We had the good fortune of connecting with Rhea Daniels and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rhea, what role has risk played in your life or career?
That’s a great question because it is so important to learn to take risks in life and in business. Risk is the price of admission to a life and/or business beyond your wildest dreams. You must understand that taking risks means being comfortable having fear and uncertainty as constant companions while you lean fully into your dream.  We just can’t be paralyzed by it. Where is no risk, there is no reward.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Papierdoll Factory (PDF) is a Visual Branding Boutique that specializes in assisting women entrepreneurs and executives curate authentic and engaging brands. Your brand is how you connect to others. Your visuals are much more than clothing. Your visuals build awareness, credibility, and influence for you and your business. PDF sets itself apart by developing Visual Brands that not only boost confidence, but delivers on the 3 C’s – connect, compel, & convert. All of which are crucial elements to your personal and professional trajectory. “To be successful, You must first be seen”. The 3 Cs are too important to leave your Brand to chance…. PDF your life. I am extremely proud of our PDF’s ability to be flexible. The COVID-19 pandemic has extremely difficult for everyone, to include small businesses. PDF’s ability to stay connected to our clients, reimage our service menu, leverage technology, and actually expand Papierdoll Nation community in this season is illustrative our core values of empowerment and influence. Building any business offers opportunities of success and challenges and PDF is no different. I’ve made mistakes along the way but the key is to learn the lesson, adjust and move forward.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Variety is the spice of life and Atlanta is a city that has it all. A lot of my friends are bonafid foodies, as such, I would ensure they experienced the global cuisine the city offers. We would start at JCT Kitchen in Midtown for dinner & drinks. I really enjoy the of the juxtaposition of the ritzy ambiance and southern comfort food sourced by local farmers. Then, in no specific order, we’d experience the entire world with amazing cuisine from across the globe. I love Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft, Poor Calvin, Slutty Vegan, Two Urban Licks, Suprica, Louisiana Bistreaux Buckhead, and my favorite brunch spot is the Atlanta Breakfast Club. If we happen to be out extra late, I have been known to frequent the Waffle House for late night snack. As for sightseeing and entertainment, I recommend visiting the High Art Museum, Farmer’s Market, World of Coke, Chateau Elan, Painted Pin, Top Golf, and The Battery to name a few. No trip to Atlanta would be complete without  a great shopping excursion or two. I’d make sure to take my friends to Lenox Square, Perimeter Mall, Ponce City Market, & Atlantic Station.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I must first give acknowledgement to the Almighty God for my gifts, talents, & many unbelievable opportunities. My mother, Ruth Daniels, has always been super supportive of me no matter what I choose to pursue. As kid, I thought this was great, but as adult, I recognize that this characteristic is indeed rare and is the reason I have evolved into a Leader with a Servant’s Heart. I love you Mom. Finally, I have definitely amassed the greatest “Tribe” on the planet. I’ve resided in four time zones within the United States and even had the opportunity to be an expatriate in Japan. I’ve met some of the most incredible human beings. I am so thankful for their unwavering friendship and support. Special shout outs to: Tennessee State University “Big Blue” Family, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, University of Mississippi Rebels, The Department of Defense,  My ATL Crew and last but not least our 9k+ members of Papierdoll Nation. Everything we do we do for YOU.

Website: www.papierdollfactory.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/papierdollfactory/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papierdoll38
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/papierdoll-factory-atlanta

Image Credits
Bonnie J Heath Photography, Nick F Nelson, Brandprenuer

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