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Top-notch education from engaging speakers - all teaming up to build a school through Pencils of Promise.

Join us April 25, 2017 for a one-day ONLINE summit for creative entrepreneurs like you building businesses that make an impact.

one day. lifelong impact. education for all.

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CEO & Co-Founder, Nudest

ATIMA LUI

Founder & CEO, Startup Grind

derek andersen

Co-Founder, Rising Tide Society & Head of Community, HoneyBook

natalie franke

Grace gulley

Founder, CYL Collective

Founder, Munaluchi Bride

JACQUELINE NWOBU

Founder, VaynerMedia

GARY VAYNERCHUK

Founder, Maker's Movement & Editor, Maker's Magazine

SAMANTHA SHAW

Ami Price

Founder, Elizabeth Anne Designs & CEO, Aisle Society

jasmine star

Entrepreneur, Jasmine Star

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Ami Price is the Chief Executive Officer of Aisle Society, and founder of Elizabeth Anne Designs. Ami holds and MBA from the University of Chicago and brings more than 15 years of experience in financial services to the creative industry. After blogging solo for 9 years, she loves being a part of the amazing Aisle Society community.

Ami
Price

@aislesociety




Topic: Shifting Thinking from Running a Business to Owning a Company




Atima Lui was born to a Sudanese refugee father and Black activist mother in Topeka, Kansas where her dark skin tone never quite fit in with the standard of beauty in her community. Today as Co-Founder and CEO of fashion-tech startup NUDEST, Atima is passionately leading the charge to redefine the color “nude” in fashion to help women of every skin tone love the skin they’re in. Named one of Shopper Marketing Magazine's "People to Watch" in 2013, Atima led the digital brand marketing initiatives at Walmart US before graduating from Harvard Business School in 2016. She has experience working for Google, YouTube and Apple in online ad sales, product marketing, and media roles. She earned her BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis where she started a full-service hair, nail and tanning salon targeted toward multicultural customers while triple majoring in International Business, Marketing and Spanish.

CEO & Co-Founder, Nudest





Atima
Lui

@mynudest




Topic: From Insecurity to Self-love: Transforming Pain into Purpose-Driven Work




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Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a community of over 200 Chapters in 80 countries designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind's values of giving, helping others, and making friends have spread across the world. Since 2012 Startup Grind has hosted 4,000 events for more than 200,000 entrepreneurs. In 2009 Derek founded Vaporware Labs, incubating many products including Startup Grind and professional social network Commonred, which was acquired by Income.com in 2012. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and three children.

Founder & CEO, Startup Grind




Derek Andersen

@startupgrind




Topic: Building a Global Movement from the Garage

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One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next. Just out of college, Gary grew his family wine business from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now, he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way, Gary became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Venmo and co-founding the VaynerRSE fund. Gary also serves as a board board member of Pencils of Promise.

Founder, VaynerMedia



Gary Vaynerchuk

@garyvee




Topic: Live Q & A Session with Gary




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Grace Gulley is a fiber artist, teacher, feminist, writer, and the founder of CYL Collective. She is happiest when working with other people. Her big passions in life are helping others realize their potential through creativity and compassion; sharing her love for fibers and hand-knotting; and advocating for female collaboration and empowerment. She calls Los Angeles home and spends as much time as she can at her favorite nursery or hiking Griffith Park and taking in panoramic views of the city.

Grace Gulley

@cylcollective




Topic: When To Make the Leap: How to Know if you're Ready to Take your Creative Business Full Time


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Jacqueline Nwobu is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the leading nationally distributed wedding magazine and online wedding marketplace catering to multicultural couples and serving the $200 billion wedding and events industry. Since the launch of Munaluchi in 2010, Jacqueline has grown the brand into an industry leader with a robust multi-cultural marketplace and social media influence of over 600,000 followers worldwide. With a strong and focused vision to champion diversity, Jacqueline has successfully disrupted the industry to influence positive change and inclusiveness. Her TEDx talk on "Reshaping an Industry, One Like at a Time" has received rave reviews.

Prior to launching Munaluchi Bride, Jacqueline obtained her B.S. degree in Medical Technology and worked for major pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, including Johnson and Johnson. The rapid success of her magazine has landed her interviews on NBC, ABC and WPIX NY. Jacqueline resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children. Learn more about Munaluchi at www.munaluchibridal.com

Founder & Editor in Chief, Munaluchi Bride

JACQUELINE NWOBU

@munaluchibride




Topic: How to Stand Out in a Saturated Market




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Jasmine Star is a Business Strategist for Creative Entrepreneurs, who lives in newport beach with her husband and grumpy dog. She loves gluten free donuts + teaching entrepreneurs how to build a brand, and market it on social media.

Jasmne started her first business in 2006 when she decided to open a photography studio...but didn't even own a camera.

Three years later, she was voted one of the top photographers in the world by Photo District News.

