Mary Alice Arthur is a Story Activist, working with the stories of people, places and things to discover and activate their greatest potential. She brings to StoryWork a leading edge skill in using participatory practice to help groups become high performing communities, able to step up, co-create a compelling story, and from it, wise sustained action. She works around the world with leaders in all levels of public and private organisations and communities. She excels at creating extraordinary meetings that get results and is a sought after speaker, host and thought leader. As an international steward of the Art of Hosting network (www.artofhosting.org), she teaches storyworking skills and participatory practice, and hosts participatory gatherings all over the globe.