The Heroine’s Journey of Natasha Bontempi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love transforming unpolished stones in polished ones. I love to see my students’ eyes shining when they have an insight (I can see a lamp is inside their eyes). I love when they tell me that my classes transformed their lives.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? When I can realize that there are more ways to overcome my inner obstacles. And also a sunset at the beach.

What is my greatest fear? My brother’s death. I don’t wanna to think about it.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Aggressiveness. That’s why I started my journey 6 years before.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? My guru Jangchub Reid. I can feel he connected to me when I really need. My Mindfulness godfather and godmother: Duncan Cryle and Corina Erismann. And IBM founder, Thomas Watson.

What is my greatest extravagance? Eat in some awarded restaurants around the World. I love gastronomic experiences

On what occasion would I lie? My mother always says that I don’t know how to lie. I really try, but my body always tells the truth.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Controls for everything. I really believe that when we put lots of controls we operate based on fear. That’s the reason why bad things happen. I believe on people.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I was in the stage to perform my TEDx Talk. I can still feeling the butterflies on my stomach when I remember this moment.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I would talk less, only the necessary. That’s the reason I take some silence retreats every year.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Mindfulness implementation in a company with more than 100 years. Now, Mindfulness has relevance, people are enjoying it and the environment is changing. I’m racking the system.

Where would I most like to live? At the beach with light sand and clear sea. Brazil has lots of these places to choose.

What is my most treasured possession? My family and my faithful friends. They are always by my side.

What is my most marked characteristic? My voice! Everyone can recognize when I arrive. 

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Sao Paulo downtown. I was born here. I still live here. I love this chaos 

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? At my apartment. I love prepare foods, receive friends, take some glasses of wine. But outside, Eataly and their handsome Italian pizzaiolos. 

What books influenced my life and how? I have 3 that must be read in this sequence: The Celestine Prophecy; The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision; and The school for gods. They changed my way to see the world and how I act. I could rebuild myself.

Who are my favorite writers? Many!! But once I must choose one I prefer to highlight a young Brazilian writer: Ique Carvalho. He talks about love and how love could be lived easily.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Can I ask 2? Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) and Push (Matchbox 20)

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Now, I’m in love for Outlander, so the couple: Jamie and Clair Fraser.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My father that challenged me to walk on the roofs, jump walls and fix lots of stuffs. And my mother that not only taught me my first feminism concepts throw her attitude but because she walks right by myside.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Forrest Gump… Life is a box of chocolate…

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is my secret way to develop my intuition. I love dancing and writing.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My beautiful mom, for sure

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? With Vivi Lavratti and offer our Breadtation course again!

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Vicki Flaherty, my Mindfulness mentor at IBM.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? Finish my senior instructor certification and work hard on my endless personal improvement. Ah! And drink more nice coffees.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

On Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashabontempi/

On Instagram: @migascomcafe

On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3kK7CFaKcA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZh-mKsOJuk (only Portuguese)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2GKVjYO9kE (only Portuguese)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqdokCuPJps (only Portuguese)

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

I was 18 years old when I decided my profession. I was immature, I could not be sure if it was the right decision. Actually, I don’t work with my formal degree, but it opened synchronic doors to do what I love. I love it so much that I can’t think in retirement.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Vicki Flaherty, Ana Goelzer and Veronica Oliveira

How can you contact me?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashabontempi/

natashabontempi@gmail.com

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

The Heroine’s Journey Membership

Become a Friend of The Heroine’s Journey 

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We’re sometimes not too sure how we get into good friendships. It seems to happen rather mysteriously: we talk of somewhat randomly ‘clicking’ with people. Trying to plan for it sounds like cheating. But in a busy world, the desire to socialise authentically, with interesting, like-minded people, deserves to be addressed directly.

That’s why we created The Heroine’s Journey Friends scheme. Membership gives you the right to invite creative professionals to publish their story for free on The Heroine’sJourney online. Each story made possible by you is anchored around the big idea that when we our quest let’s us travel from a person who interests us to another person who interest them and exchange stories we learn more about ourselves, meet people who can make a difference for you and have more impact in the world with telling our story.  Every month, in your own city or somewhere in the world you can invite creative professionals you like to tell their story for the Heroine’s Journey website.

If you have passion for your work, you will find kindred spirits in this way of travelling.  The stories you will see of creative professionals you have invited for The Heroine’s Journey are guaranteed to be stimulating and reassuring – as well as prompts to genuine connection and insight. Every creative professional you bring forward to have their story free published on The Heroine’s Journey online, you will be offering a great experience to everyone you meet.

We have two memberships programs  I and II

The Heroine’s Journey Membership I  Programme Includes

  • The right to offer 30 creative professionals of your choice each year to tell their story with The Heroine’s Journey questionnaire as free publicity.  The stories are published on the Heroine’s Journey online. Every professional published knows you are the one who made this available for them.
  • The right to update your own story at The Heroine’s Journey – questionnaire and picture – two times each year to keep up with your new events, shows, books, performances, videos.
  • 10% discount on all The Heroine’s Journey seminars world wide

Price is :  Euro 299 for one year 

The Heroine’s Journey Membership II  Programme Includes

  • The right to offer 50 creative professionals of your choice each year to tell their story with The Heroine’s Journey questionnaire as free publicity.  The stories are published on the Heroine’s Journey online. Every professional published knows you are the one who made this available for them.
  • The right to update your own story at The Heroine’s Journey – questionnaire and picture – four times each year to keep up with your new events, shows, books, performances, videos.
  • The right to tell your story in more detail with the Heroine’s Journey questionnaire up to six pages online and add up to ten professional pictures of yourself and your work.
  • 20% discount on all The Heroine’s Journey seminars world wide
  • free entrance to the special The Heroine’s Journey in One Day conference which is held once every quarter in 2018 (the four locations in 2018 are Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona)

Price is :  Euro 449 for one year 

The programmes last for 365 days, after which you will be asked if you’d like to renew your subscription.

You want to become a Heroine’s Journey Friend?  Mail Peter at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl to receive info how to make that happen.

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