Over the years she's won numerous awards for her work, including Top 10 Most Influential Photographers by American Photo Magazine, and Top 10 Most Socially Influential Photographers by Huffington Post. Taking what she's learned running her own businesses over the past decade, she now consults with business owners on how to create profitable businesses by building a brand and marketing it on social media.

Entrepreneur, Jasmine Star

jasmine
star

@JASMINESTAR



Topic: How To Gain More Business with Instagram



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Natalie Franke Hayes is an entrepreneur, mobilization marketer, community builder, and neuroscience nerd. As one of the Founders of the Rising Tide Society and the Head of Community at HoneyBook, she leads tens of thousands of creatives and small business owners while fostering a spirit of community over competition. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two dogs, consumes copious amounts of coffee every day, and enjoys traveling to new cities with a camera in hand.

Co-Founder, Rising Tide Society & Head of Community, HoneyBook

Natalie
Franke

@nataliefranke




Topic: 0 to 100k: Build your Platform, Ignite your Community, + Make an Impact




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Samantha Shaw is the Founder of Maker’s Movement and the Editor of Maker’s Magazine. Sam has a background in communications & marketing, and a deep passion for handmade, supporting small, and creative storytelling. Determined to embrace change, tackle fear, and chase the dream, Sam recently left her 9-5 routine to pour everything she has into Maker’s Movement. Fueled with fresh energy, she’s preparing to take her small bizz on the road in May. Catch Sam wandering around North America connecting with creatives, sharing stories, and collecting content for the magazine. Give her a shout if she’s in your area!

Samantha Shaw

@makersmovement




Topic: Beyond the Plateau: Embrace Your Fears and Welcome Growth



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The dreamers. The risk-takers. The small business owners and solopreneurs. The full-timers. The side-hustlers. The post-bedtime makers and weekend workers.
The innovators. The wave makers. The community advocates
and world changers.

The dreamers. The risk-takers. The small business owners and solopreneurs. 
The full-timers. The side-hustlers. The post-bedtime makers and weekend workers.
The innovators. The wave makers. The community advocates and world changers. 

This Summit is for you. This Summit is for all of us.

Who is

this summit for?

trailblazers

world changers

wave makers

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@jadorndesigns


Topic: 3 Practical Mental Health Tips for Creatives 







Alison Jefferies is a custom jeweler and bridal accessories designer at J'Adorn Designs, a small business she founded in 2012. In addition to her work as a designer and entrepreneur, she has spent the past 15 years navigating her own unique blend of depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She is the leader of TuesdaysTogether Catonsville and is passionate about creating meaningful connections between creatives in her local community. She lives with her husband Dustin and pet rabbit Mr. Bun. 

Jeweler/Designer & Owner, J'Adorn Designs






Alison Jefferies

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Topic: Why Bad Clients Don't Exist














Adam Mason is a DC based photographer with a passion for storytelling and traveling. In addition to shooting 30+ weddings a year, Adam frequently travels both domestic and abroad to shoot for clients like Facebook, Instagram, Tesla, and life-changing non-profits! 

When he’s not photographing awesome stories, he’s helping fellow creatives achieve their business and life goals through mentorship and his new podcast The Bearded Tog! The Bearded Tog, reached #23 in iTunes Business podcasts in it’s first month and has over 10,000 downloads! 

Owner, Mason Photography








Adam Mason

@masonphotography



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@dannielynnfountain

Topic: Mind Body Connection

Dannie Lynn Fountain is a marketing and business strategist for creative entrepreneurs. Earning her business acumen working in marketing for brands such as Whirlpool and H&R Block, she has a combined 9 years experience as an entrepreneur and strategist. She works with entrepreneurs and corporate clients alike to brainstorm, strategize, and implement strategic plans and processes to better their business and increase their sales. Dannie is the author of three books on entrepreneurship. Dannie is a regular speaker on strategy worldwide and a digital nomad. Dannie's work has been submitted to and recognized by Cannes Lions, the Effies, and more.

Owner, Dannie Fountain

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@poshpeony

Topic: Email Marketing

I'm Cristina Barragan, Owner and Chief Creative Officer at Posh Peony and I have always had a love and passion for all things floral and design. In 2005, I started teaching elementary education and at the same time, launched my full time floral business. It was a balancing act, to say the least! Over the years, I have built my business from the ground up with no formal training or education. It was all a learning curve that I have been able to streamline over the years. I have been able to grow and scale my business which has allowed me to pursue my love of teaching in the event industry. Today, we are a boutique style studio that provides full service design and educational workshops at a local and international level. Being able to serve my clients well, teach aspiring business owners, and promote community in the event industry is the greatest joy!

Chief Creative Officer, Posh Peony

Cristina Barragan

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@elysianmarket

Topic: Creating with Chronic Illness 


Hi! I’m Kaitlin Noverr, the abstract artist behind elysian market. The meaning behind elysian is complex, yet meaningful: beautiful or creative, divinely inspired, peaceful or perfect. This word embodies the connection and sentiment I strive to give to others through my creations. I’m truly honored to be a part of this community, and the leader of the Cincinnati TuesdaysTogether chapter. Most days you can find wearing my paint clothes, getting lost in my painting, and smiling from ear to ear! 

