Welcome! Inner Life Digest is a life-blog-of-reflection often bridging into professional territory.

The craft of storytelling; the hospitality profession; and how both intersect to fill community need (and spiritual hunger!) make for steady conversation here.

Jill M. Foster, Inner Life Digest

With huge affection for the hospitality industry, Jill oversees front hospitality, internship programming, & onboarding processes at the American Hotel & Lodging Association located in Washington, DC.

A former coach to public speakers & storytellers, Jill continues to share a lifelong delight for oral storytelling, and has witnessed its ability over and over again to connect diverse people and create welcoming, hospitality-rich community.

While owning her previous coaching business, she specialized in teaching women leaders to strengthen their voice into TED-stage and keynote-caliber presentations. She also spoke directly to a range of conference audiences as a storytelling coach, keynoter, and TEDx talker in and beyond Ivy League communities.

A former credentialed blogger to the Democratic National Convention in 2008, Jill blogs now at Inner Life Digest, and continues to teach storytelling for the joy of it to community groups like live story salons and open mic nights.

Jill belongs to Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC (with a ton of gratefulness!) & formerly served as the Hospitality and Ministry Manager there.


As host of new podcast Happy Angry Hospitality, she engages true stories by hospitality pros and devotees from across the land. Interview guests share their most disenchanting hospitality experiences….all to better learn what evolves happy guest outcomes.

Her first book —an architecture photo & poetry ebook inspired by memories of living in DC— is offered as a gift from her heart to yours.

She lives in Washington’s Chinatown neighborhood with her husband Sean Stickle & gifted cats.

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Twitter – @jillfoster

Instagram – @jillfoster

YouTube – JillFoster

Podcast – Happy Angry Hospitality

Phone – 202 203 0255

Email – jill@liveyourtalk.com

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