Make Noise and Do Good with Angela Engel
“Books change lives. Books can create a movement in people. And when people are moved, they are able to change the world.” - Angela EngelAngela Engel doesn’t let anyone tell her no. When she didn’t have the right job for her, she convinced a publisher to make a position for her. When everyone in the publishing industry told her “this is just how it’s done,” she founded The Collective Book Studio to shake up timelines, nurture talent, and give stories to the audiences that need them. In 2020, Angela used those same skills and mindset to create and distribute PPE for communities across the country.As the grandchild of Holocaust survivors, Angela feels called to make noise and do good. Listen to this week’s episode of Find Your Fierce & Loving to hear what that means to her and how she’s taken her principles and made them a reality.(02:32) - Expertise(11:34) - Disruption(20:35) - Call to serve(39:30) - Collective Book StudioWhen Angela Engel launched The Collective Book Studio she wanted to build a different kind of publishing business, one that adhered to the author’s vision every step of the way. Her experience in traditional publishing allows her to introduce beautiful books into the world, and she brings her passion for reading and sharing new ideas into every new project she undertakes. Angela grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and now calls Oakland, CA, home. For many years she worked in sales and marketing for nationally known category leaders in publishing, including Chronicle Books, Ten Speed Press, Cameron + Company, Dwell Studio, and Moleskine. She has sold to key national and international retailers such as Amazon, Costco, Nordstrom, and Target and became a sought-after expert in the industry. Now, with The Collective Book Studio, she has the opportunity to provide authors the support they need to get a book out into the world, from start to finish. During the quarantine Angela established a fund to create and distribute 10,000 PPE face shields nationwide, and has raised more than $35,000. You can see more at The Collective Book Studio on Instagram.Do you want to unleash your inherent love and goodness, liberate yourself, and free humanity from the oppressive systems and structures we have created? We are here to support you in finding your fierce and loving life. Join us in Our Circle, a vibrant membership community rich in opportunities for engagement and transformation. Find out more at lolawright.com/our-circle.You can follow Lola Wright, on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and learn more about my work at lolawright.com.Chicago born and built, Lola grew up in wealth and privilege, yet always sensed something was missing. She sought out aliveness and freedom in music, immersing herself in the hip hop and house music scenes of 90s Chicago. After finding herself on her own at 23, as the mother of two young children, she became determined to create a new experience.Lola is an ordained minister with a gift for weaving together the mystical and material, she served for many years as the CEO of Bodhi Center, an organization committed to personal transformation, collective awakening, conscious activism, and community-building.This podcast is produced by Quinn Rose with theme music by independent producer Trey Royal.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Find Your Fierce & Loving in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. Your reviews help others find the show.