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, 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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Welcome to “So, Here’s the Thing!” In this episode, Lauren Carnes joins me to discuss communication strategy in your business and how it directly impacts big launches for your brand. Listen in as she shares how you can find your brand voice, then create unique, yet impactful communication for your brand! With a background in […]


Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Vanessa Kynes joins me to discuss the Pinterest strategies that you didn’t know your business needed! Listen in as she shares the tips and tools to generating more leads from your Pinterest, without having to invest a ton of time! Vanessa is a Pinterest marketing strategist […]


Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, my sweet friend Jessica Marie Peddicord joins me to discuss how to be innovative and original in your business, despite being told to mimic the entrepreneurs you look up to. Listen in as she shares her tips to finding your niche service, determining your ideal client […]

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Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Natalie Jayne joins us to discuss what it feels like to experience tragedy as an entrepreneur and how you can prepare you business for when crisis strikes. Listen in as she shares advice on what she learned from her own experience and the steps you can […]


Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this special “Ask Me Anything” episode, Vanessa Hicks joins me to answer some of the most asked questions from our Instagram followers regarding Vanessa’s photography business and personal life! Listen in as she talks about managing anxiety, balancing children as an entrepreneur, moving your business to a new […]


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