An interactive 2-hour online workshop

Your Changing Identity

Create your future identity based on your past stories.

Join Callan McDonnell, an expert in narrative therapy and an MEA alumni, to learn how the stories you tell about your past identities inform who you are now and who you might become.

“Callan has a rare gift of using the power of your personal narrative to elevate you into a greater version of yourself. He quickly shifted perspectives for me – both in business and in life.”

Nim de Swardt

Space is limited. Register today.


The stories we tell ourselves can be invitations to grow or to hold us back.

Unlock your personal stories to support your future growth.

Are you ready to tell a new story about yourself?

Is your identity defined by stereotypes that don’t feel quite right?

Do the stories you tell hold you back, preventing you from reaching your potential?

Are you guilty of repeating the same self-limiting soundbites?

Curious? If the answer is YES, sign up now. Select the time that’s best for you.

Tues 31 Jan, 4pm – 6pm AEDT

Using the principles of narrative therapy, you will:

learn how your identity is a process, not a possession, and how its evolution can impact your life story, shaping your future self

discover a technique to identify the themes of your life story by decade

using one decade of your life, you will excavate and understand what holds you back and what can propel you forward.

Upon signing up, all workshop participants will receive a FREE gift: a Chapter from Callan McDonnell’s book The Anthology of Living, on The Narrative of Loss.

Who should attend?

If you fall into these categories, you should sign up:

inspired to celebrate where you’ve come from and ready to re-imagine the next iteration of your personal identity?

at a crossroads, ready to design your best possible future identity?

feeling stuck, ready to step out of the conventional stereotypes?

bored by your old identities, ready to write a new story for yourself?

ready to stop being defined by your old stories and inspired to tell a new story?

step out from behind your old identity, the masks to which you’ve become accustomed?

Who are we?

Callan McDonnell is a narrative therapist and organisational effectiveness consultant. His research focuses on the transitional wisdom we have at our disposal to support, as we navigate periods of change and transformation in our lives, work, and relationships. His book, The Anthology of Living explores the role stories play in the construction of our identities and how we build meaning for our lives.

Masters Degree in Narrative Therapy and Community Work, Psychology and Social Work

Post-graduate Degree in English (Honours) and Psychology

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English

Accredited Leadership Circle Profile Tool

NLP Coach and Practitioner

Support Faculty

Callan met other curious modern elders through attending the MEA course Navigating Midlife Transitions, for whom the power of story-telling has played a role in their professional lives:

Richard is a leadership coach and change navigator who is passionate about helping people find their purpose and perspective. Richard has over 20 years of experience in change management and corporate training; he recently completed a Masters degree in Coaching Psychology and is the founder of Finding Your Why.

Richard Clarke

Ang is a writer and a perpetually curious midlife explorer with a passion for storytelling. She uses her love of words to help make sense of the world.

Angela Galloway

Gabriela is a management consultant, business leader and experienced facilitator, who is passionate about midlife exploration and making aging aspirational.

Gabriela Domicelj


Testimonials for Callan

“Just a quick note to let you know that your workshop last week was one of the best I have been to in a very long time (maybe ever…). You made a real impact on me and I believe everyone else in our team, but it was such a great reminder and I have really found myself stopping and thinking before I speak, judge and act.”

Team Leader, Corporate Client

“I’ve just read the letter you prepared (from our session) and I’m blown away by how accurately you’ve captured every detail. In all my years seeing physiologists, I have never felt so ‘heard’.”

JS, therapeutic practice client

During this interactive workshop you will:

learn how your identity is a process, not a possession

hear how the evolution of your identity can impact your life story and help you shape your future self

discover a technique to identify the themes of your life story by decade

using one decade of your life, you will excavate and identify key storylines and how these can propel you forward.

When you leave, you’ll:

Understand the different chapters of your life story

Have uncovered the meaning in one decade of your life story

Feel motivated to design your next identity, taking full ownership of the copyright in yourself

Feel inspired and prepared to embark on new adventures, maximising the next chapter of your life.

Concerns stopping you from taking action:

My personal stories are uninteresting; they feel boring.

The stories from our past need not define our future. We all tend to be critical of our own stories and repeat a few in our heads. In this workshop you will learn to embrace a multi-storied life and how to restitch your narrative or story in a new way that will feel far from boring.

I’m shy about sharing my story in front of strangers.

You can share as much or as little as you like in this workshop. Breakout groups can be a really useful way to gain insights into your own situation and uncover new ways to excavate your story. But there is no pressure to share more than you are comfortable with.

It feels artificial and forced to create a new identity for oneself.

This workshop is less about creating a new identity and more about extracting meaning from your life stories by identifying the stories you tell yourself, discarding the ones that no longer serve you and consciously investing in telling new stories that are aligned with your values and intentions for the future.

So, what have you got to lose?

If you have been considering how to change your identity, how best to maximise your next identity, you should consider attending this interactive workshop. We are inviting you to lean in, to step up and take action. Don’t put this off a second longer…

Take advantage of this workshop, at this never-to-be repeated 50% discount. Invest in yourself and do the SMART thing: take advantage of this offer now. Just click the button below to secure your seat right now….