinary and routine experiences and identify important lessons embedded in those experiences. Participants will leave with a rough outline of their story.

Create Your Story: Full DST Workshop

In this 20-hour workshop, Kristy will guide participants in developing their own digital story using the four step Digital Storytelling Process. Kristy will support them to write their story, create a voice-over for the story, choose visuals and music to compliment the story, and share the story if desired. Participants will leave with their own digital story.