FGIDC is rolling out with member profiles to highlight some of our members who are a part of our chapter. Our first member profile will be on Lynda Erkiletian founder of T.H.E Artist Agency.
How did you land your position?
As founder of T•H•E Artist Agency, I created it. 😉
Where do you find your inspiration/motivation?
Life and THE Universe inspire me. People, Mother Nature, Art, Music, the Moon and Stars.
Every day when I wake up, I am inspired by what surrounds me. As a Virgo, it is my nature to want to improve upon the status quo. My motivation comes from wanting to cultivate growth in myself and in others, wanting things to be better than they are. I find inspiration in paying it forward by helping those in our community.
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – Rumi
Why do you call the DC area home?
I relocated to the DMV area over 40 years ago. After visiting multiple cities, I found the nature of DC to be uniquely intriguing and felt it was the right fit for me. In addition to the political undercurrent, there was an exciting creative movement flourishing throughout the city. The timing was right to follow my dream of developing a business that would both serve the fashion and beauty industry, as well as encourage creativity and artistic awareness. Timing is everything and home is where the heart is.
What in your career are you most proud of?
I’m proud to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of T•H•E Artist Agency this April. I am grateful to everyone who has made this possible: my bad-ass partner, Elizabeth Centenari; our devoted T•H•E team, the talented artists we represent, our loyal clients, and a community that celebrates the value of our industry.
Tell us about a time you felt you had failed.
Failure is never an option; a perceived failure is an unparalleled opportunity to grow, which is a great success!
What do you see as the biggest value of an FGI membership?
Networking with the amazing people in our industry, both locally and nationally.
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