In 2010, Hartley launched the ongoing Beneficiary and Trustee Positive Story Project to collect stories told by beneficiaries and trustees who – with compassion and wisdom – have successfully navigated challenges in the midst of complexity. Two years later, he published TrustWorthy, a collection of 25 such real-life stories.

The Positive Story Project has recently added a second theme: stories of married couples successfully navigating the challenges that arise when one spouse is the beneficiary of a large inheritance.

New stories will be posted here from time to time.