What is the best thing that I love about my work? Working with passionate people who have a true vision. Seeing the sparkle in their eyes when they speak
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Gather the people I Love around a meal I have cooked and share a good laugh with them
What is my greatest fear? Mediocrity and losing my time
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My lack of patience
What is my greatest extravagance? Giving up a very well paid job to pursue my dreams
On what occasion would I lie? To preserve the people I love
What is the influence of role models, in my work and in my life? They helped me find a new angle and the energy to take a leap of faith
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? People who do not understand the level of standards required to be in the fashion industry. Dehumanized fashion entrepreneurs who respect neither craft nor the life of the human beings who made the pieces.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Backstage at a fashion show in Berlin, working in English, in French, In German with people from different countries, striving to create the perfect runway moment
If I could, what would I change about myself? I guess I would have to work on being less elitist…and it would also be nice to feel less easily bored for a change.
What is my greatest achievement in work? Putting myself out there by publishing the fashion business plan, the book that explains my method
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The terrace of the Grande Mosquee de Paris. There are beautiful mosaics, old trees and birds
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Astrance. Besides my mum’s cuisine, It’s truly the best food I’ve ever had and the only good reason that would make me enthusiastic about the 16th district in Paris.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? The girls, my group of friends whom I consider like my new family
Whom would I like to work with in the future? Olivier Rousteing
What project, in the nearby future, am I looking forward to work on? I am going to collaborate on larger projects with a fashion expert from Barcelona.
How can you contact me? You can either contact me on the Facebook page of FXF (on.fb.me/1JhAXlY) or drop an e-mail at email@example.com
Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey
Are you a creative leader or creative professional looking to develop your business skills and storytelling?
Amidst today’s uncertainty, it is more important than ever to reconnect with yourself and others, develop your creative business, and build your story. Dive deep into your unique business style and areas for growth with the coaching of Peter de Kuster.
IS THE HEROINE’S JOURNEY COACHING FOR YOU?
You are a creative leader or creative professional who is interested in developing yourself, your business, and your story.
You are aware that there are no quick fixes. Learning is a journey that works when you are fully committed to it. Coaching can bring awareness and help you navigate, but in the end it’s you who is in charge of your growth.
You want to learn more about how to resource yourself, learn about blind spots, and get feedback.
You are curious and want to engage in online learning.
You are motivated to work in-between sessions on yourself (e.g. working on homework assignments that will help you develop new storytelling, skills, and behaviors).
WHAT’S YOUR COACHING QUESTION?
The Heroine’s Journey Coaching is all about your development. To make the most out of your sessions, we ask you to prepare topics to work on with Peter. These topics can serve as a starting point for further in-depth exploration with Peter.
These coaching topics typically resonate with the creative leaders Peter works with:
How can I handle self promotion and marketing of my creative business better?
How do can I stay authentic and with focus when having difficult conversations with potential clients?
What are my creative values and how do I align these with my business values?
How can I manage my time and energy better?
How can I radiate confidence to my clients while feeling anxious inside?
How can I steer myself towards creative excellence without becoming rigid?
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About Peter de Kuster
Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Heroine’s Journey & Hero’s Journey project, a storytelling firm which helps creative professionals to create careers and lives based on whatever story is most integral to their lifes and careers (values, traits, skills and experiences). Peter’s approach combines in-depth storytelling and marketing expertise, and for over 20 years clients have found it effective with a wide range of creative business issues.
Peter is writer of the series The Heroine’s Journey and Hero’s Journey books, he has an MBA in Marketing, MBA in Financial Economics and graduated at university in Sociology and Communication Sciences.