Thaler Pekar

Thaler Pekar & Partners
An award-winning expert on institutional storytelling, Thaler Pekar guides visionary leaders on engaging and inspiring audiences worldwide. For 18 years, she and her team at Thaler Pekar & Partners have provided counsel on speaking, listening, narrative, and story. They work around the world and across sectors coaching leaders in our trademarked communication processes; producing award-winning, multiplatform media; and developing and analyzing oral histories and story collections. Recognized by both the BBC and the Smithsonian Institution as one of the world's leading experts in applied narrative, Thaler has delivered keynote speeches on five continents to thousands of people.She is a visiting professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University Executive Masters program. Her influential work on the ethics of working with story, participatory narrative, and story elicitation is featured in six books.


Thaler Pekar & Partners sets the standard for institutional oral history story gathering. We've combined decades of professional communications work and narrative expertise to produce award-winning participatory and polyvocal emergent narratives and story collections for corporate, philanthropic, nonprofit, and civil sector clients.


speaking, listening, narrative, story, oral and public history, multiplatform content production


Purpose of Contact

  • I am available to answer questions, or provide mentorship to other oral historians
  • I am available for hire - as an oral historian, consultant, presenter, educator, or related services
  • I am available to collaborate - on research, community projects, artistic endeavors, or other joint undertakings with peers
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