When the pandemic hit, many small businesses struggled and many mom business owners chose to take a step back, but not Angela Engel. Instead, this mom of 3 went all-in to scale her business, The Collective Book Studio, because now was “her time to push forward.”
For many years Angela Engel worked in sales and marketing for nationally known category leaders in publishing, including Chronicle Books, 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.
But motherhood pulled her in a different direction. Today, Angela is the Founder of The Collective Book Studio, a full-service, partnership publisher that has disrupted the publishing industry. Now, Angela has the opportunity to provide authors the support they need to get a beautiful book out into the world, from start to finish.
In this episode, we talk all about
How she overcame working mom guilt
Leaving a corporate career to start a consulting business
Turning a consulting side business into an imprint / publishing company
Using relatable skills to disrupt an industry
The lessons being a working corporate mom taught her children (and herself)