Owner, Elysian Market


Kaitlin Noverr

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@dcmediadesign

Topic: How To Stay Diligent While Working From Home




After earning my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Graphic Design, I spent the next six years working with marketing agencies.
 
I started my company because I wanted to bring my clients aesthetically pleasing, usable website design, as well as on-brand marketing strategies.
 
Here at DC Media + Design, everything is in one place—from your website designer to social media manager. That way, it’s easier for you to get your product looking the way you want it to, instead of having to coordinate between an entire design team or multiple resources.
 
I look forward to connecting with you, and making your creative vision a reality.

Owner, DC Media + Design



Danielle Coughlin

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@bethannearthur

Topic: Effective Instagram Marketing




I am a twenty-somethin' lifestyle wedding photographer living in the cute, historic mountain town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. I am a mom to two little ones and a wife of nearly eight years. I began my photography business in 2013 after discovering a love for documenting special moments. My business went full-time in 2014, when I separated from the U.S. Navy after six years of service. In addition to having the opportunity to travel and document love stories all around the U.S. and internationally, I have been a Rising Tide Society leader for Leesburg, Virginia since May 2015.

Owner/Photographer, Bethanne Arthur Photography



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@kristy_arias

Topic: Full Time Isn't Failure 





Hi there! My name is Kristy and I'm one half of a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Miami, Fl. I love food way too much and most days you can find me snuggling on the couch with my hubby and our fur baby Peanut. I'm obsessed with the color teal and I'm a hugger, so consider yourself warned! 

Owner, Kristy & Vic Photography 




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@moxiebrightevents


Topic: Boundaries Within Your Business






Renée Dalo is the CEO and Lead Planner of Moxie Bright Events, a Southern California wedding planning company and a Leader for the Los Angeles chapter of The Rising Tide Society. A champion of innovation & education within the wedding industry, she continues to be an outspoken proponent for going against the status-quo. Renee's favorite events are the ones that marry (pun intended) all the pretty and the personal details with a flair for the dramatic. She can't say no to anything Kate Spade, a weekend getaway, or a well-made bellini. 

Owner/Lead Wedding Planner, Moxie Bright Events





Renee Dalo

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@myles.berrio



Topic: Embrace The Challenge 








I am a full-time wedding and portrait photographer currently living Kennesaw, Georgia. I moved to Atlanta after college to continue growing my marketing consulting company, but in the efforts to cut unnecessary outsourcing cost, I purchased an old and used canon crop sensor camera. Within minutes of owning a digital camera, it not only became my obsession, but also 9 months later to this day, what wakes me up every single morning. I photograph weddings and engagements regularly throughout the year, I am partnered with 3 major modeling agencies in Atlanta helping build portfolio work for models, and am contracted with UberEATS photography to provide the food content you see on the UberEATS app along with 7 others in our team. Photography is my life, has saved my life, and brought the life in to the life I live. 

Lead Photographer, Myles Berrio Photography







Myles Berrio

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Topic: Knowing Your Value And Sticking To It









My name is Sasha and I LOVE Coffee.
1st, I am a military wife, and the mother of two beautiful children.
2nd, I am a boudoir portrait photographer.
I care deeply about helping my clients see a side of them that they have a hard time seeing on their own. 
I love watching This is Us with my hubby and a bowl of popcorn.
When I die, I want to be remembered as the girl who LIVED her dreams and inspired others to do the same.
Favorite quote: DON’T Quit your dayDream.

Owner, Sasha Dale Photography







Sasha Dale

@sashadalephotography



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Topic: Playing to Win (And Why I Named My Daughter Zelda)










Allie Siarto is the lead photographer for Allie & Co. Photography and a photography podcaster and educator over at the Photo Field Notes Podcast (photofieldnotes.com). When she's not behind her camera or microphone, you’ll find Allie wrangling her two tiny daughters, documenting the renovation of her 1970s house, enjoying life in a university town, sailing Lake Michigan and eating dessert on a daily basis. 

Allie's business advice has been published in Forbes, The Washington Post, Yahoo! Small Business Advisor, MSN, VentureBeat, Under 30 CEO, the Business Women Rock Podcast, Mixergy and The Huffington Post.

Owner, Photo Field Notes Podcast + Allie & Co. Photography








Allie Siarto

@alliesiarto



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Topic: How To Not Get Burnt Out Doing What You Love











A Boudoir & Wedding photographer with a touch of whimsy and flare for the dramatic.

Owner/Lead Photographer, TK Photographies








Tasha Koetsch

@tk_photographies



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Topic: Making Something From Nothing












Fiber Artist, Boss Lady, Social Media Marketing Enthusiast. Making stuff and doing things every day.

