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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

You know we’re big fans of outsourcing over here on So, Here’s the Thing, but I’ve recently come across a few experiences that I want to address. While I advocate for better time management, I also want to ensure you’re handing off your work to someone who is qualified for the job. In this episode, […]

hiring a social media manager

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Could your branding be holding you back from consistent clients and income in your business? Brand designer and strategist, Bonnie Bakhtiari, joins us to break down three common mistakes she sees in branding that are holding you back from those consistent clients! Listen in as she shares her experience with branding and the importance of […]


Are you struggling to find time to take care of you because you’re so focused on your business? What if instead of treating them as separate things, you found a way to work self-care into your work schedule? In this episode of So, Here’s the Thing, I’m sharing three steps you can take to easily […]



If you’re a multi-passionate entrepreneur, you’ve likely been faced with the idea of pivoting your business. Whether it means to expand your existing or completely transition to a new industry, there are a lot of decisions that come with that move. Dawn Richardson of Tech Savvy Creative joins us to walk through her experience in […]

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Over the last year, we’ve truly missed out on in-person events and conferences. As we slowly ease back into some sort of normalcy, we’re beginning to see more event planning happening in our industry! In episode 75, Kat Schmoyer, founder of Creative at Heart, joins us to share what impact and changes COVID brought to […]

event planning in a post-pandemic world


Investing in your business is important for growth! I’m an advocate for continuing your education in order to move forward and improve yourself and your brand! In this episode, four of my current mastermind students join me to discuss their experience with investing in a mastermind, what they’ve enjoyed, how they’ve found success, and even […]



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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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