27 episodes

Balancing business, photography female empowerment & spiritual growth.

Welcome to the Rebel CEO podcast, where we dive into creative business entrepreneurship (hi, photographer here!) and spirituality.

Join us as we uncover the secrets of building not only a business, but also a life you love.

Through conversations with experts, trailblazers, and visionaries, we'll learn practical tips and mindset shifts to overcome challenges and build a successful business that aligns with your passion and purpose.

Whether you're a photographer seeking inspiration or just starting out on another creative business journey, this podcast is for you.

So grab a cozy blanket, open your heart, and tune in to the Rebel CEO podcast!

*** formerly Manifesting Photographer Podcast ***

Rebel CEO Breeanna Kay

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Balancing business, photography female empowerment & spiritual growth.

Welcome to the Rebel CEO podcast, where we dive into creative business entrepreneurship (hi, photographer here!) and spirituality.

Join us as we uncover the secrets of building not only a business, but also a life you love.

Through conversations with experts, trailblazers, and visionaries, we'll learn practical tips and mindset shifts to overcome challenges and build a successful business that aligns with your passion and purpose.

Whether you're a photographer seeking inspiration or just starting out on another creative business journey, this podcast is for you.

So grab a cozy blanket, open your heart, and tune in to the Rebel CEO podcast!

*** formerly Manifesting Photographer Podcast ***

    How Solo Retreats Can Change Your Life ft. Kassidy Hardgrove

    How Solo Retreats Can Change Your Life ft. Kassidy Hardgrove

    *** Click here to figure out your Manifesting Superpower by taking my brand new quiz!!! *** Show Notes: Rebel CEO Podcast Episode Summary: In this episode of the Rebel CEO Podcast, host Breeanna Kay sits down with Kassidy Marie, a multifaceted entrepreneur, photographer, videographer, and professional business and life coach. The conversation unfolds around Kassidy’s unique concept of "Think Week," an intentional retreat designed to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life to gain clarity and direction for both personal and professional growth. Kassidy's inspiring journey from a college basketball coach to a thriving entrepreneur serves as a backdrop for this insightful discussion.
    Throughout the episode, Kassidy elaborates on the profound impact Think Week has had on her life and business. Kassidy advocates the practice of taking regular breaks, emphasizing the importance of setting boundaries and listening to one’s inner voice. Her methodical approach in planning and reflection has led her to significant achievements, including doubling her income and acquiring a dream lake house. Coupled with personal anecdotes and actionable advice, this episode is beneficial for anyone looking to revitalize their career and personal life.
    Key Takeaways: Think Week Concept: Discover the power behind setting aside dedicated time for reflection, planning, and disconnecting from digital distractions. Setting Boundaries: Learn the importance of establishing firm boundaries and maintaining a disciplined approach to managing work and personal life. Strategic Planning: Understand how planning in quarters and setting specific goals can lead to substantial financial growth and personal achievements. Personal Growth: The benefits of spending time alone, focusing on personal empowerment, and listening to one's inner guidance to achieve clarity. Practical Advice for Implementation: Concrete tips on how to start small with Think Week and tailor the retreat to meet individual needs and preferences. Notable Quotes: "For me, what it looked like was my first one was essentially like booking an Airbnb somewhere I love to go. I just turned off my phone and any form of communication for an entire week." - Kassidy Marie "I really just took time to reflect on the year - what went well, what didn't go well, how can I be better? What do I want to change?" - Kassidy Marie "The point of the entire thing is to be bored. Like, you have to figure out, like, what is it in the bored that you're thinking and doing?" - Kassidy Marie "We rely so much on other people and their point of view and their opinions that we don't even know what it's like to listen to our own voice." - Kassidy Marie Resources: Kassidy Marie Co: Instagram Human Design Profiles: Get a free reading on Human Design Decoded (as mentioned by Breeanna). Desktop Wallpaper Organizers: Link coming soon! Airbnb Igloo in Iceland: Link coming soon! Dive into the full episode for a deeper exploration of how you can integrate the Think Week concept into your life, and stay tuned for more inspiring content from the Rebel CEO Podcast!
    About the Guest: Kassidy Marie is an entrepreneur based in Nashville, Tennessee. With a background that spans across photography and videography to life and business coaching, Kassidy blends creativity with strategic insight. She has been in the photography industry for five years and has history as a business and life coach for seven years. Kassidy is also a celebrated podcast co-host of Level the F**k Up and retreat organizer.  She's been feature in publications such as People, The Knot, and Southern Weddings. She is known for her transformative coaching sessions and immersive retreats, including the Level Up retreats held internationally.
    BREEANNA KAY'S INSTAGRAM:  @breeannakayphotography
    REBEL CEO INSTAGRAM:  @rebel.ceo.podcast
    BREEANNA KAY'S WEBSITE: breeannakay.com
    MANIFESTING PHOTOGRAPHER PODCAST SHOWNOTES:  breeannakay.com/thinkweek

