I’m Michelle Khouri, a creative powerhouse.
What does it mean to be a “creative powerhouse?” It means it’s hard to neatly summarize my many creative passions. I may earn a living from my decade-long career in communications—a word I use to encompass everything from media relations to internal marketing to publishing—but that’s just a sliver of what I do. I love to paint, sing, sketch, build furniture (from scratch), act and write fiction. All of these passions may seem extraneous, but they have a surprisingly direct influence on my work as a strategist, speaker and writer. Simply put: I’m hyper-creative in a world where clones spring up at the first sign of success.
Practically from our first breath, we are surrounded by tales of heroes, monsters, myths and bygone days. We’re raised on the allure of triumph or lessons of morality or humility of failure brought to life by characters that help to shape us.
We may go on to experience our own lessons learned, heroes met and monsters faced, but we never outgrow our love of stories. I am obsessed with listening to, uncovering and telling the compelling tales that surround us. I relish forming a narrative that draws my audience in and gets their synaptic connections lighting up like an electrical storm in the dead of night.