As a professional storyteller for over twenty years, Lisa Lipkin wrote and performed original storytelling performances across America and abroad. She was the storyteller in residence with the Museum of the City of New York throughout the 1990s, bringing the museum's historic collection to life through the oral tradition. She went on to create a wealth of original shows, most notably "What Mother Never Told Me: Reminiscence of the Child of a Holocaust Survivor," an autobiographical show which was performed at the US State Department, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, Off-Broadway, and at theaters and festivals throughout Europe. and the United States.
Her articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Self, and the Forward. She was a columnist with NIW ( Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad ), Holland's oldest Jewish newspaper from 2000-2003 and is the author of Bringing the Story Home, The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents and the editor of five books of American poetry.
Director, Business strategies
Gerald Habib's gift for helping companies realize their real story vs. the myths they may tell themselves, has been an invaluable contribution to Story Strategies.
As the director of The Berkshire Group of New York, Mr. Habib has worked with over 50 multinational companies, privately held companies, investment bankers and financial institutions on a variety of assignments from conference calls to detailed growth team work and market and product studies. He also participated in acquisition screening of over 100 specialty chemical companies and acted as advisors on the acquisition and sale of small chemical businesses.
He was the Chief Operating Officer or Trans-Cycle Industries and TCI, Inc, privately held environmental services company which provides decontamination and recycling of obsolete and PCB contaminated electrical equipment and metals. From 1997 through early 2004 (when it was sold to Chemcraft), Gerald Habib served as a Director of Polymer Solutions, Inc., a coatings/adhesive company.