Stories That Move Us





  • Christine Boyce, Director, ManpowerGroup Global Assessment and Analytics Center of Excellence
  • Mitch Gold, Sr. Principal Consultant, Korn Ferry


February 16, 2023


12 - 3 p.m. ET

Session Coordinators

Paul Thoresen, Sr Talent Management Consultant, Edward Jones Veronica Schmidt Harvey, Schmidt Harvey Consulting


$159 member, $189 nonmember

CE Credits: 

Details can be found on the Work Smart Series CE page.

Intended Audience

The session is intended for I-O professionals and HR practitioners who are interested in storytelling as an important leadership skill that can be developed in a purposeful way.  Some background of personality trait theory (e.g., knowledge of the Five Factor Model) and leadership theories would be helpful.



Detailed Description:

This event is based on a highly rated previous SIOP Annual Conference workshop. The best stories – and the best storytellers – win over hearts and minds every day.  Why should leaders tell stories in today’s business climate?  What does it take to tell a great story?  How can stories be used to engage teams, inspire action, and generate results?  We answer these questions and more in this highly engaging and interactive session.  Join us to learn about the importance of storytelling in organizations and to come away with specific approaches you can immediately implement to become a more inspirational storyteller yourself. We will also discuss ways you can begin to develop the storytelling skills of others and build a culture of inspirational storytelling within your organization.

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Read the high level agenda here. 

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this session will be able to:

  • Identify at least two arguments to include in a business case for storytelling as an important influence strategy.
  • Construct your own personal narrative (1 story) using the steps learned in this program for creating powerful personal narratives.
  • Identify at least one situation in which it is appropriate to implement a storytelling development program.
  • Explain the process of building a culture of storytelling in your organization.


Christine Boyce is director of ManpowerGroup’s Global Assessment and Analytics Center of Excellence, where she is responsible for using assessments as a key strategy for adding value to the ManpowerGroup business and the clients it serves.  In this capacity, she advises internal clients across a complex and hyper localized global staffing business regarding the use of assessments, the data they generate, and how to apply this data in practice. This work involves crafting and telling stories across a diverse audience of stakeholders, using data to inform and persuade, and sending messages that inspire others to achieve ambitious goals. Boyce has more than 15 years of experience as a talent management practitioner and external consultant, working across industries to address a wide range of talent management needs, including leadership development, succession planning, assessment, and career development. 

She holds a B.S. in Psychology with a Citation in Honors from Marywood University, where she earned the Psychology Department Medal. She is ABD (all but dissertation) from the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program at State University of New York’s (SUNY) University at Albany. She was an award-winning undergraduate instructor there before beginning her consulting career. She is an active member of the Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology and SIOP, where she recently co-delivered a highly regarded workshop on inspirational storytelling.


Dr. Mitchell Gold is a senior principal consultant at Korn Ferry. He works with clients to understand pivotal business and leadership levers that will most effectively advance business outcomes. For over 20 years, Gold has worked with numerous Fortune 100/500 organizations in helping them evolve their human capital and talent management practices. His industry experience spans segments including Energy, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Technology, Healthcare, Construction, and Retail Services.

Gold has deep executive consulting experience and has worked with hundreds of leadership teams across numerous industries. His experience includes leadership development and storytelling methodologies, selection and assessment strategy, engagement survey approaches/analytics and the development and implementation of actionable insights that drive workforce engagement while optimizing business and operational excellence for his clients. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Gold served as a Managing Director in Gallagher’s Human Resources Compensation and Consulting Practice and has held roles at Aon and ManpowerGroup where he led complex client initiatives including executive assessment, employee engagement, executive coaching, assessment centers/leadership academies and succession management. Prior to these experiences, he spent 10 years at Sprint in Kansas City, leading the Selection and Assessment Strategy team to provide strategy and implementation of all hiring, engagement and leadership initiatives, enterprise wide.

Gold earned his Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL, as well as B.S. degrees in Psychology and Personnel Management from the University of Arizona, and an M.S. degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Memphis.

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About the Series

This SIOP offering provides virtual learning programs with exceptional content AND opportunities for meaningful, memorable interaction. The series is also intended to increase the visibility of industrial and organizational psychology and will be open to both SIOP members and nonmembers.

The world of work is in a period of rapid change and as I-O psychologists we have much to offer for creating a smarter workplace. In addition to participating yourself, we strongly encourage you to be SIOP ambassadors and invite non-member colleagues to take advantage of the Work Smart learning opportunities.

There is no better time to leverage the science of I-O psychology to make a difference! We hope you join us for [GREAT] Content + [FUN] Connection!


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The Work Smart Virtual Learning Team

Veronica Schmidt Harvey (Team Leader | Email)
Christine Boyce
Chia-Lin Ho
Lisa Kath
Terri McNelly
Michael Moreno
Alison O'Malley
Jeff Quinn
Paul Thoresen