From my Blog

  • Participant, Change the Story. Change the World. workshop in Kazakhstan

    “It was the best workshop or lecture I have been to. I loved it. The workshop taught me that it is important to start from yourself, to love yourself, to share this love. Thank you organizers so much for inviting Annie to the conference, it was unforgettable.”

    Participant, Change the Story. Change the World. workshop in Kazakhstan
  • Nadia Pak, participant in storytelling workshop in Kazakhstan

    Annie has changed something inside of me. She just was so inspiring and special and I can’t find words to express how much I am grateful for having participated in FLEX-Ability workshop. Annie made us think different though teaching us how to be open and face challenges. She helped me push my fears away from me.

    Nadia Pak, participant in storytelling workshop in Kazakhstan
  • Jennifer Betancourt, Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

    “Annie, your seminar was the hit of the summer. All the Jeannette K. Watson Fellows have talked about how profound your session was, how personable you were, and how valuable the interactive pieces of the session were to them.”

    Jennifer Betancourt, Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship
  • Michael Stern, participant Change the Story. Change the world. workshop

    “Annie’s workshop helped me understand the power stories have to keep us stuck in our old patterns or to liberate us into embodying more of our potential. This insight had an immediate effect on my personal life, and I can feel it working in the background to clarify my vocational calling. Not only do Annie’s enthusiasm, sincerity, and mastery shine through her work, she also gives the best hugs in the world!”

    Michael Stern, participant Change the Story. Change the world. workshop
  • Sara Kominoski, participant of Change the Story. Change the World. workshop

    “After last nights workshop, I woke up today feeling like I had a new outlook on life. I felt so connected to everyone else in the room, which reminded me today how connected I am to everyone I encounter in my life. Your outlook on life comes from the stories you create- learn to shape and recreate your world, and influence those around you with your stories. You are the perfect person to host this workshop, you made me feel so comfortable and open to sharing, which is why I learned so much! Thank you again!”

    Sara Kominoski, participant of Change the Story. Change the World. workshop
  • Hediya Sizar, participant in Change Your Story, Change the World workshop at NYU

    “I was truly compelled by not only your personal story but also the passion you have for storytelling. I believe there is a light shining in all of us, but sometimes it is dying and we need just one person to relight the kindle for us. So I want to thank you for doing that for me.”

    Hediya Sizar, participant in Change Your Story, Change the World workshop at NYU
  • Djordje Djordjevic, participant in Video Storytelling training sponsored by US Embassy in Macedonia

    Annie Escobar managed to teach all of us in five days how to make a short film.  She taught us not how to make just a video but rather how to tell a story with a video. Annie managed not only to teach us, but also to inspire us. Annie managed in five days to break my inner creative barrier that prevented me from effectively expressing myself trough video format and for that I am very grateful.

    Djordje Djordjevic, participant in Video Storytelling training sponsored by US Embassy in Macedonia
  • Participant, Change the Story. Change the World. workshop in Kazakhstan

    “I learned to let go. I learned to share very personal things with others. Usually I keep it all inside, but when other alums started telling their stories, which brought tears to my eyes, I realized that it is absolutely okay to be vulnerable and it okay to show it.”

    Participant, Change the Story. Change the World. workshop in Kazakhstan
  • Irshad Manji, Professor at NYU Wagner, Founder of the Moral Courage Project

    “Thank you again for your outstanding presence. Students were literally left agog. Afterwards, a number of them approached with gratitude for bringing you in.”

    Irshad Manji, Professor at NYU Wagner, Founder of the Moral Courage Project