CREATIVE BUSINESS MENTORING
I take business mentoring very personal. To me, it’s between a struggling business versus a thriving one, and that means providing for one’s family or reviving a weary creative soul. Your success is my success, so mentoring is completely customizable to each individual’s needs. Whether it’s insight on photography, marketing, PR, blogging, SEO, social media, logistics, bookkeeping, or just plain business, we tackle it together. As a former classroom teacher and after six years of running successful business divisions alongside each other, I’ve found a huge passion for bringing my teaching background into the business world in hopes to see happier artists and creatives who become more confident business owners achieving their goals.
For all mentees, a questionnaire is sent so I can better get to know you and your strengths and weaknesses. From this questionnaire, I create and tailor an agenda for that mentoring session. It’s never set in stone as new questions and ideas always pop up, but this agenda serves as a guided structure for our time together. Now be forewarned, I will make you work and give you assignments. Small businesses are founded on a bit of blood, sweat, and tears, but I promise it won’t be too bad!
Mentoring sessions are not just full of ideas and information. It’s an action plan. I believe in doing rather than saying, so my hope is that you will leave our time together nothing but excited, rejuvenated, and confidently ready to tackle your business.
Most mentees book their sessions at least 2-4 months in advance depending on schedule and time of year. Payment plans are available. A 50% non-refundable retainer is required to reserve the date with the remaining balance due 14 days before our scheduled time together. With respect to my family and my own business schedules, there is a $50.00 rescheduling fee, however, this is waived for situations beyond our control (e.g., military, death, illness, and/or weather). Not a wedding professional? No problem! While my specialties are primarily wedding-related, I’ve been honored to mentor non-wedding professionals in the past. Business is business no matter which industry you’re in!
WHAT THE PROS HAVE SAID
Working with Chelsea has been such an amazing experience. From the personalized mentoring agenda, attention to details, and just unconditional support, it all came together so beautifully. I have to admit that I was petrified of going on this journey. I cried. A lot. And I let the little seed of doubt creep into my mind. But then Chelsea came along and showed me that I CAN do this. And that she’s willing to be there to help in any way. That kind of support and love isn’t only what makes her an outstanding mentor but also an irreplaceable friend. Armed with loads of valuable business how-tos and advice, I’m charging ahead knowing I have an amazing mentor right behind me!Veronica Amador
I loved my one on one mentoring session with Chelsea! She was the perfect balance of information and that personal connection that I was looking for. I was able to immediately put into action some great tips that have helped grow my business. I also feel like Chelsea valued our meeting, and I can still reach out to her at anytime. She is an ambassador of community, and I’m honored to call her a mentor!Elizabeth Henson