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Katelyn James on being an industry trailblazer

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Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! If you’ve been a listener for a while, you know how much I believe in creating safe spaces through a diverse and inclusive brand. In this episode, Erica Courdae, a DEI Coach and Consultant, joins us to discuss what that can mean in your business! Listen in as she […]

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Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! Does having a small social media following make you feel like you can’t run a successful business? We’ve got great news for you—YOU CAN. Ellen Yin joins us to discuss a few unpopular opinions when it comes to how your audience size relates to your success, even going as […]


Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! As we get started in a new year after an extremely unexpected time, it’s important to take a step back and look at where our short term goals are leading us. In this episode, Manali Sontakke joins us to discuss what long-term vision planning can look like in your […]


Welcome back to So, Here’s the Thing! In this solo bite-sized episode I am sharing the top three lessons that I want to take with me out of 2020 and walking into 2021! I hope that these inspire you to do your own audit of what you’ve learned this year, and what you can take […]

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Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! Sitting down to build out workflows and systems in your business can feel overwhelming—but it’s so worth it. In this episode, Laura Lee Neff joins us to share her 8 step approach to creating systems and workflows in your business that work. Laura is a photographer, systems strategist, business […]

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Welcome to “So, Here’s the Thing!” Are you ready to grow your business, but struggling to see how you can scale without becoming overwhelmed? Enter my favorite addition to any business—a virtual assistant. In this episode, Dahlia Orth joins us to discuss how hiring a virtual assistant for your business can help with growth, stress, […]

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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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