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Interested in becoming an educator? Good for you! Our industry is full of opportunities to make an impact through education... but you may not have the training you need to be equipped as a top-notch educator.

Maybe you have the heart to serve—and the knowledge to back it up.
But how can you ensure that you are also an excellent teacher?

The creative educator academy

an online program for creatives who are seeking new heights as educators

This course helps creatives take their zone of genius and turn into impactful education... without any prior training. Sound like something you need to take your career as an educator to the next level? I can't wait to see you in class!

Sign me up!

– You're a creative who has a heartfelt desire to educate others within your industry
– You dream of scaling your business with long-term sustainability and income
– You hope to pay it forward by monetizing your hard-earned knowledge
– You yearn to position yourself as an expert within your industry

You have a heart for teaching the next generation of creatives. You want to earn more, work less, and build a sustainable business.

Let me guess...

I can help you bring that dream to life.

As a former high school teacher and curriculum designer, I'm here to bring education training into the creative industry!

You need help knowing where to start—and a guide along the path to success in the educational realm.

 

I was an educator long before I was a creative. In my seven years as a teacher and curriculum designer, I gained experience in educational training—experience that can help YOU become a better educator in your own industry!

 In this course, I'll guide you through my tried-and-true 5-part system for creating educational content: The Expert Education Method. This signature process will take your zone of genius and turn it into impactful education. I can help you become a powerful educator through tailored training that equips you to share your heart with the world—without any prior experience. 

What can the creative educator academy do for you?

You have a dream of becoming a successful educator... but you don't know where to even begin. Entering the educational sphere feels daunting. You have the heart and the knowledge... but what about the teaching skills?

Sound Amazing? Keep scrolling!

that's exactly where this course can change your career—and your life.

the creative Educator academy is for...

sign me up now!

... the experienced creative who yearns to impact the world through education.

it's for the photographer, designer, florist, or artist who hopes to teach their skills to others.
it's for the creative who can't wait to host their own in-person events: workshops, retreats, and mentorships.
it's for the creative who envisions an online course that can impact their students—and their income.
it's for the aspiring speaker who dreams of inspiring others through the spotlight on the big stage.

* Not sure if this course is for you? Please reach out! Together we can find whether or not this experience would be beneficial and a good fit for you. Get in touch here!

... the experienced creative who yearns to impact the world through education.

it's for the photographer, designer, florist, or artist who hopes to teach their skills to others.

it's for the creative who can't wait to host their own in-person events: workshops, retreats, and mentorships.

it's for the creative who envisions an online course that can impact their students—and their income.

it's for the aspiring speaker who dreams of inspiring others through the spotlight on the big stage.

I cannot recommend Laylee’s course enough! It’s incredibly comprehensive and helps you structure your education in a way that is going to bring your students the best and lasting results! She is an incredible teacher and helps you craft an intentional educational experience.

Manali Sontakke

I have worked with Laylee for years, and her teachings have shaped my role as an educator in so many ways. Her heart and talent shines through with the Creative Educator Academy. If you are even considering being an educator, you NEED to be part of the Creative Educator Academy! 

Dawn Richardson

Being an educator can feel like uncharted territory at times, but Laylee demystifies education from speaking to course creation and gives you tools to discover where to place your focus and how to be most effective. If being an educator of any kind is in your future (or you are already educating) the Academy is a must! 

joy Michelle

take a peek at the course syllabus

curious about what's included?

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unit one: Creating Captivating curriculum

This is the core of a great educational offering: a well-designed curriculum. You will learn how to design an effective baseline curriculum method—equipping you to help any student succeed through a tailored and goal-oriented process.

unit two: Creating
a mentoring program

Mentoring is a great place to start educating: the one-on-one environment allows you to practice teaching and implement a signature process. But where do you begin? How can you make sure your mentoring session is worth the investment—and protect it from being just a glorified coffee date.

unit three: in-person experiences

Workshops, retreats, and other in-person experiences are incredibly rewarding, but they can also be a challenge. How can you reach multiple levels of skill within one classroom setting? In this unit, you'll learn how to tailor your teaching style to impact all levels.

unit four: masterminds
and group learning

Thinking about hosting a mastermind, group coaching program, or other type of group learning? This unit will cover everything you need to know about designing curriculum for this type of setting—including creating accountability, hosting online calls, and leaving an impact on every student.

unit five: Speaking engagements

Maybe you have dreams of speaking on a stage—inspiring and motivating others with your story. But how do you even get started in the educational sphere? How do you land a speaking engagement, prep for a topic, and leave a lasting impact on stage? I'll guide you through all of it!

I have answers!

Questions?

More Questions? Let's chat!

FAQs

 What are the accommodations / do I have to share a bed? 
      Accommodations include bunk bed, a rollaway or pullout.  This is slumber party style, so get ready to get cozy! We want you to be comfy, so you will get a bed to yourself in the shared room. 

What should I bring?

