What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing I love about my work is transversality, because it allows me to face 360 degrees the creation of the company, from product to communication, from human resources to finance, then independence and finally the creation of a value for other people. The product we are creating is designed for the woman of the future, strong and independent. These factors are fundamental to my personal and work life.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? I have no specific idea of happiness, but I hope to achieve my dynamic balance both in my working life and in my personal and family life. Happiness is a very complex term.
What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is that I can’t express myself and that I can’t reach the end of this great adventure
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? The characteristic that I deplore in me is my too much kindness with people sometimes
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? There are few people I truly admire, being a very particular person I find it difficult to identify with, I always try to be the person I want to admire. If I had to choose someone maybe I would choose my mother, she does not do my job but she is a wonderful woman. I would pay gold to have her tenacity
What is my greatest extravagance? My biggest extravagance I think is of feeling everything and nothing, I feel myself dark and light, black and rainbow. I love finding out me day after day
On what occasion would I lie? I believe that lying is the greatest lack of respect for the human being, i am absolutely repulsed by people who lie for lack of courage. The answer is therefore implied
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? What I don’t like about my work is perhaps the perennial hovering, a part of me would like more balance but I am confident that with time will come
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? One of the happiest moments was at Alessandro Filosa’s home when he proposed to become co-founder of trilly project. It’s been years since I felt in the right place at the right time and the commotion has been a lot. Now we are engaged
If I could, what would I change about myself? I don’t think I’d change anything, I’m enigmatic and happy like this
What is my greatest achievement in work? My success in my work to date has been meeting with Alessandro.
Where would I most like to live? To tell where I’d like to live, I’d have to see places I haven’t seen yet. I am very attracted by northern Italy, Australia and the hot islands all year round.
What is my most treasured possession? The most precious good isn’t something material but something inner. Probably the constant of asking questions and seeking answers
What is my most marked characteristic? My most marked characteristic is definitely the determination, it stand out much as a side of my character. I am physically thin, and I do not want my appearance to deceive anyone in front of me.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The location that inspires me is my city at night, I remember that when I lived abroad and came back to Rome, I took the car only to drive at night alone. The poetic energy Rome has at night is unparalleled.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? My absolute favorite restaurant in rome is a vegetarian restaurant located in via Margutta, Il Margutta vegetarian art food. There are no others even to compete in my opinion
What books influenced my life and how? I have no books that have influenced me particularly but I definitely have a list of readings that impressed me, the first is The alchemist Paulo Coelho, then Orwell 1984 and Neuroschiave.
Who are my favorite writers? I have no favorite writers but not because I don’t love to read, simply because, as for music, if I think something interesting I like to approach everything without excluding anything
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I’d listen to Elton John’s best playlist.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I don’t have heroines in fiction because I don’t watch TV much or Netflix, I think it’s a waste of time.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My mother 100%.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The movie I recommend to watch is a week from God with Jim Carrey, apparently a light and ironic film but his plot is very deep and full of meaning. I’m always moved by the scene where God speaks to Jim and says to him:”; Do you want to see a miracle? Be your miracle”. What’s more to say?
What role plays art in my life and work? Art has a fundamental role in my life. More than talking about art it is more right to talk about creativity. Creativity understood as elasticity of thought. Without creativity you can’t start a business
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I have no partner in crime 😀
Whom would I like to work with in 2020? In 2020 I would love to work with some great artist or painter and know his point of view about the innovative shoe that we are creating
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2020? I would like to meet other women entrepreneurs who have made it and listen to their story.
What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on? Trilly of course.
Where can you see me or my work in 2020? In 2020 will be updated the website of the startup trillyshoes.com and my linkedin profile Veronica crisafulli
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It means that passion is the power of everything we do. Along with passion there will never be a failure but a lesson learned.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? One person you could interview is definitely Lucrezia Martino, my cousin and a girl as determined as I am. She doesn’t know what her future is yet, but she’s got a fire inside her that’s gonna get her far.
How can you contact me? contact me on email@example.com 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.