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Welcome to a space for the creative entrepreneur looking for actionable education-without the fluff. From growth strategy to self care and everything in between; secrets don’t exist here. Tough love, a little bit of humor, and a lot of insight that will help you overcome self doubt and grow personally and professionally; move beyond inspirational quotes and motivational turns of phrase and make moves to get you moving forward to the next level in your life and business.

with Laylee emadi

So, here's the thing...

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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Recent Episodes

Welcome to “So, Here’s the Thing!” In this episode, Abby Waller joins us to discuss how you should present your pricing, along with the 5 mistakes you may be making on your pricing page. Abby is a photographer, wife, fur mom to two german shepherds and a sweet cat, and a coach for creatives who […]

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social media marketing

Welcome to “So, Here’s the Thing!” In this episode, Promise Tangeman of GoLiveHQ joins us to discuss social media marketing as a business and personal brand. Listen in as she shares about creating fresh content, consistency in posting, and quality vs. quantity. Promise Tangeman-Wurzell is the CEO and Creative Director of the Web Design Company, […]


boosting your seo

Welcome to “So, Here’s the Thing!” In this episode, Galen Mooney joins us to share a few tips to start improving your website’s search engine optimization, even if you aren’t super tech-savvy! Listen in as she shares what you should include on your homepage, tools you can use to measure success, and how to rank […]


Welcome to “So, Here’s the Thing!” In this episode, Sami Bruemmer joins us to discuss how you can elevate your client experience! Listen in as she shares her discovery process for evaluating her touch points, along with her favorite gift resources! Sami is a wedding photographer in Dallas, Texas with a heart for intentional and […]

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In this episode, Akua Konadu joins us to discuss how you can become a better ally and provides insight on this important topic. Listen in to hear her perspective as well as actionable advice . Akua is an Instagram Coach who helps entrepreneurs feel confident and empowered to share their story through Instagram. She does […]


Tech and Tools

Welcome to “So, Here’s the Thing!” In this episode, we’re joined by Dawn Richardson of Tech Savvy Creative to discuss the systems you need to add to your photography business to help organize and back up your work! Listen in as she shares the initial steps you can take right now to set your business […]


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