You’re an independent woman.
You love figuring it out & learning as you go.
Trial and error?
Late nights and Google?
Too much coffee, not enough H2O?
But while you thrive under pressure, adore the thrill of being your own boss, and spend your days (& nights!) dreaming and scheming,
‘Cause as much as you love wearing all the hats & doing #allthethings, your closet’s overflowing & you’ve run out of room. Quite frankly, you have TOO many hats & not enough heads.
You feel like you don’t have the brain capacity to figure one more thing out. You’re juggling endless to-do’s … big business ideas … and a WHOLE lot of exhaustion
What if instead of countless hours solo, staring at your screen, you had someone to share in the lows AND the highs of small business, girlboss life?
You wouldn’t be drowning in your work & draining in your creativity, because you’d have a crew of like-minded accountability buddies, and:
An environment designed to make you brave in your business & your dreams
14+ educational sessions that pair practical, TANGIBLE take-aways (hello, business goal clarity!) AND heartfelt, hand-me-the-tissues-please moments.
A family that will not only strive to fix your pain points, but also ENHANCE your boasts, giving you the confidence to keep it up!
Confidence to charge what you’re worth, confidence to keep going when a leave-it-at-the-office job sounds easier, And confidence to dream bigger, bolder and braver than ever before -
That’s why Creative at Heart Conference was dreamed up. After too many late-night Google searches, unanswered questions, & Diet Dr. Pepper drinking:
I knew what I needed, and I know you need it, too.
This sounds great, but gimme the nitty-gritty details.
August 6-9, 2017
Don’t worry. I see you. You want the facts.
The when, where & who. Here ya go, girl:
Merrimon Wynne in Raleigh, NC
50 creatives, 14 speakers, 12 breakout leaders & 12 panelists
Ready to hear
about a NEVER BEEN DONE Creative at Heart Exclusive program?
Do you want to
our speakers, breakout leaders, & panelists?
for Creative at Heart Round 7?
You’re tired of attending a conference, getting a business-high, then leaving & wondering how in the world you’re going to get it all done
You’ve heard the content, cried the tears & made amazing friendships.
You’ve hung out with women you’ve idolized
You’ve left with a heart so full it just might burst --.
(You know the feeling. You’ve been to in-person events before.)
(and realized their mere mortals just like you!).
You’ve got a notebook filled with ideas.
Lots of ‘em.
Big, bold & brave ones
Ideas that will revolutionize your business
And you want to turn them into a plan.
I mean, who wouldn’t?
You want to make them happen - don’t you?!
You want to be as big, bold & brave as all these ideas.
A 7-week program exclusively for C@H Round 7 Attendees
the only mastermind led by women who have been exactly where you are
Receive one-on-one coaching to niche down and figure out exactly what YOU need, weekly accountability calls with women who are walking the same walk too, hot seats for challenging, I-need-to-hear-this conversation, 3 surprise guest speakers and a 30+ page post-conference workbook overflowing with post-conference get-it-done strategies.
*BONUS: Private 20 minute call with Kat before May 1
7 Weeks: August 14 - October 1
Weekly Hot Seats
Smaller Accountability groups led by Alumni Mentors
Weekly Live Calls with Kat
Weekly Accountability Check-ins with Alumni Mentors
3 Surprise Guest Speakers
30+ page post conference workbook featuring post conference strategies & bonus content
A Private Facebook Group for Mastermind Attendees
We’ve invited 14 Keynote Speakers, 12 Breakout Leaders & 12 Panelists to attend alongside you.
They eat cookie dough straight from the tube in their worn-three-days-in-a-row leggings, ugly cry when they watch This is Us and have thought a time or two about giving up.
But they didn’t.
They’ve got the facts, the passion & the tools to push your business to the next level -
Let’s be Brave: Finding Freedom in the Fear
MICRO CHANGES - MACRO RESULTS : The secret to transforming your business AND your life is starting with simple and subtle changes! You're not as behind as you think!