    • 40 min
    How to Keep Your Business Organized and Clients Happy ft. Deb Mitzel

    How to Keep Your Business Organized and Clients Happy ft. Deb Mitzel

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    In this episode of the Rebel CEO podcast, host Breeanna Kay. sits down with business operations consultant Deb Mitzel to discuss the transformative power of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems for small businesses, particularly in creative fields like photography. Deb shares insights from her extensive career and personal journey, emphasizing the importance of integrating solid systems to ensure business success and client satisfaction.
    The conversation speaks on the practical benefits of CRMs, covering how they can streamline operations, save time, and enhance the client experience. Deb offers valuable advice on how to implement CRMs effectively, using her experience with tools like 17hats. This episode is an essential listen for creative entrepreneurs looking to balance their artistry with robust business practices, as well as anyone interested in optimizing their business operations through advanced technology.
    Key Takeaways: Understanding CRMs: A CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system is crucial for managing client interactions, streamlining business processes, and enhancing customer experiences. Automation Efficiency: Automation through CRMs doesn't depersonalize client interactions; instead, it allows for more personalized and timely communications. Workflow Integration: Establishing well-defined workflows within a CRM helps maintain consistency in client experiences and improves operational efficiency. Client Satisfaction: Consistent and proactive communication facilitated by CRMs leads to higher client satisfaction and better conversion rates. Diverse Applications: While discussed primarily in the context of photography, CRMs are beneficial for a wide range of service-based industries. Notable Quotes: "It's taking a client from the start to the finish of their journey with you and giving them the information they need in a way to give them the best experience." - Deb Mitzel "The person who gets [clients] the best information the quickest will have the best chance." - Deb Mitzel "You can really personalize even the automated parts of things." - Deb Mitzel "Having reminders to let them know where they need to be, when what they need to do…People really value that." - Deb Mitzel "My main mission is to help small business owners save time so they can live the life of their dreams." - Deb Mitzel About the Guest: Deb Mitzel is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Transitioning into the role of a small business operations consultant for creative entrepreneurs, Deb combines her extensive business background with her personal passion for photography to help creative professionals streamline and scale their businesses. She is dedicated to optimizing workflows, implementing effective processes, and enhancing customer experiences, drawing from her background in business operations. Deb is also an ambassador for 17hats, a popular CRM tool.
    Resources: Book your free disovery call with Deb here!!!! Website Deb Mitzel Social Media:  Instagram | Facebook CRM Tool: 17hats Tune into this episode for actionable insights and practical advice from seasoned professional Deb Mitzel. Stay tuned for more episodes of the Rebel CEO podcast to support your journey towards entrepreneurial success.
    BREEANNA KAY'S INSTAGRAM:  @breeannakayphotography
    REBEL CEO INSTAGRAM:  @rebel.ceo.podcast
    BREEANNA KAY'S WEBSITE: breeannakay.com
    MANIFESTING PHOTOGRAPHER PODCAST SHOWNOTES:  breeannakay.com/photographer-crm

    • 28 min
    Revolutionize Inquiry Responses to Boost Your Booking Rates ft. Rachel Traxler

