StoryStudio Chicago

Writing, Storytelling & Presentation Training

Chicago, Illinois

United States

About StoryStudio Chicago

StoryStudio doesn't teach you how to write a sentence. They teach you how to tell a story.

StoryStudio offers writing, storytelling, and presentation training to companies, organizations, and creative writers. They guide teams and individuals to connect message to audience, using tools and techniques that help them think strategically and communicate effectively.

They are all about the details, the small moments that make a story compelling and that leave a lasting effect on the audience. They help their students--both business and creative writers--find these moments by teaching the art and science of storytelling in a positive, open, and encouraging atmosphere where students can develop their unique voices and grow as artists and communicators. Team trainings are on-your-feet fun, illuminating, team building, and always useful.

Both their creative writing and their business writing students come from all walks of life and with all kinds of stories. Their committed and talented instructors are working writers who bring their experience and expertise to the classroom with warmth and humor.

We joined the B Corp community to become part of a larger movement that aligns with our core principles. StoryStudio Chicago was founded in large part as a way to step away from the traditional workplace to see if we could create a business based on enriching people’s lives by helping them tell their stories in a variety of art forms. The B Corp community is harnessing this same philosophy and telling the important story of building a strong, sustainable, and responsible world.

The Change We Seek®

Stories matter. They are how we make sense of the world, how we come to understand ourselves, and how we learn to be good neighbors to each other and good stewards of the Earth. StoryStudio Chicago wants to help people explore their creativity and to share their stories. They believe these acts of storytelling will yield huge returns in every aspect of life.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2012

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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