We provide a curated experience of your family’s life, starting with the stories of the eldest generation and using the formats that you have selected.
Alex has given our family the invaluable gift of my dad’s stories. The process has been as valuable as the end product. Alex has the skills in interviewing and writing that creates an experience, as well as an end product, that will be priceless to your family.
Peggy Sherman Lawyer, Sherman Law, PA
Alex weaves inspirational stories with surprising and enduring textures drawn from individual family member stories and memories. It’s therapeutic for all who join in!
Chase TurnerConsultant at BIOCOS, coordinated at the Halberg Chronobiology Center
Alex has one of the most innovative and needed business ideas I have ever seen. He writes biographies of loved ones so their life story doesn’t get lost when they pass on or their memory deteriorates. What a special heirloom for generations to come! His background gives him amazing insight on to how to interview and bring these stories out of an elder family member and write the story beautifully. If there is one thing you should invest in to be there forever is your family’s story!
Anne HendricksonOwner, WorkIt Co-Working; Entrepreneur and Consultant
Alex gave a great presentation at Shalom, he was really successful in engaging the audience, and the workshop portion had everyone talking and sharing enthusiastically. We had a full house and people stayed long after the program was over and continued talking and sharing. This almost never happens! I would recommend Alex as a presenter both for older adults and for those in the next generation who are eager to preserve the stories and experiences of their parents.
Susie HeldCommunity Liaison, Sales and Marketing, Shalom Health Care, MN
Yes! The Your Story Shared philosophy is that every life story is worth telling—and telling well. This means that we will work with people at any age to create a spoken and/or written narrative that tells their compelling story with words and pictures. This being said, a majority of our clients are the adult children of parents in the oldest generation. These clients often start the process, then family and friends in every generation join the effort and fill out the narrative by contributing their personal memories and perspectives.
What do I have to do?
Talk to us!No really, that’s pretty much all it takes. Every Your Story Shared Project begins with aconversation and continues with a series of recorded interviews. If you have access to photos, film, recordings, letters, etc., that will make the resulting product better. But if you don’t, then just start telling us your story. We’ll take it from there.
How long does it take?
Our goal is to go from conversation to completed project within a month or less. Of course, if your completed Your Story Shared Product is required within 2-3 weeks, we are often able to meet this accelerated timeline for an additional fee.
How much does it cost?
The price range of a Your Story Shared Product is generally $500 – $5000. Some product packagesmay be more expensive based on size and scope. By the same token, projects with very limited scope may be less expensive. Additions or changes made following completion of a project scope and pricing agreement will be charged at an hourly rate.