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About The Narrative Method

Founded by therapist Shari Foos, The Narrative Method is a California-based 501c3 nonprofit organization addressing the epidemic of loneliness using creative expression to build human connection. Approaching our 10-year anniversary, The Narrative Method's mission is more relevant than ever. Thousands of individuals, from across the country and from all walks of life, join The Narrative Method to create freely and connect deeply - with themselves and each other.

About The Narrative Method



The Narrative Method uses creative programs, products and partnerships to build personal agency and community understanding for a more united world.

To inspire radical human expression and connection for all. 



Zero-cost, Zoom-based experiences to connect with others. Explore your creativity with stress-free, judgment-free, short-form writing based on pictures and prompts. 


Providing individuals and groups with an ever-changing experience of self-discovery and connection with prompts based on The Narrative Method's 12 Core Concepts.


Working with veterans groups, unhoused communities, student populations and others to deepen the impact of The Narrative Method's mission and model.


The 12 Core Concepts


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Shari Foos is a marriage and family therapist and the creator of The Narrative Method. As a leader in the Human Connection Movement, TNM creates programs, products and experiences that use stories and creativity to deeply connect people to themselves and others. Foos also co-founded Bridge, (1999), a free university program in the humanities for underserved adults. She received a MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, where she is an adjunct professor.


As a sought-after expert on the subjects of relationships and meaningful connection, Foos’ writing and commentary have appeared in a range of online and print publications, including Real Simple, Huffington Post, Women’s Health, KBLA, Fatherly, Thrive Global, Shondaland, Bustle, The LA Weekly, and Sparks & Honey Culture Briefings. Ms. Foos serves on the board of the City Kids Foundation and is the recipient of the New Directions for Veterans Community Hero Award (2015) and The Antioch University Los Angeles Lifetime Achievement Award (2016).



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Micah Greenberg

The Narrative Method’s Executive Director & Creative Officer, Micah Greenberg, worked for more than a decade in creative and marketing leadership roles at The Atlantic, NPR and National Public Media before launching his consulting career. Deeply involved in LA’s nonprofit and arts communities, Micah’s a volunteer consultant with Executive Service Corps and co-owner of Kensington Presents. He holds a BA from Brown University in Media Studies and Creative Writing.


Dana Reynolds

Dana Reynolds is The Narrative Method’s Community Manager who believes in the power of groups. Her diverse background as a school counselor, theater director and performer, and events coordinator express her love of building community through the arts. Dana holds an M.ED. in School Counseling from Lewis & Clark College, and BA in Arts and Humanities from Michigan State University.




Bob Johnson

Bob (“BJ”) is a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney, producer, and civic activist. In addition to practicing law, he is a Peabody Award-winning film producer with Spike Lee, and a former senior music executive for Atlantic Records. Bob is co-founder and chair of the board of directors of LA Works - Los Angeles’ largest volunteer agency. His law practice includes representation of prominent athletes and artists in film, music, and art. He is a graduate of Occidental College, UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law, respectively.


Deborah Briggs

Deborah H. Briggs comes to The Narrative Method with a wealth of experience creating and managing businesses. With a Master’s Degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University, Deborah began her career in human resources and organizational development for large corporations such as Citigroup, Chase Manhattan Bank, and ABC-TV.


Robert Sherman

Robert F Sherman Ph.D. works as a consultant to foundations and nonprofits in areas of education reform, youth development and leadership, and civic engagement. His particular interest is in bringing isolated yet related perspectives and favored strategies into productive alignment for greater impact.


Laurie Meadoff

Laurie Meadoff is CEO of Laurie Inc. and Team, a company designed to innovate, connect, and activate brands and media from around the world. With extensive experience in executive production, resourceful collaboration and strategic planning, Laurie masterfully uses her vast network to build bridges and devise projects with significant and resounding societal influence.


Richard Foos

Richard Foos has been in the entertainment business for over forty-five years starting with a small record store named Rhino Records, and eventually growing it into the well-known audio label with well over $100 million dollars in annual revenue. Rhino was sold in 1998 to Time Warner after which Foos and his partners started Shout! Factory, with Richard as its Chief Executive Officer. Founded in 2001, Shout! is a preeminent independent home video company, producing and distributing classic and new television and films.

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Steven Tate

Steven Tate is a Los Angeles-based fractional CMO, growth marketing executive, writer, technologist, and startup advisor. Leading marketing efforts for multiple venture-backed consumer tech startups and e-commerce brands, he's achieved significant revenue growth over almost two decades. As founder and chief creative officer of Rank & File, he crafts authentic brand stories and identifies true competitive advantages for brands. A mentor in building top-notch marketing organizations, he prioritizes empathy and tackling the most difficult challenges in today's AI-disrupted landscape. As a board member of The Narrative Method, he hopes to help build a global online community combating loneliness through therapeutic creative writing.


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