OUR STORY

Our heartfelt mission is to create bespoke, personal and business film biographies produced with integrity, trust and passion that documents, honours and affirms a life well lived; and for businesses, portrays the vision, drive and values that have made it successful.

 

This video is about Paul English Director and Producer of My Business My Story


Paul English

A communication specialist and experienced film and multimedia producer with over 35 years experience, Paul was a radio journalist/ presenter for many years where he got to chat with people from all walks of life. “It was all about making people sound interesting," Paul says, "as everyone has a story to tell if given the chance.” Paul also worked for many years for the International Red Cross in Geneva in charge of multimedia production and that was where he started making films, in particular those that helped give a voice to the voiceless victims of war.


After returning from nearly 20 years living abroad, Paul decided to film his mother for her 90th birthday celebration. Both the party and the film were a great success. Sadly, several months later, Paul's mother passed away after a sudden illness. It was a huge shock but, at the funeral, the family was able to see her ‘virtually’ on the screen once more, laughing and telling her stories rather than just seeing still images on a slide show. 


So, that was it for Paul and he decided to combine his two passions – film production and helping people tell their stories – and joined with Alison to form My Business My Story. 

Alison speaks with passion about her job as executive producer of My Business My Story.


Alison Crossley


Talk to Alison or Paul today about how they use their considerable journalistic, intuitive and storytelling skills to help tell the story of your business or personal life.


Alison is very much a people person. Highly empathetic and insightful, she has worked for many years as a counselling psychologist (specialising in Gestalt Therapy) and business mentor where her gentle and guiding nature enabled her clients to feel not only heard and understood, but also empowered. 

 

Alison has joined with Paul to lend her calm and thoughtful approach to being the interviewer of My Business My Story in addition to her role as Executive Producer and in charge of Client Liaison. Alison also speaks to groups (e.g. Rotary, Probus, Lions...) on the Psychological Benefits of Storytelling not only for businesses in terms of the value of using storytelling techniques in business but also, on a more personal level, the psychological benefits for seniors and the elderly of talking about their lives and passing on their stories. 


Alison can be contacted directly through this website should you wish for her to speak to your group. 


"We've been sharing the link for the film (including to friends in the US and Italy) and everyone loves it! A few people have mentioned that they discovered new things about Simon, despite knowing him for decades”. 

Simon’s wife, Melissa.

Paul is proud to be the President and a Founding Member of Life Stories Australia, an incorporate association of Life Story Professionals 

 

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