You’re missing something...

But while you thrive under pressure, love the thrill of being your own boss, and spend your days (& nights!) dreaming and scheming,

That's me!

Livin' on coffee, big dreams & a whole lot of "I hope I can really do this" moments?

You got it.

Late nights and Google becoming your BFF?

Yes, please.

Freedom to work from home & make your own schedule?

You love this wild ride called
"small biz ownership"...

While we might not have the same mama and daddy, we do have a few commonalities that can't be denied ... 

A love for entrepreneurship.

A desire to do something MORE - whatever that might be!

The love of all things #bosslady and #girlboss.

A need to break the mold.

The desire to keep learning, growing, and refining your craft.

Family (n) "all the DESCENDANTS of a common ancestor"

a creative family in your corner

You wouldn’t be drowning in your work & draining in your creativity, because you’d have a crew of like-minded accountability buddies, a FAMILY, to lift you up, challenge you and help you keep pushin' on! 

What if you didn’t have to do it all alone?

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 life? 

An environment designed to challenge your business & give life to your dreams

16+ educational sessions that pair practical, TANGIBLE take-aways (Hello, business goal clarity!) AND heartfelt, hand-me-the-tissues-please moments (But if you're not a crier, we promise not to pressure you!) 

Accountability with like-minded women who want to not only fix your pain points, but also ENHANCE your boasts, giving you the tools you need to keep pushin' on! 

Confidence to charge what you're worth, tackle that overflowing inbox and leave the "I'd rather work at Starbucks" woes a thing of the past! 

& along with that big ol' Brady Bunch family, you can also expect:

Sterling Myers 

“I attended the first conference in 2015, yet I’ve always felt like I’m still learning from the C@H family … it’s like a faucet that keeps running!

Destinee Jackson

“Attending C@H gave me the courage to chase dreams I didn’t even know I had (like opening my boutique!) and left me feeling like I could do anything I set my heart & mind to.

Macy Krall

“I left feeling re-energized because everyone there is just like me!”

Abby Waller

“I walked in and immediately felt apart of something… even though I had just arrived.”

Sami Orndorff 

“I knew C@H was the right pick for me because I instantly felt at home.”

Here's what our Creative at Heart Family has to say:

but don't take my word for it:

I knew what I needed
& I know you need it, too.

Hi, I'm Kat!

And I created this conference for all of the above. Because after too many late nights alone and not enough (Insert: pretty much 0) accountability to see me through, I knew if something didn't change my business would be on the road to failure.

(Yep, we’re packing the house with the ladies - and gents - you’ve been following online!)

80 Creatives, 11 Speakers, 18 Breakout Leaders, and 9 Panelists


WinMock in Bermuda Run, NC


November 11-14, 2018*
*We'll kick things off Sunday at 5:00 PM and say bittersweet goodbyes Wednesday at 6:00 PM (A full schedule will be sent to attendees prior to the conference!)


Don’t worry. I see you. You want the facts. 
The when, where, and who. I've got that right here:

wow, is this too good to Be true? gimme the nitty-gritty details.

Add On: Private Coaching with Kat Pre and Post Conference

Private Facebook Group for All Attendees

3 Lunches, 3 Breakfasts, and Plenty of Treats (You won’t be hangry here!)

1 Late-Night Pajama Party

Countless, Heartfelt, Hand-Me-the-Tissues moments

New Headshot by Official Conference Photographer

2 Industry-Specific Panel Groups with 9 Leaders

18 Breakout Sessions

Add On: Exclusive recordings of ALL Keynote Speakers

11 Keynote Speakers

9 Exclusive, Free Webinars for Round 8 attendees

Welcome Party Sunday Night

Okay, Tell Me More:

We've set-up a Room Block at the Hampton Inn Bermuda Run for the amazing rate of $105/night. And that's not all: the Hampton Inn is located a mere 7 minutes from the venue so it's just a hop, skip & a jump away!