      You'll receive a packing guide via email as the Retreat gets closer... but as a general rule, keep it casual! We are going to be hanging out in sweats or pajamas for most of the Retreat. You are welcome to bring an outfit for your headshot, and a swimsuit.

What is not included?

       Attendees are responsible for their own travel / transportation. You are also welcome to purchase any additional food or beverages you would like to store in the house (but we'll have plenty available!).

How many seats are available?
       In order to create an intimate retreat experience, seats are limited to 8 attendees.

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personalized digital workbook

every unit includes a

Where you can take notes, fill in the blanks, and design your own curriculum in a guided step-by-step process.

Heck yes, show me what you got!

how about a few bonus points?

As a student, you’ll get exclusive access to these extras; then below: Think of these as coveted “bonus points!”

Email
templates

Swipe my email templates for education and speaking inquiries, plus my signature follow-up email for one-on-one mentorship sessions.

mentoring
questionnaire

I'm giving you access to my signature mentoring questionnaire template: the foundation to a well-planned and successful one-on-one coaching session. 

Contract
Clauses

Not sure what to include in your mentorship or speaking contracts? I'm giving you access to my contract clause templates, written and reviewed by an attorney!

online
community

Join us in the Facebook Group for a safe space to ask questions and find support from your peers. You'll have lifetime access to view any updates and stay connected!

Lifetime
access

Even after you've completed the course, you'll have lifetime access to your online classroom, including future updates and new content!

sales page
examples

I'll provide an example of an effective educator sales page, complete with a helpful checklist you can use to convert your own audience into students.

Hello, friends! I'm Laylee: a photographer and creative educator with a huge heart for serving others. Before I entered the creative industry, I was a high school teacher. I spent seven years in the classroom... working with students and designing academic curriculum for my school.

When my career pivoted to the creative industry, I noticed a trend: a lot of creatives were getting into the educational realm (impacting lives and sustainable income?! Heck yeah!)... but they lacked the specific training to be a professional teacher.

That's why I launched The Creative Educator Academy. This course has everything you need to take the knowledge you already have and turn it into impactful curriculum. I'm an open book: I'm sharing all my insights gained from my experience as a teacher, along with the things I've learned while navigating the education space within the creative industry.

After all these years away from the classroom, I'm still a teacher at heart. I absolutely love pouring into others in this way—and I know you do too. So let's dive in and make an impact together!

Oh hi, friend! I'm Laylee

meet the teacher

jessica peddicord

Jessica Peddicord of Simply Jessica Marie is an artist for sweethearts, and an educator for fellow watercolor artists. She has a heart for both creating thoughtful, keepsake-worthy custom paintings that her clients will cherish for years to come, and for teaching budding watercolor artists to build creative confidence and excitedly grow their own flourishing artistic businesses. When she's not painting, you can find Jessica sipping a frozen margarita with her hubby Zack and their adorable puppy Oscar at their favorite local dog park in Dallas, Texas.

Questions? let's talk!

Bonus Guest Instructors: these talented ladies will be joining us for live trainings during the program!

Carrie Grace is an encourager, motivational speaker, and believer in kindness. She shares her wisdom on living on purpose, adding goodness into the world, and going after your big dreams. She has generously offered to share her time with us in a bonus live training session within The Creative Educator Academy!

Vanessa Kynes is the creative authority on all things Pinterest. She will be joining The Creative Educator Academy for a live training to share her best Pinterest marketing strategies. She will teach you how to leverage your social media strategy and boost your website traffic by using Pinterest marketing effectively.

Ashlyn Carter (Ashlyn Writes) is an incredibly talented copywriter who uses storytelling to help you get noticed and start selling. She has helped launch courses from Katelyn James, Nancy Ray, Jenna Kutcher, and Mary Marantz... and she has generously agreed to join us for Live video to teach YOU how to write an effective sales page!

Paige Griffith (The Legal Paige) is an attorney who teaches small business owners the legal way to set up their business without breaking out in hives. Paige will be sharing tips about the important clauses every educator should consider adding to their contract to keep themselves (and their businesses) protected in the education realm.

I totally get it. Imposter syndrome is real. And honestly, being an educator isn't for everyone. But if you have a heart for teaching and unique expertise to share, you can be an educator! All it takes is a little training. This program will help you uncover your "Zone of Genius" and teach you how to share it in a way that delivers value to your own students.

The Creative Educator Academy will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to call yourself an Educator with confidence!

I'm nervous to call myself an "educator." Is this program for me?

Frequently Asked Questions

The program is designed to last for 5 weeks, with about 2–3 hours of content per week. I recommend following the program one week at a time to stay on track, but you can also take it at your own pace. You can also use the Facebook group to ask any questions along the way!

You'll also have lifetime access to the course (including future updates!), so you can always go back to review anything you missed! Plus, you'll be in our Facebook group for ongoing content, Q&A, and community support.

How long does the creative educator academy last?

The Creative Educator Program is backed by a 100% money back guarantee (so there is NO risk to your investment)—but I truly believe you won't need to use it!

