written with Thea Shahrokh What does it take to lead transformative storywork — to help others to make their way through a storytelling process that is both self-making and builds relationships? When I first started this work, I thought that it was a complex facilitation process that could be learned through telling your own story and then reflecting on that process. After much more experience, I see it differently: learning to lead transformative storywork is a journey into understanding yourself, and tuning in to others. It is about learning how to connect creativity to expression and recognising what helps people in very different situations to do this. It is about sensitive and careful facilitation, of the kind that becomes almost invisible and yet holds everything together. It is about constantly adapting to changing possibilities with technologies, techniques and methods. And it is also about seeing the stories — in myself and in others. So how do you learn to do this?