Hello, I'm Alina
I help organisations and individuals to harness the power of storytelling and narrative for positive impact and systems change
With the right stories, we can re-author the world
Our world is facing many interconnected problems that threaten our livelihoods, global populations, and the ecological stability of the planet. Yet we have more tools and capacity to harness human creativity than ever before, and a unique post-COVID-19 opportunity to re-write the stories that underpin our lives.
My mission is to help individuals, businesses, organisations, and governments to connect authentically through narrative, and find collective solutions grounded in systems thinking.
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How can I help?
Ali Jacs poetry
Under the alias Ali Jacs, I produce and perform spoken word poetry, to inspire, engage, and communicate complex messages. Performing for over a decade, I won the NZ National Poetry Slam in 2012, and can bring some creative energy to your next event.
I can help with narrative strategy, story coaching, strategic communications, and injecting a healthy dose of creativity. If your organisation needs help redefining your narratives or bringing your stories to life, let's grab a coffee, either virtual or physical.
Whether it's producing an impact report, content development and copywriting, or celebrating your organisation's products, customers, or team, I can help craft stories that inspire and unify.
I'm currently writing a book on storytelling, narrative, and systems change. As I'll be drawing heavily on real world examples, I'd love to hear your stories about how the power of narrative has connected people against the odds and brought about beautiful outcomes.
A selection of my musings
"Where the firm grip of reality meets the twisting, calloused hands of fine storytelling, there you will find me." - Ali Jacs
A selection of my poetry performances. Watch more on YouTube.
Creating Positive Change with Poetry
Using the power of poetry, vulnerability, and personal narrative to inspire and bring about behaviour change.
New Frontiers summit
Big World Small Planet (The Remix)
A poetic introduction to Johan Rockström's planetary boundaries framework, spanning 75,000 years of human development.
New Frontiers summit
A Cure for Them
A call to stop 'othering' people and to focus on common unity, to combat increasing polarisation across the world.