However, if you do complete the full program along with the workbooks and truly feel like you have not learned to be a better educator, please email us with your completed course materials within 30 days so we can refund your purchase. We want to hold you accountable to doing the work so you can see the results!

what if i'm not satisfied with the course? Can I receive a refund?

"I started this course not knowing what direction I wanted to take in my career, and now, I’m more confident than EVER and ready to take it to the next level!! If you want more from your business, but maybe are a little overwhelmed with options and where to start... The Creative Educator Academy is PERFECT for you! Laylee helped me identify the teaching style that best fits ME—and that is a perfect fit for MY personality and MY long term goals!! It would’ve taken me years to learn all this on my own. I’ve researched for months on my own – trying to find the best teaching style for me – and it was not until the creative educator academy that I truly found the fit and confidence that I was looking for! I only wish I found it sooner!"

- rebecca vann

The Creative Educator Academy helped me to connect the dots for what was next in my own journey as a creative educator. Being an educator can feel like uncharted territory at times, but Laylee demystifies the many facets of education from speaking to course creation and gives you tools to discover where to place your focus and how to be most effective. If being an educator of any kind is in your future (or you are already educating) the Academy is a must! 

– Joy Michelle

kind words from course students

By now you know me—you know that I'm an open book. I'm sharing my knowledge and experiences from the classroom and the creative industry because I want YOU to experience that profoundly rewarding feeling of leaving an impact on your students.

The value packed inside this program...

here's what's included...

Lifetime access to the course—including all future updates, bonuses, and new content 
5 modules of course content, covering curriculum design for all types of education 
Personalized digital workbook to help you design effective curriculum 
My signature mentoring questionnaire to help you prepare for 1:1 sessions 
Sample copy that you can implement in your own client workflows
Bonus Live Trainings with Ashlyn Carter of Ashlyn Writes, Paige Griffith of The Legal Paige, Carrie Grace, and Vanessa Kynes  
Access to our online community of emerging educators, including ongoing Live Q&As and community support 

I want to be transparent with you about the cost of this program, because I truly believe you will see a tangible return on your investment as you continue your career as an Educator.

I'm including all of this (a total value of $8750) at the Founding Member Rate: just $799.

If you have any questions about whether this program is right for you, please reach out. I would love to talk with you one on one! I have NO DOUBT that this course will be an invaluable investment as you step into your own career as an Educator!

so what are you waiting for?! let's get started!

But above all that, you'll be walking away with the the confidence to call yourself an educator and the clarity to boost your career in this field.

but let's make it even easier: 3 monthly payments of $279

Lifetime access to the course—including all future updates, bonuses, and new content
 
5 modules of course content, covering curriculum design for all types of education 

Personalized digital workbook to help you design effective curriculum 

My signature mentoring questionnaire to help you prepare for 1:1 sessions 

Sample copy that you can implement in your own client workflows

Bonus Live Trainings with Ashlyn Carter of Ashlyn Writes, Paige Griffith of The Legal Paige, Carrie Grace, and Vanessa Kynes  

Access to our online community of emerging educators, including ongoing Live Q&As and community support 

I'm so excited to welcome the very FIRST group of Creative Educators into the program, and there are big plans to continue adding resources and value from this point forward! Founding Members will lock in their lifetime access to this content at this rate: our lowest price point ever.

One Time Payment

Our one-time payment plan offers the best value. Invest in the program up-front to secure your membership at our Founding Member Rate!

$799

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Payment Plan

Get started today with just one payment of $279 to reserve your spot, followed by two easy monthly installments of $279!

$279

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Maybe you have big dreams, but you don't know where to start.
What type of education is right for you? How do you design tailored curriculum that will help you stand out as a professional teacher?

Maybe you're nervous to take on the title of "Educator." You have the heart to share your knowledge with others, but it's scary to take the leap into the educational spotlight.

Maybe you're seeking sustainable income for your business: a long-term plan that can boost your income and serve others by monetizing your knowledge.

And maybe you have the heart of an educator, but you just don't have the training—yet.
If any of these sound like you, I have good news for you, friend:

Take the first step today: join me in The Creative Educator Academy!

I can help you with all of that.

I'm in! Sign me up!

Maybe you already have a project in the works, but you need some guidance to refine it and bring all the details to life. I'm happy to work with you! Consulting includes an audit of your existing education material, along with actionable advice to take your offerings to the next level.

Consulting is offered on a per-project basis, so please reach out to talk about your vision and receive a tailored estimate for your needs.

Are you an experienced educator seeking 1:1 guidance? I'd love to connect!

Extra Credit

Coaching is an ideal fit for educators seeking one-on-one assistance as they navigate a budding career in creative education. Coaching typically includes several 1:1 calls over a period of weeks or months as we hone in on your educational offerings, develop your program, and implement your teaching to impact your students.

If you think coaching would benefit your career as an educator, let me know! I'd love to talk with you about your ideas and goals.

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