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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

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Episode 82: Growing a Team & Outsourcing in Your Business with Rebecca Rice

As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably dreamt of the days where you’d grow a team or build a bigger business for yourself. Hiring, delegating, and outsourcing are actions that CEO’s take—thankfully, Rebecca Rice is sharing all of her secrets to growing a powerful team! Listen in as Rebecca shares how she found solid hires, developed an […]

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Episode 81: Reframing Your Mindset Around Comparison and Competition with Natalie Franke

Do you get stuck in the comparison trap every time you’re online? Social media has subconsciously taught us that everything should be a competition, when in reality it doesn’t. Listen in as Natalie Franke, author of Built to Belong, joins me to discuss reframing how we think about comparison and competition, along with explaining the […]

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Episode #80: Reflecting On My First Sabbatical – Laylee Emadi

My sabbatical didn’t go exactly as I planned, but I still made it happen! I’m back from my month-long sabbatical to share everything I learned in preparing to step away from my business for an extended period of time. Listen in as I highlight the positive things I took away, along with a few lessons […]

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Episode #79: Three Things to Consider Before Hiring a Social Media Manager

You know we’re big fans of outsourcing over here on So, Here’s the Thing, but I’ve recently come across a few experiences that I want to address. While I advocate for better time management, I also want to ensure you’re handing off your work to someone who is qualified for the job. In this episode, […]

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Episode #78: Common Branding Mistakes that Keep You from Consistent Clients with Bonnie Bakhtiari

Could your branding be holding you back from consistent clients and income in your business? Brand designer and strategist, Bonnie Bakhtiari, joins us to break down three common mistakes she sees in branding that are holding you back from those consistent clients! Listen in as she shares her experience with branding and the importance of […]

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Episode 77: How to Add Self-Care Into Your Work Schedule

Are you struggling to find time to take care of you because you’re so focused on your business? What if instead of treating them as separate things, you found a way to work self-care into your work schedule? In this episode of So, Here’s the Thing, I’m sharing three steps you can take to easily […]

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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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