Angelika is one of my newest Kuel Chiefs – her most recent creation; I AM – Celebrating the Perfect Imperfect is the most recent addition to the Women Authors section of the Kuel Shop. I have had an online and phone relationship with Angelika for a while and finally had the opportunity to meet her in person on a recent trip to NYC.
When you meet Angelika you instantly feel her genuine warmth as she greets you in a European style; complete with hug and cheek kiss. It’s a lovely way to start a face to face interaction.
Please welcome Angelika to the Kuel Shop – her book is available now and makes a thoughtful, gorgeous gift.
KUELLIFE: What type of business do you own/run?
ANGELIKA: I am a professional photographer ( beauty, fashion, jewelry, lingerie, portraits, nudes )
KUELLIFE: What prompted you or drove you to become an entrepreneur? When?
ANGELIKA: After my studies, I worked as an assistant for one year, and I started to work as a freelance photographer in Germany, mainly in the advertising industry and was right away pretty successful. After 4 years, I moved to Paris to expand my business on an international level and continue to move forward.
KUELLIFE: What’s your biggest struggle?
ANGELIKA: Well, maybe in the beginning being one of the few female photographers at the time I started and then, the challenges which come with being a freelancer for my whole life.
KUELLIFE: What is your biggest fear as an entrepreneur? How do you work through it?
ANGELIKA: My basic fear was to stay in the work force in an unpredictable life of a free lancer, juggling with family and kids and my passionate profession which I love and which just very recently gave birth to the book I AM – Celebrating the Perfect Imperfect
KUELLIFE: How do you measure your success?
ANGELIKA: My inner satisfaction more and more than the outer recognition, but still a nice thing to receive on all levels!!;-)
KUELLIFE: Finally, what advice would you give other women about taking an entrepreneurial path?
ANGELIKA: Listen to your calling, your heart , your gut, we are all unique! Try to live with your life’s mission, I believe this is where happiness is to be found. I go with the flow, there is always a solution, listen to your inner voice, follow your passion, at any age. Be aware what is happening in the bigger world, in staying truthful to yourself.