The Heroine’s Journey of Rossana Corti

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Listening to my soul and giving body to my dreams, despite all the obstacles. / Ascoltare la mia anima e dare corpo ai miei sogni, nonostante tutti gli ostacoli.

What is my idea of happiness? Beyond living with my many animals and books, in an old nest-house (with a longer story of many souls inside it), happiness is living outside human herds, doing works that I love and I believe in, having those who love me by my side. / Oltre a vivere insieme a molti animali e molti libri, in una casa-nido vecchia (con una storia di molte anime addosso), vivere al di fuori dei branchi umani, facendo lavori che amo e in cui posso credere, avere al fianco chi mi ama.

What is my greatest fear? I don’t have anymore. I died “very well” in 2019 and now I face everything, step by step, without avoiding fighting, to protect what I love and I believe in. / Non ne ho più, sono “morta molto bene” nel 2019 e quindi mi trovo ad affrontare tutto, un passo alla volta, senza evitare di lottare per proteggere ciò che amo e in cui credo.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My own mess which grow on layers of stratification similar to the “kipple” described by Philip Kindred Dick in “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, because it seems to reproduce itself and to grow. / Il mio disordine che assume livelli di stratificazione simili al “kipple” descritto da Philip Kindred Dick in “Cacciatore di androidi”, perché sembra autoriprodursi e allargarsi.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I deeply admire Jenny Holzer, Christian Boltanski, Gerhard Richter, Bill Viola, Hugo De Ana. / Ammiro profondamente Jenny Holzer, Christian Boltanski, Gerhard Richter, Bill Viola, Hugo De Ana.

What is my greatest extravagance? Living in similar way to Mowgli (by Joseph Rudyard Kipling), without rejecting technology and its hybridizations with nature. / Vivere in modo non dissimile da Mowgli, senza rifiutare la tecnologia e le sue ibridazioni con la natura.

On what occasion would I lie? Whenever I need to respect the boundaries of those who do not need the truth, because the life they have built and in which they feel happy together with others, works with a “ acceptable and appreciated fiction” . I would never lie about my feelings (and my paraverbal language would betray me anyway). / Tutte le volte che devo rispettare i confini di coloro che non hanno bisogno della verità, perché la vita che si sono costruiti e in cui sono felici insieme ad altri funziona con il verosimile. Mai sui miei sentimenti (e il mio linguaggio paraverbale mi tradirebbe comunque).

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I don’t like the amount of people who try to denigrate my work by calling it a “hobby”, and who deprive it of accessible spaces, economic protection and the right of representation. / Del mio lavoro non mi piace la quantità di persone dedita a denigrarlo, definendolo passatempo, e che lo priva di spazi accessibili, di tutele economiche e del diritto di rappresentazione.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? There is not a single place, but rather situations that generate surprising results. There is no doubt I work well with someone who is respectful of my rights and who has a multiplicity of passions that push her / him towards a continuous growth. It makes me very “embarrassed” dealing with those who live with blinders and with the presumption of knowing already “everything it needed”. / Non c’è un solo luogo, ma piuttosto delle situazioni che generano risultati sorprendenti. Senza dubbio lavoro bene con chi è rispettosa/o dei miei diritti e ha una molteplicità di passioni che lo/la spingono a non chiudersi e verso una crescita continua. Mi crea molto “imbarazzo” aver a che fare con chi vive con i paraocchi e con la presunzione di sapere già “tutto ciò che serve”.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Physically: nothing. Character: I learn from my mistakes. / Fisicamente: niente. Caratterialmente: imparo dai miei errori.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Moving as an independent artist, between temporary collaborations and with no gallery and no curator supporting me, I consider a success every work of mine I can bring on stage without substantial changes. Every works comes to life directly on the physical plan and , later, it is always “felt” by others except by me. However, there is no doubt that my three latest solo shows “Il Gioco dei Dove / The Game of Where”, “Pelle d’anima/ Soul Skin” and “Lehrjahre”, “Llinked together”, are my greatest success! / Muovendomi da artista indipendente, con collaborazioni temporanee e nessuna galleria o curatore di riferimento alle spalle, è un successo ogni mio lavoro portato in scena senza modifiche sostanziali, che prende vita sul piano fisico e viene “sentito” da altri a parte me. Però, senza dubbio, le mie tre ultime personali “Il Gioco dei Dove”, “Pelle d’anima” e “Lehrjahre”, tra loro collegate,sono il mio più grande successo.

