We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Goesseringer Muj and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicole, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
To me, success can be defined as a balancing act. While for some people, success means to achieve fame, or others, to earn a high salary, I feel that these things are only part of the balance. I firmly believe that nurturing one’s inner happiness, developing genuine personal and professional relationships and living one’s life with integrity and self respect, combined with for example, getting that dream job or reaching that material goal – all go hand in hand, defining what true success really is.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I feel that since founding Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) in 2006, I have carved out a special niche for myself in promoting arts, culture and entertainment on a global scale, working in North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Latin America. My work is my true passion. Before starting my company, I headed up international PR for E! Networks (E!, Style, G4), which later became NBC Universal. While I enjoyed my work there, my dream was to start my own company, so I took the chance and never looked back. I would like my current and potential new clients to know that I always try to deliver the very best results for them, but I am also very honest about deliverables and expectations, which I feel most of them appreciate. I feel that some PR professionals make unrealistic promises or guarantees to secure the client. A highlight in recent years was co-founding the French Riviera Film Festival (www.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is a very difficult question, as there is SO much to do in Los Angeles. Therefore, I decided to focus on an arts, entertainment and culture tour of LA, which would include an evening at the Hollywood Bowl, hopefully with Gustavo Dudamel conducting, and a pre-event picnic; a visit to one of LA’s wonderful museums such as The Broad or The Getty Villa (there are many others, of course.). I am a huge supporter of immigrants and their importance to this country, and therefore, I would suggest a visit to the Italian American Museum (www.iamla.org) in downtown LA. Their founders curate such wonderful exhibitions, including their current one, ‘St. Joseph’s Tables: Expressions of Devotion, Charity, and Abundance.’ Now let’s get to food, I would like to invite my guest some of the iconic establishments featured in the old movies, such the legendary Musso & Frank restaurant, featured in ‘Citizen Kane,’ or an afternoon tea at the legendary Biltmore Hotel, home of the Oscars in its early years. I would finish the evening with a nightcap at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, featured in some of Hollywood’s most loved films including ‘The Way We Were,’ ‘Shampoo,’ ‘American Gigolo,’ and many more. Coincidentally, it’s the location where my husband and I first met.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My late parents, Siegfried and Trudi Goesseringer, were my biggest supporters and believers in me. They were always there for me, and always encouraged me to pursue my dreams. They were very proud of what I have achieved. I think of them every day. My husband Ion is also very proud, supportive and encouraging, assisting me whenever possible. I consider music industry executive Bobby Colomby a mentor and true friend to me. He is always there to give me advice on how to navigate within this often challenging entertainment industry. Also, E! founder Larry Namer, my longtime client and friend, inspires me daily with his incredible vision and entrepreneurial spirit. Award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian Sue Vicory, founder of Heartland Films, is also an inspiration to me. She became a filmmaker rather late in her career, and is the founder of www.womendocumentaryfilmmakers.com and the brand My Power of One that underscores the power of a single individual to improve the life of another. This September, she also launching a film school for women. I am grateful to have Sue as my friend.
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