Some really nice things people have said about...

Mary Adkins

Mary gave a presentation on storytelling to over 200 attorneys at our annual training seminar for death penalty lawyers...Mary is not only a brilliant storyteller herself, but I believe she has mastered how to teach her skill in such a way that it can literally change outcomes in the criminal justice system.
— Sonya Rudenstine, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Mary has a singular eye for narrative and storytelling. While lawyers frequently find themselves lost down the rabbit hole of distinguishing cases and balancing five factor tests, Mary ensures we keep our focus on what truly matters: the humans at the heart of every legal case. I have frequently relied on Mary’s talents, particularly when trying to package complex ideas for non-lawyers, and have benefited from her help enormously.
— Christine Clarke, Directing Attorney, Civil Rights Justice Initiative, Legal Services NYC
She sets the bar for what an instructor should be.
— Victoria W., Equal Justice America

Julie Polk

Julie’s notes are incredible. Having a rubric of how to analyze dramatic story structure made every comment actionable. And they had that just-right tone of feedback that isn’t negative but is critical. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
— Alex Goldmark, Visiting Assistant Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Julie’s great at recognizing what needs to be amplified, what’s missing, and what should be jettisoned entirely. If you’re lucky enough to get the chance to collaborate with or study under her, don’t hesitate. I only wish I had her performance chops!
— Julie Threlkeld, Host/Producer, Modern Stories Mix podcast
Julie’s a brilliant teacher. It’s amazing what a difference knowing and using her work makes. If you speak in front of groups, tell stories, or want to tell stories, work with her.
— Lori Baird, Host/producer, Talk Therapy
Julie engages in creative teaching solutions in order to develop trust and empathy with students from various backgrounds. Her ability to connect with such a diverse student body has made her one of the most popular instructors in the department.
— Mark A. Pottinger, Ph.D., Chair, Visual & Performing Arts, Manhattan College
In one day I learned more from her than any professor has ever taught me in a whole semester.
— Christina G., student, Manhattan College