What do our clients really want from us? with Faye Cornhill

Yay! The latest interview in my Gin and Magic YouTube series championing strong creative women is here! Straight from my home to your eyes + ears, this week featuring the incredible Faye Cornhill!

I've had the good fortune of knowing Faye for some years now, as we have worked together on her SEO for her wedding photography business and now she is a brilliant wedding business coach with a membership club and so.much.good.advice.

On the show we talk about:

  • the popularity of being a coach
  • staying on point with your own message
  • how we can all chill out about the algorithm
  • how I'd miss my Instagram friends
  • self care
  • what our target audience really wants from us (and what they don't care about!)
  • the excuses we all put in our own way, and so much more.

I really wanted to find out more about her story, how she has grown her business and what she does when she's feeling stuck.

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Thanks so much Faye, you were fab!

Faye's official bio:

Faye Cornhill is a multi-business owner whose entrepreneurial experience started over 10 years ago when she turned her back on corporate success to follow her dream of becoming a wedding photographer. Within a year Faye was a fully booked award-winning photographer who was travelling the world to shoot weddings. After rocking the industry, Faye then started to help other wedding entrepreneurs to grow wildly successful and profitable businesses. Faye works 1:1 with clients but also has a signature programme called Booked in 90 Days which has helped hundreds of wedding entrepreneurs. Most recently Faye has launched The Wedding Business Club, a membership for wedding business owners. When Faye isn't coaching clients she is spending time with her husband, two children and labrador at their home in The Chilterns.

Website: www.fayecornhillcoaching.com
Email
: info@fayecornhillcoaching.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FayeCornhillCoaching/
Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/fayecornhill/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/fayecornhillcoaching/

To come and find out more about how to get found online with other strong creative women, come and join my free Facebook community So Exciting Obviously: SEO for Creative Women.

See you next time!
Maddy Shine

How to be super organised in running your own business with Fiona Kelly

I’m absolutely delighted to be joined by one of my oldest clients today Fiona Kelly a fantastic wedding photographer based in London. Oldest, I hasten, to add not in terms of her age but because we have now been working together for five years! So it’s safe to say we know each other pretty well. I wanted to get her on the show because I think she’s very inspiring to other photographers indeed anyone making that transition from 9-5 to self employed along with being a Mum and wife.

Fee’s straightforward approach has always appealed and I think you’ll enjoy it too. So grab a cuppa and watch along as we delve into her business, what she believes it takes to make a success of running your own business all topped off with a gin and tonic at the end of course!

What I particularly loved about speaking with Fiona is her absolute willingness to recognise that we cannot do everything on our own and that everything is a work in progress. We talked about valuing your time, outsourcing and the balancing act of mum/boss life.

Editing this video was challenging because Fee had so many nuggets of wisdom, but you're going to get so much from watching this!

Fiona's official bio:

Hi, I'm Fiona and I'm a photographer. My love of photography and my photographic style has grown over a number of years. I started my career as a graphic designer and photographic art director working for fashion and lifestyle brands. My photography business began 9 years ago and from the start my style has been influenced by my background in design. I find inspiration in the small things; light, nature, design and people.

My work covers weddings, portraits and commercial photography. I find real pleasure in getting to know the people I work with and I'm passionate about creating beautiful, natural photographs. 

When photographing weddings my style is relaxed and informal, creating beautiful, natural and vibrantly modern images that have a touch of romance and lots of fun. I capture the fun, laughter, emotion and beauty of a wedding day and create a relaxed atmosphere so you don’t even know you are having your photo taken…even when it’s time for couples photos!

It's been a huge pleasure to have my photography featured in Wedding, Wedding Flowers, You & Your Wedding magazines and on 100 Layer Cake, Junebug, Rock My Wedding, Love My Dress, Bridal Musings, B.Loved, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and Festival Brides. 

For my commercial work I bring the same relaxed approach and style. With every shoot I am focussed on showcasing the brand and the personality behind it, as well as the products. I am telling the story of a business and showing clients exactly why they should work with you."

Links for Fiona:

https://www.fionakellyphotography.com/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/fionakellyphoto/

https://www.facebook.com/fionakellyphotography

https://www.instagram.com/fionakellyphoto/

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Thanks so much Fee you were a fantastic guest!

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We'll be back once again next week with the next interview for Gin & Magic strong women series! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Gin & Magic: Top Tips on running an award winning wedding florist business with Emma Soulsby

Well hello! On today’s show we have an award winning wedding florist, the simply incredible Emma Soulsby. Emma is determination personified as well as being an incredibly down to earth and funny person.

