14 episodes

The podcast where we help humans say what they need to say - intentionally.

The Intentional Story Melanie Spring, Maggie Burns, and Nate Marble

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The podcast where we help humans say what they need to say - intentionally.

    Episode 13: Cliffhangers, Bookendings, & that Damn Cheeseburger

    Episode 13: Cliffhangers, Bookendings, & that Damn Cheeseburger

    It sure is hard to believe, but season 1 has almost come and gone. We have a couple of loose ends to tie up for you all, so on this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we are resolving cliffhangers and bookending the first season. 
    How we format the stories we tell can completely change the impact of our words - in both negative and positive ways. Taking the time to intentionally structure a story can build and resolve tension powerfully for your audience.
    Spend some time with us as we each tell a story or two, intentionally.
    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 37 min
    Episode 12: OMG! WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME ROOM!

    Episode 12: OMG! WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME ROOM!

    Together for the first time EVER, we recorded this episode in Denver right before our very last SPEAK With Confidence Retreat. 14 Rockstars were making their way to us, so why not talk about manifesting, confidence, and what it looks like to show up perfectly you?
    On this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we talk about whether we see ‘manifesting’ as whoo-whoo or concrete, depending on how the idea was first presented to us. Melanie also walks us through the simple version of #manifestthatshit - a process that takes work and intention.

    So what do you want to manifest? Are you interested in doing the work it takes to actually decide what you want and run after it? 
    Let’s manifest some shit together!
    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.


    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate


    (p.s.- if you want a little extra joy in your life, be sure to watch the recording of this episode. You won’t regret it.)
    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 30 min
    Episode 11: A Layman's Guide to the Enneagram

    Episode 11: A Layman's Guide to the Enneagram

    There are a million different ways for the world to categorize us - that can be good or bad, depending on the motivation behind it. One of the favorite ways to do that in the last 30 years is through personality tests (Myers-Briggs, DISC, StrengthsFinder, etc.). We want people to tell us who we are - it’s a lot of work to take that journey on our own. Why are we fascinated by personality tests? What are we really trying to learn from them?

    On this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, Maggie walks us through another one of these self-awareness journeys - the Enneagram. Now, Maggie is not an expert by any means, but has taken a novice fascination in it, so be sure to do your own research if you want to know more!

    The Enneagram gives us a helpful context around how you see the world, and how we see the world influences how we tell stories. Jump in with us as we try to know ourselves better - and learn with us as we try to tell more meaningful stories.
    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 41 min
    Episode 10: The Stories of Generations

    Episode 10: The Stories of Generations

    Did you know that the things our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents (and on and on) did get passed down to us? The experiences of our families make huge imprints on us, whether we are aware of it or not. 
    Take some time with us on this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast to sift through some of our own personal generational stories and the impact they have on each of us - the way we process, the things we fear, the hopes we have. 
    Generational stories are the foundations of our lives - how are yours affecting you?

    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 35 min
    Episode 9: Your Life's Chapter Headings

    Episode 9: Your Life's Chapter Headings

    What doesn’t kill you makes you… more of who you were meant to be. Start this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast with us as we “circle back” on a few things (and touch on our hate/hate relationship with that phrase). Melanie recaps how her talk from episode 8 went and how she used the bookending technique to tie her talk together beautifully. 
    We have mentioned the idea of ‘chapter headings’ over and over again on this podcast, and we finally get to talk about what those really mean! If you know Nate at all, you know that he has developed the idea of chapter headings for his work training other actors. Our chapter headings are the events or circumstances or experiences that we go through that shape the people we are today - the epic things we look back on and see that we were profoundly impacted. 
    Join us for a fascinating conversation about the big things that happen in our lives, how they shape us, and what we can do with that knowledge. 
    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 36 min
    Episode 8: Rewriting An Opening Story

    Episode 8: Rewriting An Opening Story

    Ever wondered what it’s like to work with us as we workshop an idea? In this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we learn about how Melanie gives all sorts of talks to all sorts of groups, and retools pieces of them depending on her audience. 

    With her first in-person talk in over a year just 24 hours away, we are working on her opening story - a live coaching workshop! How can you make the most of the first few minutes you are on stage? What stories are the best to use right at the beginning? We get into the nitty-gritty details of how you could start a talk - paying close attention to the power of a good first-story.
    Take a deep breath, smile, and let’s begin.
    (Listen closely for Nate’s illuminating realization of what his inner critic needs to be called. Go back and watch episode 7 to understand the reference.)

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

kodikelly ,

Love them and you will too!

These three are a dynamic trio than can make you go from laughing hysterically to having an honest moment with yourself. Can wait to hear the stories they tell.

Akshay Ramanathan ,

Worst case scenario…. You’ll love it!

The most Kickass of Human beings, Melanie Spring is finally taking to the airwaves. As if her weekly newsletter wasn’t fire enough! She’s going to deliver TONS of value, insight, and wisdom in her new podcast “The Intentional Story Podcast.”

Via voice and always with a moving message, Melanie’s honest, fun, and fresh perspective keeps it real and me always laughing.

Melanie has inspired me to embrace my true inner voice, find a footing in a new identity as a solopreneur, and so so much more. Just listen already! Worst case scenario is you’re going to love it. Check out the video trailer as well!

pretty sure that's david ,

I am in!

What a fun group! Laugh and learn… for sure!!!

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