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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, Tyler McCall joins us to discuss how you can master your own Instagram strategy. Listen in as he shares how to set your goals for Instagram and review your numbers to track your success! Tyler J. McCall is an Instagram and social media marketer, strategist, and […]

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Welcome to “So, Here’s the Thing!” In this episode, Hope Taylor joins us for another conversation around education and her experience with masterminds! Listen in as she gives her opinion on what a great mastermind includes, along with how educators should find and focus in on the education format that they excel in! Hope Taylor […]


Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Kat Schmoyer of Creative at Heart explains how she has approached selecting speakers and educators for all 9 rounds of her successful conference! Listen in as she shares some of her favorite and most outstanding pitches, along with what most conference organizers don’t want to see […]


Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Kayla Hollatz joins us to discuss what it looks like to work with a copywriter that writes from the perspective of their clients, along with how you can find their voice as a copywriter! Listen in as she shares where to start before you’re ready to […]

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Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, we turned the tables and had guest host Sarah Erickson of Sarah Ann Design interview Laylee about all things education! We recorded this podcast episode with fellow educators in mind, as we gear up for the release of The Creative Educator Academy (a program designed to […]


Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Sarajane Case of Enneagram and Coffee joins us to break down the enneagram, how to determine your type, and how to improve your relationships with it. Plus, she shares how you can utilizing your enneagram type for your business as an entrepreneur! Sarajane case is a […]


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