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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...


Episode 220: Blogging as a Business, with Bree Pair - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined today by Bree Pair, who began blogging in 2011. After three years of being part of being part of the blogging community, she saw the different areas where bloggers were in need of knowledge to turn their blogs into full-time businesses. She founded a conference called Thrive in 2014 on her passion for seeing others succeed. That passion has driven her to continue leading and growing the Thrive conference to reach and educate even more bloggers. Main...


Episode 219: Maximizing Efficiency with Systems, with Jordan Gill - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Jordan Gill of The Kolada Group, she is also the host behind The System Saves Me podcasts. At the beginning of the episode, Jordan dives right in and talks about how the Kolada Group was started. She shares about how she transitioned from working a corporate job, to running her own business. The trio then chat about Jordan attending over 30 events last year and Jordan shares how she makes that happen and why in-person events are important to her....


Episode 218: Batching + Focus, with Elle Drouin - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Elle Drouin. Elle is a New York City based product stylist photographer and digital marketing strategist. After several years working as a director of marketing and digital strategy for ecommerce brands, Elle has launched her own business to focus on helping other women-build brands that are as profitable as they are pretty. At the beginning of the episode, we learn how Elle's background in finance has helped shape her and helped her in her path to...


Episode 217: Focus On Doing Less Better, with Ashley Gartland - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are talking with business coach, Ashley Gartland. She works with women entrepreneurs who business is doing pretty well, but who feel like a hot mess behind the scenes. Ashley jumps right into the episode, chatting about how she found herself in the coaching world. The trio discuss intentional growth and the why behind business owners wanting fast growth. She shares why you have to define your own measurement of success and why staying focused will help you reach...


Episode 216: Recurring Revenue, with Terra Dawn - the Creative Empire podcast

Today Reina and Christina are talking with Terra Dawn who is the owner of the Uncork Your Dork website and membership site. At the beginning of the episode, we hear about how Terra created Uncork Your Dork and what caused her to create a membership site. We learn all about recurring revenue and why it can be an important stabilizer in your businesses income. Terra shares ideas of types of recurring revenue and how tech ties into it. Lastly, the trio talk all about membership sites and...


Episode 215: Gaining Confidence With Video, with Trena Little - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are chatting with YouTube strategist, Trena Little. Trena helps online business owners create video content strategy that works for your business. At the beginning of the episode we learn how Trena got started in her business and what some of her tips are for starting to create video content. She shares what her workflow looks like for batching videos, plus gives us an idea of what having a YouTube strategy looks like. The trio discuss hangups of getting on video...


Episode 214: The Rainbow of Sales, with Courtney Johnston - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Courtney Johnston, who is the founder of The Rule Breaker’s Club. She teaches women how to package and sell their brilliance. At the beginning of the episode, we hear all about how and why Courtney started the Rule Breaker's Club. She shares with us why you should be packaging your services and what her rainbow of sales concept is. The trio discuss engaging with your audience as well as getting clarity from them. Lastly, Courtney shares about sales...


Episode 213: An Intentionally Designed Work Week, with Cailen Ascher - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Cailen Ascher who is a lifestyle design expert and the creator of the 3-Day Workweek. he mostly helps women bring intentional design into their lives and businesses that they can stop living by default and start creating success on their own terms. We start the episode with Cailen describing what exactly intentional design is and the mindset behind having a purposely designed life. She shares with us what her work week looks like and talks about the...


Episode 212: Handlettering By Hand, with Nicole Miyuki Santo - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Nicole Miyuki Santo, who is a freelance artist, graphic designer, teacher and now published author. We are so excited to talk to her about her book By Hand, which if you guys have not picked up a copy of this yet, it is the most gorgeous thing you have ever seen. Nicole started in the modern calligraphy scene fairly early and at the beginning of this episode we hear how that happened. Nicole shares about her book and what the creative process looked...


