Mentoring + Coaching Sessions with SSE

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Mentoring and coaching others in the creative industry is seriously one of my favorite parts of my job. I’ve been priviledged to mentor and coach many really fabulous brands, business owners, big dreamers, and creative indsutry friends over the last couple years, and it it so life-giving to me (and to them, I hope)! Friendships have formed, businesses have flourished, I have the perfect vendors to send my clients to for their weddings, and I feel like I’m also able to do what I do best: love on, encourage, listen, and mentor others to live out their passions and take their businesses to the next level. If you’re interested in learning more, I have plenty more details on my website!

Do you have questions or need personalized coaching about your small business, your dream of wedding planning, how to take your business full-time, social media and branding advice, honing in on your ideal client, or want practical, experienced direction and input about wedding planning and/or styling? I would love to talk with you more and share my knowledge with you about what worked for me! As a small business owner, an encourager of others, a passionate creative, an experienced wedding planner & stylist, and having a heart for genuine community, I offer one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions for creatives, and I’d love to talk with you more.

And you can read some really, really kind and wonderful reviews from some of my past clients!

Creative at Heart Conference

creativeAfter seeing so many awesome posts & buzz around the Creative at Heart Conference (plus getting to meet Kat, the founder of the conference, in person the other week), I had to add this conference for creatives to my conference/workshop business bucket list. I’m so excited that I took the plunge and snagged one of the coveted seats before they sold out (the conference sold out in about two hours!). And this November’s conference is especially exciting because it’s located in my favorite city, Charleston! I am so, so excited to head to Charleston in November for what’s sure to be an incredible learning experience for me and for my business, as well as building community with other creatives and wedding professionals. I’ve heard countless amazing things about the entire experience, and I feel like it will such a blessing to attend. So many speakers, many of whom I’ve admired for years, will be there, and I cannot wait to delve in and dig deep to learn from all of them. Plus, you really can’t beat the Southern hospitality and charm of Charleston. Is it November yet?!

More bucket list conferences for creatives!

Taking Time to Create

tsos1Everyone I know seems to be running on go, go, go lately – myself included. It’s been such a busy Spring, but I mean that in the best way possible. I may feel stretched a little thin trying to balance everything going on, but, as I tell myself, my calendar is filled with all good things. I’m the one who has the ability to say yes and say no to what gets added to my calendar. So, while it may be full, it’s filled with things that I want to be doing! All of this is to say… I haven’t had a lot of extra time to just create lately.

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I’ve had plenty of calligraphy projects and wedding designs and creating inspiration boards and crafting lately, but I haven’t spent much time, just for myself, to create. And to create without really having any intentional or plan or forethought. It’s so important to have time in your busy schedule to set aside time for some creative liberty because, afterall, that’s where our best work happens and our best ideas stem from. It seems a little counter intuitive to schedule time to create, but it’s what works best for me! It’s so important to give ourselves that dedicated time to be designing, to be creating, to stretch our imagination in whatever way works best for you.

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I’ll share more soon, but I spent the other day with the amazing Kaitlin from The School of Styling. Towards the end of our time together, she set aside time for us to stop everything else, dig into some pretties, and just style. It was so refreshing having such dedicated time to be inspired, to create, to dig in and make pretty vignettes, styled scenes, and pretty pictures. Kaitlin set out a plethora of pretty props (ribbons, invitation suites, calligraphy work, place cards, macarons, china, napkins and dishtowels, fresh flowers, and so much more) ahead of time, and we were both able to practice our work – to design, create, and style to our heart’s content. I loved having time to do this.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw