One of my favourite female DJs on radio was the lovely Koula. I listened to her for many years while I was at varsity and even when I’d finished up there and hit the big bad working world. I met Koula on many occasions and enjoyed watching her various successes unfold throughout the years. At the end of 2012, Koula and her hubby packed their bags for an adventure in the US.
Wondering what she has been up to? Read my Q&A with Koula below to see what she has been up to…
1. It has been a quite a year for you. Take us through some of your highs; your winning moments in 2013.
Definitely signing the Management Agreement with Octagon Entertainment. It’s been a fascinating experience, transitioning into a new country and learning the ins and outs of how the broadcasting industry works here. But with the right representation, I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds!
2. Was there a moment, an experience or something significant this year that made you go ‘WOW” or that changed your perspectives/ plans?
I think trying to start from scratch in a new country, you learn to be flexible and adapt/adjust plans along the way. We arrived in the US on 28 December with 2 bags of clothes to our names and big dreams in our hearts. My husband, PJ, and I have continually had to adjust our time frames that we were hoping to have achieved certain things by but when I step back and look at how much progress has been made in a year, then I guess we can go ‘Wow!’.
3. What does 2014 hold for you?
I’ve got several key meetings lined up in LA early in 2014. How those meetings go will have a big impact on how the rest of the year pans out!
4. Any tips and/ or tricks from you to your fans to get through 2014?
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt this year, it’s to take things one day at a time. I’m very impatient and like to see things happen ‘yesterday’. And what I’ve been forced to learn over and over again this year is that what’s urgent for you, is not necessarily of the utmost urgency for other people, so patience is key – especially when you’re feeling stretched. And to love and cherish your family and friends. Really soak up that time together!
5. Any last thanks or New years wishes for your fans?
I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve got from everyone back in SA – when it came to returning to South Africa to run the Comrades, to the exciting news about Octagon. It can feel very lonely when you’re in another country so far away… But the support from back home has definitely given me momentum through the year to keep pushing on. Allow yourself to dream in 2014. Love God, love people.
It looks like 2014 will be a goodie for her. Can’t wait to see more: