On Wednesday the 9th of December the founder of The Hero’s Journey & The Heroine’s Journey project, Peter de Kuster, will speak about work in these (and other) strange times. How can we be more resilient? How can we optimise our creative process? How can we be more understanding towards ourselves? And how do we deal with our colleagues (at a distance)?
Peter de Kuster is a master in analysing the peculiar features of the stories human beings tell themselves. During this unique online experience, he will show how more insight into the workings of our minds and the way we tell stories to ourselves about ourselves can lead to better cooperation and more effective thinking.
We know that our minds are capable of great things because, every now and then, they come out with a brilliant idea or two. However, our minds are also unpredictable, spending large stretches of time idling or distracting themselves. During this event Peter will speak on how we can optimise these beautiful yet instruments with the power of storytelling so that they can more regularly and generously produce the sort of insights and ideas we need to fulfill our potential and achieve the contentment we deserve. How can we make sure through our storytelling that our own mind is our friend and not our enemy in these crazy times?
The programme consists of two parts. At the end of both parts there will be a Q&A.
Part 1: The Power of Your Story when your mind is working on its own
The first part of the one – on – one interactive experience you will have with Peter will be about using the power of the story you tell yourself in getting your mind to think more effectively. We will have a look at how, among other things, you can learn to grasp fragile and flighty thoughts before they disappear through anxiety and fear; at what times of day to try to work and for how long; how to make use of your boredom and of your curiosity, and how to overcome timid and predictable approaches to the largest problems.
Part 2: The Power of Your Story when your mind is working together
During the second part of the one-on-one interactive experience you will have with Peter we will look at your mind when it is working together with others. Our colleagues can be the sources of our greatest joys and triumphs: they compensate for our weaknesses, enlarge our strengths and aggregate our energies. However, working successfully around others is neither intuitive nor simple: it requires us to communicate effectively, to tell our story with impact, to be able to read the other one’s story and to understand our own blind spots, use storytelling to master our emotions and to see the world from other people’s perspectives. And the changes happening in work at the moment aren’t making it much easier. Even though great collaboration can now be so rewarding.
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 lifes 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.
Date: Wednesday 9 December
Times: There are 6 interactive one – on – one sessions with Peter available each of 1 hour
Ticket: € 99- for a one – on – one interactive session with Peter de Kuster
Book your place by mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org