Owner, Find Your Fiber








Sara Stofferahn

@findyourfiber




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Topic: Embracing the Chaos 













Keneshia also known as Kay a Southern California native & A Bay Area transplant and the Founder of Enchanted : The Wedding Event, the Founder & creative director of Blissful 2 Be and Blissful Creatives an online education resource for wedding creatives. With 7+ years in planning and design she works to collaborate, and celebrate vendors . Kay is a speaker & educator and works with vendors, on how to grow and succeed in the wedding business all while stay authentic during the process. 

Founder/Creative Director, Blissful Creatives 








Keneshia Raymond 

@BlissfulCreatives



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Topic: How Defining Your Intention Can Lead To A More Fulfilling Business














The EmmaRose Agency, a luxury boutique branding firm based in Washington, D.C., focuses on visual storytelling for creative entrepreneurs and influencers. The Agency has worked with women in business across the country, designing and building brands of all sizes and specializes in stylish visual balance, through clean and classic designs that are paired with breathtaking photography. 

For her, branding goes far beyond a logo or business card; it is all about creating an experience. Branding is the careful consideration of the promise you’ve dedicated to provide to your customer. 

Owner/Creative Director, The EmmaRose Agency








Tiffany Tolliver

@theemmaroseagency



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Topic: Survival Tips for New Entrepreneurs 















Leslie Wong is the Founder of Burgundy Fox, a subscription lingerie brand on a mission to celebrate all bodies and empower women to love themselves. She experienced first-hand how unenjoyable lingerie shopping could be, and realized it was fraught with barriers for regular women based on unattainable and outdated standards of beauty. Burgundy Fox strives create a more real, more kind message about beauty for this generation of women and futures to come. Leslie has 10 years of marketing and partnership experience, serves as an advisor to HoneyBook and Rising Tide Society's Creative Council and spends her free time practicing yoga, listening to podcasts and enjoying all the good food Chicago has to offer.

Founder, Burgundy Fox








leslie wong

@burgundyfoxco



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Topic: Discovering Your Brand Voice
















With a background in public relations and social media marketing, Lauren has always been a lover of telling great stories. For 6 years she worked alongside international brands including Nike, Airstream, the John Maxwell Company and Chick-fil-A in defining unique elements of their stories and serving as their brand voice through digital, print and/or in-person engagements. After launching a photography business in May 2014, Lauren began focusing on merging photography with copywriting by coaching creative and food-based businesses on communications strategy. When she's not in the office, she can be found cooking, hosting friends or exploring new cities with her husband, Chip, and their fur-baby, Sophie.

Owner, Lauren Carnes








Lauren Carnes

@laurenlcarnes



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Topic: Rising Above Fear and Insecurity

















Josefina is a curly haired Dominican influencer based in Tampa, Florida. She pours out her love through words and calligraphy. She is the wife of a Pastor and the fur mom of a Mississippi rescue pup. When there's no pen and paper around, you can find her at a local coffee shop in Tampa, enjoying a cafe con leche with good company, or, at Trader Joe’s mesmerized by their beautiful blooms. Fina is passionate about relationships, loving on her community, and encouraging the broken. 

Owner/ Calligraphy Artist, Love Offering








Josefina Sanders

@loveoffering



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Topic: Laying the Foundation to Financial Freedom


















We are wedding filmmaking studio helping couples remember their wedding day through video. We specialize in weddings in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Hawaii. We capture the raw feelings of the day and tell the wedding day story in an artistic, and pure way to last a lifetime. 

Owner/Cinemetographer, Miguel Garcia Studios








Miguel Garcia

@miguelgarciastudios



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Topic: Authenticity on Social Media



















Mindy started her blog This Fairy Tale Life in 2011 while planning her wedding at the Disneyland Resort. Since that time, her website and social media channels have become valued resources for couples planning weddings at Disneyland. Mindy launched Joy Social in 2015 to help wedding professionals market to brides and grooms via the ever-changing and fast paced platforms of social media. Mindy offers one-on-one consulting sessions in-person or via Skype, as well as hosting the occasional meet-up and free webinars. 

Owner, Joy Social








Mindy Marzec

@mindyjoym



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Topic: Taking Accountability for your Progression




















Anesha Collins is a well recognized Photographer and Cinematographer based in Central Florida who's works have been featured in The Huffington Post, The NFL, MunaLuchiBridal Magazine, HowHeAsked, Borrowed & Blue, Pretty Pear Bride and more. Anesha was born and raised on Staten Island, New York before moving to Florida in 2006. I'm the youngest of two children, an aunt to two nieces and one nephew. I'm also a beloved granddaughter and niece. Family is very important to me and as I transitioned from nursing to photography they were always willing subjects to photograph and supportive. Although I no longer practice nursing, I truly value many of the skills, concepts and principles I learned as a nursing student and practitioner.Being client centered, organized and having a strong work ethic have enabled me to develop my photography-cinematography skills, and create a growing business.

