Somerset West, Somerset West, Cape Metro, Western Cape 7130 , South Africa

Dorian Haarhoff Creative Wordshops

Somerset West, Somerset West, Cape Metro, Western Cape 7130 , South Africa

About

Are you struggling with writing - at work or in your personal life? Do you have a great story and do not know how to tell it? Teaching writing and story telling has been my passion for the last 20 years. Join me in this conversation.

Want a story-teller? Need a writing or story coach? Want to re-story your life and work? Because the old story no longer serves you or your company? This has been my passion for the last 20 years. My calling. Dorian Haarhoff's talks/ wordshops / experiences are meant for individuals, organisations - for anyone who wishes to revision their life and work. Explore your creativity, improve your skills and understand your relationships. Dorian uses story-telling and writing, so you can discover hidden potential and assess new ways of being and seeing. He believes in the ability of people to revitalise their workplace, build their communities, participate in their healing and find their joy. Dorian is a former Professor of English at the University of Namibia and has taught in a Canadian creative writing faculty and in the film studies unit at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He teaches a writing module to EMBA students at UCT. Since 1998 Dorian has run his own business, Creative Wordshops. Dorian is invited as a poet and as a guest story-teller to places near and far. His approach is based on his book, The Writer’s Voice: A Workbook for Writers in Africa (Zebra-Struik, 1998). His work is strongly influenced by mythology, whole brain theory, Jungian and Ecopsychology, creation spirituality, the new physics and narrative therapy. Join Dorian in the conversation.

Features

Keynote Speaker
Mentoring
Story Shops
Wordshops and Retreats
Writing Commissions
Writing Courses

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Oom Schalk

Reviews

February 14, 2018
Creative Wordshops
Dorian's wordshops provide attendees with the opportunity to learn in an experiential way. His ability to integrate stories and simplify business challenges makes him a world leader in the field of storytelling in organizations. Dorian is a brilliant storyteller, facilitator, and story-evoker. His creative methods, his great insight and his patient wisdom all contribute to his interactions with teams and individuals being unforgettable and life-changing experiences. A great facilitator for teams, conferences and retreats.
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February 12, 2018
Very insightful
I had a 1:1 workshop with Dr Haarhoff which was thoroughly enlightening and enjoyable. I will do it again.
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Werner Schmidt
February 07, 2018
Dorian inspires useful creativity
My professional association with Dorian has led to my creation and publishing of two volumes of poetry, both of which were nominated for the 2017 South African Independent Publishers' Awards. As copy editor and primary creative conversationalist, Dorian has taught me to bring forth only that which is essential, clear and authentic from my creative and life experience. This has aided me in all of my creative endeavours, from song-writing to corporate branding. Having attended a number of Dorian's Wordshops, I can say that Dorian possesses an authentic, inspirational mentoring/coaching/coaxing presence - he always invites participants to dance and participate creatively around his table. I have collaborated with Dorian as conversation circle facilitator and performer of story and song - his wisdom and creative positioning abilities as collaborator are something to behold. I recommend my friend Dorian to anyone keen on exploring their individual and collective creative abilities. Nothing quite like a wise tortoise with an infinite collection of story-gems in its shell.
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Hours

Closed today
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

Location

Somerset West, Somerset West, Cape Metro, Western Cape 7130 , South Africa
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February 14, 2018
Creative Wordshops
Dorian's wordshops provide attendees with the opportunity to learn in an experiential way. His ability to integrate stories and simplify business challenges makes him a world leader in the field of storytelling in organizations. Dorian is a brilliant storyteller, facilitator, and story-evoker. His creative methods, his great insight and his patient wisdom all contribute to his interactions with teams and individuals being unforgettable and life-changing experiences. A great facilitator for teams, conferences and retreats.
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February 12, 2018
Very insightful
I had a 1:1 workshop with Dr Haarhoff which was thoroughly enlightening and enjoyable. I will do it again.
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Werner Schmidt
February 07, 2018
Dorian inspires useful creativity
My professional association with Dorian has led to my creation and publishing of two volumes of poetry, both of which were nominated for the 2017 South African Independent Publishers' Awards. As copy editor and primary creative conversationalist, Dorian has taught me to bring forth only that which is essential, clear and authentic from my creative and life experience. This has aided me in all of my creative endeavours, from song-writing to corporate branding. Having attended a number of Dorian's Wordshops, I can say that Dorian possesses an authentic, inspirational mentoring/coaching/coaxing presence - he always invites participants to dance and participate creatively around his table. I have collaborated with Dorian as conversation circle facilitator and performer of story and song - his wisdom and creative positioning abilities as collaborator are something to behold. I recommend my friend Dorian to anyone keen on exploring their individual and collective creative abilities. Nothing quite like a wise tortoise with an infinite collection of story-gems in its shell.
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Julia Griss
February 06, 2018
Master of words
Dorian is a master of words and has helped me birth my stories. Truly powerful experience
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