In this groundbreaking Heroine’s Journey Peter de Kuster is your travel guide at The Power of Your Story. Travellers will examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives.
“Your story is your life,” says Peter. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or victimhood; stories that endure for an hour, or a day, or an entire lifetime. We have stories about our work, our families and relationships, our health; about what we want and what we’re capable of achieving. Yet, while our stories profoundly affect how others see us and we see ourselves, too few of us even recognize that we’re telling stories, or what they are, or that we can change them — and, in turn, transform our very destinies.
Telling ourselves stories provides structure and direction as we navigate life’s challenges and opportunities, and helps us interpret our goals and skills. Stories make sense of chaos; they organize our many divergent experiences into a coherent thread; they shape our entire reality. And far too many of our stories, says Peter, are tragic, in need of serious editing. First, he asks you to answer the question, “In which areas of my life is it clear that I cannot achieve my goals with the story I’ve got?” He then shows you how to create new, reality-based stories that inspire you to action, and take you where you want to go both in your work and personal life.
Our capacity to tell stories is one of our profoundest gifts. Peter’s approach to creating deeply engaging stories will give you the tools to wield the power of storytelling and forever change your business and personal life.
ABOUT THE HEROINE’S JOURNEY
Our range of heroine’s journeys take creative professionals on walking experiences in their city, in galleries and on the street. Explore and observe interesting stories of heroines and heroes in the past in real life and fiction in an experience developed to challenge you to think deeply about the stories you tell yourself that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and insights with other curious, open-minded individuals.
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Peter de Kuster is a story teller, writer and cinema lover who mashes the art of story with the science of passion and happiness. He believes that great tales are never just seen or heard, they are felt – and has devoted much of her life and career to understanding story, human passion and happiness- and how together they can change us. His study into the power of storytelling sparked his interest in creating a new kind of travel ‘the heroine’s journey’. Peter consults to a range of creative entrepreneurs; regarding what it is to thrive; what makes a great story; and how the two will play an increasing role in perhaps our most omnipresent form of storytelling today – creative entrepreneurship. Dream projects incorporate strategy, culture, ideas, and human happiness. Peter never lets much time pass before hitting the cinema, and he believes wholeheartedly that film, story and song have sparked more ‘aha’ moments than traditional coaching ever has.
TIMETABLE – WED 01 FEBRUARY 2017
09.30 Tour begins (meet at Shakespeare and Company)
17.30 Tour concludes
General Admission: Euro 190.00 excluding VAT