Elevate your brand. Amplify your voice. Create greater impact.

We are passionate creatives, writers, storytellers, collaborators, teachers, and catalysts for change that …

 

  • Weave empathy, curiosity, and authenticity into compelling narratives.
  • Embrace core values to build brand value.
  • Pursue opportunities at the intersection of current assets and market needs.
  • Keep stakeholders’ needs at the center of our efforts.
  • Believe co-creation and collaboration are central to success.
  • Reach bold goals through continuous learning and incremental wins.
  • We find creative ways to simplify the complex so results can happen.

Brand Voice

Rise about the noise with clear, meaningful, and motivational messaging.

We craft simple, compelling, and consistent messaging platforms – anchored to your bold goals, vision for change and unique values – that resonate with your constituents.

Purpose

Position your passion of trust and authenticity.

Leadership

Take a stand, define your role, and have a point of view.

Impact

Showcase your results and why (how) your model of change works.

Partnerships

Promote the shared value of collaborations.

Programs

Amplify unique value and engagement.

Story

Own a unique storytelling identity and compelling content narratives.

Our STORY A.R.C.™ process identifies your most valuable storytelling themes to share with your most important stakeholders, creating an effective narrative roadmap to accelerate your communications goals.

The result – authentic, compelling, and connected storylines that amplify your greatest Assets, Results and Collaborations.

Ask us about our StoryCast™ program – connecting the power of storytelling with the popularity of podcasts.

Amplify your mission, message, and impact to bring intelligent, entertaining, and educational content to life. We curate and produce dynamic, engaging content that 30-second soundbites, blog posts, or 2-minute videos can’t achieve.

Choose StoryCast™ to:

  • Promote your thought leadership or model for change
  • Celebrate personal impact stories and results
  • Recognize valued community and funding partners
  • Extend the conversation on important issues
  • Showcase your expertise or advocacy point of view
  • Activate members, donors, and stakeholders
  • Expand your audience reach
  • Capture advanced listener analytics

Use StoryCast™ for:

Sector Thought Leadership

Spotlight your unique market or model for change approach. Elevate the visibility and voice of your expertise through a creative storytelling narrative that features your drive for results.

Campaign Advocacy or Activation

Elevate the urgency of a critical issue and why it matters to activate a wider audience. Spark interest and inspiration through authentic personal storytelling strategies.

Program Awareness and Impact

Amplify program awareness, resources, and results with real, in-community stories produced for your target audience. Showcase valued partnerships that contribute to your success.
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Growth

We are architects of fast-track growth to accelerate your impact.

Our blueprint process pinpoints your foundational strengths, evaluates your competitive landscape, and builds upon your high-value assets to leverage untapped market opportunities.

We draft this vision with you and key stakeholders, co-creating realistic goals, project plans, and timelines for success.

Ask us about The Pando Potential™ – an interactive workshop to cultivate growth and resiliency.

Inspired by nature, the Pando Potential unveils simple, memorable lessons to help you seed new ideas, embrace change, foster flexibility, plan for results, seek greater visibility, and nurture core values.

Discover the five secrets of the Giant Pando, the oldest and largest living organism in the world.

Ask us about Red Marbles – a unique workshop that builds a plan to win based on a parable and the power of play.

Follow the story of Theodore P. Highbarker, a high-profile consultant, who travels to present a prestigious keynote address on strategy but gets sidetracked by a bunch of kids at a state marble tournament.

Discover the six lessons Theodore learns from a few pint-sized competitors that inspire him to rethink his approach to strategy. Apply these remarkably simple insights to craft your own game plan to win – with the help of a few marbles and a piece of string!

Innovate

Brainstorm ideas and pilot innovation with a smarter approach to incubating new opportunities.

ID-8

We identify 8 viable innovation ideas by intersecting internal competencies and capacity with external market forces. Turn “what’s possible” and “what if” brainstorming into a tangible ideation matrix.

Prioritize which one(s) warrant further resources through critical thinking and problem-solving exercises.

INNOV-8

Bring a viable idea closer to market reality with our 8 mapping activities that transform “thinking” into “doing” using design thinking and lean impact principles.

The result is an actionable roadmap for a market test or pilot launch with critical MVP mile-markers.

Ask us about POP Culture – our fun workshop inspired by the fortunes wrapped inside Bazooka Joe® gum.

Chew on simple advice like “Expensive Shoes Won’t Cure a Sore Toe” and “Do Not Eat Yellow Snow” to stretch problem-solving, risk-taking, decision making, and collaboration.

Identify assumptions, habits, mindset, and processes that stand in the way of change and new fortunes. Gum chewing allowed!

Our Team

We are a collective of impact catalysts, change agents, purpose promoters, curious listeners, authentic storytellers, brand architects, and teaching champions.

For more than 15 years, i.f.g. Studios has helped conscious companies, social ventures, and nonprofits achieve brand trust, sustainable impact, and a distinct market position.

Stephanie Brady, Founder and Managing Director

Stephanie has provided growth and innovation leadership for some of the world’s most respected brands for more than 25 years, in public and private sectors and across diverse impact areas.

She combines her passion for purpose and teaching with her entrepreneur mindset and extensive marketing expertise to mobilize greater impact, spark collective learning, and seed sustainable growth for organizations and brands committed to making a difference in the communities they serve.

Prior to her mission-minded work, she directed brand, product, marketing, and channel enablement campaigns for brands including Mrs. Fields, PepsiCo Foods, Firehouse Subs, Marriott, Genzyme Genetics, IBM, Sylvania Lighting, and Hasbro.

Stephanie is a national speaker, facilitator, and trainer – presenting to groups such as Women CEO, IBM, Unreasonable Institute, Nonprofit Learning Labs, SeedCo, National Center for Social Entrepreneurs, The Conservation Fund, Boulder Startup Week, and Boulder Earth Day.

Stephanie is the creator and former syndicated Media General business columnist and Starbucks-sponsored CBS radio host of Books@Work, interviewing high-profile CEOs about the books that influence their business leadership.

Stephanie has a BS degree from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and an MBA from the University of Tampa.

Clients

IRC
Mrs. Fields
Shriners Hospital
Cancer and Careers
American Lung Association
YWCA
Hasbro
Firehouse Subs
Eaton
Marriott Vacation Club

Stephanie's branding and storytelling expertise have been instrumental in helping Oskar Blues position The Can'd Aid Foundation for national growth.

Diana RalstonExecutive Director, Can'd Aid Foundation

Stephanie receives top ratings as a facilitator from our field leaders. We value her professionalism, her authenticity and her talent to create a collaborative learning environment.

Mike FandeyVP, Training - United Way Worldwide

Stephanie created and facilitated an interactive mentoring workshop for The Unreasonable Institute's female entrepreneurs. I would definitely use Stephanie again to lead an energizing learning experience!

Jane MillerCEO - Charter Banking Company

Stephanie has a powerful ability to help teams move initiatives forward. She's been invaluable to the nLabs initiative at CU.

Alison PetersManaging Director - Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado

Stephanie significantly strengthen the positioning and value of our national corporate partnership program. Her coaching was critical to helping us renew large commitments.

Kate Sweeneyformer Executive Director, Cancer + Careers
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