Story Party co-founder Beverley has been telling stories for a living for more than 35 years – first as a music journalist and pop magazine editor, then as a national newspaper superwoman.
More recently she added human potential coaching and story archaeology to her portfolio and now helps individuals and business owners dig for the personal stories that will change their lives and change the world.
In March 2013 she graduated from Ginger Public Speaking’s acclaimed Inspiring Speakers programme, which is where she met co-founder Mary Ann Clements. She now works for Ginger as a lead trainer specialising in storytelling.
Joanna Josefina Thomas was born and raised in north London. She has always been a keen performer, and as a child regularly danced to the entirety of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in her living room.
She has an (as yet) unpublished novel about killer crows in a drawer, and took her first foray into performance poetry a couple of years ago. She teaches creative writing workshops at home, offers freelance fiction editing, and recently provided two translations for a forthcoming compilation of writing by Venezuelan authors.