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Are your students meeting their goals through your program? Maybe you’re not even sure! In today’s episode, Ashley Pendergraft joins us to share how you can optimize your program promise to measure the results of your students’ successes. Listen in as she highlights how you can automate with Airtable, gather data, and get the most […]

Optimizing Your Program Promise for Measurable Results with Ashley Pendergraft


Sometimes celebrating a major milestone calls for bring together your business besties for a honest conversation about business. That’s exactly what we’re doing in today’s two year celebration episode of the Business-First Creatives Podcast. Sabrina Gebhardt and Annemie Tonken join me to share the realities of being a business owner, explore what they would do […]

Celebrating 2 Years of Business-First Creatives with Sabrina Gebhardt and Annemie Tonken


One of the most efficient systems to build in your business is automated inquiry responses, yet many people hesitate to do so as they want to be intentional and customize their emails. In today’s episode, Megan Grove joins us to share how she incorporated the learnings from the CRM Blueprint course to create customized responses […]

Creating Customized, Yet Automated Systems for Your Inquiry Responses with Megan Grove


Are you organized and automated with your CRM? One thing that holds business owners back from setting up their CRM is that time it takes to explore and learn all of the features. That was why I built my CRM Blueprint, the course to help you efficiently book and onboard your clients inside Dubsado or Honeybook in […]

CRM Blueprint Case Study with Katharine Calderwood


As you’re considering your next big project for your business, have you considered hosting a virtual summit? In today’s episode, KP and Jessie of Inkpot join us to share how they found success in their first virtual summit, along with some of the important lessons they learned! Listen in as they share their goals from […]

Expanding Your Business through Virtual Summits with KP & Jessie of Inkpot Creative


Community memberships are wonderful for creating a recurring revenue stream, but something Katelyn Dekle does sparked my interest. Inside of her club, a membership for business owners, Katelyn offers both a free and paid tier. She saw value and benefits of serving the needs of both audiences by offering them separate benefits and access within […]

Community Memberships: Leveraging Free and Paid Tiers for Lasting Impact with Katelyn Dekle

I'm a Disney-loving family photographer, and filmmaker turned Workflow and Automations Guru who helps creative service providers automate their sh*t, reclaim their time and get back to living!

With 10+ years in the creative space, Colie believes every creative deserves to build a business that is sustainable and profitable, and no one should quit their 9 to 5 only to work 24/7 [in their business].

The truth—automated systems can save us all from being overworked and overwhelmed.

I believe every creative deserves to turn their craft into a business that brings them joy and profit.

Hi, I'm Colie. 

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