    Revolutionize Inquiry Responses to Boost Your Booking Rates ft. Rachel Traxler

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    In this episode, Breeanna is joined by the Rachel Traxler, a seasoned wedding photographer and business coach, who shares her proven strategies for turning inquiries into booked clients, even in a competitive field.
    Rachel dives into her unique "inquiry to income method," explaining crucial steps like customizing responses, understanding client needs, and creating dynamic proposals. For photographers facing a dip in bookings or anyone responding to inquiries, Rachel's expertise offers actionable advice to increase conversion rates and connect deeper with potential clients. Discover Rachel's secrets behind her success in transitioning from a full-time photographer to a thriving business coach while helping others achieve remarkable growth.
    Key Takeaways: Customize Your Responses: Personalize initial inquiry responses by identifying and addressing the client's core needs.
    Utilize a Five-Step Method: Rachel’s "inquiry to income method" includes lead generation, customized responses, phone calls, tailored proposals, and follow-up strategies.
    Analyze Client Needs: Understand client values by assessing their inquiry details to craft a genuinely engaging response.
    Dynamic Pricing: Employ dynamic pricing strategies based on demand, helping to maximize bookings during peak times.
    Brand Trust: Building a strong brand identity and trust is crucial for maintaining high conversion rates, especially if inquiries are dropping off.
    Notable Quotes: "When an inquiry comes into your inbox, figuring out how you want to customize your response to them that makes sense to them."
    "A mistake that I see a lot of people making is...thank you so much for reaching out. I'm so excited. Congrats on your engagement. I love this venue, or this venue's always been on my bucket list. Nothing about that stands out."
    "If you're responding to every single inquiry the same, I mean that's probably a good indicator of maybe why inquiries don't convert for you."
    "Once you get that inquiry, crafting your initial response to customize things and doing a phone call or whatever that next step process, I like to do phone calls."
    "The more you can customize things, the better. The more people feel a part of the process, the better."
    Resources: Rachel Traxler’s Instagram: @racheltraxler (Find all coaching, education methods, podcast, and YouTube channel)
    Gold Biz Podcast: Hosted by Rachel Traxler
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    About the Guest: Rachel Traxler is a wedding photographer based in Wisconsin, also known for her expertise as a photography business coach and podcaster for the Gold Biz Podcast. With a heart for serving the creative community, Rachel has coached thousands of photographers, empowering them to significantly increase their pricing, book high-paying clients, grow their teams, and run successful businesses. Her innovative methods and relatable coaching style have set her apart as a leading voice in the industry.
    BREEANNA KAY'S INSTAGRAM:  @breeannakayphotography
    REBEL CEO INSTAGRAM:  @rebel.ceo.podcast
    BREEANNA KAY'S WEBSITE: breeannakay.com
    MANIFESTING PHOTOGRAPHER PODCAST SHOWNOTES:  breeannakay.com/boostbookingrates

    • 34 min
    Working with a Coach to Get Unstuck and Find Your Purpose ft. Renee Bowen

