A healthy company is peopled by employees whose collective whole is greater than the sum of their parts.  When you reverse engineer successful companies, it comes down to each employee working at her or his full potential. Working at full potential means that employees are evaluating how their work is progressing, using what they’ve learned to improve, and having a sense of self and connection within their workplace.

A recent science-backed study by Harvard Business School revealed that employees who took just 15 minutes to reflect on their workday increased their performance at the office by nearly 25%.


What if you had a dedicated place for employees to voice sources of stress, explore, connect, and process desires, goals, fears and challenges? Ultimately, improving emotional intelligence?


Meet the StoryQ.

An engaging, easy to implement and low-cost tool to encourage a more regular practice of guided self-reflection.


The guided video journaling unit is set up in a room and the employee, in completely privacy, answers the pre-recorded questions to the camera. Available apps for our unit include:

  • The Daily Check In

  • The Annual Review

Of course, we recognize that each organization has different needs. We can customize the onscreen interviewer and questions as well as incorporate your branding, all to meet your specific objectives.


→ HIPAA compliant. Captured HD video footage is automatically and securely uploaded to a S3 Cloud Story Vault.

→ The StoryQ™ is developed and supported by a global team of neuroscientists, film and documentary makers, engineers, product designers, and organizational psychologists.


The Methodology


The StoryQ™ methodology has been helping kids and teens in schools and community organizations since 2001 across 12 countries. Our ongoing project for Schools and Youth organizations can be seen at

From our work, we know that emotional intelligence is the key to success in the workplace. Responding to these demands, the technology has recently been developed to meet the needs of the workplace, helping individuals to master their emotional skills to better thrive.


An Evidence-Based Approach


Our own findings on the benefits of private guided video journaling over the past 18 years have been reinforced by outside research from leading professionals in the educational, research, and scientific communities.

Highlights from independent research:

“When you put feelings into words, you’re activating the prefrontal region and seeing a reduced response in the amygdala.”

“In the same way you hit the brake when you’re driving and see a red light, when you put feelings into words, you seem to be hitting the brakes on your emotional responses. As a result, an individual may feel less angry or less sad.”

“This is ancient wisdom… putting our feelings into words helps us heal better.”

*Source: Putting Feelings Into Words Produces Therapeutic Effects in the Brain reports Brain Imaging Study – Professor Matthew D. Lieberman, UCLA.


Organizations who implement StoryQ benefit from:


Increases in productivity by reducing time spent ruminating over struggles that arise during the day


Reduction in time lost due to “office gossip”


A practical, ongoing, and physical-offering element to your existing wellbeing program


Increases in employee emotional intelligence and overall increased wellbeing


What leaders are saying…

“The results in the educational field have been remarkable. The potential benefits for business are countless. By being asked to be introspective, we begin to process everything that is happening in or outside the workplace in a much healthier and productive way. New ideas and achievements are celebrated and memorialized, challenges are worked through in the moment so team members can move forward…”
— Senior Executive

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