In just two years she has completely rebranded herself into a luxury florist brand as well as launching an online flower school - AMAZING!

I knew she would have a lot to say about the faith, resilience and determination it takes to make a business work successfully, how to use Instagram as a powerful shopfront, as well as fascinating insights on prioritising self care AND SO MUCH MORE!

In her own words, "I love making my clients' dreams come true through creating unique installations."

If you like what you see, don’t forget to give me a thumbs up, leave a comment and hit subscribe if you don’t want to miss out on any future videos.

Thanks again Emma, it was so much fun to chat with you and find out more about how you run your business.

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Find out more about Emma here:
www.instagram.com/emmasoulsby
www.emmasoulsbyflowers.com

For Emma Soulsby Flower School:
www.instagram.com/emmasoulsbyflowerschool
www.emmasoulsbyflowerschool.com

We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: The Balancing Act and Playing the Long Game with Charlotte Argyrou from Craftist in Residence

Exciting! On today’s show we have the most charming guest on today’s show - the lovely Charlotte Argyrou from Craftist in Residence.

Charlotte is a botanical illustrator but she is also elegant, funny, and the adult I want to be when I grow up, so I was particularly keen to get her into my home for a chat with me.

In today’s show we talk about managing our time better, the opportunities that blogging and have afforded Charlotte, her brilliant Supper Club concept as well as how collaboration has been key, how to manage the balancing act between Mum Life and Boss Life and the key to playing the long game.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to give me a thumbs up, leave a comment about a tidbit you found helpful, and hit subscribe if you don’t want to miss out on any future videos.

Thanks again Charlotte, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Charlotte's links to check out:

Find out more about Charlotte here:
https://www.charlotteargyrou.com/
https://www.instagram.com/craftist_in_residence/
https://www.facebook.com/craftistinresidence
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/argyrouillustration/

We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: Living your passion with Ania Witwitzka

I am delighted to be joined today by Ania Witwitzka, an incredible Swedish artist and entrepreneur, making beautiful pieces of art and teaching other women how to do the same. I've been lucky to know Ania for some years, and we have grown our businesses together, so I am particularly delighted that she has joined me today. I was fired up about her eagerness to show how to demolish the stereotype of the struggling artist, how she works with women to discover their innate self confidence and so much more. So, if you’ve always wondered how to break out of the struggling artist stereotype or if you’re just curious to learn how she runs her business from her studio in Stockholm then listen up as you’re in for a treat I could listen to her voice all day! If this has your interest piqued, then do go and check out the interview.

In today's show we talk about the power of human potential, self confidence, understanding who her target client is and where to find them, the power of relationship marketing and playing the long game. What I love about Ania is her ability to phrase what she wants to say so beautifully, powerfully and passionately. Her willingness to go beyond any and all limitations we put on ourselves is truly inspiring.

Thanks again Ania, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Ania's links to check out:

Her art:
https://www.aniawitwitzka.com/
https://www.facebook.com/aniawitwitzkaartist
https://www.pinterest.se/aniawitwitzka/
https://www.instagram.com/aniawitwitzka_art/

Her artist courses:
https://shinethroughart.com/?lang=en
https://www.facebook.com/shinethroughartinsweden/

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We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, if you're wondering what this is all about, take a look at my blog all about "Why did I create a YouTube channel?"

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: Fearlessness & Courage with Brighton Lace

I am thrilled to be joined today by Louisa Crosby, the founder of Brighton Lace, an all-woman ethical lingerie label dedicated to making feel-good underwear that doesn’t cost the earth. I've been lucky to know Lou for some years, and we have grown our businesses together, so I am particularly delighted that she has agreed to be my first ever Gin and Magic interviewee. I learned so much about how she runs her boutique business in Brighton so I just know you're going to enjoy this interview.

In today’s show, we talk about how Lou started Brighton Lace, what it takes to run a business, the power of growing a community online, the power of Pinterest (ahem quick plug for my Pinterest course) the importance of self care, what a Rolodex of Love is and why it's a good idea to have one, the fearlessness it takes to run a business, and the courage it takes to show up online!

Thanks again Lou, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Lou's links:

Website: www.brightonlace.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/brightonlace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightonLace/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/BrightonLace/

Click here to subscribe to Gin & Magic on YouTube

We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, if you're wondering what this is all about, take a look at my blog all about "Why did I create a YouTube channel?"

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

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