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

Hi Victoria, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
Other than deciding to work for myself, the single most important decision I have made that has contributed to my success is the vowing to myself not to pass over opportunities repeatedly. Although it is important to make wise choices to keep yourself and/or your brand heading in the direction in which you want to go. It is most important to recognize what opportunities are there for you to build bridges and open up doors to a successful future. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I enjoy turning complex visions into simple ones. Discovering new ways to build, modify or repair relationships with creatives is my thing! I have overcome challenges by changing my mindset, keeping a positive outlook on all projects and learning how to delicate daily task. Transitioning into entrepreneurship can be tough, but remember you have survived 100% of your toughest days. Your Doing Great !

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.
Let’s start the week off right with, a fresh cup of fruit infused nitro coffee at ABC Chicken and Waffles Nitro Coffee Counter. Bring your laptop for a little “power hour”, we can trim down our task while experiencing coffee like no where’s else. Afterwards, taking a short tour of the historic Auburn Ave. We will visit the Atlanta Belt-line for a bike ride or two. Mid-week we’ll build bridges with some of Atlanta’s creatives at C & C Social House. Wrap up our week with great music and satisfying our tastebuds at a Vinyl Bar with understated elegance serving Afro-Carribean Fare, Apt. 4 B.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Sharing success stories and experiences with friends means so much to me. I have to dedicate this shoutout to my good friend and business partner Melissa McClendon. She’s a true testament of a creative transitioning into entrepreneurship and I thank her for always being an open ear and the uplifting individual she is.

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