We are passionate about the power of the spoken word.

Living Proof Advocacy™ was founded by Tim Cage and John Capecci, who met more than 20 years ago in a graduate school course about the power of stories told out loud. Since then, they’ve helped thousands of advocates and hundreds of organizations share their stories to increase awareness, educate others, create change or raise funds. Tim and John are also co-authors of Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference.


TIM cage, senior coach, New york

For more than 20 years, Tim has coached and consulted with celebrities, sports stars, business owners, thought leaders and everyday advocates with extraordinary passions.

Tim brings a keen understanding of public relations, media, presentation skills and how high-profile spokespersons use their stories to make an impact.

John Capecci, PhD, senior coach, minneapolis

John is a coach, consultant and writer who has helped hundreds of nonprofits and corporations do award-winning work that touches hearts and turns heads. 

A frequent speaker on the power of personal storytelling, John excels at helping mission-driven organizations hone their messaging and create powerful advocates to support those messages with their stories.



Lisa samra


Lisa has helped speakers of all ages and experience levels explore public speaking, communication and performance studies to find their voices and impact audiences. She has directed and performed in stage productions in and around Chicago, and is lead instructor of Performance and Communication Arts at Triton College (Ill.)


Tami spry


Tami's national and international publication and performance work focuses on issues of race, gender violence, mental health and loss . She is the author of Body/Paper/Stage: Writing and Performing Autoethnography and is professor of Performance Studies at St. Cloud State University (Minn).

If you'd like to help advocates share their personal stories powerfully, contact us about the Living Proof Advocacy Certification program.

recently CERTIFIED TO incorporatE LPA tools and approaches into their work:

  • Katherine van den Bogert, National Safety Council

  • Katherine Switz, The Stability Network

  • Bill Bernat, The Stability Network, stayawesome.com

  • Paul Currington, The Stability Network

  • Gordon Mayer, Gordon Mayer Communications

  • Laurie Walker, marketing and communication professional