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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

Are you prioritizing the most important and valuable components in your life? When you do, you’re committing to cultivating a well-rounded life that will propel yourself forward in every aspect of your world. Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In episode 72, Geomyra Pollard joins us to discuss what it means to have a well-rounded […]

cultivating a well-rounded life

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Do you plan a sabbatical for yourself each year? Setting aside dedicated time for yourself every year to work on your business or self-development can make a huge impact on your life. In this episode of So, Here’s the Thing, I’m talking through my own plans to take a month-long sabbatical this June. Listen in […]



Have you been ignoring opportunities on Clubhouse, because you feel like it’s a waste of time? Maybe you feel like you have to constantly be on there in order to have success on the platform. Let’s bust those myths. Hayley Luckadoo joins us to share strategies to converting listeners into followers, then into paying clients. […]

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What’s it like to be married to a business owner? How do you split up home tasks when you both work full time? Do you ever feel like you come second to the business? You asked and we’ve delivered! In this episode, I’m joined by my husband, Tim Smith, to share a behind the scenes […]

marriage and business

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Are you as intrigued with the enneagram as I am? Over the last few years, there has been an up-tip in conversations around Enneagrams and using it in life and business. I’ve pulled from my podcast archives to rerelease episode 17 with Sarajane Case of Enneagram and Coffee! This conversation is as relevant now as […]



Podcasts are more popular than ever—so how does it fit into your business? My podcast producer, Haylee Gaffin, joins us in this episode of So, Here’s the Thing to share 5 reasons you should start a podcast! Listen in as we discuss our experience in podcasting together for almost two years! We’re highlighting some unpopular […]

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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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