The Heroine’s Journey of Adelia Clavien

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It is difficult to answer this question because if the question refers to my work as an artist (which I only practice as a passion and which does not yet allow me to live) then what I like most is the pleasure of escaping into the world of colours and each time diving into different and exciting colored worlds.
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If the questions refers to my “really” work (80% of which I work in and which one allows me to live and realize my passions as an artist) in the field of computer science then I would say that what I like most is the technology and novelty side.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness – what is perfect and what is hapiness? It is very subjective because everyone can interpret Perfection and Happiness in a different way! The definition can change enormously depending on the situation/environment in which you live or grow up! For me, the perfect happiness would be for the whole world to live in peace and harmony
What is my greatest fear? War and violence
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Perhaps the one of always being too impatient to achieve my goals
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire a lot of persons! I’d rather keep this list to myself.

What is my greatest extravagance? The purchase of an overpriced coat I’ve never worn before!
On what occasion would I lie? Why did have I to lie? Normally we shouldn’t have to lie! But sometimes in life there is a need to hide the truth so as not to hurt someone. These are “the little lies” of life, one day or another we have all already, unfortunately had to use!
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Not having time to do more
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I am very happy when I see people loving and appreciating what I do! So I get this pleasure every time I exhibit somewhere or people come to visit me where I work
If I could, what would I change about myself? I don’t think I’m going to change anything at all.
What is my greatest achievement in work? To have reached where I am with my own means – the joy of living and perseverance
Where would I most like to live? In Vevey (Switzerland)
What is my most treasured possession? To love myself (if you dont love yourself, you can not love the others) and continue to respect others
What is my most marked characteristic? Sympathy, simplicity and listening to others
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The landscapes
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? I don’t have a preference but if possible close to the water and nature
What books influenced my life and how? “Les fourmis” de Bernard Weber – “L’ultime secret du Christ” et “La Formule de Dieu” de José Antonio dos Santos
Who are my favorite writers? José Antonio dos Santos – Yuval Noah Harari
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Ave Maria – Schubert version
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I have no heroine but if I realy have to choose then I will say Marylin Monroe (my idol since childhood)
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? People who are close to others
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
“Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain” from Jean Pierre Jeunet
“Les intouchables” from Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache
What role plays art in my life and work? Art is part of my life
Whom would I like to work with in 2019/2020? With no one concrete but if so with a good iron or stone sculptor
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019/2020? No specific person but rather many good artists that I discover every day on social networks and who amaze me with their creations and sharing
What project, in 2019/2020, am I looking forward to work on? I would very much like to have the opportunity to exhibit again in the USA, more precisely in New York and I am therefore working on this project – the one to find a gallery that would be interested in accompanying me in this process
Where can you see me or my work in 2019/2020? In many places and countries! To consult the list of my past, present and future exhibitions, please consult :
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? The passion or passions that inhabit us are part of us, of our DNA. Passions can be hidden, buried or refluxed but they will always be present
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Ulie Schwab:
Annick Goeke-Falcy:
How can you contact me?
Mobile: +41 79 365 66 39
Facebook & Instagram: Adelia.Clavien

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.


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    You are a creative leader or creative professional  who is interested in developing yourself, your business, and your story.

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    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.

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    You want to learn more about how to resource yourself, learn about blind spots, and get feedback.

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    You are curious and want to engage in online learning.

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    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).


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 tell the most powerful story possible about myself and my creative business?

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?

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 lives 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.

individual coaching for leaders


The Heroine’s Journey Coaching online sessions last 50 minutes and the fee is Euro 189 excluding VAT per session. The Heroine’s Journey Coaching is suitable for people at any stage in their career.


Who can sign up for The Heroine’s Journey online coaching?

Creative leaders and creative professionals who wish to improve their business story and develop their business skills and mindset.

Should I choose 1:1 coaching?

Our The Heroine’s Journey experiences in world cities allow you to learn not only from the coach but also from your peers. For the small group coaching (1 – 4 people), we have selected important, relevant topics that we find regularly come up for creative professional: purpose, storytelling, creative confidence, self promotion, time & money and resilience.

If you would prefer to work alone or on a different topic, individual coaching is a better fit for you.

What language do we speak in the coaching sessions?


Can I buy coaching for my organization?

Yes, you can! We support many organizations around the world with their coaching needs. Please contact us for more information.

Can I bring my own topics?

Yes, for individual coaching you get to choose your own topic.

Are coaching sessions confidential?

Yes. Peter will not share anything that is discussed in the coaching sessions.

Where will the coaching sessions take place?

Sessions will take place online (as per the times we live in) via an online tool like Zoom or Skype. Peter will let you know.

How do I sign up?

Send Peter a mail to to start booking your coaching sessions.

How do I pay?

After you send the mail, you will receive an email with a link to pay.

How do I book and reschedule sessions?

Once we’ve received your payment, Peter will contact you and book your coaching sessions. He will also support you with rescheduling sessions if needed.

What is your cancellation policy?

Individual coaching sessions can be postponed up to one week before the session.

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