Anna Mullens

Anna Mullens, M.A.

Communications Strategist & Storyteller

Anna Mullens, M.A., is a distinguished communications strategist, writer, producer, and storyteller. Holding a Master’s Degree in Professional Communications, an English Degree from The University of Victoria, and multiple certifications in marketing, coaching, and well-being, she brings a well-rounded expertise to her field of work. Believing firmly in the power of stories to drive human progress, Anna has equipped hundreds of visionaries, leaders, and entrepreneurs worldwide with the skills to share their stories, whether online, onstage, or in print. Her proprietary approach merges cutting-edge communications knowledge, deep insights into human motivation, a profound reverence for courageous leadership, and a personal passion for inclusivity and personal growth. This dedication earned her The Founder’s Award in her graduating class at Royal Roads University and has led to exciting work opportunities with leading experts in well-being, such as Deepak Chopra and Jay Shetty. She resides in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and two daughters, where she continues to inspire and lead change, leveraging the power of stories to foster connection, understanding, and growth.

Storytelling and Survival: Our Evolutionary Advantage

In this thought-provoking talk, the speaker highlights how early humans leveraged cognitive abilities and storytelling over physical attributes for survival, drawing parallels to modern community, brand-building, and changemaking efforts. This insight underscores the timeless importance of storytelling in human evolution, from ancient campfires to digital platforms. Emphasizing storytelling’s role in guiding communities towards a shared future, the speaker reveals its critical function in ensuring collective survival, marking storytelling as a deliberate act of support, a cornerstone of human progress, and a bridge between the past and the future.