Being a creative entrepreneur is a path that takes courage to approach, faith to step into, wisdom to make decisions each day, and endurance to keep going. Creative entrepreneurs are resilient and hard working, but as any entrepreneur can tell you; the road is not for the faint of heart and often a lonely road to travel. But though it feels lonely at times, it's critical you understand that you are NOT alone! That's why we created the United Podcast. 

You can expect to hear relevant stories and reliable education you can take action with to help grow and transform your business. Our hope is that these conversations not only change the trajectory of your work, but in turn, leave a mark that helps the trajectory of your life.

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In this mini episode of The United Podcast, we were joined by Showit CEO Todd Watson, who lets us in on what the crew at Showit have been working on!

You won’t want to miss this episode as Todd spills all the secrets about United Apart happening November 18th AND let’s us in on the details of United 2021.

To learn more about United Apart or to register online, head over to Trust us, you will not want to miss it!

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In this episode of The United Podcast, Laylee Emadi shares with us her personal story of going from high school dance teacher to photographer to then, teaching other photographers how to teach. Along the way, she developed a Senior Rep Program that helps her build connection with the seniors she photographs and they, in turn, rep her business. We can’t wait for you to hear the ins and outs of this fabulous program along with Laylee’s inspiring story of how the Senior Rep Program was born for her business.

Laylee is an educator, podcast host, and photographer with a heart for serving clients and fellow creatives. She believes in serving the creative industry with heartfelt encouragement, honest advice, and a shared pursuit of the ever-elusive “balance.” Laylee is passionate about her goal to help you feel confident in your ability to make a difference, create impact, and to build a life doing what you love.

To learn more about Laylee, go check out her website at You can also learn from Laylee by enrolling in one of her many sources of education like the Creative Educator’s Academy, The Next Level Retreat or by browsing her Tools and Resources for Creatives. You can also listen to her podcast, So Here’s The Thing.

For more links on how to find Laylee and more resources from each show, make sure and check out the show notes!

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Michelle shares her genius pricing structure for wedding photographers and what not to do when crafting your packages. Michelle gets candid with us on her transition from the corporate world and how she discovered the “price is right” by creating packages that set the business up for long-term financial health.

Michelle Harris is a D.C. based destination wedding photographer who runs multiple, wildly successful businesses and an educator to photographers all over the world. She is owner and lead photographer at M Harris Studios in addition to her associate team, Laila Chanel Studios where she manages over 15 freelance photographers. In addition to her photography services, Michelle hosts a wedding photography conference called Hustle in Heels, and is also the leader of the online community M Harris Hustlers that inspires and educates photographers!

To find out more about Michelle, make sure and check out the show notes in this episode for even more important links.

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In this first episode of The United Podcast, we talk to the one and only Natalie Franke Hayes. We talk to her about the Golden Rule of Business, where to find your community, how her personal experiences of being uplifted by one’s community have impacted her life and her business, and so very much more.

Natalie Franke Hayes is an entrepreneur, mobilization marketer, community builder, and neuroscience nerd.

As one of the Founders of the Rising Tide Society and the Head of Community at HoneyBook, she leads tens of thousands of creatives and small business owners while fostering a spirit of community over competition around the world.

You can find her online at and on instagram @nataliefranke

Make sure and check out the show notes in the episode for all the links referenced in this episode!

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Tempe, AZ November 7-10, 2021

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Cassie Jones serves as the director for the United Conference at Showit, while James Nwobu serves as Showit’s Brand Developer. From Arizona to Arkansas, James and Cassie come together to host the United Podcast with the hope that their deep conversations and tough-ish questioning with industry leaders provide you with the insight to navigate your creative journey and discover new degrees of creative freedom.

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