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Episode 240: Creating A Course People Want, with Dr. Lindsay Padilla - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Dr. Lindsay Padilla. Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the founder of Course Power, a company that helps trailblazing entrepreneurs create student-centered courses, content and communities that get their clients A+ results. Her team specializes in supporting digital entrepreneurs with the early stages of course, or program creation, with a focus on optimizing content and elevating the experience using student feedback. She's also the host of the Academics Mean...


Episode 239: Jam Session with Reina + Christina, Instagram - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are back for a jam session to intentionally talk about Instagram. If you use Instagram for your business, or you are not but want to, listen up! At the beginning of the episode, both Reina and Christina share about their relationship with Instagram. We hear why trying out types of content on the platform can be helpful and we hear which posts get better engagement. Lastly, we hear why Christina has went back to Instagram and their thoughts on the 10K mark. Main...


Episode 238: Why You Need An Opt-In, with Vanessa Ryan - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are back today talking to Vanessa Ryan. Vanessa is an opt-in strategist with an absolute love for all things digital product and lodging and making it all seem not so scary, which is such a superpower. Most importantly, she helps women entrepreneurs turn strangers into fast friends, future clients and customers using opt-ins. If you have no idea what an opt-in is, we’re going to be diving into that. At the beginning of the episode, we learn about how Vanessa has gotten to...


Episode 237: Running a Debt Free Business, with Molly Stillman - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Molly Stillman is the founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog started in 2007 and the host of the Business With Purpose podcast with over 600,000 readers. has become a trusted community for women, especially moms who love everything from style and beauty to parenting and real food, to serving in their communities and making the world a better place. At the beginning of the episode, we hear all about Molly’s...


Episode 236: Empire Mentoring Session: Setting Boundaries, with Anne Casey - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined with Anne Casey in an empire mentoring session. Anne is a thirty something, ex-firefighter and paramedic turned wedding photographer and a mom living right outside Baltimore. She is currently running two businesses, so they are going to be talking about what’s happening in her businesses and will be creating some solutions with her. Main Takeaways: “”Show Notes: VoxerKelly Newsome GeorgesHer Creative Empire EpisodeRescueTimeMomentToggl“”Bio: I'm a 30...


Episode 235: Mindfulness Painting, with Hannah Lowe Corman - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Hannah Lowe Corman, who is a Mindfulness Painter in New York City. She has been painting and drawing since childhood, studying after school and during summers at the Maryland Institute of College of Art. At the beginning of the episode, we hear about how Hannah has found herself painting. She shares what her work and business looks like and how mindfulness has become a part of it. Hannah shares about mindfulness and the how and why to starting one. At...


Episode 234: Why Pinterest Should Be A Priority In Your Business, with Cara Chace - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Chrisina are joined today by Cara Chace, who is a Pinterest Marketing and Squarespace design expert. Cara is sharing all about Pinterest and how it can be used in your business. At the beginning of the episode, Cara shares how she got started in the creative industry and how she has niched her business down into Pinterest. We learn about why we should be using Pinterest as business owners and learn what a promoted pin is. Towards the end of the episode we hear how to start...


Episode 233: Mentoring Session: Baby-proofing Your Business, with Rachel Brumley - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are talking with Rachel Brumley, of Brumley and Bloom, and we are going to be doing a mentoring session, talking about baby-proofing your business. At the beginning of the episode we hear from Rachel who shares with us how nervous she is for pregnancy in her business. The trio discuss how baby-proofing your business will not only help you now, but also in the future. We hear from Reina and Christina about automating different processes and how to do that, plus...


Episode 232: Why You Should Be Pitching Podcasts, with Brigitte Lyons - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Brigitte Lyons, who is the Founder of the Boutique PR and Digital Marketing Agency B, where she helps emerging brands, authors and experts get known for their work. At the beginning of the episode, we hear all about how Brigitte got started with PR and the why behind nicheing down to podcasts in her business. We hear all about why PR is good as a business owner, plus the SEO implications because of it. Brigitte shares where you should start with PR...


Episode 231: Creative + Converting Quizzes, with Chanti Zak - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Chantelle Zakariasen, otherwise known as Chanti Zak. She is a conversion copywriter who creates quizzes that go beyond lead generation and work to strategically segment your list and give you the data you need to create knockout new products and services without having to guess. At the beginning of the episode, we hear what got Chanti interested in copywriting and creating quizzes. Not only does she share great tips for creating quizzes, she tells us...


