Our Mission

The Narrative Method helps diverse groups and individuals increase empathy, connect deeply, and discover new possibilities for themselves, others and the world.

Our Approach

The Narrative Method offers award-winning, experiential programs and workshops that use stories to increase compassion, empathy, connect deeply and develop the skills to create more meaningful relationships. Workshops, classes, facilitator trainings and salons are designed for diverse populations including, universities, K-12 teachers,  veterans, youth, homeless individuals and social service agencies that serve underserved populations. 

Compelling ideas, videos, relational activities, creative writing and thought-provoking conversations inspire participants to challenge harmful messages from the media and culture. Participants are empowered to broaden their perspectives and reclaim their stories.


In 2018 TNM launched DIY Human with a studio in Santa Monica for live events, classes and trainings. The DIY Human Cards are being used by universities and K-12 schools nationally so that anyone can facilitate a meaningful group.

Our Board

Shari Foos,
Deborah Briggs
Robert Sherman
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Laurie Meadoff
Mark Lesser
Richard Foos

   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.


Bob’s producer credits include: “A Huey P. Newton Story” and “Rodney King” for Starz and Netflix respectively. He has produced concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Previously, Bob served as chair of the board of directors of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, and is a current or former officer of several nonprofit organizations, including: the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Rock The Vote, and Operation USA. Bob is also a member of the Obama Scholars Advisory Board at Occidental College and in 2018 was recognized by the Center For Nonprofit Management as one of the Top 40 nonprofit visionaries in Southern California.

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THE NARRATIVE METHOD™ is an award-winning 501c3 program for diverse groups and individuals. Participants challenge kneejerk impulses to obey the culture rather than express themselves genuinely. And by broadening their lens, participants discover new possibilities for themselves, each other, and the world. Increases awareness, wonder, empathy and tolerance. 

© 2019 The Narrative Method