Scottish Storyteller Calum Lykan is a true "Teller of Tales & Weaver of Dreams"
Whether performing in a Theater or guiding a Business and its employees in creating a unique brand story, My passion for the craft always shines through.
"I love to tell stories, it's my passion and my world. And what I love most is a challenge.
Give me a theme, a concept, an emotion and then I will give you a story"
Born and raised in Ayrshire, I benefited from being surrounded by the stories of that rich and beautiful area. Yet storytelling was not a path I had ever thought to follow, Butcher, Banker, Business Development and Regional Manager were the routes traveled. The idea of hiding behind desks and piles of paperwork seemed far more comfortable places than the prospect of being in front of an audience.
And if you ask me what changed, true to form for a Teller of Tales I will regale you with a story of overcoming Stage Fright on my journey to becoming an Internationally renowned Storyteller. And what a journey it was, from Management meetings to serving an Apprenticeship in Storytelling at Edinburgh's Scottish Storytelling Centre.
On completion of this I sought out new ways to develop my passion as a professional Storyteller. As a performer and entertainer I've always been acutely aware of Storytelling's connection to Business. Story is everywhere and in this day and age of media marketing more and more businesses need to develop there story, train staff to engage customers and become mesmerizing public speakers. It's a practice I've used my entire career and even helped me to build up a successful Walking Tour Company in the City of Edinburgh. Until....
Canada came calling, a change of scenery and a new challenge was needed. Selling the Tour Company I moved to Calgary, Alberta. Why? you ask...well my response is simple..
"Calgary is the perfect blend, it's a City which is slowly building its Arts Scene yet is so
full of business potential. From the established Corporations to the up and coming Craft
Beer Breweries, It's a city full of opportunity where stories will need to be created
....and maybe love also played its hand"
As a professional Storyteller and experienced Tour guide, I can provide you with a unique and wonderful storytelling experience. My traditional background makes me well suited to provide skills for entertainment, education, personal development, or to inspire staff and help create a corporate story within the business environment.
Storytelling is ancient and versatile and can add that piece of flair to any event; dinners, festivals (re-enactment or otherwise), receptions, school visits, museums, corporate outings, and much more.
“Have Stories will Travel”
"There is just something about storyteller Calum Lykan. Call it charm, charisma or the x-factor,
he has that intangible je ne sais quoi that makes you want to listen to him for hours."
Written by Lettie McKie, Broadway Baby,August 2015
Brave & Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland