I was watching Colorado Voices on PBS tonight and Barry Fey was a main focus. I was honored that Barry chose to work with me two different times, about 16 years apart. Sadly, he was a client of mine when he died.
Along with Barry, during my 34 (almost) year career in matchmaking, the sister of a music icon became a client. I don’t want to share her name for privacy reasons (she’s still living). When her name was given to me years ago as a referral, hearing her last name I only knew of one person with that name…so I asked the client if they were related and he said yes, they were sisters. This woman ended up being so difficult to work with bordering on nasty, that after her interview I called her and told her I would refund her money and delete her as a client. She begged me not to and sent me a note of apology along with a signed copy of a book she had written on her sister. My first decision not to represent her turned out to be the right one ultimately.
Another national celebrity from many years ago I met at Rick’s Cafe. He was the President of one Colorado’s major sports teams and went on to be the President or CEO of the Staple Center. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out very well either and I dropped him.
Although the concept of working with major celebrities is exciting, many have such big egos and are so difficult, it’s ultimately not worth it. The local celebrities I’ve worked with have been much easier to deal with and more fun. Most have been local TV anchors, sports anchors and meteorologists.