While we love our wedding venue for this year's C@H, we know some of you crave the ease of lodging that comes with a hotel venue - and a giant slumber party with your new fam! To ease those lodging woes:

We're hosting our 8th conference at the gorgeous WinMock at Kinderton! This adorable barn is nestled just outside of Winston-Salem, NC and we're so excited to take over the venue for 3 jam-packed days! Picture cross-back chairs, bistro lighting & just enough rustic to make Joanna Gaines proud! 

& lodging info you don't want to miss!

The Venue 

Airport to Hotel: Uber or Lyft
Uber estimated fare from Piedmont Triad International Airport to Hampton Inn Bermuda Run is approx. $45.

Lodging to Venue: Uber or Lyft
Uber estimated fare from Hampton Inn Bermuda Run to WinMock is approx. $7. 

You may also decide to split a rental car with other attendees you meet in our private Facebook group; the choice is yours! 


Room Block for Round 8 Attendees at 
Hampton Inn Bermuda Run
Rate: $105/night
196 NC-801
Advance, NC 27006
(336) 998-3480

Airbnb in Winston-Salem, NC area


Piedmont Triad International Airport
Airport Code: GSO
1000 Ted Johnson Pkwy
Greensboro, NC 27409

Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Airport Code: RDU
2400 John Brantley Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Airport Code: CLT
5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28208


WinMock at Kinderton 
168 East Kinderton Way
Bermuda Run, NC 27006


Travel made simple!

Yeah, I thought so. Keep scrolling, girl!

Oh we're not done yet:


pourin' out that education

#creativeatheartalumni ?

Excited to hear about 

that have to do with Creative at Heart Round 8?

Ready to see who's gonna be 

at our 8th conference?

Tired of always having FOMO & ready to finally call yourself a 


We're so glad you asked!

For the first time ever, we are offering monthly webinars exclusively for Round 8 attendees!! 

Receive monthly education brought right to your home in pitch-free-non-sales-y webinars taught by Creative at Heart Round 8 Educators!! 

The fine print: Webinars will begin in February & end in October (that's 9 free webinars exclusive to YOU!). All webinars will include Live Q+A. Plus, all webinars will be recorded for those who can't make it live. You'll receive a full webinar schedule upon registering so you can mark your calendar now! 

Say Hi to the Round 8 Educators!

We’ve invited 11 Keynote Speakers, 18 Breakout Leaders & 9 Panelists to attend alongside you.

They're human, just like you.

They eat cookie dough straight from the tube in their worn-three-days-in-a-row leggings, binge watch Netflix on the regular and have thought a time or two about giving up. 

But they didn’t.

And they don't want you to either.

They’ve got the facts, the passion & the tools to push your business to the next level!
Meet our Round 8 Educators! 

Your Speakers

Kat Schmoyer

Katelyn James

Ashlyn Carter

Davey & Krista

Kat Schmoyer

katelyn James photography

ashlyn writes

Davey & Krista

Founder of Creative at Heart Conference, Owner of Dear Sweetheart Events

Wedding Photographer & Educator

Copywriter & Calligrapher for Creatives

Branding, Web Design, & Coaching for Creatives

Welcome Home! Find out how to get the most out of C@H, and what happens when our time together ends. 

5 Ways to Protect Your Passion : Seeing the Bigger Picture. Our businesses and our passions were given to us to impact the world! If we truly believe that, we have to learn how to protect what we love in order to also protect our legacy that we leave behind! 

How to Make Your Writing Sound Good: Let's Talk about How to Match Your Brand Voice and Write Copy that Converts

Building a Website that Books: How to Use Content and SEO to Drive Quality Inquiries

Shay Cochrane

Graham Cochrane

Shunta Grant

sc stockshop

Graham Cochrane

Life & JOy Podcast

Founder of SC Stockshop & Social Squares

Business Coach

Creator of Because of Zoe Designs, Host of the Business, Life & Joy Podcast & Business Educator

Own Your Business. Own your Life: Stop letting your business boss you around.