The Brand Passion Guide: Five Steps to Creating a Beautiful + Intentional Brand
Finding Your Niche: Trailblazing and finding your sweet spot!
Perspective & Pivoting - How to Grow Your Business
Overcoming Comparison: The real, the raw and the hard stuff
SEO - The What, the Why, and the How? Learn the Fundamentals needed to have your brand found online
The Key to Profitable Marketing: Learn how to create a marketing plan that builds real connection but also puts money in your pocket.
An Experience to Remember: 3 ways to ensure your Website is purposeful, professional, and designed for success
Money Mindset: How your mindset about money is affecting the way your business growth (in good and bad ways!) and what to do about it!
What to Say, When to Say It: The Creative's How-to Guide to DIYing your Copy
Serious Instagram Strategy: Learn how to authentically grow a relevant and engaged following that converts, while staying beautifully on brand!
Contracts for Creatives : Understanding the ins and outs of client contracts and how to use them to protect your business
Hand-Lettering and Envelope Art: A hands-on session that will teach you how to use simple techniques and supplies to dazzle your clients with hand-written notes.
Cupcake Decorating: learn a variety of cupcake decorating techniques that include filling, piping, and the creation of buttercream flowers.
The PR Behind the Pretty: Professional content curation + photo styling with @thecarolinedoll!
Curating an Intentional Vision: a hands-on session designed to help you hone the direction for your brand and business with heart and intention.
Mastering the Art of Balance: a round-table discussion for those who are pursuing work + life balance in the midst of an ever-hustling industry.
Creating Passive Income Sources: How smart businesses make money in their sleep.
Speaking Made Easy: Understand the different paths of public speaking and determine which is the best fit for you and your business
Client-Winning Websites: A conversation about purposeful, professional design and a personal review of your Website Design
Bookkeeping Basics: Simplifying bookkeeping for your creative business so it becomes understandable and enjoyable!
Marriage + Business: A Round Table Discussion on Working With Your Spouse
Client-Winning Websites: A conversation about purposeful, professional design and a personal review of your Website Design
Emailing Like A Boss: Managing Your Inbox with Personality and Professionalism
Hit me with the numbers.
I know investing in your business is downright terrifying.
Will I see a return on my investment? How do I know if this is a good fit? What about the other expenses (flight, hotel)?
I get it.
I really, really do.
Here at Creative at Heart, you’re getting more than what you bargained for.
You’re getting over 30 hours of content, individual attention from educators across a wide variety of industries, one-on-one time with women who are just like you & practical, tangible tools to get it done.
With over 300 alumni & 6 conferences in 24 months, this is a conference that works.
It’s a conference that is worth it.
- Loren Jackson
- Stefani Lefler
- Lindsay Johnson
- Bethanne Arthur
- Adrienne Rolon
- Sterling Myers
- Destinee Jackson
- Jamie & Stacey Greene
We encourage attendees to room together so you maximize your experience! Every attendee is placed in a Facebook group; you’re able to connect with other attendees and find one, two or several roomies this way!
We suggest the Raleigh/Durham International Airport - it’s about 25 minutes from the Merrimon-Wynne! You’re welcome to rent a car, however Raleigh has a large uber population so if you prefer to avoid the stress of driving, you can grab an Uber!
Right now, our focus is quality over quantity. We’ve put together a rockin’ lineup for Summer 2017 and want to focus on raising the bar. A Fall 2017 isn’t completely off the table, but we won’t know until later this year. If you’re on the fence, Summer 2017 is the place to be.
Of course! We know seeing that number is intimidating!! You can reserve your seat for $200 with the remaining balance split into 2 or 3 payments (depending on which registration option you choose). After you register, you’ll receive a contract outlining the payment plan process and submit your payments via Honeybook.
