The Heroine’s Journey of Stephanie Cavina

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

What I love about my work is that I can organized my time and choose the right moment to do it. That’s means I can follow my own path to do what I need to do in the moment I feel inspired. The process became more easily and nicer. Also, I love it when I am really connected to my own idea and I do not stop still see it finished because became so important for me. I love my work because always I found a new challenge and always I feel I can improve. This means I could see some news ideas and that made me excited.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

The perfect happiness is express what you feel in the right moment and get the answer that you expect not because you, but because you find the way to be naturally connected in the present for it. Perfect happiness plays an instrument and by surprise combine nice tone together and hear it. Perfect happiness takes your pen and draw upon a surface and express a new concept. The perfect happiness is stable emotions, have a nice place where to live and good family/friends who can share with you special and value moments. Perfect Happiness also has time to get inspired and spend time having fun with lovely persons. Read or listen to a nice audiobook and learn about something that you are really interested in. Happiness is express our feelings in whatever way and others could feel related to it. Many things could be perfect happiness.

What is my greatest fear?

At this moment of my life I had the fear of being killed with a knife, also being poor, not recognized, lose someone dearest. Fear to fear.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Sometimes I am a melancholy person and sometimes doubt about me what causes me problems in my real life. Also I’m not perfect and a little bit clueless and a scattered, also a bit ingenious and innocent things that made me look childish sometimes which is embarrassed.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Evan M. Cohen, James Noellert and Victoria Vincent.

What is my greatest extravagance?

My way of communicated, through, feelings, and my tone of speech. Also, I’m a very open person to new concepts and ideas and that’s is sometimes weird for some people.

On what occasion would I lie?

If I need to do it to save someone, or maybe because is not necessary said the truth because doesn’t change anything. For example, Let supposed that my best friend broke up with his lover and I saw her ex-lover with another person, I won’t say it because is not necessary at that precise moment. Let’s suppose she starts to feel better after she broke up so maybe it is better to let it go and don’t say it. Or for example, sometimes there is some information that is better don’t let others know because is part of your personal life.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

When I have a technical problem. When I couldn’t get a program easily and also I need to pay a big amount for it. When a client is not responsible of their payment. When your program just cratch after 30 mins of working and you didn’t save it. When the internet runs low and actually you need it for finishing something.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

If I’m doing what I like I always feel happy, just nice music, great friends and trustworthy people around. I like to work around people but also alone. I could say the happiest time I have doing my work is in both scenarios.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I which being more clear with my desire and have the capacity to being better in business, for example being organized not scattered.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Innovative concept, being admired, the feeling of being completely satisfied.

Where would I most like to live?

A place where I can get to whatever I want easily, clean and with some natural places around where to go and had a good time.

What is my most treasured possession?

Since I grow up the computer and piano is the most brilliant possession that I can have.

What is my most marked characteristic?

I am a red hair girl from Puerto Rico and also funny and spontaneous.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The road, when I am riding my bike, natural places, mountains and olds beautiful buildings also abandon places.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Where I live right now in The Netherlands I love to go to the house of my friends, for make a party or just have a nice meeting and eat. Back in my country Puerto Rico I would love to go to the bar who artist reunited, for example, “El Boricua”, “El Local” “Club 77” all the people know each other and are a very fun ambient full of cultural events.

What books influenced my life and how?

Woman who runs with wolfs, is a book written by Clarissa Pinkola the author wrote about analysis of the mythology of woman and she interpret the message which could give you some answers about your human conditions. Also, learn to transform the situation into something else.

Steppenwolf, written by Herman Hesse. This book influence because the protagonist feels lonely and without purpose but through the lecture, you could see how the circumstance change in the point of view of the protagonist and what make him change to feel alive again.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Very difficult question, I like many songs and always I have one new different favorite song. I really don’t have any idea hahaha..

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

I don’t have preferences, I like many fictional characters. I like mythical heroes and also some more actual…

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My family, friends and pets of course.

What role plays art in my life and work?

Expression of feels and thought of myself and other people. Being a concept from someone.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My close friends.

Whom would I like to work with in 2020?

I would love to work with Buck Studio or Cabeza Patata Studio. That could be really nice. I like from Buck studio that is a wide combination of styles that made me interested in being part. I want to become a great art director and Buck Studio has many styles and maybe working for them I could bring my ideas as an art director. Cabeza Patata studio is simply amazing all their work in 3D is well define and they had their own style which is also nice. Working with this Studio I could grow and learn more about 3D modeling.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2020?

I really would like to meet these people I love their art so much is really amazing. Evan M. Cohen, James Noellert and Victoria Vincent

What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on?

My own concept of a series of animation and the world-building concept for a novel.

Where can you see me or my work in 2020?

You could see my work through Vimeo, Youtube or Instagram. I update weekly in those webpages.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Well “Passion Never Retires” could mean to me that you never give up and you are always looking for new concepts or techniques that challenge you. It also makes me think that passion is an important element for being an artist because it is not simple. Sometimes living stable and safe is no so easy to find when you are growing as an artist. But also passion could be defined by being very connected with what you are doing and you feel very passionate about keeping doing it.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Ying Liu, Muna Ali Aljaffal, Cristhina Neme

How can you contact me?

You can contact me through my mail: or through intagram : @fanuna

Photo credit:   “Eduardo Rivera / Minaya Photo.”

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.

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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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