I am a consultant who focuses her practice into unravelling the skein of people’s personal and professional stories through narrative coaching and counselling techniques. I help organisations, brands and businesses take back control of their scripts, evolve, grow and flourish. I help them design their relationships with bosses, peers, clients so that their Identistory can be clearly read in all their words and actions.

I am a consultant who focuses her practice into unravelling the skein of people’s personal and professional stories through narrative coaching and counselling techniques. I help organisations, brands and businesses to take back control of their scripts, evolve, grow and flourish. I help them design their relationships with bosses, peers, clients so that their Identistory can be clearly read in all their words and actions.

Alessandra Cosso

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

— C. S. Lewis

My approach

As an Identistories and narrative relations expert, and a journalist,  I use stories, coaching and couselling to explore the professional identity of my clients, their companies and teams, mapping their inner imaginary world with narrative and storytelling techniques and then elaborating it. I believe we should all be aware of the story we are and the implicit destiny it entails, which is very important when we want to -or need to - evolve. 

As a consultant I facilitate the evolution of individual, team and organizational identity stories, helping to explore the often unconscious script that governs them. I have a special interest in organisational cultures read through narrative humanities, individual and collective identity stories (Identistories) and the creation and design of the connections they create with the environment (Narrative Relationship Design).

Lecture, research and training activity

I teach Psychosocial Dynamics in Organizational Stories and I am President of the Advisory Board  of Marketing Utilities and Storytelling Techniques Master at Pavia University. After having been part of Fondazione Istud business school Faculty, then of Scuola Holden's Faculty, from 2011 to 2020 I was appointed Director of the University of Pavia’s Osservatorio di Storytelling. In 2017 I founded Narrability Journal and in 2019 launched j.u.s.t, a training path combining narrative and journalism.
I am a member of the Scientific Committee of Assocounseling and of Manuia – Policies for happiness, I teach narrative techniques at IULM Universitiy, at the Narrability Labs of the Observatory and at the Berne Center in Milan. 


I am the author of numerous publications, including: Raccontarsela - Exploring scripts and organizational stories for individual and business development, ed. Lupetti, 2013; “Sviluppare l’autenticità per evolvere – il counseling per intervenire sulla cultura organizzativa” in AAVV, a cura di Piccinino G., Le buone pratiche del counseling, Franco Angeli 2015; e “Raccontiamoci: narrative counseling & coaching. La coerenza fra identità, cultura e strategie nelle organizzazioni, negli enti, nelle associazioni” in AAVV, Il counseling di gruppo, Armando editore 2019 and “They say I am my own story. Then, how can I change the plot?” in Matters of Telling: The Impulse of the Story, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, 2016.

See the whole list of publications and research papers and interviews here ↝

FOCUS ON

Narrative approach  for the exploration of individual, group and organisational identity

Executive and team counseling and coaching

Stories and organisational climate

Corporate Autobiographies

Organisational and professional scripts

Narrative Relationship Design with peers, co-workers, bosses, clients, the market

  • Narrative approach  for the exploration of individual, group and organisational identity
  • Executive and team counseling and coaching
  • Stories and organisational climate
  • Corporate Autobiographies
  • Organisational and professional scripts
  • Narrative Relationship Design with peers, co-workers, bosses, clients, the market

I had the pleasure to work with very talented people for several clients such as:

We’ve had the pleasure to work with very
talented people for several clients such as:

We’ve had the pleasure to work with very
talented people for several clients such as:

We’ve had the pleasure to work with very
talented people for several clients such as:

I had the pleasure to work with very talented people for several clients such as:

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I’ve had and have the pleasure to teach and lecture in very renowned Academic, Research and Training centres such as:

I’ve had and have the pleasure to teach and lecture in very renowned Academic, Research and Training centres such as:

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by Alessandra Cosso

Business and Professional Identity
Narrative Humanities and Relationship Design
Individual and Team Coaching and Counselling

Get in touch
hello@identistories.com 

+39 349 8018979‬

Get in touch
hello@identistories.com
+39 349 8018979‬

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