Nope (promise!)! Being a creative at heart is more than just timelines and off-camera flash. We know you may not believe us (it’s okay - we won’t hold it against you!), so we asked this very question to alumni who aren’t in the wedding industry:
"Attending C@H was one of the best decisions I made for my business in 2016. All of the speakers had so much wisdom to share. After the conference, I was able to take it and apply it directly to my business. I also connected with some amazing creatives from the wedding industry and beyond and I'm still in touch with many of them today. Even if you aren't in the wedding industry, I highly recommend attending C@H!"
Web & Social Media Strategist
"As creative entrepreneurs, there are common threads that we all share - fear of business growth, questions about the core of what we're supposed to be doing, and how the heck do we keep ourselves organized. As a non-wedding industry creative, I was able to attend C@H and gain not only some answers to these questions and concerns, but also share a different perspective with the community in attendance and help others find the same."
Author. Strategist. Educator.
Absolutely! We have had quite a few husband & wife teams attend. While the conference is geared toward women, we know that attending with your spouse is important! As long as he’s okay with being in the minority, and seeing quite a bit of pink (and tears), he’s more than welcome. You will need to purchase 2 tickets; please email us if you have questions or concerns about this specifically! (PS. Matt would love to have a few more guys there!)
How will you ever make those lasting relationships, how will you ever grow, if you don’t put yourself out there and do it? I get it - having a conference buddy makes things so much easier. But what if you meet your conference buddy because you attend the conference? (You’ll also be able to connect with the other attendees in the Facebook group leading up to August!)
You’re afraid. This is a new dream for you - a new path. You have no idea what’s in store but hope & pray you can make this thing work. Your family may think you’re a little nuts for craving the entrepreneurial lifestyle, and you doubt yourself & your abilities every single day. “What if I can’t do it? What if I’m not good enough, brave enough, talented enough?” Here you’ll get the CONFIDENCE you crave to kick that feeling to the curb; you’ll also get the TOOLS you need to create a sustainable, profitable business. Because of Creative at Heart, our alumni have launched their business, left their full-time job and started their own communities in their area! You’re going to meet women from all over the country doing just what you’re doing - and helping you do you even better.
You’ve been around the block a few times. You’ve been to a few conferences (and maybe you’ve even been to C@H!). You know the late nights it takes to build a sustainable business, struggle with workaholic tendencies & spend way too much time answering emails. Creative at Heart is for you, too. Here you’ll be surrounded by women who think like you - women who struggle to close their laptop when their spouse gets home and ask themselves “what’s next for my biz” all the time. You’ll be surrounded by women ready & willing to take their dream to the next level - whatever level that might be. You’ll hear about the systems needed for continuing growth, the accountability required to get it done & the freeing feeling of saying “Woah! You too?! I thought I was the only one!”.
Registration will open Feb 1 and close February 14 (or until all 50 seats are gone!). We do expect seats to go quickly because this is currently our only in-person even for 2017!
We’re opening up 50 seats for our Round 7 experience, but only 12 of those 50 are for the Alumni Mastermind Program. This program will focus on get-it-done content and we want to size to be intimate for the best experience possible.
Just yourself! We’ll take care of the rest - we promise! (We do suggest you bring comfy PJ’s for the Late Night Treat, and your favorite on-brand outfit for headshots! Anything else in that over-stuffed suitcase is up to you!)
Oh, I’m glad you asked! We’ll be announcing a few online events along with some surprises we’re working on just of you (hey. we can’t share all our secrets yet!)
A special thank you to the servant-hearted Alumni Volunteers who will also be joining us in Raleigh -
Jenn Pochobradsky (Round 1 Alumna)
Katie Hollstein (Round 3 Alumna)
Sharon Houston (Round 4 Alumna)
Hannah Bailey (Fall for C@H Alumna)
A special thank you to these men & women for providing images for our attendees to enjoy after the conference is over, including a headshot! And a big thank you to our videography team who has been with us from Round 1!
We are so grateful to partner with the following businesses on goodies for swag bags, services & additional resources for our attendees. Each sponsor helps to enhance our Round 7 experience, and we couldn’t do it without them!
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us here:
Afraid of all the big & bold things you want to do?