Writer, Producer, Storyteller
Leah Lamb, MSW, experiences story as a tool for personal transformation and social change, and views the artform as a mystical expression of the connection between earth, people, and all life forms. Her storytelling lives in several mediums. She has authored short stories, documentaries, and award-winning PSA’s about the environment. Her articles about culture and the environment have been featured in Fast Company, Spirituality & Health Magazine, National Geographic News Watch, and Huffington Post. She produced and hosted The Green Channel on the Emmy-award-winning television network, Current TV.
Her education in theater includes studying the Eric Morris technique, the Meisner technique at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC, and apprenticing at The Williamstown Theater Festival. Her love of the arts as a doorway to social change came alive when she began writing and producing, But it is her love of the wilderness that brought her to the threshold of listening to where the stories live. She worked as a wilderness guide for seven years, traveling from Alaska, to Nepal, to Mexico, and to the deserts of the southwest. Leah created the format of storytelling ceremonies, which have toured in LA, San Francisco, and NYC. Her mystical storytelling, known as Soul Stories, provides people another tool to explore their archetypal structure and examine their lives through the metaphors and symbols that present in their consciousness.
"Leah lives in story, it resonates in her being – as a teller, as a writer/thinker, as an activist/world changer, as a contemporary artist rooted in the ancient. She knows the alchemy of myth and the miracle of life, and the tangible magic of language performed." ~ Joe Lambert, Founder, Story Center
"My storytelling was mechanical and stale and in a way... unlived, unliving and underlived. After this course, something was awakened. This course was exactly what I needed to spark my soul into finally living that storytelling side that I never dreamt I could and would live up to." ~Bettina Lonfat
"Kind yet firm, loving yet fierce, Leah expertly marries the magic with the mundane as she fluidly guides the unfolding of every soul's unique story. Her ears listen for the deeper currents flowing beneath the words and actions, her words call each participant more fully to life, her eyes sparkle with the radiance of aligned purpose, and her heart sings the siren song of remembrance and returning. Leah's work is an imperative service to the great turning of our world and culture, and her devotion to the mystery invites all that work with her to step into their unique embodied expression of medicine and purpose through the weaving of the great mythological unfolding of each and every life. If you are ready for true transformation of the tales you tell and the germination of the seeds of growth within your soul, step into Leah's circle and surrender to the greater story that is longing to live through you." ~ Hannah Jermstad
"My search for an avenue to unleash my inner storyteller lasted over a decade. The Myth, Magic & Medicine online class was worth the wait. Not only is Leah a master storyteller in her own right, she applies what she learned from leading outdoor wilderness expeditions to help people turn down the noise and tune in to their own inner guidance. Reminiscent of Joseph Campbell, Leah laid out activities designed for us to move forward with our inspiration; guiding us beyond our fears as we embarked on our own transformational Hero’s Journey. I highly recommend this class for anyone who wants to go beyond storytelling formulas to reach the place where authenticity and magic reside within us all." ~ Adrienne McCurdy, International Facilitator and Consultant