Owner/Operator, Unashamed Imaging Photography & Cinematography








Anesha Collins

@unashamedimaging



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Topic: Taking Accountability for your Progression




















Anesha Collins is a well recognized Photographer and Cinematographer based in Central Florida who's works have been featured in The Huffington Post, The NFL, MunaLuchiBridal Magazine, HowHeAsked, Borrowed & Blue, Pretty Pear Bride and more. Anesha was born and raised on Staten Island, New York before moving to Florida in 2006. I'm the youngest of two children, an aunt to two nieces and one nephew. I'm also a beloved granddaughter and niece. Family is very important to me and as I transitioned from nursing to photography they were always willing subjects to photograph and supportive. Although I no longer practice nursing, I truly value many of the skills, concepts and principles I learned as a nursing student and practitioner.Being client centered, organized and having a strong work ethic have enabled me to develop my photography-cinematography skills, and create a growing business.

Owner/Operator, Unashamed Imaging Photography & Cinematography








Anesha Collins

@unashamedimaging



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Topic: Taking Accountability for your Progression




















Anesha Collins is a well recognized Photographer and Cinematographer based in Central Florida who's works have been featured in The Huffington Post, The NFL, MunaLuchiBridal Magazine, HowHeAsked, Borrowed & Blue, Pretty Pear Bride and more. Anesha was born and raised on Staten Island, New York before moving to Florida in 2006. I'm the youngest of two children, an aunt to two nieces and one nephew. I'm also a beloved granddaughter and niece. Family is very important to me and as I transitioned from nursing to photography they were always willing subjects to photograph and supportive. Although I no longer practice nursing, I truly value many of the skills, concepts and principles I learned as a nursing student and practitioner.Being client centered, organized and having a strong work ethic have enabled me to develop my photography-cinematography skills, and create a growing business.

Owner/Operator, Unashamed Imaging Photography & Cinematography








Anesha Collins

@unashamedimaging



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Allie Siarto

Founder, Rising Tide Society

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A free online summit for creative entrepreneurs like you building businesses that make an impact. Join us for engaging speakers, educational content, and some serious wave making on April 25, 2017. Creative entrepreneurs from around the globe will unite to grow their businesses through education from speakers ranging from ______ to ______, all in the name of community over competition.

And just like everything we do here at Rising Tide Society, it’s our mission to provide quality education with low barrier to entry. With that: the live Summit is free for all Rising Tide Society members (and only ___ for the replay!). 

"Title of the talk"

@alliesiarto

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Topic: Why Bad Clients Don't Exist














Adam Mason is a DC based photographer with a passion for storytelling and traveling. In addition to shooting 30+ weddings a year, Adam frequently travels both domestic and abroad to shoot for clients like Facebook, Instagram, Tesla, and life-changing non-profits! 

When he’s not photographing awesome stories, he’s helping fellow creatives achieve their business and life goals through mentorship and his new podcast The Bearded Tog! The Bearded Tog, reached #23 in iTunes Business podcasts in it’s first month and has over 10,000 downloads! 

Adam Mason

@masonphotography



@jadorndesigns


Topic: 3 Practical Mental Health Tips for Creatives 







Alison Jefferies is a custom jeweler and bridal accessories designer at J'Adorn Designs, a small business she founded in 2012. In addition to her work as a designer and entrepreneur, she has spent the past 15 years navigating her own unique blend of depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She is the leader of TuesdaysTogether Catonsville and is passionate about creating meaningful connections between creatives in her local community. She lives with her husband Dustin and pet rabbit Mr. Bun. 

Jeweler/Designer & Owner, J'Adorn Designs






Alison Jefferies

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Topic: Playing to Win (And Why I Named My Daughter Zelda)










Allie Siarto is the lead photographer for Allie & Co. Photography and a photography podcaster and educator over at the Photo Field Notes Podcast (photofieldnotes.com). When she's not behind her camera or microphone, you’ll find Allie wrangling her two tiny daughters, documenting the renovation of her 1970s house, enjoying life in a university town, sailing Lake Michigan and eating dessert on a daily basis. 

Allie's business advice has been published in Forbes, The Washington Post, Yahoo! Small Business Advisor, MSN, VentureBeat, Under 30 CEO, the Business Women Rock Podcast, Mixergy and The Huffington Post.

Allie Siarto

@alliesiarto



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Topic: Taking Accountability for your Progression




















Anesha Collins is a well recognized Photographer and Cinematographer based in Central Florida who's works have been featured in The Huffington Post, The NFL, MunaLuchiBridal Magazine, HowHeAsked, Borrowed & Blue, Pretty Pear Bride and more. Anesha was born and raised on Staten Island, New York before moving to Florida in 2006. I'm the youngest of two children, an aunt to two nieces and one nephew. I'm also a beloved granddaughter and niece. Family is very important to me and as I transitioned from nursing to photography they were always willing subjects to photograph and supportive. Although I no longer practice nursing, I truly value many of the skills, concepts and principles I learned as a nursing student and practitioner.Being client centered, organized and having a strong work ethic have enabled me to develop my photography-cinematography skills, and create a growing business.

