Episode 016: Insightful Increase: Investing in Yourself to Better Invest in your Business with Kahlea Nicole
Release Date: 12/23/2019
In Episode 023 of the podcast, Casey unpacked the pending lawsuit and contract dispute between Megan Thee Stallion and her record label 1501 Entertainment. Has Meg been overreacting, or is the contract as terrible as the social media wars would have you think? Well today, we’re back with an update! In today’s episode, we take a look at Meg’s recent victories in court and what they really mean (p.s. It may not be what you think!). To help steer the conversation, Casey has teamed with fellow entertainment and music attorney, Corian Johnson. The two discuss where both parties of this...info_outline Episode 032: Industry Insights with Jessy Grossman
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Calling all entrepreneurs! Today’s episode is for you. Serial entrepreneur Michael Ferrera drops some serious knowledge about businesses that he has amassed over the last couple of decades as he built 5 successful businesses while living a life he enjoys! As a bespoke clothier, author, and family man, Michael shares some great insights into how to build businesses, how he has crafted a high profile fashion brand, and how to avoid some of the common legal pitfalls he’s seen. He even talks about how to enjoy life and travel, while building your empire. You don’t want to miss this one! More...info_outline Episode 030: Picture Perfect: Profitable Professional Photography with Ashleigh Reddy
Today’s episode, with Ashleigh Reddy, is pure gold for anyone looking to get into professional photography, or any type of entrepreneurial pursuit! Ashleigh gives us a candid look into the ins and outs of being a creative professional and securing huge contracts with major brands. Ashleigh shares the lessons she has learned on her journey to being a full-time international photographer. She has a wealth of knowledge about knowing your value, negotiating deals, and avoiding bad contracts. She works with huge brands and entrepreneurs, alike, so she can offer a unique perspective to anyone...info_outline Episode 029: Strategic Stories: Social Media Success with Natasha Samuel
Today’s episode, with Natasha Samuel, is for anyone interested in using Instagram for business or branding. Natasha offers insight into how to tell your story strategically, on social media for small business and creative entrepreneurial success. Her passion for helping small businesses shine online has helped her establish a creative studio that takes clients’ social platforms to the next level! Natasha shares how she helps businesses step up their social media strategy and execution to convert followers to clients and customers. She also talks about how she is adapting to the current...info_outline Episode 028: Big Branding: Impacting Millions with Timeesha Duncan
Today, Casey chats with Timeesha Duncan about creative brand strategy and how to position your brand for success. Timeesha has a lot of experience in the creative space, as she has worked in multiple industries and worn many hats. She offers an insightful perspective that uniquely qualifies her to take creative brands from the ground floor to internationally impactful platforms. Timeesha shares some of her interesting path to the international success she now is, having been dubbed the Olivia Pope of Branding, and tidbits that she has learned along the way. She dives into the legal lessons...info_outline Episode 027: Passion Projects: Protecting Your Intellectual Property with Kyona McGhee
Today, Casey chats with Kyona McGhee about the legal side of branding your business. Kyona is an intellectual property attorney who specializes in trademarks. Her path to her current success was not the typical one, though. She shares her unconventional path and the things that kept her motivated to reach her goals, no matter what. Her passion is to equip people to protect their ideas, businesses, and brands. Kyona talks about her personal experience with building a business around an idea that was already trademarked and the common mistakes that many businesses make in regards to...info_outline Episode 026: Money Moves: Maneuvering During Mayhem with Dominique Broadway
Today’s episode, with Dominique Broadway, is chocked full of insight into money management, entrepreneurial success, and pivoting your business during times of change and transition! Dominique is all about financial literacy and demystifying finances. Dominique talks with Casey about how she is shifting her business during this current state of affairs. She draws on the wealth of knowledge she has gained over the years as a serial entrepreneur and financial enthusiast. She shares the experiences she has had in business, from legal mishaps to times she has previously had to readjust her...info_outline Episode 025: Public Professionals: Peeks into Profitable Public Relations with Candice Nicole
Today’s episode, with Candice Nicole, is one for the books! Candice is a Publicist who has worked with some of the biggest names in music and film and landed them big deals and media spots on the local and national level. She runs her firm full time and also has a passion for connecting women and helping them find success and balance in their careers and businesses. For over a decade, Candice has been growing her firm and brand. She spends her time representing talent, speaking, writing books, hosting a podcast and winning awards in her field. Today she talks about her experiences as a...info_outline Episode 024: Unspoken Terms: How to Safeguard Your Agreements against Crises with Your Host, Casey Handy-Smith
In today’s episode, Casey addresses another pressing matter that is on a lot of minds, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are finding themselves having to cancel or postpone engagements and campaigns because of the local and national restrictions that are being put in place. It can be hard to navigate the legal ramifications of crises like these when considering the terms of the agreements contracts. There is also the matter of keeping the money flowing, and Casey has some tips for getting creative and staying ahead of potential holdups. Casey highlights the main terms and conditions...info_outline
Today’s episode with Kahlea Nicole (Gal Getaway, Instagramable Workshop, Network to Network Coaching Program) is overflowing with nuggets of insightful truth for anyone with goals. Her insight has helped her build a solid blog following, land partnerships with international brands, coach many others to business success, and be paid to realize her lifelong dream of going to New York Fashion Week.
Kahlea shares how integrity, introspection, and building a strong support team, has helped her build a brand that she loves and keeps her from feeling pressured to sign shady contracts. When it comes to business, Kahlea starts with making sure her values and focus are right, before she makes a move. She explains, in-depth, the way she has strategically set up her business and surrounded herself with people who are on her team, to position herself to work only with brands she loves and be selective with the contracts she signs.
For the inside scoop on how she avoids bad contracts and burnout, and was able to turn down a $12,000 deal without losing sleep or slowing her rapid growth, be sure to tune in!
More on Kahlea
Kahlea Nicole is an Influencer Coach, the founder of Gal Getaway, and a major goofball with a serious obsession with tacos! Four years after deciding to launch a blog her freshman year of college, she has become a full time entrepreneur that has hosted 15 events for over 500 women, worked with 100+ brands on varying partnership campaigns and coached over 50 women on how to create more impact with less overwhelm by leveraging and monetizing their passions.
She graduated from USF St. Petersburg with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing in August of 2019 (Go Bulls!) and now, through her educational resources, she teaches gals how to own their unique story, show up online, and strategically strive towards their dreams with confidence.
Where to find Kahlea
Social Media Handle: @kahleanicolee
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