Episode 211: Journaling + Growth, with Cheryl Sutherland - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined with Cheryl Sutherland, who is the founder behind PleaseNotes, a for-purpose company of affirmation-filled products, like journals, and notebooks and just everything stationary that makes our hearts sing. At the beginning of the episode, Cheryl dives in to tell us all about how PleaseNotes got started! She shares why taking time for yourself is important and what made her make the decision to have a physical product and not sell a service. We learn...


Episode 210: Funnels + Automations, with Kate Boyd - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Kate Boyd of Cobblestone Creative Co., a digital marketing agency that creates marketing strategies and content handcrafted for higher conversions. In three years, Kate has built three profitable online businesses. At the beginning of the episode, we hear how Kate got started with funnels in her line of work. She share funnel mistakes she sees business owners making and what reverse engineering a funnel looks like. The trio discuss tracking in your...


Episode 209: Jam Session, with Reina + Christina, Types of Offers to Create in Your Biz - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are talking today about different leads that you can make money. If you are struggling to figure out what to offer to the market that you have decided to serve, this is the episode for you. Hang tight as they discuss what is going to build your business, what is going to drive traffic to your site, and most importantly what is going to pay the bills so that you can continue to build your creative empire. Main Takeaways: “”Show Notes: Sarah AndersonHer...


Episode 208: Empire Mentoring Session, Walking Through An Idea Launch, with Andrea Rhoades - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined with Andrea Rhoades for an empire mentoring session. Andrea is the creator of Selfies to Selfless, which is a site that empowers new-ish moms, and her writing has been featured on Scary Mommy, Huffington Post, Badassery Magazine, and other online publications. At the beginning of the episode, we hear what idea Andrea would like some help with. Throughout the episode, Reina and Christina ask questions that help Andrea get really clear about...


Episode 207: Building a Physical Product Based Business + Self-Care, with Jaime Schmidt - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Jaime Schmidt, the founder of Schmidt's Naturals. At the beginning, Jaime dives into the story about how Schmidt's was founded and how it has grown to so much more than what she had imagined. She talks about what has st her company apart and how creating a culture around your brand is beneficial. One thing that Schmidt's has done, is made their products accessible so that everyone can have access, so they rarely say no to a retailer. Towards the...


Episode 205: Relationships + Sales, with Lacey Sites - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina have a dear friend of both of theirs on the show today, Lacey Sites of A Lit Up Life. She is a business mentor and a success coach for high-performing women entrepreneurs. Lacey's background is in mental health counseling, she also has an MBA. She’s also the co-host of the Happy Thoughts Show and it’s her mission to help women build and grow their own service-based business. At the beginning of the episode, Lacey explains how her journey has led her to coaching....


Episode 204: Developing a Six-Figure Business, with Jereshia Hawk - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Jereshia Hawk who is the income strategist that you need to be in touch with. She’s a recent corporate dropout and she helps service based business owners to develop six figure revenue models. At the beginning of the episode we learn how Jereshia transitioned from a corporate job to becoming an income strategist and how she has documented that journey. We learn about why transparency is such a big deal for Jereshia, plus we learn about how she has...


Episode 203: Setting Up Pricing Systems + Freelancing, with Aleia Walker - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Aleia Walker who is all things freelance. She is a freelance mentor, a web developer, and she helps creatives quit their day jobs. At the beginning of the episode, we learn how Aleia has became a freelancer and what strategic pricing is. The trio then jump into chatting about growing out of your clients and having confidence in yourself and your boundaries as a freelancer. Aleia shares with us what her strategies are to build trust with potential...


Episode 202: Email Marketing + Conversions, with Sarah Anderson - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are talking to Sarah Anderson. Sarah is the copywriter, conversion copywriter behind Conversion Copywriter at She believes that building a relationship with your list is one of the most valuable investments that you can make in your marketing, no matter what business you have. That's why she works with business owners who want e-mails that are nurturing their subscribers, giving tons of value and converting into sales. Main Takeaways: “”Show...