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Episode 117 – 5 Strategies to Make More Money in Your Small Business

Today’s episode comes to you from a training I ran earlier this week, called “5 Game Changers to Drive Sales.” The 75 minute class was SO good that I knew it needed a more permanent home on the podcast.  Join me to learn these 5 strategies that you can apply to your small business today […]

September 15, 2020

Episode 116 – Don’t Get It Twisted…

Listen up, “You Might Not Like It” listeners, because this episode is important. What you see online isn’t the fully story, and the way you’re filling in the gaps of what you CAN see and what’s hidden… well, that’s flawed in nature.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 116 – Don’t Get It […]

July 27, 2020

Episode 111 – Starting a Business with Zero Experience? Start Here.

I started a business in 2011 with zero experience, and I’d totally do it again in a heartbeat. After all I’ve learned in the last 9 years, here’s my step by step plan of attack if I were back in that headspace as a self-starter.  If you liked this episode please let me know by […]

June 2, 2020

Episode 108 – How to Pitch a Podcast

I get more than 10 pitches to my podcast every single week, so it’s safe to say I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks for getting your pitch to stand out in someone’s inbox! In this episode I’m walking you through the steps to pitch yourself as a guest on a podcast, highlighting your […]

May 28, 2020

Episode 107 – 5 Biggest Website Mistakes You’re Making

FYI, not the classic ones like broken links or outdated software — I’m talking about the website mistakes you’re making even if you THINK your website is on point. Trust me, you do NOT want your website to sound like this corporate BS from my first website ever… These are things that seem harmless, but […]

May 14, 2020

Episode 103 – Email Marketing for Beginners

If you’re new to email marketing, or if you’ve never started building your list — this episode is your one stop shop! I’m tackling everything from platforms to audience tags, but we’re starting at the VERY beginning.  I’m showing you: why you want to build a list why it’s equally (or MORE) important than growing […]

March 27, 2020

Episode 92 – Start Before You’re Ready

You’re not ready. You don’t know enough. It won’t work this time.Someone else is more prepared to do it better.Wait until you have your ducks in a row. This is not the right time to start something. Sound familiar? These are the negative thoughts that keep us from growing, keep us from STARTING something that we are SO […]

March 5, 2020

Episode 85 – Saying No To A Client Who Isn’t A Good Fit

Since what you show is what you attract, we can’t deny the importance of working with the right kinds of clients, who are totally aligned with the vision we see for our business.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 85 – Saying No To A Client Who Isn’t A Good Fit So how […]

February 26, 2020

Episode 83 – A Beginners Guide to Scheduling Your Posts!

If you think step one is dump a whole collection of random photos into a media library and step two is think of what you might like to say next Monday at noon — you’d be wrong.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS THE ZONE OF GENIUS (01:57) Do you ever catch yourself saying […]

February 20, 2020

Episode 81 – From Spare Room Business to Full Service Design Firm: The Leclair Decor Story with Melissa Leclair

What started as a side hustle quickly became a full time pursuit. Fast forward a few years and Leclair Decor is a full service design firm here in Ottawa with a focus on larger scale remodels and new builds.  Episode 81 – From Spare Room Business to Full Service Design Firm: The Leclair Decor Story […]

February 1, 2020

Episode 78 – How to Have Multiple Businesses Under One Brand

If you have multiple streams of income, can they share one URL? How do you know if it’s time to separate your businesses into different social media accounts? And what if your brands don’t necessarily share the same audience — why is it so complicated to share the multiple pieces of your personal brand? LISTEN […]

January 28, 2020

Episode 76 – How to Run Your Own Show (&a Other Advice for Business Owners) – My Interview with Dear Darling Films

Today’s episode comes from a recent interview that I did for Natasha with Dear Darling Films, as part of an educational video series with women in the wedding industry.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 76 – How to Run Your Own Show (& Other Advice for Business Owners) – My Interview with […]

January 24, 2020

Episode 75 – Try This Simple Hack for Instagram Engagement

We’re supposed to be trying to get more engagement on Instagram — WE KNOW. But why is no one answering the question at the end of your post?  I swear, if I see another “what’s everyone doing tonight?” caption with 0 replies, I’m gonna scream. Listen to this, and stop making this insta-fail ASAP.  LISTEN […]

January 21, 2020

Episode 73 – Hashtag Strategy for 2020

It’s not rocket science that a good hashtag can bring the right kind of engagement, leading to more sales, better brand recognition, and a stronger social game. But it only works if there’s a strong strategy to back it up!

January 17, 2020

Episode 72 – Listen To This Before You Set Your Next Goal

This episode is inspired by a full day of learning at the Gem Conference event in Ottawa in January 2020, called The Vision Sessions. I was lucky enough to be a speaker and facilitator at the event, but also felt so called to create this episode which pours into all of my biggest takeaways from […]

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    Tips for scheduling your time to take advantage of your most creative hours -- they are not all created equal! Here's how to get more focus, and less distraction. 


    I didn't know it at the time, but falling flat on my face is 100% the reason I am where I am today -- listen to this episode for a reminder that losses have value.


    Negative thoughts keep us from growing, keep us from STARTING something that we are SO ready for! But what if discomfort is actually a barometer for growth?


    There are some red flags to look for, some tests you can do, and some inner work that will help you come face to face with the truest answers, even if they’re hard to hear. 




    Luxury wedding photographer in Ottawa, Canada. Wife to an accountant, mom of two fiercely independent kids.

    Proud member of the bad moms club and black sheep of the kindergarten pickup yard.

    Lover of controversy, drama, and adding fuel to the fire.

    If I were a Real Housewife, I would be a mix between Bethenny and Shannon Beador. If I were a Kardashian, I would be Brody Jenner.


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