Where would I most like to live? I already live where I want and it is my “Tortuga” from which to start, spiritually and physically, to grow. There are also countries where I wouldn’t like live in, because my “ four-legged family members” could not follow me. And there is no material success that might pay back for my emotional losses, later regretted. And I want to be happy by holding my heart and soul very tight. / Vivo già dove voglio ed è la mia “Tortuga” da cui partire, spiritualmente e fisicamente, per crescere. Ci sono anche Nazioni dove non potrei vivere, perché i miei familiari a quattro zampe non potrebbero seguirmi. E non vi è successo materiale che possa ripagare per le perdite affettive evitabili. E io voglio essere felice tenendomi stretti anima e cuore.

What is my most treasured possession? My soul, my soul which, according to someone, coincides with the heart and also with my blood. / La mia anima, che secondo alcuni coincide con il cuore e anche con il sangue.

What is my most marked characteristic? The courage / Il coraggio

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? There are various stimulating places, accessible freely for “almost” everyone, because of the presence of architectural obstacles for disabled people with reduced mobility. But, undoubtedly, the eighteenth-century University Library of Cagliari, the MEM-Mediateca del Mediterraneo, the Metropolitan Library “Emilio Lussu” (immersed in the urban park of Monte Claro) and all the others Urban Libraries with their book heritage, are my favourite destination places that have inspired more than a project. / Ci sono vari luoghi stimolanti, accessibili per quasi tutti liberamente, data la presenza di ostacoli architettonici per i disabili con ridotta mobilità. Ma senza dubbio la settecentesca Biblioteca Universitaria di Cagliari, la MEM-Mediateca del Mediterraneo, la Biblioteca Metropolitana “Emilio Lussu” (immersa nel parco urbano di monte Claro) e tutte le altre Biblioteche Urbane con i loro Bibliotecari sono meta luoghi capaci di ispirare più di un progetto.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? There is not a single place. If I want to eat streetfood I can find the best “pizza by the slice” at the “Pizzetta d’oro” in Pineta street; if I want the best meringues, I have to go to Caffè Tramer, at Mazzini street; if, on the other hand, I want to eat the Cagliari specialty, little pizzas, I can find them everywhere, only with a qualitative difference (it is a snack that creates real dependence in anyone who tastes it). I don’t have a favorite place to have lunch or dinner, but I avoid those places where almost exclusively fish dishes dedicated. And I’m just a big drinker of tea (and some types of herbal tea) and cappuccino with considerable quantities of cocoa powder. Zero alcohol. But there is a special place, created and managed by passionate cinephiles as well as photographers and artists, the Overlock in Mameli street, that provides alternative drinks for those who like drinking craft beers and cellar wines, and you can eat Divinely. / Non ho un solo luogo di riferimento. Se voglio cibo da passeggio: la “pizza al taglio” migliore la trovo alla “Pizzetta d’oro” in via della Pineta; se voglio le meringhe più buone devo andare al Caffè Tramer in via Mazzini; se invece voglio mangiare la specialità cagliaritana delle pizzette sfoglia posso trovarle ovunque, solo con una differenza qualitativa (è uno spuntino che crea vera dipendenza in chiunque lo assaggia). Non ho un luogo preferito dove pranzare o cenare, ma evito quelli dove si cucina quasi esclusivamente pesce. E sono solo una grande bevitrice di tè (e di alcuni tipi di tisane) e di cappuccino con quantità considerevoli di cacao: zero alcolici. Però esiste un locale speciale, creato e gestito da appassionati cinefili nonché fotografi e artisti, l’Overlock di via Mameli, dove c’è alternativa per chi non gradisce bere nessuna delle centinaia di birre artigianali o di vini di cantina presenti, e si mangia divinamente.

