Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa is a professional storyteller, poet, coach and facilitator who uses poetry, music and storytelling to enable organizations to get the best out of their life force – the people. Over the last 18 years she has worked with individuals, teams and organizations to develop leadership; organisational and personal creativity; learning capacity and resilience. She worked with educational institutions, NGOs, corporates and government departments in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.
Storytelling, particularly the oral tradition of storytelling, is a powerful resource to all human cultures that is in danger of becoming extinct. In this day and age of recording, re-winding, downloading – and of tweeting, and mobile devices, the skills of being present and mindful, of really listening and paying attention, of allowing our imaginations to collectively go on a journey are hard to find. Philippa engages the audience, as storyteller and as speaker, reminding them of the gifts that lie in art of story-telling and story-listening.