As The Story Alchemist Mikey Leung unpacks the power of storytelling to facilitate transformation and change in individuals, business and society. Through empowering others with to the tools to decode narrative and create stories with Impact Mikey believes that we all have the power to change the world.
It was a trip to Bangladesh for a photography project called ‘Positive Light’ that shifted Mikey's lens and empowered him with a sense of purpose and drive to create change in the world. At the time of this project the International Image of Bangladesh was tarnished by poverty and calamity, yet to Mikey, this was a place of sheer beauty and that was the story he would choose to tell.
In capturing Bangladesh in a 'Positive Light' Mikey was able to shift the cultural perception of a country that desperately needed the dignity of fair exchange rather than pity about poverty. It was in this moment that Mikey realised that a story can and does change the world.
Beyond the realm of digital media direction, Mikey has an impressive, multifaceted professional history as a TEDx speaker, published author, web designer and cinematographer. He shares his knowledge and specialised skill set with everyone who is interested in learning how to make the biggest impact via digital mediums.
In June 2009 Mikey and his business partner Peter Dowson brought their world change dreams to life with the launch of Digital Story Tellers. DS has a mission to craft impactful stories with positive narratives to make a difference in the world. They believe that in creating a better narrative for the world, through telling stories that matter and sharing their knowledge and resources to empower a wider community of storytellers.
As a speaker as in life Mikey is warm and charismatic. He is passionate about the art of storytelling offering up credible and steadfast knowledge on the creative and technical process of story telling in addition to addressing how to tell a story that creates true impact for people and the planet.