    Working with a Coach to Get Unstuck and Find Your Purpose ft. Renee Bowen

    Episode Summary: This week, your host Breeanna Kay, talks with Renee Bowen, a highly experienced photographer turned life and business coach. Renee shares her journey from the world of photography to coaching, offering invaluable insights into overcoming limiting beliefs and achieving success as a creative entrepreneur. As someone deeply versed in the psychology of self-improvement, Renee talks about how she helps clients navigate both their professional and personal lives, integrating a blend of neuro-linguistic programming, hypnosis, and other advanced modalities.
    In this episode, Renee dives deep into the common challenges faced by women entrepreneurs, ranging from issues of self-worth to fear of visibility and overextending oneself. Using real-life examples, including a client who revolutionized her pricing strategy and mindset to find more business success, Renee highlights how critical it is to align one's life purpose with business goals. She also discusses practical techniques for reprogramming the unconscious mind to remove emotional and psychological barriers, providing actionable steps for listeners to implement immediately.
    Key Takeaways: Mindset Shifts Matter: Your beliefs about money and self-worth have powerful impacts on your business success. Holistic Coaching: Renee emphasizes a comprehensive approach, focusing on both life and business coaching to offer complete transformations. Unconscious Mind: Learn how to work with your unconscious mind to reframe limiting beliefs and achieve new levels of success. Custom Coaching: Every client is unique, requiring personalized strategies and processes to overcome specific challenges. Hypnosis for Change: Renee discusses the effectiveness of hypnosis in fast-tracking mental and emotional reprogramming. Notable Quotes: "We are going to find proof of whatever we're looking for. That's just how our brains work." – Renee Bowen "I can give you the tools, but if you're not willing to take the action and get your unconscious mind to work for you, it's going to be really hard." – Renee Bowen "When you're ready to ask why is this coming up, that's where the first sign of transformation happens." – Renee Bowen "Every single thing in our life is a mirror. When something shows up, it's a reflection back at us for a reason." – Renee Bowen "People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it." – Renee Bowen Resources: Website: Renee Bowen Instagram: Renee Bowen on Instagram TikTok: Renee Bowen on TikTok Free Hypnosis Free Brand Audit Free Pricing Video Class About the Guest: Renee Bowen: Renee Bowen is a seasoned professional photographer with over two decades of experience specializing in luxury experiences for high school seniors and branding. Leveraging her background in psychology, she has transitioned into a successful life and business coach for photographers and creatives. Renee holds certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), brain training, neuroencoding, and hypnosis, making her uniquely equipped to assist her clients in achieving transformative results. Her coaching method blends proven strategies with cutting-edge brain science and metaphysical principles, aimed at helping individuals overcome professional and personal obstacles.
    To get the most out of this episode and explore the tools and techniques Renee Bowen shares, don't forget to listen all the way through. Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe to this show for more insightful conversations on the Rebel CEO podcast, where we bring you practical advice and inspiring stories to help you achieve your entrepreneurial dreams!
    BREEANNA KAY'S INSTAGRAM:  @breeannakayphotography
    REBEL CEO INSTAGRAM:  @rebel.ceo.podcast
    BREEANNA KAY'S WEBSITE: breeannakay.com
    MANIFESTING PHOTOGRAPHER PODCAST SHOWNOTES:  breeannakay.com/business-life-coach

    • 37 min
    Overcoming Hurdles in Pursuit of a Happiness-Driven Career ft. Hayley Fisk

    Overcoming Hurdles in Pursuit of a Happiness-Driven Career ft. Hayley Fisk

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    Episode Summary: In this episode of the Rebel CEO podcast, host Breeanna Kay, an elopement photographer and videographer, talks with Hayley Fisk about the intersection of passion and profession. Hayley shares her journey from feeling like an outsider in the competitive, hustle-driven fashion industry to finding joy and fulfillment in product and beauty photography. The episode offers a profound exploration of navigating personal happiness in alignment with one's career.
    Hayley Fisk's narrative is a testament to the transformative outcome of embracing one's passions. She opens up about facing challenges such as being treated unfairly at work, confronting a male-dominated industry, and the anxiety and perfectionism that often accompany creative careers. Breeanna and Hayley discuss the importance of community support and the challenges and fears associated with pivoting a career path, even within an established business.
    Key Takeaways: The significance of pursuing a career driven by passion over one solely aimed at financial gain, as underscored by personal anecdotes. The evolving journey of a creative professional, including the importance of pivoting and adapting within one's career path. The impact of mindfulness practices, such as grounding meditation and intention setting, on personal and professional growth. The challenges faced by women in male-dominated industries and the importance of fair treatment and pay equity. Strategies for manifesting dreams and aspirations, including visualization exercises and reaching out to community members for support and guidance. Notable Quotes: "Whatever you choose to do with your career, do something you're passionate about, do something that you love. Don't do something just for the money." - Hayley "There's so much work out there that there's no reason for us to not have a community where we can support each other." - Hayley "Sometimes trusting the discomfort and just kind of surrendering to it and letting go of that control of, like, the how and the when and even the why." - Hayley About the Guest: Hayley Fisk is an accomplished commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, specializing in beauty and product photography with a focus on skincare and cosmetics. Celebrating over a decade in the photography industry, Hayley has worked with notable brands like Fenty Skin, Meaningful Beauty and Crepe Erase. Beyond photography, Hayley extends her expertise as a mindset coach through her venture, The Anxious Photog, where she mentors aspiring and established photographers in growing their careers. Her holistic approach to creative work emphasizes strategic, scroll-stopping imagery and upholds the significance of diversity, inclusion, and authentic beauty standards.
    Resources: Hayley Fisk Photography Instagram: @hayleyfiskphoto The Anxious Photog Website Download The Anxious Photog's Guide to Landing Dream Clients Freebie Tune into the full episode for more in-depth insights on aligning your career with your core values and the power of community support. Don't miss out on more empowering episodes from the Rebel CEO podcast, your informative guide to entrepreneurship with a heart.
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    BREEANNA KAY'S INSTAGRAM:  @breeannakayphotography
    REBEL CEO INSTAGRAM:  @rebel.ceo.podcast
    BREEANNA KAY'S WEBSITE: breeannakay.com
    MANIFESTING PHOTOGRAPHER PODCAST SHOWNOTES:  breeannakay.com/happiness-driven-career