Anesha Collins

@unashamedimaging



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@bethannearthur

Topic: Effective Instagram Marketing




I am a twenty-somethin' lifestyle wedding photographer living in the cute, historic mountain town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. I am a mom to two little ones and a wife of nearly eight years. I began my photography business in 2013 after discovering a love for documenting special moments. My business went full-time in 2014, when I separated from the U.S. Navy after six years of service. In addition to having the opportunity to travel and document love stories all around the U.S. and internationally, I have been a Rising Tide Society leader for Leesburg, Virginia since May 2015.

Owner/Photographer, Bethanne Arthur Photography



Bethanne Arthur

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@poshpeony

Topic: Email Marketing

I'm Cristina Barragan, Owner and Chief Creative Officer at Posh Peony and I have always had a love and passion for all things floral and design. In 2005, I started teaching elementary education and at the same time, launched my full time floral business. It was a balancing act, to say the least! Over the years, I have built my business from the ground up with no formal training or education. It was all a learning curve that I have been able to streamline over the years. I have been able to grow and scale my business which has allowed me to pursue my love of teaching in the event industry. Today, we are a boutique style studio that provides full service design and educational workshops at a local and international level. Being able to serve my clients well, teach aspiring business owners, and promote community in the event industry is the greatest joy!

Chief Creative Officer, Posh Peony

Cristina Barragan

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@dannielynnfountain

Topic: Mind Body Connection

Dannie Lynn Fountain is a marketing and business strategist for creative entrepreneurs. Earning her business acumen working in marketing for brands such as Whirlpool and H&R Block, she has a combined 9 years experience as an entrepreneur and strategist. She works with entrepreneurs and corporate clients alike to brainstorm, strategize, and implement strategic plans and processes to better their business and increase their sales. Dannie is the author of three books on entrepreneurship. Dannie is a regular speaker on strategy worldwide and a digital nomad. Dannie's work has been submitted to and recognized by Cannes Lions, the Effies, and more.

dannie fountain

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@dcmediadesign

Topic: How To Stay Diligent While Working From Home




After earning my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Graphic Design, I spent the next six years working with marketing agencies.
 
I started my company because I wanted to bring my clients aesthetically pleasing, usable website design, as well as on-brand marketing strategies.
 
Here at DC Media + Design, everything is in one place—from your website designer to social media manager. That way, it’s easier for you to get your product looking the way you want it to, instead of having to coordinate between an entire design team or multiple resources.
 
I look forward to connecting with you, and making your creative vision a reality.

Danielle Coughlin

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Topic: Rising Above Fear and Insecurity

















Josefina is a curly haired Dominican influencer based in Tampa, Florida. She pours out her love through words and calligraphy. She is the wife of a Pastor and the fur mom of a Mississippi rescue pup. When there's no pen and paper around, you can find her at a local coffee shop in Tampa, enjoying a cafe con leche with good company, or, at Trader Joe’s mesmerized by their beautiful blooms. Fina is passionate about relationships, loving on her community, and encouraging the broken. 

Owner/ Calligraphy Artist, Love Offering








Josefina Sanders

@loveoffering



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@elysianmarket

Topic: Creating with Chronic Illness 


Hi! I’m Kaitlin Noverr, the abstract artist behind elysian market. The meaning behind elysian is complex, yet meaningful: beautiful or creative, divinely inspired, peaceful or perfect. This word embodies the connection and sentiment I strive to give to others through my creations. I’m truly honored to be a part of this community, and the leader of the Cincinnati TuesdaysTogether chapter. Most days you can find wearing my paint clothes, getting lost in my painting, and smiling from ear to ear! 

Kaitlin Noverr

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Topic: Find your Ideal Client and know your Worth! 





















California and Destination wedding and event planning company that specializes in loving our clients whole heartedly, creating genuine designs that embody our clients story and being so passionate about their event that it leaves them with the best day of their lives. We are not just wedding planners... we are story tellers, we are crafters and we love love. The rest is just fun details!  

Owner and Designer, Katie Rebecca Events 








katie 
mast

@katierebeccaevents 



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Topic: Embracing the Chaos 













Keneshia, also known as Kay, is a Southern California native and a Bay Area transplant and the Founder of Enchanted: The Wedding Event. She is also the Founder & Creative Director of Blissful 2 Be and Blissful Creatives an online education resource for wedding creatives. With 7+ years in planning and design she works to collaborate, and celebrate vendors. Kay is a speaker and educator and works with vendors on how to grow and succeed in the wedding business all while stay authentic during the process. 

Founder/Creative Director, Blissful Creatives








Keneshia Raymond 

@BlissfulCreatives



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@kristy_arias

Topic: Full Time Isn't Failure 





Hi there! My name is Kristy and I'm one half of a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Miami, Fl. I love food way too much and most days you can find me snuggling on the couch with my hubby and our fur baby Peanut. I'm obsessed with the color teal and I'm a hugger, so consider yourself warned! 