The Truth About Passive Income (How smart business owners make money in their sleep)

How to Wow & Delight Your Customers & Clients: Creating Your Very Own Loyal League 

Abby Grace

Christina Scalera

Tyler McCall

Lauren Carnes

abby grace photography

the contract shop

Tyler J. McCall

Lauren Carnes

Wedding & Anniversary Photographer, Educator

Lawyer & Founder of The Contract Shop

Founder of the Follower to Fan Society

Photographer & Business Coach

Emailing Like A Boss: The six mistakes you're making with your inbox (and how to fix them!)

The Perfect Client Experience Mapped Out for You

Instagram with Intention: Planning Content that Converts

Positioning Your Pitch: Practical ways to set yourself up for pitching success and an easy "yes"

For the first time EVER ...



*You'll receive both a visual recording & an audio of every keynote speaker's presentation. We want you to be able to re-watch presentations & soak up as much information as you can, and even listen to them podcast-style when you're on the go! 

Alex Bray

Lucretia Williams

Bonnie Bakhtiari

Jessica Peddicord

Prairie Letter Shop

Distinct Event Planning & EmpoWEred Planners Society

b is for bonnie design

Simply Jessica Marie

Calligrapher, Stationer, & Lettering Educator

Event Planner & Educator

Brand Designer & Strategist

Water Color Artist & Educator

Casey renae

Megan Martin

Hope Taylor

casey renae Design agency

Brand Designer

Branding & Marketing Strategist

Wedding & Senior Photographer, Educator

Hand-Lettering & Envelope Art for Creatives: Learn easy (and soothing!) techniques for lettering and envelope art to take your client experience to the next level.

Best Friendor Forever: How to Build Ah-mazing Industry Relationships

The Enduring Brand: How to design a brand that's made to last

How to determine what to sell vs. what not to sell: My proven system to organize all of your creative thoughts and narrow in on offering only what is truly profitable

Designing for Your Business: How to visually keep your brand in tact without the presence of your go to designer.

Pinterest for Business - Leverage the power of pinning to explode your website traffic!

The Fast Track Business: Building momentum + success in any season

Your Breakout Session Leaders

Katie McGihon

Terri Baskin

Jesse & Bekcy

Katie McGihon Photography

terri baskin photography


Wedding Photographer

Business Coaches

Bloom Where Are You Planted: Using Your Business to Cultivate Contentment and Create Community

What’s Your Frosting? Finding ways to stand out in a competitive market?

Instagram + Facebook Ads 101 
Learn how to combat the algorithms, boost your marketing and make more money with IG + FB ads.

Wedding Photographer & Educator

Jessica Rasdall

Jessica rasdall

Motivational Speaker

Turn Your Mess into a Message: Using our struggles to serve others

hope taylor photography

megan martin creative

Kelly & Andra

Brand & Web Designers, Educators for Designers

An Experience to Remember: Strategies for welcoming your Ideal Client to your online home.

with grace and gold

ashlyn Carter

abby grace

christina scalera

ashlyn Writes

abby grace photography

the contract shop

Wedding & Anniversary Photographer, Educator

Lawyer & Founder of The Contract Shop

3 Messaging Makeover Tips for Your Website

Systems that Sustain: Creating a business that can run without you

Preparing for the Difficult Clients You’ll Encounter

Copywriter & Calligrapher for Creatives

Entrice rowe

entrice rowe

Certified Life Coach

Building with Intention in a Noisy World

graham cochrane

graham cochrane

Business Coach

Generosity In Business: The power-tool for long term growth

shay cochrane

sc stockshop

Founder of SC Stockshop & Social Squares

Finding your niche - Blazing a trail and finding your sweet spot.

Christa Rene mazak

Rachel Allene

rachel allene

Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Shop Owner

Laura Joseph

Laura Neff

Jessica Mattingly

Wedding Stationer & Hand-Letterer

Wedding Photographer & Educator

Wedding Planner

Your Panelists

Ashley Herrinton

the herrintons

Wedding Videographer & Educator

Lakisha Wells

Renee's eventi

Wedding Planner, Mentor & Coach for Creatives

jessica dum wedding coordination

Courtney Inghram

Wedding Florist

Courtney Inghram Floral Design

christa rene photography

laura lee creative

Paper & Honey®

Jordan Williams

Wedding Planner

ever after planning

what's the price tag?

