Telling stories to urban audiences on brightly lit stages in dimly lit bars, I spend much of my time in worlds of raconteurs of all kinds.

I offer storytelling workshops to a wide range of people including artists, peacemakers, social justice advocates, and entrepreneurs. I am the collector, archivist and writer for Love Letters to a Friend -- a project that I developed as an ongoing, online archive of love letters.

Currently, I am a Toronto based consultant for clients such as Kindle Project where I'm the Communications Director and the Indie Philanthropy Initiative for which I'm the Director. Additionally, I work with clients internationally as a communications and strategy consultant using storytelling as a model for organizational change and leadership building.

I am also the Board President for Raconteurs Storytelling, the community that got me started...

Send me a note: ari@arianneshaffer.com 

All photography on the site: Sadaf Rassoul Cameron