Kristy Arias

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Topic: Discovering Your Brand Voice
















With a background in public relations and social media marketing, Lauren has always been a lover of telling great stories. For 6 years she worked alongside international brands including Nike, Airstream, the John Maxwell Company and Chick-fil-A in defining unique elements of their stories and serving as their brand voice through digital, print and/or in-person engagements. After launching a photography business in May 2014, Lauren began focusing on merging photography with copywriting by coaching creative and food-based businesses on communications strategy. When she's not in the office, she can be found cooking, hosting friends or exploring new cities with her husband, Chip, and their fur-baby, Sophie.

Lauren Carnes

@laurenlcarnes



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Topic: Survival Tips for New Entrepreneurs 















Leslie Wong is the Founder of Burgundy Fox, a subscription lingerie brand on a mission to celebrate all bodies and empower women to love themselves. She experienced first-hand how unenjoyable lingerie shopping could be, and realized it was fraught with barriers for regular women based on unattainable and outdated standards of beauty. Burgundy Fox strives to create a more real, more kind message about beauty for this generation of women and futures to come. Leslie has 10 years of marketing and partnership experience, serves as an advisor to HoneyBook and Rising Tide Society's Creative Council and spends her free time practicing yoga, listening to podcasts and enjoying all the good food Chicago has to offer.

Founder, Burgundy Fox








leslie wong

@burgundyfoxco



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Topic: Laying the Foundation to Financial Freedom


















We are wedding filmmaking studio helping couples remember their wedding day through video. We specialize in weddings in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Hawaii. We capture the raw feelings of the day and tell the wedding day story in an artistic, and pure way to last a lifetime. 

Owner/Cinemetographer, Miguel Garcia Studios








Miguel Garcia

@miguelgarciastudios



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Topic: Authenticity on Social Media



















Mindy started her blog This Fairy Tale Life in 2011 while planning her wedding at the Disneyland Resort. Since that time, her website and social media channels have become valued resources for couples planning weddings at Disneyland. Mindy launched Joy Social in 2015 to help wedding professionals market to brides and grooms via the ever-changing and fast paced platforms of social media. Mindy offers one-on-one consulting sessions in-person or via Skype, as well as hosting the occasional meet-up and free webinars. 

Owner, Joy Social








Mindy Marzec

@mindyjoym



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@myles.berrio



Topic: Embrace The Challenge 








I am a full-time wedding and portrait photographer currently living Kennesaw, Georgia. I moved to Atlanta after college to continue growing my marketing consulting company, but in the efforts to cut unnecessary outsourcing cost, I purchased an old and used canon crop sensor camera. Within minutes of owning a digital camera, it not only became my obsession, but also 9 months later to this day, what wakes me up every single morning. I photograph weddings and engagements regularly throughout the year, I am partnered with 3 major modeling agencies in Atlanta helping build portfolio work for models, and am contracted with UberEATS photography to provide the food content you see on the UberEATS app along with 7 others in our team. Photography is my life, has saved my life, and brought the life in to the life I live. 

Lead Photographer, Myles Berrio Photography







Myles Berrio

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@moxiebrightevents


Topic: Boundaries Within Your Business






Renée Dalo is the CEO and Lead Planner of Moxie Bright Events, a Southern California wedding planning company and a Leader for the Los Angeles chapter of The Rising Tide Society. A champion of innovation & education within the wedding industry, she continues to be an outspoken proponent for going against the status-quo. Renee's favorite events are the ones that marry (pun intended) all the pretty and the personal details with a flair for the dramatic. She can't say no to anything Kate Spade, a weekend getaway, or a well-made bellini. 

Owner/Lead Wedding Planner, Moxie Bright Events





Renee Dalo

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Topic: Making Something From Nothing












Fiber Artist, Boss Lady, Social Media Marketing Enthusiast. Making stuff and doing things every day.

sara
STOFF

@findyourfiber




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Topic: Knowing Your Value And Sticking To It









My name is Sasha and I LOVE Coffee.
1st, I am a military wife, and the mother of two beautiful children.
2nd, I am a boudoir portrait photographer.
I care deeply about helping my clients see a side of them that they have a hard time seeing on their own. 
I love watching This is Us with my hubby and a bowl of popcorn.
When I die, I want to be remembered as the girl who LIVED her dreams and inspired others to do the same.
Favorite quote: DON’T Quit your dayDream.

Sasha Dale

@sashadalephotography



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Topic: How To Not Get Burnt Out Doing What You Love











A Boudoir & Wedding photographer with a touch of whimsy and flare for the dramatic.

Owner/Lead Photographer, TK Photographies








Tasha Koetsch

@tk_photographies



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Topic: Be Bold, Be Creative, Be You




















Tiffany Chalk is a sought after event planner, event design specialist and national event planning industry expert. Dedicated to her craft, Tiffany stays abreast of what she calls “T3”TM (the latest techniques, technology and talent boosters), by learning from the best in her industry. Breaking budgetary boundaries, especially during space transformations is Tiffany’s expertise.
After over 15 years of leadership in the spa industry, Tiffany made the decision to follow her passion of event planning in 2007. Since then, Tiffany has become one of the Tri-State area’s most sought after event planners and speaker, earning the awards, TV appearances and accolades across the region. Tiffany sets herself apart from her contemporaries with her distinctive ability to go beyond her clients’ expectations without compromising style and sophistication, even with the most modest of budgets. Her charismatic demeanor ensures that her clients have an enjoyable experience throughout each step of the planning process.