We 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)? 
We get it. 
We really, really do. 

Here at Creative at Heart, you’re getting more than what you bargained for.

Here’s what C@H Alumni have to say:

In the best of ways.

Alright, this sounds too good to be true.

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 500 alumni & 7 conferences in 3 years, this is a conference that works. 
It’s a conference that is worth it. 


Because of Creative at Heart...

"The depth of knowledge and insight the panelists and speakers bring is priceless. From beginning to end, we were taught, nurtured and encouraged to do what our hearts are passionate about. Upon leaving, we were more than equipped to be sent out and continue to build our dreams."

- Jamie & Stacey Greene

I had the courage to quit my teaching job and pursue my photography full-time!!! 

- Loren Jackson

Because of C@H, I made my first profit last year and this year is looking to be a game changer for me.

- Stefani Lefler

Because of Creative at Heart I decided to be brave. I decided to take a risk and attend a conference before I had even officially started by business. Because of C@H I believed in myself to start my business as soon as I got home from the conference. And because of C@H I now get to be a stay at home mom and work on continuing to grow my business every day!

- Lindsay Johnson

Because of C@H I gained the confidence to take a look at my business with fresh eyes, dive into why I was passionate about it, and move forward with re-branding my business (with a designer I met at C@H!) and truly pulling out the personality of it to attract my ideal clients!

- Bethanne Arthur

Because of C@H I quit my 9-5, became a self-employed stay-at-home mom with my own business, and even felt the courage to start my very own community & event in my city of Portland. I've never felt more encouraged or like I had a family that truly cared about me and my success!

-Devan McCabe

Because of C@H, I learned that the essence of a true leader is rooted in servanthood, and the desire to encourage, uplift, and love those around you.

- Adrienne Rolon

you can join uS for just $249*

*with the remaining balance split into 5 equal payments

Access to 11 Recordings (both Visual & Audio) of our Keynote Presentations 

9 exclusive webinars led by Round 8 Educators leading up to Round 8

Welcome Party Sunday Night (November 11)

3 Days of Action-Packed Content with 11  Keynote Speakers & 18 Breakout Leaders (that’s over 30 hours of education designed to transform your business) 

Hands on sessions

Round table discussion

Industry specific panel sessions

Heartfelt-hand-me-the-tissues moments

A Late Night Pajama Party  

Food: 3 lunches, 3 breakfasts, & plenty of treats (you won’t be "hangry" here)

A Private Facebook group for all attending

New headshot by official conference photographers

Amazing goodies from our Sponsors


option 2.

9 exclusive webinars led by Round 8 Educators leading up to Round 8

Welcome Party Sunday Night (November 11)

3 Days of Action-Packed Content with 11 Keynote Speakers & 18 Breakout Leaders (that’s over 30 hours of education designed to transform your business) 

Hands on sessions

Round table discussion

Industry specific panel sessions

Heartfelt-hand-me-the-tissues moments

A Late Night Pajama Party  

Food: 3 lunches, 3 breakfasts, & plenty of treats (you won’t be "hangry" here)

A Private Facebook group for all attending

New headshot by official conference photographers

Amazing goodies from our Sponsors


option 1.

Access to 11 Recordings (both Visual & Audio) of our Keynote Presentations 

9 exclusive webinars led by Round 8 Educators leading up to Round 8

Welcome Party Sunday Night (November 11)

3 Days of Action-Packed Content with 11 Keynote Speakers & 18 Breakout Leaders (that’s over 30 hours of education designed to transform your business) 

Hands on sessions

Round table discussion

Industry specific panel sessions

Heartfelt-hand-me-the-tissues moments

A Late Night Pajama Party
Food: 3 lunches, 3 breakfasts, & plenty of treats (you won’t be "hangry" here)

A Private Facebook group for all attending

New headshot by official conference photographers

Amazing goodies from our Sponsors

6 40-Minute Coaching Calls with Kat prior to our November Conference - monthly calls Feb-April, Aug-Oct (a $2,598 value) 

1 90-Minute Coaching Calls with Kat post-conference (a $757.50 value)



option 3.


