The Heroine’s Journey of Annaclara Di Biase

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What is the best thing that I love about my work? The bliss I feel when I make my own artworks or when I enjoy somebody else’s

What is my idea of happiness? Being in the position of giving and receiving love

What is my greatest fear? Not being able to listen to my own sensations

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Caring too much about other people’s opinions

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Anybody who keeps making art in spite of adversity

What is my greatest extravagance? I collect toys from the ’80s

On what occasion would I lie? Never

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The fact that in Italy it’s very hard for artists to be recognized as professional

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? The day I got my PhD in Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Macerata (Italy)

If I could, what would I change about myself? I want to get rid of all the leftovers of the patriarchal mentality from my mind

What is my greatest achievement in work? Making art for 20 years and counting

Where would I most like to live? I’d love to live inside the Tate Modern Gallery in London

What is my most treasured possession? My family and my friends

What is my most marked characteristic? Spontaneity

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Art Museums

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

What books influenced my life and how? History of Art handbooks because this is how I got to know artists’ life and artworks

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

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? None

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Genuinely kind people

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is fundamental

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? You’re in charge of your own well-being. We only have one life and it would be a total waste of time to live somebody else’s

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My sister Isabella

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2020?

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would I love to meet in 2020? Julia Draganivic; Emanuela De Cecco; Gea Politi; Cristiana Collu

What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on? Making all the artworks that are sketched in my notebook

Where can you see me or my work in 2020?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It means that a person that has a great passion for something will fade without it

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Marta Palmieri; Lisa Gelli; Roberta Conti; Chris Roccheggiani; Simona Bramati; Federica Amichetti; Monica Pennazzi.

How can you contact me?

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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