Owner / Creative Director, Tiffany Chalk Events









tiffany
chalk

@tiffanychalkevents





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Topic: How Defining Your Intention Can Lead To A More Fulfilling Business














The EmmaRose Agency, a luxury boutique branding firm based in Washington, D.C., focuses on visual storytelling for creative entrepreneurs and influencers. The Agency has worked with women in business across the country, designing and building brands of all sizes and specializes in stylish visual balance, through clean and classic designs that are paired with breathtaking photography. 

For her, branding goes far beyond a logo or business card; it is all about creating an experience. Branding is the careful consideration of the promise you’ve dedicated to provide to your customer. 

Owner/Creative Director, The EmmaRose Agency








Tiffany Tolliver

@theemmaroseagency



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Together we can

build a school

100% of the profits raised from the RISE Summit will help fulfill this dream. With your help, we can raise $35,000 to build a school for Pencils of Promise.

Education moves us forward. It positively impacts our businesses and lives. Our passion for education has the potential to enact change and build a school in one of the countries Pencils of Promise serves most.

We need your help!

the

schedule

9 Keynote Speakers, 24 Rising Tide Talks - 10 hours of impactful education.
All you have to do? Join us online from 11am-9pm Eastern on April 25, 2017 with your notebook and coffee.
One day could be a game changer: for your business and the lives of countless students.
Take a peek at the schedule of Keynote Speakers & tune in for the Rising Tide Talks in between each Keynote!

**All times are listed in Eastern time.**

Welcome

natalie franke

Co-Founder, Rising Tide Society & Head of Community, HoneyBook

am EST

11:00

How to Gain More Business Using Instagram

jasmine star

Entrepreneur, Jasmine Star

am EST

11:05

When To Make the Leap: How to Know if you're Ready to Take your Creative Business Full Time

Grace Gulley

Founder, CYL Collective

pm EST

12:00

How to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

Jacqueline Nwobu

Founder, Munaluchi Bride

pm EST

1:00

Live Q & A with Gary

GARY VAYNERCHUK

Founder, VaynerMedia

pm EST

2:00

From Insecurity to Self-love: Transforming Pain into Purpose-Driven Work

Atima Lui 

CEO & Co-Founder, Nudest

pm EST

3:00

Beyond the Plateau: Embrace Your Fears and Welcome Growth

Samantha Shaw

Founder, Maker's Movement & Editor, Maker's Magazine

pm EST

4:00

Building a Global Movement from the Garage

Derek AndersEn

Founder & CEO, Startup Grind

pm EST

5:00

Shifting Thinking From Running a Business To Owning a Company

Ami Price

Founder, Elizabeth Anne Designs & CEO, Aisle Society

pm EST

6:00

0 to 100k: Build your Platform, Ignite your Community, + Make an Impact

natalie franke

Co-Founder, Rising Tide Society & Head of Community, HoneyBook

7:00

pm EST

Hosted by the Rising Tide Society & HoneyBook, the RISE Summit is a one-day, online educational event on April 25, 2017 dedicated to making an impact - in the lives of creative entrepreneurs and on countless students through Pencils of Promise.

Up leveling in business can be tough, but with the proper resources and access to education, inspiration, and action abounds. The RISE Summit opens the door to entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs making waves in their industries and changing the world. Will you join us?

THE SUMMIT

ABOUT

what you need to know

We are wave makers, trailblazers, innovators, and world changers. We are the Rising Tide Society + HoneyBook. On a mission to educate and empower creatives to thrive in the spirit of community over competition, together we power a booming creative economy.

Two years ago, the Rising Tide Society started as a conversation between friends, and quickly grew into an international movement. In 2016, Rising Tide Society discovered HoneyBook, a team reimagining the way creative professionals work with tools for both business management and community. We quickly realized that with shared core values, aligned goals, and hearts for the people we serve, we are stronger together than we are apart.

Our partnership has empowered Rising Tide Society with the resources to continue bringing accessible education and affordable tools to tens of thousands of small business creatives across the world! Our latest endeavor: The RISE Summit!

who

we are

what you need to know

This year, 100% of the profit from the RISE Summit will go directly to Pencils of Promise, an international non-profit organization that builds schools and increases educational opportunities in the developing world.

A core value of the Rising Tide Society is Education. Through the RISE Summit, our passion for education has the opportunity to fund a school in the countries Pencils of Promise serves most: Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Laos.  

As little as $1 gets you access to view live, and donations of $50 or more earns to Full Access to view the replays any day, any time! Donate now!

pencils

of promise

what you need to know