Let your Story Work !

Portfolio : Narrative Strategy,  Leadership Labs, Story Coaching & Large and Small Group Facilitation.

Dear Reader,

'Future is a space we create, not a room we enter.'  

To support people and organizations in deepening self-awareness (searching for the myth - core story -identity), the authentic and impactful sharing of the story and facilitating its transformational development is the core of my activity. B-onfire combines 'the inner fire' (self-connection) with the 'outer fireplace' (the co-creation).

StoryWork or transformational storytelling is building the bridge. My facilitation approach is combining storytelling and narrative methods with process oriented psychology.

You may contact me, when you are interested  in ...

  • a narrative strategy to position you, your team or your organisation with a core story within the market, design the path into a desirable future and to work on sustainable relationships with your main stakeholders  (customized workshops/labs/think tanks)
  • change & conflict facilitation to integrate resistance and / or transform tensions within diverse teams leading into new future scenarios (small / large group facilitation)
  • leadership skills that enable you/your leadership team to answer the needs of an agile 'New Work' context in terms of authenticity, empathy, inspiration, impact and the ability to co-create with your employees (Leadership labs, trainings & executive coachings)
  • the development and manifestation of your personal Future Story as start up or every kind of life entrepreneurship (individual coachings)
  • Speaker Impulses regarding 'Lead with story', 'New work needs new communication', Why purpose in organizations should become a buzzword'

My research and authorship combines storytelling and narrative work with process oriented psychology in leadership, facilitation and coaching . In this field I am teaching at various institutes like the HFF (Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen) und ZSFB (Zentrum für Sytemische Forschung und Beratung) and co-initiated the Beyond Storytelling conference, the BST Partner network and a new co-creative training formate The Storygarage.

B-Onfire! Let your stories work! Looking forward to meeting you!

Yours, Steph Kata B.



Steph Katha Bachmair


Brand Retreat

Re-authoring Brands from inside out

A brand can be much more than a name or a symbol; it can be a whole experience. This experience gets strong and convincing when it is connected to the organizational myth. Explore the myth and work on the brand core story as a team. Taking the treasure of the past to walk in the best possible future

Formate: 1,5- 2 days workshop 

Conflict Transformation and Community Building

Large Group Facilitation

Creativity, innovation and transformation are phenomenas – we aim for – in each form of organization. In fact, they emerge out of diversity in groups. Just that, quite often, we fear the ‚difference’ rather than feeling attracted by it. It needs new formats of facilitation to transform tension into collective growth. 

Formate: Large group facilitation open forum style or conference design

Lead & Change Story

Executive Story Coaching

Inspirational leadership creates stability and people engagement. You may step on stage to on board your team for a new project or you set the scene taking over new responsibilities or you lead the organization through a difficult situation of change and transformation, take a breath ... invest in your story to get it straight, empathic and compelling. It is worth it!

Formate: Individual coaching sessions from 2h to a day depending on your needs

Story Garage

Co-creative Training & Practice

You want to practice your storytelling abilities or you want to make a group work on a special case. We offer  one day formate of co-creative training with narrative experts as hosts, open formates at storygarage or special concepts adapted to your individual needs.

Formate: 3h evening session - 1 day experience

Who we have worked with

Beyond Storytelling - Narrative Ansätze und die Arbeit mit Geschichten in Organisationen

The Book on Storytelling

Steph K. Bachmair: StoryWork - mit narrativer Arbeit Führung- und Organisationskultur transformieren 

in Beyond Storytelling - Narrative Ansätze und die Arbeit mit Geschichten in Organisationen
Jacques Chlopczyk (Hrsg.); SpringerGabler

Contributions from Wolfgang Tonninger, Steph Kata Bachmair, Chené Swart, Michael Müller, Joanna Sell, Christine Erlach and Yannis Angelis.


The Power of Story

Beyond Storytelling is a competence centre on narrative work and storytelling in organizations – connecting narrative practitioners across professions.

Format: 2-days Conference
Date: 7-9th of May, Berlin, Germany


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