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I’m an educator, speaker, photographer, cat mom, and bloody mary enthusiast. As an educator, my mission is to equip you with the training you need to uplevel your business and impact your own students. I'm a former high school teacher with a passion for effective education—and I'm excited about bringing strategic curriculum design to the creative sphere. 

I believe in putting people first—always. Some people might say I use too many abbreves or drink too many cups of coffee, but I just don’t think that’s possible. That’s my better half Tim over there. The beach is where we got married, and it will forever be my happy place. My bags are usually packed for my next flight, and I love to travel… but here’s the real secret: there’s nowhere I’d rather be than in our cozy living room, with our two cats curled up by my feet.

Let’s get to know each other. Like, really know each other. If we’re going to be working together, I want to make sure we’re a perfect fit! So let’s get this party started.

hi, friend! I'm laylee

i'm passionate about...

Equipping educators with the training they need to teach effectively

Empowering other creatives with the tools to up-level their businesses with confidence

Sharing my experiences at in-person events (where we can connect face to face!)

Creating space for every voice to be heard and every story to be told

Sharing my expertise and my personal story as a speaker on the big stage

My cats Ron and Luna, the loves of my life (obvi).

average cups of coffee per day (estimated)

Current playlist: khalid
(on repeat)

2020 Destinations

Palm Springs, CA 
Washington, DC
Lexington, KY
Charleston, SC
San Diego, CA
Cancun, Mexico
Phoenix, AZ

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lep's furry friends

Ron

ron's our ginger cat... but he's really more like a dog. he's friendly and affectionate, will greet you at the door, and will follow you around the house.

luna

Luna's a little shy but super sweet! she's a little crazy and keeps us on our toes (you can catch her on insta at #ourlooneyluna)!

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The Creative Educator Academy

learn how to design creative curriculum and teach your students effectively

how can I help you?

I'd love to connect with you through one of these offerings!

for creatives

for educators

Photography

Consulting & Auditing

work one-on-one to review and enhance your educational offerings

The Next Level Retreat

take your business to the next level and build community among like-minded creatives

Mentoring

work one-on-one to identify opportunities for growth in your business

for Seniors & Dancers

let's preserve your memories and capture your personality

for Creatives

professional Imagery to capture the heart behind your business

Got a question? Looking for an event speaker? Just wanna say hi? I'd be so happy to hear from you!

take it from those who know me best...

"I love Laylee's heart for others. Her work is fueled by a passion for making others feel connected, loved, and valued. I admire her authenticity: she's not afraid to voice her opinion or dig into the tough topics... but she does so from a place of compassion and a desire to connect. Her ability to make connections is a one-in-a-million quality. She can make anyone feel loved and heard—whether it's a friend sharing a mug of coffee (let's be honest, it's at least our fourth cup of the day), a client in front of her camera, a student in her classroom, or a whole room full of people yearning for inspiration and authenticity."

Sarah Erickson / Sarah Ann Design

Friend, Designer, and Fellow Bloody Mary Enthusiast

"Laylee helped me refine my workflow, dream about ways that I want my business to grow, and develop tactical steps to achieving those goals. Laylee is so thoughtful in her advice and feedback, she has a unique ability to press into the hard (and sometimes scary!) parts of business, and her openness and vulnerably in sharing her experience is refreshing and encouraging. Even after our mentorship session was over, Laylee has continued to challenge me and champion my work. She is constantly providing new resources, creative content, and meeting me where I’m at to equip me with tools to encourage growth."

Sami Kathryn / Sami Kathryn Photography

Friend, Photographer, 1:1 Mentee, and Next Level Staff Member

past speaking engagements

(I'm seriously blushing!)

we might be friends if...

 I’m not even embarrassed about it: I’m a total cat mom. Tim and I are obsessed with our cats Ron and Luna (Harry Potter, anyone?). If you’ve ever talked in your pet’s pretend voice, or tucked a cat into bed (complete with a goodnight kiss)... I already know we’ll be friends.

Bonus points if your mugs feature smart-mouthed quotes, adorable cats, or anything Texas. And we’ll definitely be friends if you love to discover unique coffee shops filled with caffeine and character.

Your coffee mug collection requires more than one shelf

Friends often use the word “passionate” to describe me, and it’s the truth. I put my whole heart into everything I do, and I love to connect with people who are equally passionate about their own interests. Cheers to all the big dreamers out there!

You’re passionate about what you do

you love your furbabies like they're actual human babies

The creative educator academy

the next level retreat

photography

Retreat for Creative Entrepreneurs

 take your business to the next level and build community with like-minded seasoned creatives

For Seniors and Creative Entrepreneurs 

let me document your personality, preserve your memories, or capture the heart behind your business

Online Program for Creative Educators

learn how to design creative curriculum and teach your students effectively

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