Read all about my EFGO Storytelling Mentorship! 

“Barbara, thanks for your kind, generous and thoughtful collaboration. You helped make my story a lot better! I love being part of the EFGO community and you are tremendously appreciated.” 

                               ~ Emerson Dameron, Los Angeles, copywriter, storyteller

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What I love most about producing and hosting the Every Family’s Got One Podcast and Live Show is collaborating with talented people and building a supportive storytelling community.

I’ve worked with writers and performers of all kinds, as well as non-performers, helping them shape their piece to create a truly memorable family story. Now it’s your turn.

Join me for an EFGO (Every Family’s Got One) Storytelling Mentorship 

  • We’ll work one-on-one
  • 3 sessions over 3-consecutive weeks
  • Plus, you’ll receive additional support via email
  • Perfect for any level
  • Special introductory price – $397 $250

What You Get

You will create an engaging 5-minute, performance-ready family story to tell on a podcast, in a live show, or at a speaking engagement.  

How We work

We’ll meet – via Zoom, FaceTime, or phone call (your choice!)

Week 1 – 90 Minute session

Discuss your story together. You’ll receive clear feedback for writing suggestions and/or edits & revisions. 

Week 2 – 60 Minute session

Review your story, discuss revisions and writing suggestions. Helpful feedback on performance.

Week 3 – 60 Minute session 

Complete the Final edits and performance notes.

There’s MORE!

I am readily available to help you (via email) for the 3-consecutive weeks we work together as you hone the final product.

How to sign-up: 

Send the story idea you want to develop or written story you want rework to:

What to Include:

  • In subject line write – Storytelling Mentorship
  • Your phone number
  • Your website (if you have one), or blog
  • Any performance video, if you don’t have, please no worries! 


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The Future of Every Family’s Got One

With our live EFGO storytelling shows and podcast resuming in 2022, there is no better time to hone your unique family story.

“Rarely is there an opportunity in which a writer can read their work in a supportive environment and receive a brilliant compassionate critique which moves their writing to the next level. That’s what EFGO offers; a place to showcase our writing, hear knowledgeable, invaluable feedback, take those lessons with us, and work on our future bestsellers.”

                                          ~ Lisa Leshaw, New York, book author, social worker

About Me! 

Barbara Herel is a writer, producer, storyteller, wife, mom, and middle child. You bet she has stories to tell. She trained and performed improv and sketch comedy with Gotham City Improv, wrote for Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and Lifetime; and was a writer/cast member for NBC’s late-night sketch comedy show Live On Tape.

Barbara’s written for online venues including Scary Mommy, Motherly, and Reality Moms; is a past contributing writer to Adoptive Families magazine, and a contributing author to two parenting books, The Zen of Midlife Mothering, and Tick Tock: Essays on Becoming a Parent After 40 (Dottir Press, September 2021).

Before founding her storytelling show Every Family’s Got One in 2017, she was a cast member and co-producer of the NYC production of the nationally acclaimed storytelling series Listen To Your Mother. In 2022, once again, Barbara will be performing live in theaters, supper clubs, and at the bus stop to her daughter’s extreme embarrassment.