True Storytelling Institute®


David Boje

David Boje is Regents Professor Emeritus at New Mexico State University, and also holds an honorary doctorate from Aalborg University in Denmark. He is a co-founder of True Storytelling®, and has studied storytelling processes for over 37 years. He has consulted to small businesses, health care, military, and educational organizations. He is also the founder of the New Mexico Quantum Storytelling Conference, and creator of the concept of “Antenarrative.” He has written 27 books with 3 more forthcoming. He has published over 145 journal articles about storytelling theory, research, and practice. 

Lena Bruun

Lena Bruun is an experienced Leader, Coach and Change Agent. She has co-created the National Geographic prize-winning museum for youth culture and music in Denmark, Ragnarock, and works with sustainable organizational and personal development. Clients include festivals, creative and socioeconomic co-ops, and music and art companies.

Jens Larsen

Jens have 20 years of experience helping people, organizations, and business reach their goals. Funding and facilitated projects with many stakeholders. Jens live in Copenhagen. He is a social entrepreneur, storyteller researcher and executive coach and consultant working with companies and organizations on leadership, the UN goals and sustainability. He has written books about ethical coaching, storytelling and leadership. He has studied Scandinavian Leadership and way of life and a founder of Old Friends Industries. Jens has worked with leaders from Scandinavian brands like IKEA, Novo Nordisk, Mærsk etc. Contact:

Grace Ann Rosile

Grace Ann Rosile (PhD) is Professor Emeritus of Management at New Mexico State University. She studies Ensemble Leadership through Ensemble Storytelling and organizing processes, and indigenous ethics. Author of numerous academic articles and book chapters, she also is co-founder (2010, with David Boje) of the New Mexico Quantum Storytelling Conference, co-founder (2020) of the True Storytelling Institute®, and founder of HorseSense At Work, offering management development and teamwork training. She also produced 7 educational films and a book (2016) on “Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics.” She and Boje co-authored “How to do Conversational Storytelling Interviews for your dissertation” (Elgar Publishing, 2020).

Jim Sibel

James R. Sibel, PhD, MA is a CFO with over 40 years’ experience in various elected, appointed, and advanced leadership functions holding licensure and certifications in states throughout the Mid Atlantic region. He holds an MA in Law and a PhD in Organizational Development. In his various capacities,
Dr. Sibel is an author, speaker, and lecturer, having traveled
throughout the United States and Europe presenting at professional conferences and seminars on Corporate Social Responsibility.