Online Journey: Stories To Lead Complex Projects

When it comes to complex projects, unexpected challenges and changing timelines are expected. Great leaders embrace this complexity—they don’t try to control it. They understand that people—the team and stakeholders—are key to successful project outcomes. In this course, you’ll learn how to balance logic and intuition to guide others with the powers of your storytelling through the inevitable ups and downs of complex projects. Rather than learning traditional project management tools and tactics, you’ll gain tools for establishing team alignment and discovering what motivates and engages each of your team members so you can empower your team to deliver stronger outcomes.

*Note: This course does NOT teach you traditional project management tools and tactics. Instead, it focuses on storytelling to enrich project leadership and the strengths of your teammates so you can enhance the processes you already use.

  • Clarify the problem you’re tackling with storytelling to uncover more effective solutions.
  • Motivate the team to deliver stronger outcomes by using storytelling tools to develop a shared understanding and clearly defined purpose for the work.
  • Tap through storytelling into your intuition and your team’s intuition to make decisions when there is too much or too little information.
  • Design for moments of alignment using different storytelling frameworks and activities to gain buy-in from the team and key stakeholders.

Week 1: Introduction – Explore Complexity

Understand the unique mindset and behavior shifts needed to successfully lead a complex project, and how this course will help you build a flexible and adaptable project leadership toolkit.

  • Leading Complex Projects with the power of Storytelling — A sneak peek of the course
  • Complex Project Leadership — Guiding both the work and the team
  • Develop Awareness of Your Intuition: In this meditation, you will explore the associations you have to intuition and start to cultivate your intuitive abilities through focused attention and awareness.
  • Visualize a Complex Project: When you see or hear the words “complex project”, visualize what comes to mind and describe what it means to you.
  • The Feeling of Complexity: Recall a time when things got complex on a project you were working on. How did it make you feel?

 Week 2: Enable Outcomes

Create the conditions for stronger outcomes to emerge by developing a clear purpose for the work and activating the intrinsic motivation of individuals.

 Week 3: Design Story Alignment

Move the project forward by integrating individual perspectives into collective understanding and shared meaning.

 Week 4: Leverage Intuition

Find direction and take action when there is too much or too little information by balancing rational and intuitive thinking.

 Week 5: Conclusion – Build Resilience

Use the mindsets, behaviors, and tools for navigating complex situations in projects and apply them to other areas of your life.

Practical Information

Start Date: Any Day You Want

Duration: 5 Weeks

Time: 1 hour/week Online Conversation with Peter de Kuster

Language: English

Price: Euro 799 excluding VAT

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About Peter de Kuster

Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Heroine’s Journey & Hero’s Journey project,  a storyteller who 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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