Richard Stone

Richard Stone is a nationally recognized speaker on the power of storytelling and its applications in business, healthcare, and education. He got his start 30+ years ago developing story-based training programs for team building and leadership development and has been a leader in work on narrative reminiscence. He has worked with diverse organizations such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Hewlett Packard, Eastman Chemical Company, Kraft Foods, and Novant Health.

Richard has authored: The Healing Art of Storytelling, Stories: The Family Legacy, The Kingdom of Nowt, co-wrote The Patient Survival Handbook with Synensys’s CEO Stephen Powell, and recently co-authored Story Intelligence with StoryWork's Chairman, Scott Livengood.  Previously he was the Chief Innovation Officer for Synensis, and prior to that the StoryAnalytics Master for the IDEAS Innovation team (a former division of the Walt Disney Company) where he was on the team that created StoryCare, an innovative program for driving behavioral change among healthcare staff to improve patient safety and satisfaction. Rick also co-created the award-winning board game Pitch-A Story and is an accomplished artist and photographer. 

Richard has served over the past years on the board of PCI Media, an international organization located in New York City committed to improving health, environmental, and social justice outcomes around the world using the power of story. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2015 Patient Voice Impact Award co-sponsored by the Leapfrog Group and the Patient Voice Institute. The video he created for the award describes his experience caring for his ailing father.

Richard lives in Decatur, GA with his wife, Elizabeth.


"Those who can vividly envision the storylines that run into their future become masters of their 'Possible', giving them a durable perspective that will serve them and their companies for years to come."—Richard Stone