The Hero’s Journey of Antonino Gaeta

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love about my job is the inner silence, the possibility while I paint limestone the thresholds of another space-time dimension
What is my idea of happiness? My Idea of ​​Happiness and being able to continue to be Free inside my canvases, without enslaving to market rules, letting painting enjoy spontaneously
What is my greatest fear?  that of not being lucid … with respect to my research .. to force according to external requests
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? The most complicated part of my character is perhaps being too lonely … I prefer solitude and this is not always positive….
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I am a very curious person, I often study the work of my contemporaries, especially those who deal with oil painting.
What is my greatest extravagance? I don’t believe in extravagance … the only one I recognize is Painting!
On what occasion would I lie? I hurt the raw reality
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? the worst thing about the Painter’s work, the real and only enemy is time!
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? whenever I have found a solution, whenever I overcome my despair
If I could, what would I change about myself? at almost 45 years old, and difficult, now everything is so rooted that you don’t see any other possibility, every day has forced my personality for better or for worse …
What is my greatest achievement in work? Continue to paint every day after twenty years
Where would I most like to live? I love my earth ‘in her I see all the echo of my inner world …. I love Paris … I would live there for a while if I could
What is my most treasured possession? Love, love myself, the world, life, who is beside me, my parents, my partner, love my work: painting!
What is my most marked characteristic? Few doubts to be stubborn and at the same time capable of upsetting everything
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I really like finding inspiration in the ancient markets of my city, listening to its sounds, perceiving perfumes, absorbing its colors
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? at the Mercato dellaVucciria, Ballaro ‘, the Capo
What books influenced my life and how? the monographs of Sicilian artists, of the 15th century painting, the history of art in general
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I would listen to the voice of Callas, in the role of Santuzza in the Cavalleria rusticana.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? anyone has the courage to live their existence
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The name of the rose, taken from the novel written by Umberto Eco
What role plays art in my life and work? Fundamental, it is my own Life!
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? I believe they are true, each of himself is the author and the narrator of his own life!
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I am
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Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Hero’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 Hero’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.

individual coaching for leaders


The Hero’s Journey Coaching online sessions last 50 minutes and the fee is Euro 189 excluding VAT per session. The Hero’s Journey Coaching is suitable for people at any stage in their career.


Who can sign up for The Hero’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 Hero’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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