Purposeful Storytelling

Expressing inner values and purpose through stories

The inner compass helps individuals stay focused on their values, beliefs and goals. It serves as a guiding force, providing direction and purpose, and helps individuals to make decisions that align with their personal vision for the future. Having a strong inner compass allows individuals to navigate through uncertainties, overcome obstacles and make choices that are consistent with their authentic selves.

This tool helps students to act on their inner values. After identifying what really matters to them, they formulate shared values with like-minded others. Together they create a story that aims to communicate their shared inner values to others. Through this activity, students learn how to be guided by their inner compass in the work they do with and for others, to contribute to building connection and inclusion, and bring about change.

Learning outcome

  • The student is able to display and act on their inner values and purpose