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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

We all have our own battles with self-doubt, because confidence building takes time for anyone at any age. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been chatting with both high schooler and entrepreneurs about building confidence and I couldn’t keep my thoughts around confidence to myself any longer. While I would never advise one of […]

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You have questions about the Creative Educator Conference and I have answers. In today’s episode, our 2024 emcee, Akua Konadu takes the mic to ask me questions submitted by our audience about planning and hosting the Creative Educator Conference! Listen in as we dive into fears, expenses, and what you can expect for the next […]


I was recently chatting with a business bestie and discussing how what I’m doing in my business now is nothing like what I was doing 10 years ago. While this isn’t unique for business owners, many entrepreneurs are afraid of pivots, but also feeling like the choices they make have to stick. Until recently, I […]


We recently wrapped the second annual Creative Educator Conference! In today’s episode, we’re keeping up the tradition of having my podcast producer, Haylee Gaffin, take the mic to ask me all about the experience! Listen in as we discuss big changes, big impact, and so much more when it comes to hosting large-scale in-person events. […]

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It’s the night before you leave for a conference and you’re standing over your suitcase unsure of what to take with you. We’ve all been there. Our personal style can say so much about who we are, as it’s a visual representation of you and your brand. In today’s episode, Katherine Bignon highlights the power […]


If you’re feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by low student engagement and lack of success in your online courses, despite your efforts to create quality content and meaningful interactions, then you are not alone! In today’s episode, Mara Kucirek joins us to highlight how you can create an engaging course that encourages student interactions while also […]


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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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