Client Stories

“Denise has consistently proven to be a creative force, and an adept storyteller. She understands the power of storytelling for contemporary organizations wanting to connect their brand with the communities around them. Denise recently crafted several stories about our exhibits and their impact, one of which brought tears to our funder’s eyes.”

– Alison Pidskalny – Vice President, TELUS World of Science

“The Forzani & McPhail Screening Centre wanted to share the story of the work we’ve doing over the last seven years, help patients understand what to expect when undergoing a colonoscopy, inform research teams and connect with potential donors. Denise did an outstanding job of helping us accomplish those goals by crafting all the messaging for two websites and facilitating the production of three videos. The results have been fantastic–patients now have a better understanding of the process and how critical it is to have regular screening through the compelling stories of cancer survivors. Our ‘Why Donate’ video connects with potential philanthropists through stories of why others donated to the Centre including heartfelt descriptions of their experiences with cancer.”

– Steven Heitman MD, MSc, FRCP Medical Director – Forzani & MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre

“Denise’s facilitation of a storytelling workshop for Calgary Food Bank board members, employees and volunteers demonstrated we were under-utilizing one of our most precious assets-our stories. By contrasting the effect of a fact-filled presentation and a targeted purposeful story on the workshop attendees, we saw how we could use this powerful tool to more easily achieve organizational goals, strengthen partnerships, develop new relationships and bring others along on our journey. As a charitable organization in an environment where competition for support is fierce, telling the stories of our clients, partners and volunteers expands understanding and awareness of our performance in and for the community.”

– James McAra, CEO Calgary Interfaith Food Bank

“Amphora Communications created and implemented an overall communications strategy for us to get our story out to a much broader audience than we could have on our own. By working with Denise and her team, we were able to clearly define our key messages and choose the right tools to reach our market. A big win for us, among other things, was having Amphora Communications get AFTI featured in Alberta Oil, The Calgary Herald, New Technology Magazine and in the Society of Petroleum Engineers JPT magazine.”

– Len Johnson, President, Advanced Flow Technologies, Inc.

“Denise has a unique ability to help organizations use the power of communications and storytelling to reach the hearts and minds of the people who directly influence their success. Your organization will prosper more and faster with Denise at your side.”

– Nadine Nicholson, ABC, CPCC – CEO, Nadine Nicholson & Co.


  • ViTreo Group
  • Centre for Sleep & Human Performance
  • Wendy Ellen Inc.
  • Precision Hyundai
  • Encana
  • Suncor
  • United Way of Calgary and Alberta
  • SAW Communications
  • Forzani & MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre
  • Anduro Marketing
  • NUCCA Chiropractic
  • Wilson Laycraft LLB
  • Kicker Inc. Video
  • First Calgary Savings
  • Gamma-Tech Industries
  • Calgary Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology