We're telling Your Story

Welcome to story in a day
The Schedule

What happens during Story In a Day? Here’s the schedule:

Prepwork

We give you prep work to complete prior to the big day. You’ll arrive feeling clear and ready to dive in.

Part 1
Identify your story

What is the signature story that you need to be telling? If you have no idea, we help you figure it out.

Part 2
Write Your Story

Write a messy rough draft of your story. It does not have to be perfect. Our expert team gives you feedback and tweaks to polish it up.

Part 3
Lunch Hour

Hydrate, stretch, get some food, and prepare to record..

Part 4
Rehearse Your Story

Practice telling your story out loud. If you are nervous, that’s okay. This is the most supportive space imaginable. Each time you practice, your confidence grows.

Part 5
Make Your 30, 60, 90 Day Plan

You have created a powerful story! Who needs to hear it? Where are you going to share it and when? 

Decide how you’re going to bring your story into the world and the action steps you will take—whether it’s telling your story at an event, on a podcast, on social media, at a client meeting, or somewhere else.

After the Big Day

Go share your story—and report back after 30, 60, 90 days to tell us what you’ve accomplished. We give you accountability to make sure you’re doing what you said you will do.

Rave Reviews

“Robert Hartwell has a gift and you have to experience it to really understand it. Obviously you can see that he’s such a talented person and a bright, amazing human being. But once you get in his presence, once he works with you directly on your story, you start to realize how truly transformational his gift is.”

Tivi Jones

Founder and CEO of Hey, Awesome Girl Creative Studio

“My experience with Robert Hartwell has been nothing short of amazing. He comes across as this huge personality, but really he’s very soft and very gentle;  you can feel his energy. He is very caring and just really in tune; he makes you feel seen.”

Dr. Shenelle Dubose

Founder of Agile Design Services

“Robert is highly trained and he takes his craft very seriously.  He is someone who really cares about those who he serves.”

Arlena Jackson

Founder and CEO of Elevation Ally

“To make a story come to life that was hard to tell is just so beautiful. Thank you, Robert, to you and your team for what you have given me. I am so grateful.”

Kristina Italic

Founder of Evoke Body

“Robert, I’m just overwhelmed and thankful that you got me to a place to tell this story. This is the authenticity and transparency that I want in the next season of my life and I am so grateful.”

Chelsea Williams

Founder + CEO of Reimagine Talent Consulting

“Robert is the most amazing artist! Just the talent and ability to shape a story and pull it out-  he’s able to access it in such a way and it’s just magnificent to watch.”

Dr. Sabrina Couch

Founder of F*ck Being Stuck, Psychologist, Author, and Life Coach

“After working with Robert, it’s such a joy to experience somebody’s true craft.  Robert truly is a storyteller. I have not experienced that before and to witness him work with us in such an intimate way was such an honor.”

Jordan Gill

CEO of Systems Saved Me

“Robert Hartwell has a gift and you have to experience it to really understand it. Obviously you can see that he’s such a talented person and a bright, amazing human being. But once you get in his presence, once he works with you directly on your story, you start to realize how truly transformational his gift is.”

Tivi Jones

Founder and CEO of Hey, Awesome Girl Creative Studio

Meet Your Coach, Robert Hartwell

Robert Hartwell is an award-winning Broadway performer, choreographer, director, producer, and entrepreneur. He is the host and executive producer of Taking Back the House, a television show presented by OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, HGTV, and Scott Brothers Entertainment.

From stage to screen, Robert creates jaw-dropping moments that leave audiences awestruck and inspired. You’ve seen Hartwell in Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and featured in Pharrell and Jay-Z’s hit music video, “Entrepreneur.”

You might know Robert from his viral social media post. After purchasing a 200-year-old colonial mansion (which was built back when slavery was still legal Federally in the US), Robert inspired millions with his message of reinvention, liberation, and hope. As a Black gay man, he vowed to fill this home with love, honor his ancestors, tell their stories, and say their names.

Robert is the founder of The Broadway Collective, a musical theater education company for  teens. The company made the Inc 5000 List for its rapid growth: 440% revenue increase in 3 years. He’s a seasoned educator who understands how to bring out the greatness inside each client – whether they’re a teenager or grown-up.  After working with Robert,  97% of his students get into the top musical theatre college programs in the country—with scholarships. 

As a director and choreographer his work has been seen at Lincoln Center in NYC, the Kennedy Center in DC, and numerous theaters across the country.

Robert’s work has been featured in countless media outlets including Good Morning America, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, People, and more.

Robert divides his time between New York City, Los Angeles, and his new home in Massachusetts.

Meet the TEam