collective about us

We are a collective of dreamers, doers, shifters, drifters, writers and visionaries. And generally speaking, we are people with guts.

Our aim is to inspire, to motivate and to coach people to transition from making a living to making a life. From dreaming to doing.


Our in-house and guest authors & editors:

Amsterdam  |  New York   |  Athens  |  Melbourne  |  Bali  |  Sydney 

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A short tale about us

We, Eleni & Stephania, set up Guts & Tales in Amsterdam whilst both working veeeery long days in the advertising industry. Eleni was a video producer and Stephania was an account manager. We were living together at the time and had this hours-long afterwork chats at the diner table. Both intrigued by the amount of colleagues and friends disliking their jobs this innate desire arose to do something about it.  We decided to bundle our talents and skills to create something of meaning in this world; to inspire and motivate people to stop doing things they don't like and start pursuing things they dรณ like. So many people seemed bored, frustrated and generally not happy with the lives they live. We believe that is such a waste of talent and it really doesn't have to be like that. 

We started off with stories in Amsterdam with a lot of support from our friends and colleagues at the time. Guts & Tales is now publishing tales from people all around the world; from New York to Bali. Our international team of collaborators is rapidly growing as we firmly believe that together we can have so much more impactful than alone. We all deserve to live a life we love.

Our goal is to become the world's largest life-changing storytelling platform. And we are well on the way! Join us!

Both Eleni and Stephania quit their advertising jobs back in 2015. Eleni is living between Athens and Amsterdam and graduated in Modern Psychology. She is working as a coach, hypnotherapist, public speaker and continued her passion writing and working on this blog.

Stephania is traveling and working in the Asia / Pacific region of the world and working on her first book.