What books influenced my life and how? Limiting myself to name just a few, I put at the first place the Fairy Tales, at the plural, in particular the top collection of Charles Perrault, the Grimm Brothers and Aleksandr Afanas’ev, forever loved! As J.R.R. Tolkien said, in an essay of 1939, fairy tales are not made “for children”, but for those who love them and they teach that dragons can be defeated. Then, there is the great ocean from which I take out only a few titles: by Ray Bradbury ” Something Wicked This Way Comes”, “The big world over there” as well as – 34 Stories” and “Fahrenheit 451″; Philip Kindred Dick with “But do androids dream of electric sheep?”, “The Penultimate Truth” and his short stories; Aldous Huxley with “Ape and the Essence”; Arthur C. Clarke with “The City and the Stars”; Theodore Sturgeon with “The Dreaming Jewels”; Michael Ende with “The prison of the liberty (Das Gefängnis der Freiheit)” and “The Mirror in the Mirror (Der Spiegel im Spiegel); John Steinbeck with “East of Eden”; Lewis Carroll with “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There”; the trilogy of “The Lord of the Rings” by John Roland Reuel Tolkien; “Harry Potter Saga” by J.K. Rowling. From each of these texts I received, as a gift, new words, philosophical visions and reflections on the meaning of being in the world and on the different forms of rebirth. An education to hope and to struggle. / Limitandomi a citarne alcuni pongo innanzi a tutti le Fiabe, al plurale, con al vertice le raccolte di Charles Perrault, dei Fratelli Grimm e di Aleksandr Afanas’ev, per sempre amate perché, come dice J.R.R. Tolkien in un suo saggio del 1939, non sono fatte “per i bambini”, ma per chi le ama e insegnano che i draghi si possono sconfiggere. Poi c’è il mare magno da cui tiro fuori solo alcuni titoli: di Ray Bradbury “Il popolo dell’autunno”, “Il grande mondo laggiù” oltre a “Fahrenheit 451”; Philip Kindred Dick con “Ma gli androidi sognano pecore elettriche?”, “La penultima verità” e i racconti brevi; Aldous Huxley con “La scimmia e l’essenza”; Arthur C.Clarke con “La città e le stelle”; Theodore Sturgeon con “Cristalli sognanti”; Michael Ende con “La prigione della libertà” e “Lo specchio nello specchio”; John Steinbeck con “La valle dell’Eden”; Lewis Carroll con “Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie” e “Attraverso lo specchio”. Da ognuno di questi testi ho ricevuto in dono parole nuove, visioni e riflessioni filosofiche sul senso dell’essere nel mondo e sulle diverse forme di rinascita. Un’educazione alla speranza e alla lotta.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Wow! I believe the lullaby I love most: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,( Wimoweh)”. / Wow! Credo la ninna nanna che più amo: “Il leone si è addormentato”

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Hercule Poirot and Melinda Gordon from “Ghost Whisperer”. / Hercule Poirot e Melinda Gordon dalla serie tv “Ghost Whisperer”.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? In addition to the pour soul of Doctor Ignác Semmelweiss and Pedagogist Maria Montessori, all those who are committed to opening ways of salvation for others, also through the art. / Oltre alle buonanime del dottor Ignác Semmelweiss e della pedagogista Maria Montessori, tutti coloro che sono impegnati ad aprire vie di salvezza per gli altri, anche attraverso l’arte.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? I feed of stories by images and, as for the books list I have proposed above, I have to mention only a selection of movies , starting from a silent one of 1928 with Conrad Veidt starring “The Man Who Laughs” by Paul Leni, to continue with a list : “iron crown” by Alessandro Blasetti; Jean Cocteau’s “The Beauty and the Beast”; Martin Ritt’s “The Long, Hot Summer”; Andrej Rublev by Andrej Tarkovskij; “Frankenstein Jr” by Mel Brooks; “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” by Steven Spielberg; “The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick; Richard Donner’s “The Goonies”; “Stan by me” by Rob Reiner; “Back to the Future” by Robert Zemeckis; “Labyrinth” by Jim Henson; “Willow” by Ron Haward; “Alice” by Jan Svankmajer; “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” by Francis Ford Coppola; “Blue Film” by Krzysztof Kieślowski; “Nightmare Before Christmas” by Tim Burton; “Strange Days” by Kathryn Bigelow; “Sleepy Hollow” by Tim Burton; “Hellboy” by Guillermo del Toro; “Pan’s Labyrinth” by Guillermo del Toro; “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Hayao Miyazaki; “Jane Eyre” by Cary Fukunaga; “Moonrise Kingdom” by Wes Anderson; “The Shape of Water” by Guillermo del Toro; “Wonder” by Stephen Chbosky; “Isle of Dogs” by Wes Anderson; “Emma” by Autumn de Wilde. / Mi nutro di storie per immagini e, come per la lista dei libri che ho proposto, devo per forza citarne solo alcuni a cominciare da un film muto del 1928 con Conrad Veidt protagonista “L’uomo che ride” di Paul Leni per proseguire con una lista: “La corona di ferro” di Alessandro Blasetti; “La Bella e la Bestia” di Jean Cocteau; “La lunga estate calda” di Martin Ritt”; “Andrej Rublev” di Andrej Tarkovskij; “Frankenstein Jr” di Mel Brooks; “Incontri ravvicinati del terzo tipo” by Steven Spielberg; “Shining” by Stanley Kubrick; “I Goonies” di Richard Donner; “Stan by me -Ricordo di un’estate” di Rob Reiner; “Ritorno al Futuro” di Robert Zemeckis; “Labyrinth” by Jim Henson; “Willow” by Ron Haward; “Alice” di Jan Svankmajer; “Dracula di Bram Stoker” by Francis Ford Coppola; “Film Blu” by Krzysztof Kieślowski; “Nightmare Before Christmas” by Tim Burton; “Strange Days” by Kathryn Bigelow; “Il mister di Sleepy Hollow” by Tim Burton; “Hellboy” by Guillermo del Toro; “Il Labirinto del Fauno” di Guillermo del Toro; “Il Castello errante di Howl” by Hayao Miyazaki; “Jane Eyre” by Cary Fukunaga; “Moonrise Kingdom – Una fuga d’amore” by Wes Anderson;“La forma dell’acqua” by Guillermo del Toro; “Wonder” by Stephen Chbosky; “L’isola dei cani” by Wes Anderson; “Emma” by Autumn de Wilde.

