What makes a story great? How can I tell a powerful story? What if I am not comfortable talking in front of groups? Cue: Michael Balaoing.

His passion is to discover and bring out the best in people. More than just the Founder and CEO of Candlelion, a strategic communications group based in California – Michael is an alchemist of ideas and people. And in our opinion, an expert story-teller. He helped our #ToryBurchFellows get pitch-ready and even took the time to share the secrets of making a memorable story that people can’t help but retell!