Over the years, I've been fortunate to work with many wonderful creative leaders around the globe.
Here's what a few have to say:
“Joseph truly lives and breathes his message, and has an incredible ability to inspire. His unique knowledge of self-publishing helped me to get my first book out into the world and I'm forever indebted to him for his guidance. He's positive, supportive, and always artful. I highly recommend working with him on any creative project. He'll humbly overdeliver.” — Jessica Ann, Founder and Creative Director, JAM - Jessica Ann Media
“Joe is a master story-crafter and expressive arts teacher with the ability to inspire new creative directions from virtually any situation.” — Gary Foreman, Business, Marketing, and Communication
“It was a beautiful afternoon the day I met Joe. In the years we've worked together, he has helped me master my own storyline in creative and inspiring ways. His ability to connect with people, especially strangers in the moment, is a gift.” — Jason Franzen, Designer, Author, Less & More and Said & Done, Streamline Certified
“Years ago, Joe changed my entire approach to storytelling. Since then, he has continued to keep me abreast of new technology and new approaches to storytelling; how new media can stimulate creativity. His suggestions have not only allowed me to feel current, but have led me to have massive breakthroughs in how I approach my work.” — Richard Polsky, Author, I Bought Andy Warhol, art authenticator; Warhol, Basquiat, and Haring
"You have a voice. Don't let nobody slow you down, baby; not me, not the man upstairs, nobody." — Ellen Stewart, Founder, LaMaMa ETC.
“I've known Giuseppe for over 40 years. Not just as a friend, but as a business colleague. His take on storytelling has helped me launch and conduct a series of unique events and exceptional business opportunities. Time and again, he has surprised me. Joe has more creative integrity in the tip of his pinky than most people have in their entire body. He's a mensch.” — Kevin Fitzgerald Burke, Jazz Vocalist, Burkesworks and Jon Hendricks & Company
“I enjoyed working with Joe as a fellow instructor and pedagogical collaborator, as well as a storytelling student. Joe has a wide-open creative aperture and approaches each of his clients with curiosity, empathy and a sense of narrative adventure. He is willing and able to meet the story content where it is and take it where it wants to go. A true digital shaman with a commitment to successful stories in whatever shape or form they arise.” — Elizabeth Trundle, Storyteller, Author
“When Joe and I started working together I was feeling ‘stuck’ in my creative spaces. Through a series of assignments, his exceptional ability to listen, question — and, push my thinking, I was able to develop multiple versions of a writing piece I am proud to perform. Joe has helped me open up to new possibilities in Storytelling, and to have a newfound belief in myself as a writer that I had never quite harnessed before. I plan to keep him on speed dial for the days / weeks / months ahead for when I feel blocked again.” — Kimberly Kassnove, Educator, Author; Quick, While the Kids are Sleeping
“Joe helped me manifest what I consider to be a very complex historical story I've been shaping for months. He provokes a unique type of thought processes for the purpose of storytelling and challenges the norms of storytelling. He has introduced me to an eclectic, 'no rules' practice that has helped me to manifest my thoughts in ways I could not access before. I recommend him to any visual artists looking to reshape their thinking about what a story could be.” — Amelia Panico, Visual Artist, Photographer
“It was such a good experience on a number of levels, not least of which is that Joe does a great job facilitating and balancing the discourse. An awesome experience.” — Hank Zona, Writer + Wine Enthusiast, The Grapes Unwrapped
”I had the pleasure of being part of a Storylines Workshop and thought it was amazing! The workshop was an opportunity for me to be creative, take risks and to connect with other people in a meaningful way. Joe was a wonderful facilitator — friendly and encouraging and always making sure each of us were given the time and attention needed. We also spent time learning about and practicing various types of effective and respectful feedback, a skill beneficial in storytelling and in the rest of life. Overall, a lot of fun and a chance to learn about myself and others.” — Janine Territo, Takes The Cake, a not-for-profit organization
”Last night someone mentioned the value of meaningful conversations. Aside from creative growth, Joe's workshop presented an opportunity to have in-depth discussions about things that matter — privilege, choices, pain, love, and of course...wine! So welcome in this time of uncertainty. Thank you!” — Mary Carlin, Riverside Digital
“Storylines really opened my eyes with ideas about how to combine my words with other media. Now I feel my stories are in 3D! Joe has a LOT to offer, that's for sure.” — Stacy Basko, Writer and Recipe Developer, @SBasko
”Joe and his group have their fingers steadily on the pulse of storytelling as it lives and breathes today. They also have a firm grasp of existing and emerging media by which stories are — and, will be circulated. They challenged and resuscitated my concepts for how stories that connect people are brought to life!” — D.B. Purkis, Writer/Actor, @dbpurkis