SOLD OUT! join the waitlist!





 *8 day flash sale rate 1/30 - 2/7

Learn more about option 3 here!

This is great, but I can’t afford it right now.

Payment plan for the win! Reserve your seat for just $249*

*with the remaining balance split into 5 equal payments




Ready for one giant sleepover? We've put together a room block just 7 minutes from the venue! Feel free to find a roomie in the Round 8 Facebook Group, or enjoy some much deserved solo time!

02. Since lodging is not included in the registration fee, where should I stay?

Hampton Inn Bermuda Run


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! 

03. I’d like to room with another attendee; do you arrange roommates?


There are three major airports: Raleigh, Charlotte & Greensboro. Greensboro is the closest to the venue and is an approximate $45 uber ride. We suggest taking an uber if you are staying at the Hampton Inn Bermuda Run since there will be a shuttle provided to & from the venue each day! However you are more than welcome to rent a car, if you'd like! 

04. I’m not local to NC, what airport should I use & should I rent a car?


We won't sugar coat it for you: Round 8 will be the only conference we offer in 2018. Don't be sad ... we're so excited to put all our efforts into one amazing experience!

05. Will you be doing another C@H in 2018?


Of course! We know seeing that number is intimidating!! You can reserve your seat for $200 with the remaining balance split into equal payments (number of payments & exact amount of each payment it dependent upon which registration option you choose!). You CC will be charged automatically the day of the month you made your first payment (ex: if you register on January 30, your CC will be charged the 30th of every month). 

06. Are there payment plans available?


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:

07. Is this specific to wedding industry creatives?

"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!"
Katie Williamsen
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."
Dannie Fountain
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!)  

08. I am a part of a husband-wife team; can my husband attend?


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 November!) 

09. What if I don’t know anyone attending?


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. 

10. What if I’m been in business less than one year (or it’s not even technically a business yet)?


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!”.

11. What if I’ve been in business for 3-5 years? Is this content challenging enough for me? 


Registration will open January 30 at 8pm EST and our early bird rate will end at February 7 at 11:59pm EST. Our registration will officially close on March 1 at 11:59pm EST. 

Last year, all 80 seats were gone in just 12 hours and we do expect tickets to go quickly this year, too!! 

12. How long will registration be open? 


Our goal is to include as much as we possibly can, but there are a few things you're responsible for: 

- Travel to & from North Carolina
- Lodging while in North Carolina
- Dinner Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

We provide all other meals, snacks & few fun surprises!

12. What is NOT included in registration? 


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!) 

14. What do I need to bring?


Oh, I’m glad you asked! We’ll be announcing a few online events along with some surprises we’re working on just for you (hey. we can’t share all our secrets yet!)

15. If you’re currently only doing one in-person conference this year, what else will C@H be doing?


We Love our sponsors!

A special thank you to the servant-hearted Alumni Volunteers who will also be joining us in November -

Photo & Film

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!)

sterling myers

amanda sorby

ruth pitt

Ashley Powell

Hannah Bailey

Sharon Houston

Bethanne Arthur

the herrintons

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us here: 

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 8 experience, and we couldn’t do it without them! 

Product & Service Sponsors

- Kat, Matt, & Emily

See you in November!

We’re Kat, Matt, and Emily! We’re the small but mighty team behind Creative at Heart Conference! 

Kat founded Creative at Heart in August of 2014, just 10 months into owning her own business, and hasn’t looked back! Matt’s her high school sweetheart and while he’s always been supportive, he recently left his full-time job to help plan and execute the conference alongside her! Emily is a Round 3 alumni and helps with sponsorship and administrative tasks leading up to each conference - not to mention all the emoji-filled texts between her and Kat!

We spend our entire year counting down to the conference (It feels a lot like Christmas morning!) and we can’t wait to connect with you in November! To learn more about us, head over here.

Hi, y'all!

meet the team

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Here's to the Creatives