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Episode 043:
Katelyn James on being an industry trailblazer

I'm so thrilled to have Katelyn James join me on the podcast to talk about being an innovator in an industry of imitation.

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Allyship & The Black Community with Akua Konadu

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Instagram Strategy with Tyler McCall

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Using the Enneagram in life and business with sarajane case

If you’ve found yourself with a little extra white space in your calendar, but you don’t know what to fill it with, this episode is for you! I think there is so much value in creating white space in your work week that allows for you to work on your business, be productive, but also […]

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I have wanted to launch my Youtube channel for years, but there are so many intimidating factors about moving to video—that’s why I’ve brought on my dear friend LaShonda Brown to discuss all things Youtube! Listen in as she highlights best practices that we should consider when sharing to Youtube as a creative educator. From […]


If you’re just getting started on your speaking journey, you may be wondering how you’re supposed to connect with people who can get you on stages or even find the right events to apply for!? In today’s episode, I’m sharing a few tips to help you navigate the variety of speaking opportunities that are out […]


Are you actually following a strategic marketing plan for your business? Many of us simply throw spaghetti at the wall and hope it sticks. In today’s episode, Tayler Hollman joins us to explore what we should be doing with our marketing plan, how to track our results, and what to do when it’s time to […]

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Building business relationships and nurturing them into deeper relationships is one of the most valuable experiences for entrepreneurs. How do you do that though? Show up, make the friend, and nurture it. In today’s episode, I’m sharing my own experience in turning business relationships into real friendships, along with how to set expectations so you […]


Is now the time for you to pivot into education? While it may be a goal, timing and experience are everything! In today’s episode Maddie Peschong joins us to share how after almost a decade in the photography industry, she made the gradual pivot into education. Maddie is a brand photographer, studio owner, and business […]


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Hey, friends! I'm Laylee; a teacher turned photographer, and small-business owner turned business-educator... and you could say I am habitually seeking out new adventures (like this podcast). I love meeting new people, especially in the creative industry, and I found that I had so many game changing moments in the middle of intimate conversations with peers and industry leaders—so many fresh, real and raw perspectives are shared in those conversations over a drink or a meal, and I wanted to create a space to bring a little of those conversations to you. 

I don’t have all the answers (wouldn’t that be nice!), but I’ve learned a lot along the way and I’m an open book. As a former high school teacher, I have a huge heart for educating others. I’m not afraid to dig into tough topics or share my experiences—the good and the bad. I want you to feel confident in your ability to make a difference and make a living doing what you love. 

I’m here to encourage you, lift you up, give you my honest advice, and equip you with the resources and support you need to achieve your goals. Let’s dive in!

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