    • 56 min
    Pinterest Marketing Made Easy: Tips and Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs ft. Molly Ho

    Pinterest Marketing Made Easy: Tips and Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs ft. Molly Ho

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the Rebel CEO podcast, host Breeanna speaks with Molly Ho as she takes us on a deep-dive into the world of Pinterest and its potential as a powerful business tool. The conversation pivots around Molly's professional insights into why Pinterest stands out from other platforms and how it could be the key to unlocking a wealth of traffic and engagement for passionate entrepreneurs.
    Molly Ho shares her journey into Pinterest marketing, dating back to 2018, when she first began to market her digital templates for photographers on the platform. The success she witnessed by achieving top-page rankings on Creative Market stemmed from her adoption of Pinterest, sparking her interest to develop a comprehensive Pinterest course. Throughout the episode, key SEO strategies, content scheduling, and analytics best practices are unpacked, providing listeners with actionable advice to enhance their presence on Pinterest.
    Key takeaways from the episode emphasize the significance of Pinterest as a long-term strategy, the importance of optimizing profiles with keyword research, and more. For creatives, especially photographers, Molly's expert tips on pinning strategies and board management could be paramount in transforming their marketing efforts.
    Key Takeaways: Pinterest as a Search Engine: Molly perceives Pinterest more like a search engine than a social platform, emphasizing the significance of SEO and keywords for successful marketing. Starting with Pinterest Marketing: For newcomers, Molly recommends setting up a business account, optimizing profiles, conducting comprehensive keyword research, and focusing on creating fresh content. The Long-Term Impact of Pinterest: Unlike other platforms, Pinterest works long term, indexing and driving traffic over extended periods, even when not actively managed. Vertical Pins and Clear Texts: The importance of pinning vertical images and ensuring texts on graphics are clear, as this increases the likelihood of capturing users' attention while scrolling. Seasonal and Advance Content Planning: Molly stresses the foresight needed for seasonal content, advocating for planning three to six months ahead for Pinterest indexing to catch up. Notable Quotes: "Even the years when I don't actively pin, I see Pinterest is still driving a lot of my traffic." - Molly "...my mind is always like, okay, what are people actually typing into the search bar." - Molly "Followers don't matter as much on Pinterest because people can find your content anyway without being a follower of your content." - Molly "I see so many names that don't include what they do." - Molly on optimizing Pinterest profiles for better discoverability. "I realized that the ones who have been on Pinterest and weren't consistently pinning in the past, but they perform better, faster than the ones who start completely new." - Molly on the advantage of having an established presence on Pinterest. Resources: Molly Ho's Website: mollyhostudio.com Molly Ho's Instagram: @mollyhostudio Tune into this episode of Rebel CEO podcast for insights from Molly Ho on mastering Pinterest and futureproofing your marketing efforts. 
    About the Guest: Molly Ho is a marketing strategist and manager specializing in assisting service providers, course creators, coaches, and educators with their marketing needs. She has made remarkable strides in enhancing businesses through streamlined marketing, enabling them to concentrate on their core competencies. Her expertise in Pinterest marketing has not only led to significant revenue generation on Creative Market but also to the creation of a course dedicated to helping photographers and creative entrepreneurs leverage Pinterest for their business growth.
    BREEANNA KAY'S INSTAGRAM:  @breeannakayphotography
    BREEANNA KAY'S WEBSITE: breeannakay.com
    MANIFESTING PHOTOGRAPHER PODCAST SHOWNOTES:  breeannakay.com/pinterest

    • 23 min

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