HIGH-LEVEL, PERSONALIZED MENTORSHIP

Discover A Clear Path to Building the BUSINESS of Your Dreams

FOR ASPIRING & AMBITIOUS ENTREPRENEURS

It was the spring of 2014 and I had only been out of my design program for a year. In that time I had moved to a new city (Dallas) full of new friends, and promptly started my first agency job… which I hated. It was Instagram’s heyday and as I sat at my desk and tried to find joy in my first professional design job, I spent most of my down time scrolling and wishing I could freelance like my idols—bloggers like Bri Emery and Amanda Jane Jones.

In a burst of naïveté, I quit my job and decided to figure out the freelance thing. How hard could it be? It turns out—very. That first year I barely scraped by, but was too proud to admit it. I didn’t know what to charge, how to find clients, how to bounce back from negative feedback or properly market my new business. I was working more hours than I ever did at the agency and coming painfully close to burning out.

I hired my first business coach the following in the fall and slowly things started falling into place. I found clients who surprisingly paid me properly for my time. I found systems that helped me get organized. I found the right communities to invest in. By 2015 I was traveling all over the world doing the exact work I had always dreamed of—designing for companies I actually cared about, seeing the far-off corners of the globe, and somehow finding a way to afford it.

Since those early years, I’ve scaled up and scaled down, switched gears and experimented more times than I can count. But one thing I have never veered from is wise counsel. I have worked with many business coaches who have led me through opportunities and setbacks with grace and held me accountable to my dreams. It can feel lonely working for yourself and calling the shots—and having someone in your corner makes navigating business ownership a little less scary and overwhelming.

The Secret to a Successful Business is the Company You Keep

I can assure you…

Sincerely, Kadie

Working with Kadie has given me a clarity I haven’t had since staring out on my own 10 years ago!

I did not realize how much I really needed it. I was truly going it alone as a solo creative entrepreneur and with no one to talk to about my business, I was spinning my wheels a lot. I have taken hundreds of online courses and I have gone to many in-person workshops but nothing beats the one-on-one coaching relationship tailored specifically to my individual needs.

- KATIE ROSENBRAUGH

TAILORED creative BUSINESS coaching

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A PERSONAL, ONE-ON-ONE MENTORSHIP 
PROGRAM WITH KADIE

Our coaching philosophy is to dig deep into the structure of how your business works. We'll explore what brings you joy and what keeps you up at night, so we can find the exact recipe to build your dream studio. Then, we'll create a roadmap to achieving your goals, holding you accountable to the things you’ve set out to do, and celebrating milestones.

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PROBLEM SOLVING: 1 MONTH SUPPORT

When you’re in a crunch to figure things out fast, a boost of support and a clear action plan is just what you need to get back on your feet. This one-month problem solving coaching package is meant to help guide you through a specific pain point so that you can get out of the wildfire and back to greener pastures.

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SEASONAL SUPPORT: 3 MONTH PROGRAM

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GOAL SETTING - 6 MONTH PROGRAM

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VISION CASTING - 1 year program

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PROBLEM SOLVING: 1 MONTH SUPPORT

In just three months, you can make meaningful progress towards your goals. In a seasonal support coaching package, we’ll be able to take a look at what’s working and not working in your business and unearth opportunities to pivot into a better, more aligned, direction.

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seasonal SUPPORT: 3 MONTH PROGRAM

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GOAL SETTING - 6 MONTH PROGRAM

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VISION CASTING - 1 year program

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PROBLEM SOLVING: 1 MONTH SUPPORT

With bi-annual goal setting, we can tackle larger goals so that you can see true growth in your brand and business that has long-term effects. We’ll simultaneously look at how your business operates so that you can start looking further into the future. You’ll find space to enjoy your business, but also your life.

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seasonal SUPPORT: 3 MONTH PROGRAM

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GOAL SETTING - 6 MONTH PROGRAM

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VISION CASTING - 1 year program

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PROBLEM SOLVING: 1 MONTH SUPPORT

Often, we underestimate just how much we can do in a year with focused effort. With an annual coaching package, we’ll create long-term goals, vision cast for the future, and spend the year focused on large projects, business structure, client systems and recalibrating how you approach your life and business.

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seasonal SUPPORT: 3 MONTH PROGRAM

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GOAL SETTING - 6 MONTH PROGRAM

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VISION CASTING - 1 year program

IT FEELS                      

surreal!

I want to say a huge THANK YOU for all that you taught us in our sessions. We saw so many of the things we discussed change + grow our business
and for that we are so thankful!!

- EDEN BLACKBURN, BLACKBOLT

An                                 
Mentorship Program

THE EXPERIENCE

Through a mix of self-reflection, evaluation, testing, and goal setting, you’ll create a specific, tailored roadmap based on your unique skills and aspirations to create the studio of your dreams — on your own terms. Here’s how:

Individual, Guided

REFLECTION

Our initial discovery process starts with you. You’ll be guided through a series of self-reflection questions as we take a look at the state of your business and where you want to go. You’ll evaluate your strengths and unique skills, examine the customers and clients that bring you joy, and take honest inventory on where you can improve and the parts of your business where you really shine.

STRATEGY

Based on our findings, we’ll create a roadmap specifically tailored to your unique personality and business that outlines how to take small steps towards meaningful growth. We’ll create checkpoints to evaluate what’s working or not, and course correct as needed to make sure we keep the ultimate vision in sight.

ACCOUNTABILITY

You’ll receive weekly accountability and check-ins as we work towards your goals and have access to the best resources and tools for reaching your objectives with grace and ease. You’ll also find support within our coaching community as you build not only the business of your dreams, but lifelong relationships along the way.

JUST THINK FOR A SECOND,

how would it feel?

Spend less time comparing yourself to everyone else, and more time confidently sharing your business.

Experience long-term growth among like-minded entrepreneurs cheering you on.

Increase impact and influence within your business and larger community.

Find both the energy to do the work and the space to rest, without sacrificing quality of work or life.

Understand what sets you apart instead of throwing things at the wall to see what sticks.

Learn where you can infuse your own personality into all areas of your brand and business.

Navigate the hurdles and opportunities of entrepreneurship with a mentor right by your side.

Feel like you have the experience, confidence, and clarity to reach your highest potential, finally.

In 2014, I started my studio out of a desire to support my friends
in the creative industry, the artists who had talent and potential
that was hidden from the world.

MEET YOUR COACH

But I didn’t have any business experience, and had to learn much about starting a design studio by trial and error.

If you’re feeling stretched thin and overwhelmed, or you just need an unbiased third-party perspective, working with a coach as you build your business will help you keep putting one foot in front of the other. You’ll feel held accountable, find clarity, and discover ease on the path towards entrepreneurship.

KADIE SMITH

I’m an art director, a brand
storyteller, a traveling designer — 
but also a business owner.

IN 2014, I STARTED MY STUDIO OUT OF A DESIRE TO SUPPORT MY FRIENDS
IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY, THE ARTISTS WHO HAD TALENT AND POTENTIAL
THAT WAS HIDDEN FROM THE WORLD.

I know what it feels like to enter a saturated creative market, try to launch a digital business, navigate the ebbs and flows of freelancer income, and even start to make passive products. I’ve scaled and simplified, added team members and learned about leadership. I’ve grown as a designer since starting the studio, but I’ve mostly grown as a business owner.

Sincerely, Kadie

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Let’s Make This
YOUR Year

In order to give each client our undivided and full attention, we take on a very limited number of clients each season. To make sure that we’re a mutual fit and you will receive the most value from this program, we’d love to know more about your unique business and aspirations. Please complete our brief application and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible with our availability and next steps.

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