© 2016 — Top Story Leadership

We work to unleash leadership potential by taking the complex and making it simple.

At Top Story Leadership, leadership principles are the foundation for everything we do. We apply these principles, not only in our professional lives, but also in our personal lives by talking it, living it, modeling it, and teaching it everyday. These principles are powerful agents for transformation for organizations and individuals but they can seem difficult, complex, or even confusing when applied to our lives at home and at work.

Top Story Leadership simplifies foundational leadership principles in everyday, easy to apply concepts, so organizations and individuals can turn potential into reality.

Top Story Leadership offers a comprehensive selection of Keynote Speaking, Leadership Development and Training, Coaching, and Consulting Services. Click here to learn more about programs and topics. 

Founders Mack and Ria Story both have an amazing story of professional growth, personal growth, and transformation.

Be sure to visit our store to learn about our resources, including Mack and Ria’s books! 

Here’s what clients are saying…

  • “Mack and Ria, What a pleasure it was to host you as guest speakers for the Auburn High School Work-Based Education program. Students and teachers in attendance enjoyed the honest and personal stories of leadership and character building you shared with over 150 students today! Continue to encourage others to demonstrate character by ‘using their talents’ to positively influence others. Thank you for spending the day with us to share your inspirational and timely message! Looking forward to you visiting ‘The Plains’ again!'”

    Audrey, Teacher & Work-based Education Program Director
    Auburn High School
  • “Mack and Ria,

    Thank you for speaking (on Blue-Collar Leadership) at our West GA SHRM Meeting today! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge with our group. It is always informative and relevant!”

  • “Mack & Ria Story came to our classroom and lead a discussion on the 15 Leadership Principles to 20+ yoga students and they delivered an exceptional presentation! Our students were motivated by their presentation and it went right along with our goal of personal empowerment and growth. I believe that every one of the students purchased their books and have enjoyed reading about Mack & Ria’s path. And, we plan to invite them back for our next group of future yoga instructors! Highly Recommend.”

  • “Ria and Mack did such a wonderful job and provided so much good information and insight into leadership and how to be an effective leader.”

  • “Mack and Ria taught for 7 weeks on leadership to the ladies of Christian Women’s Job Corps® of Lee County. The professionalism and value they added to the session was unbelievable. They are quality individuals, but combined, a dynamic duo. I had no idea the impact they would make on my ladies this session as well as myself as the director of the ministry.”

    Neeley, Executive Director
    Christian Women's Job Corps of Lee County
  • “For me, it’s been the best six months for training and growth in my 38 years here.”

  • “Mack and Ria understand people! The dynamic team made such an impact on our front line of supervision that they were begging for more training! …We highly recommend Mack and Ria – whether you need a bump start for your leaders or are growing organically – they deliver!”

  • “I used Ria and Mack for training of a group of change management leaders and also a group of manufacturing senior leaders. Ria and Mack’s training was very relevant and very inspiring. Their delivery kept the group engaged! I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone needing to motivate your group or for leader training. Awesome!”

    Lorraine, Human Resources Director
    Kimberly Clark
  • “After hearing so many great things about Mack and Ria, I finally had the opportunity to meet them. I was sitting across the table from them, and before a word came out of their mouth, I knew exactly where their heart was. They ARE the kind of people that you truly want to learn from. Not only do they teach leadership, but the way they do it, they truly RESTORE your BELIEF in yourself. That is what they have done for me. Thank you Mack and Ria!”

    Sherina Hill
    Founder, Sherina Today
  • “We would highly recommend (Mack and Ria) as speakers for organizations looking for professional, energetic and experienced speakers or presenters for conferences or meetings where an inspirational, educational, and entertaining presentation is required….The presentation was inspirational, thought-provoking, and filled with humor. It highlighted several key ways to deal effectively with changes on a personal and professional level, and taught us some foundational principles of leadership.”

    Stephen C., President-elect
    WCR Fayette County
  • “Ria and Mack have opened up a world for our team individually and collectively. The training brought out confidence and enthusiasm from persons who needed the opportunity to know that they were significant. They are hungry for more information about how to influence others and the momentum is rolling. Your genuine approach and authenticity make it safe to grow and learn. Thank you for what you have done for Cobb County.”


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Keynote Speaking
Educate, Engage, and Empower your audience with a dynamic presentation!
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Leadership Training & Development
Customized leadership development programs to fit your organization.
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Blue-Collar Leadership
Leadership for front line workers and those who lead them.
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Professional Coaching
Executive leadership and success coaching, team coaching and group project facilitation.
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A few of the clients we have been privileged to serve….

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