Ulrich Kellerer has had decades of success in the fashion industry seemed destined from his earliest days living on a farm south of Munich, Germany – but it’s his current emergence as a talented storyteller, book writer and inspirational speaker that is giving his life a deeper meaning and purpose. After years of helping others look amazing, these endeavors are allowing him to have an impact on people he could never meet if he hadn’t ventured beyond the world of fall/spring collections and runways.
Ulrich concludes that his ultimate goal is to share his message that everyone should do something to make the world a better place. “I’m so blessed with a loving wife and business partner in Inge and good friends,” he says, “and embarking on these creative endeavors, I have met so many incredible people I would never have met in the fashion industry. Rather than talking over and over about the next collection in London, Paris or Milan, I’m talking about things of greater significance to me, and hopefully many others.”
In his typical humble way, Ulrich relates astonishing tales of how these popular sessions, the most anticipated event on the nursing home’s calendar, have led quiet, insular, depressed elderly folks to open their hearts, share their personal stories and connect better with their visiting family members than they have in years. And somehow, perhaps with divine assistance, Ulrich is helping to extend lives – perhaps due as much to helping with the cookies and water as the tales he reads! The average loss in the nursing home is one person a week, or 51 per year. In his first year there, only four people in his group passed away – and after the first year, there have been no further losses!
In addition to a desire to cultivate a new path of significance and connect with and impact people in a world far from his fashion industry roots, Ulrich explains that there is a significant spiritual component to his evolving work as a writer, storyteller and speaker. His perspectives on life and success were shaped by many different personal experiences at an early age.
Ulrich concludes that his ultimate goal is to share his message that everyone should do something to make the world a better place. “I’m so blessed with a loving wife and business partner in Inge and good friends,” he says, “and embarking on these creative endeavors, I have met so many incredible people.