What role plays art in my life and work? There is no part of my life in which art is excluded. / Non c’è una parte della mia vita da cui l’arte sia esclusa.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ mean to me? What they mean to me is that I have all the strength and every possibility in me to make the impossible happening. / Che ho in me tutta la forza e ogni possibilità di far succedere l’impossibile.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Who loves me and / or what I create. / Chi mi ama e/o ama ciò che creo.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2020?  I would like to work with those who not only live for money purposes and public recognition as unique values in their life. Within located projects, I would like to work with the aim of building imagery suitable and opening doors in realm. I have no names in mind, only these needs to share. / Vorrei lavorare con coloro che vivono senza avere come unica guida il guadagno sia di denaro che di riconoscimenti pubblici. All’interno di progetti situati, con finalità di costruzione di immaginari adatti a costruire porte nella realtà. Non ho nomi in mente, solo questi bisogni che vorrei condividere.

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2020? I wish… I would like to live new collaborations, especially with those who can share with me the passion for storytelling, photography and cinematography, whatever specific profession they perform, even non-artistic ones. Because of the differences between “realities” and, therefore, linguistic codes, there are countless universes of possibilities that can be generated. I’m sorry at the moment I don’t have any names available, only these requirements. / Desiderando… Vorrei vivere nuove collaborazioni, soprattutto con chi può condividere con me le passioni per il racconto, la fotografia e la cinematografia, qualsiasi specifica professione svolga, anche non artistica. Perché dalle differenze tra “realtà” e quindi codici linguistici, possono generarsi universi di possibilità. Mi dispiace al momento non ho dei nomi disponibili, solo questi requisiti.

What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on? On my next solo show. And then … on the suspended thinks and on the news. / Sulla mia prossima personale. E poi… sui sospesi e sulle novità.

Where can you see me or my work in 2020? For sure online, as always, on multiple platforms, starting from social media. Then, in physical contexts to be defined, which will allow me to experiment and to grow. / Di sicuro online, come sempre, su più piattaforme, a cominciare dai social. Poi in contesti fisici in via di definizione, che mi permetteranno di sperimentare e di crescere.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? The description of my past, present and future life. / La descrizione della mia vita passata, presente e futura.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Rosanna Rossi, Manuela Toselli, Licia Zhenru Liang, Francesca Randi, Paola Luciani.

How can you contact me? Through: Instagram: @rossanacorti , Facebook: Rossana Corti , my website: https://rossana-corti.webnode.it/

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

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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?

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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).

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.

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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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PRICING

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.

FAQ

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?

English.

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 theherojourneyquestionnaires@gmail.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.

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