Tag Archives: business

Should you work with a business coach?

When is it time to work with a business coach? Several people have asked this question lately—and I have opinions! I have been working with Ilise Benun for five years. There’s something about having somebody to share your progress with on a regular basis that’s monumental in helping you … Read On ›

I was scared of starting conversations.

I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations. – Vance Joy, Riptide I hear you, Vance. I’m terrified of starting conversations. As a majorly introverted shy wallflower, I don’t like talking to new people. The idea of attending a networking event makes me start nervous-sweating and hoping … Read On ›

Stop getting walked all over

Why do creatives let people walk all over them? I’m dropping a truth-bomb today. There are too many creatives who let clients step all over them. As a freelancer, you are not someone’s servant—you are someone’s partner—hired to help them accomplish something important. So maybe you’re lacking in confidence. … Read On ›

HOW Design Live Recap: My top takeaways

I kicked off summer with a trip to HOW Design Live in Atlanta. My absolute favorite thing was hanging out with my peeps from the Designers Roundtable (the accountability group I’m a member of). Like me, most of my Designers Roundtable peeps are freelancers who love their … Read On ›

2015, by the numbers

If you saw my 2013 and 2014 recaps, you’ll notice that something is missing from my 2015 by the numbers. Candy Crush. I quit…proving you can, in fact, have too much of a good thing. However, after returning from maternity leave, I did re-introduce something I had also … Read On ›

Oh baby! I’m back in action.

I’m back in action! In my pre-baby post, 9 Tips for Freelancing and Maternity Leave, I outlined my plans for time off with my new daughter, Julia. I’m happy to say that everything went swimmingly! It made me wonder how the heck I ever survived my haphazard … Read On ›