I had lived in Milan for 20 years; during the pandemic, I decided to move to Trieste that is a smaller city by the sea and it’s my birthplace. Milan is maybe the most international city in Italy, so I was used to meeting people from all over the world, working with them about their identity and creativity mostly using scents, imagination and storytelling.
When the pandemic came, I realized that I had to shift to using more imaginative journeys and storytelling for doing the coaching work. So at a certain point, I wanted to find an image, a metaphor to convey the core meaning of my work, that is supporting each individual to find his/her own identity while finding a place in the world.
The metaphor that came to my mind was the island, since each of us is really unique, and we have an inner territory that is still to discover. At the same time, healthy life is based on healthy relationships and connections: this is why I called the project “Archipelagos”, because archipelagos are community of islands, and the social dimension is fundamental for developing our role in the world.
Especially when you’re creative and you’re bringing your uniqueness into the world, some feeling of isolation might be involved, and this is why my project motto is “because each of us is an island, but we are not isolated at all“.
Enjoy the Archipelagos project! You can listen to the Archipelagos interviews on the podcast where we explore the topics of individuality, identity and community with people living on islands or who are in some way related to islands.
You can also ask for a coaching session, and/or enrol in a group workshop.