What is the best thing that I love about my work?
The freedom and inspiration , the constant renewal , the unexpected encounters , the movement , the unknownness .
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
Balance I guess . Sharing even and true love with the ones you love , learning from each other , Nature , silence , animals …. And togetherness , parties at times . Celebrating life .
What is my greatest fear?
To be imprisoned . To loose my health or mobility .
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
Unsecurity ? …and some times too judgmental .
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
The ones who ‘made it ‘ with integrity and who don’t give up’
What is my greatest extravagance?
Living in the jungle with beasts .Beeing conservative too !
On what occasion would I lie?
To save my life or someone else’s life . And at times to avoid hurting too much .
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
The downs . The insecurity , not knowning if there will be a next time . Of creation or exposure .
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
On stage ! And when I presented and revealed my whole multi-media project for the first time . When I dared to give my first one woman-show performance .
If I could, what would I change about myself?
Be more confident . Less irritable and unsteady moods maybe .
What is my greatest achievement in work?
My multi –media project released in Paris , and my Triptych Performance created in Bali
Where would I most like to live?
In Bali , Guatemala , or Mexico , Ibiza .
What is my most treasured possession?
My Studio ! ..and many small personal things I cherish and memories .
What is my most marked characteristic?
Perfectionnism , precision , honesty .Patience and impatience .
What is my most inspirational location, in my city ?
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Don’t know .. My Studio !
What books influenced my life and how?
So many !!! “ The Stranger “ , of Camus . “ The Illuminations “ of Rimbaud .
“ A hundred years of Solitude “ of Gabriel Garcia Marquez . “ The World of Sex “ of Henry Miller .
In order :
The courage …up to ostracism , the capacity to fly and the immersed poetry in each moment , the cherished Memories .The penetrability of sharp and deep lucidity over humankind , merciless.
Who are my favorite writers?
Albert Camus , Romain Gary , Henry Miller , Anaïs Nin , Lawrence Durrell ,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez , Jorge Luis Borges , Jim Harrison , Milan Kundera .
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
“ The Enchanted Flute “ of Mozart , or maybe the main theme of “ Orfeo Negro” , “ Black Orpheus” ….or the “ Sketches of Spain “ of Miles Davis .
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Robin Hood .
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Tina Modotti . Che Guevara .André Malraux .
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
“ La Beauté du Diable “ , “ The beauty of the Devil “ , René Clair
What role plays art in my life and work?
All ! Intertwined .
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
…………………………..my best friends
Whom would I like to work with in 2019/2020?
The ones I shall meet on the road who will trigger me , inspire me , maybe surpass me . And who wish to collaborate /cocreate in harmony .
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019/2020?
Same answer as above .
What project, in 2019/2020, am I looking forward to work on?
Going to a third dimension : Sculpture . And working on four hands .
Also new stage collaborations .
Where can you see me or my work in 2019/2020?
Bali and Paris , so far ..
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
Evidence . With its ups and downs …
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Diane Von Furstenberg , Salma Hayek , Rula Jebreal , Joumana Haddad .
How can you contact me?
Through email – at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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.