Episode 230: How to Sell Through Serving, with Kelly Roach - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Kelly Roach who is the host of the top rated podcast, Unstoppable Success Radio. She’s also an international bestselling author and the CEO of Kelly Roach Coaching, plus a former NFL cheerleader and Fortune 500 executive. She was promoted seven times in the eight years and she is bringing a powerful combination of proven and profitable business growth strategies, coupled with mindset wellness and productivity here to our show today. At the beginning of...


Episode 229: Fashion and Passion, with Neely and Chloe Burch - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Neely and Chloe Burch. They believe luxury should never be out of reach and Chloe and Neely have sought to create a line of handbags, shoes, wallets and other accessories that redefine a luxury. At the beginning of the episode, we hear all about these two wonderful ladies and how they have found themselves running a business together. The duo discuss how they received funding and what some milestones have been for the both of them in business. The...


Episode 228: Uncovering Emotions, with Amber Rae - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are chatting with Amber Rae who has been called a ‘millennial motivator’ by Fortune and the ‘Brené Brown of wonder’ by Mind Body Green. She is an author, artist and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions and express your gifts, her writing blends raw personal story telling with actionable aha moments. Amber has helped launch six bestselling books as Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin’s publishing experiment and started an accelerator...


Episode 227: Entrepreneurship Abroad, with Cassandra Le - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are chatting with Cassandra Le who is the curator and the content strategist and copywriter behind the Quirky Pineapple Studio which is a virtual studio that provides copywriting, content creation, brand strategy, all that and more for the creative souls and the tourism and hospitality industry. In this episode, Cassandra dives right in, chatting about the Quirky Pineapple and how she decided to take her business abroad. We learn all about what content strategy is...


Episode 226: Overcoming Sugar Addiction, with Sherry Strong - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Sherry Strong who is an award-winning speaker, chef, nutritionist, food philosopher and she has traveled through the journey of sugar addiction. She is the Victorian chair of Nutrition Australia, the Melbourne president of Slow Food, and the co-founder of the World Wellness Summit. At the beginning of the episode, Sherry shares all about her addiction with sugar and how she has coped with it. She explains how sugar is like a drug, what it does to the...


Episode 225: Empire Mentoring Session: Where to Start, with Sam Harris - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are back today with a mentoring session with Sam Harris. Sam is the lead VA and Founder of The Executive Studio, a studio that really helps passionate girl bosses and helping them run their businesses more efficiently. As we dive in, we're going to be talking a little bit about the concept of done is better than perfect, investing in your business, and other topics that will help you also grow your business. At the beginning of the episode, we hear about where Sam...


Episode 224: Submissions They Can’t Say No To, with Meghan Stolar Brown - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are talking to Meghan Stolar Brown who is the manager of Two Bright Lights. She is super passionate about creating a platform to help event pros just like you, grow their brands and lead by connecting with publishers and other vendors. At the beginning of the episode, Meghan dives right in and chats all about Two Bright Lights and the strategy behind good submissions! The trio talk about honing in on your uniqueness and how that can help differentiate your work. Meghan...


Episode 223: Cloning Your Best Clients, with Heidi Thompson - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are chatting with Heidi Thompson. Heidi is the bestselling author of Clone your Best Clients and the Founder of Evolve Your Wedding Business, where she specializes in business and marketing strategy for wedding professionals. At the beginning of the episode, we hear how Heidi first got into marketing strategy. We hear all about what she loves about marketing in the wedding industry and the gaps she is seeing there. She also shares the biggest mistakes in wedding...


Episode 222: Mentoring Session, Finding Your Message + Focus, with Omishan Ogholoh Williams - the Creative Empire podcast

Today we have another mentoring session for you! Today Reina and Christina are talking to Omishan Ogholoh Williams of Adesuwa Events; a New Orleans-based wedding consulting business. She’s not a wedding planner, so this is going to be a super fun conversation. They're talking about how to stay motivated when you’re not seeing a lot of traction. At the beginning of the episode, we hear about Adesuwa Events and what Omishan has been struggling with. Christina and Reina dive deep to ask Omishan...


Episode 221: Letterpress + Staying True to Yourself, with Britt Rohr - the Creative Empire podcast

Christina and Reina are talking today with Britt Rohr of Swell Press, Swell Press is a boutique design and letter press company inspired by everything southern California. At the beginning of the episode, Britt shares how she got started with Swell Press and explains all about what letterpressing is! She explains how she makes sure to stand out in her industry, by staying in her own lane and using nature to influence her work. The trio discuss the hustle mentality and we hear how Britt...