Boost your Skills Connecting People & Place

Designed for interpreters, educators, museums, conservation organizations and others whose work involves connecting people and place.

The Soulful Stewardship Method is a 7-part structured, creative training that provides proven tools and techniques to give you a fresh approach to interpretation, education, storytelling, team-building and creativity.

For all levels of experience. Works for all site types, from wild to urban, as well as military and historic sites. Includes manual, toolkit, worksheets plus other supportive resources. 

  • See the familiar through new eyes
  • Generate fresh content for your tours or writings
  • Learn how to develop well-balanced, audience centered programs
  • Increase your presentation skills
  • Team-build & recharge your passion for the work you do

To request a sample agenda or pricing, Please use the form below.
(Introductory, half-day, one, two or three-day formats available)

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“We brought Erica in to help us master the art of storytelling and to learn how to share the meaning of these places even more effectively. When we worked with Erica before, it was one of the most meaningful experiences of my career. I was thrilled by seeing the growth in rangers and the inspiration they gleaned.”
— Chief of Interpretation, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC

Yosemite National Park

As a marine, I don’t always feel comfortable expressing philosophical or emotional feeling with strangers. However, these activities encouraged just that and the universally positive responses encouraged me further. I was able to connect with a deeper side of myself."  

CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE

" I feel that the level of programs this year was just outstanding. Even our more "science based" interpreters brought in more of the emotional, reflective techniques.  We’ll continue using what we learned. Her techniques were especially effective for creating the baseline of connection that leads to meaningful dialogue.”

Interested in a training? Please use form below to start the conversation.

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Prior Training, National Park Service Sites

Click links for Case Studies

  •  Acadia NP
  • Adams NHP Case Study
  • Assateague Island NS
  • Big Thicket NP Case Study
  • Cape Cod NS
  • Everglades NP
  • Fredrick Law Olmsted NHS
  • Ft. Stanwix NHS
  • Gateway NRA
  • Governors Island NM
  • Grant-Khors NHS
  • Great Smokies NP
  • Hopewell Furnace NHS
  • Independence NHP
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS
  • Marsh Billings Rockefeller NHS
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks
  • Niagara Falls National Heritage Corridor
  • Salem Maritime NHS
  • Saint Gaudens NHS
  • Sagamore Hill NHS
  • Saugus Iron Mill NHS
  • Springfield Armory NHS
  • Yosemite NP

Other Parks and Historic Sites

  • Arkansas State Parks Spring Training
  • Castle in the Clouds, NH
  • Historic Deerfield, MA
  • Idaho State Parks and Recreation Conference
  • Maryland Parks and Recreation Association Conference
  • Montana State Parks Spring Training