SXS Academy GUEST LECTURERS
Hi I'm Carlee! I'm an an expert at helping professionals who feel overworked, overwhelmed or on the verge of burnout relieve stress so they can find more joy at work, home and beyond. As the founder of The Stress Less Company, I've helped hundreds of professionals across the country take action to reduce stress through coaching. I believe there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to stress management. My work has most recently been featured through media outlets such as Good Day Philadelphia, FOX 29, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Mag and Whoolly Magazine.
About the Course: STRESS MANAGEMENT: How to Navigate Stress to Maximize Professional Growth
In this course, you will learn exactly what stress is and it's the effects on the body, as well as essential tips to identify stressors that may be preventing you from reaching your professional goals. Carlee will also show you how to avoid "the stress spiral" and walk you through how to turn your obstacles into opportunities.
founder, The Stress Less Company
Shelby Wildgust Brandt
founder, Naked Networking Events
corporate trainer, Vector Marketing
I like to think of myself as equal parts entrepreneur & employee who thrives in the chaos of both! My mission is to create and cultivate offline and online communities for both women and men to step into their most authentic and raw power. In the corporate world, I work as a coach & speaker on topics such as leadership development, sales management, confidence, professionalism, and embracing your inner power. I'm also the founder of Naked Networking, a Philadelphia-based series of events that has a unique 'no makeup' policy, which is backed by an environment of inclusion, authenticity, & deep connection. Outside of my professional mission(s), I'm married to the love of of my life. My husband and travel often, love the outdoors, and are almost always laughing!
About the Course: PUBLIC SPEAKING: 5 Tips to Rock the Stage From the Boardroom to Your First Event
In this course, Shelby demonstrates 5 tips that will build your foundation as a successful public speaker. This course will show you how to deliver your message with confidence in your monthly office meetings or trainings; or at your next blogger event! Learn mindset and preparation techniques as well as tips on engaging your audience.
creator of Texas Boss Babes
Social Media Manager
I've worked for the State of Texas for 15 years with a degree in Business and Government Communications and Non-Profit Management. My passion for helping female entrepreneurs grow their business and my love of social media kickstarted my journey in 2019 as a Social Media Manager. In my experience in social media management, I've supported multiple niches to include hair salons, cake bakeries, and boutiques. In 2019, I also created @txbossbabes, a collaborative space on Instagram bringing together female entrepreneurs all over Texas to support, promote and cheer each other on as small business owners and individuals. I have a passion to inspire women on their journey in every aspect of life, while helping them understand the power of social media in their specific niche.
About the Course: The Ins and Outs of a Social Media Manager
This course contains tips for both sides of social media management, from the future employer's side to the aspiring social media manager. Future employers will glean advice on what to look for in a social media manager, hiring tips to improve your business efficiency, and reasonable rates for your social media manager. This course also serves as a business guide for future VAs and social media managers to learn how to successfully manage your clients/accounts. Whether you are someone seeking how to get organized with social media, or you're an aspiring social media manager, you will learn how to leverage your relationships, reuse and revamp content, scheduling hacks, tracking account progress & analytics, and more.
COURSE COMING FEBRUARY 2020!
I'm a corporate escapee, as well as Instagram & business coach for other coaches in the health & wellness space, who specializes in helping new online coaches with less than 1,000 followers get paying clients from Instagram. I'm also the creator of the IG Story Bootcamp: a 5-day Challenge which has helped my clients sell out their offers using IG Stories in a matter of days. My mission is to empower women who feel stuck in their corporate jobs build a service based business with their gifts so they can create a full time income doing what they love.
About the Course: Successful Selling on Instagram Stories
In this course, you'll learn how to build know-like-trust with your followers using IG stories. Kristen will also teach you how to master creating connection and sellable content through my signature IG story formula and strategy. Join her as she walks you through content planning, educating & entertaining your followers, and selling through stories.
COURSE COMING FEBRUARY 2020!
Coach for Health & Wellness Entrepreneurs
life & style blogger, The Savvy Camel
freelance content creator
The Savvy Camel is a life and style blog that started as a creative outlet. My mission is to encourage women to make an effort to love themselves exactly as they are. I deliver the message of self-love by sharing a mix of the beautifully curated with real life. I want women to know that, sometimes, putting on a good outfit or stepping into a beautifully decorated room in their home can be the confidence boost that they need.
I always thought that in order to be a successful blogger, I needed to have 100 thousand followers on Instagram and get thousands of likes. Instead, I've found that Pinterest is a great place to reach the inspiration seeking woman that I speak to everyday. Likewise, my blog has given me the opportunity to be a freelance content creator for brands and businesses that allows me to flex the creative muscles, generate income, and build a strong portfolio and network.
About the Course: Pinterest As A Traffic Driver For Your Brand
In this course, learn why Pinterest is the next platform you should utilize to grow your brand. You'll receive valuable tips on how to create and optimize your content for Pinterest, and the resources that will allow you to scale your brand on this platform! Join Allison as she helps you master the exact steps she used to diversify her platform as a successful blogger with over 1.6 million monthly views on Pinterest.
COURSE COMING MARCH 2020
At Kiss Creative, every "ah-ha!" moment matters. I live to capture your vision, uncover your message, and craft an aesthetic that's a true extension of who you are. I'm Allie, and I've helped dozens of ambitious entrepreneurs craft marketing graphics that look really legit online. My mission is to create brand and marketing graphics designed to make you say "holy crap, that's so me!" Outside of Kiss Creative, I live in Philadelphia, where I work as a professional graphic designer. I'm fueled by girl talk and I can't live without iced coffee!
About the Course: Graphic Design for Non-Designers
In this course, Allie teaches you how to master the graphic design basics that will allow you to be the boss behind your vision through every stage of growth and transformation. She will walk you through need-to-know Canva functions and teach you the elements of art and principles of design needed to create great graphics to grow your presence and attract your ideal audience.
COURSE COMING MARCH 2020
owner & designer, Kiss Creative Co.
As a financial planner for female entrepreneurs, I work with women who are working towards big goals, but are stuck with their money. I help them create a holistic, simple, and actionable financial plan that will let you know exactly what to do with your money and make intentional financial decisions. My mission is to help you learn how to strategically manage your money so you can create your dream life, all while feeling good and supported.
About the Course: Laying Your Financial Foundation
This course is designed to help you lay your foundation to financial freedom through setting monthly financial goals aligned with your dreams and values. Kristy has also included her top mindset tips to reduce overwhelm, as well as strategies to save and prioritize your money goals.
COURSE COMING APRIL 2020
founder, OnRoute Financial
attorney for small businesses & entrepreneurs
I'm not your "normal" attorney. I'm a coffee-obsessed dog mom of two that loves Pilates, craft beer, and baseball (Go Dodgers!). I attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, and the University of Pennsylvania prior to that. My legal background is in consumer protection law, but I found that I could better serve business owners and entrepreneurs by sharing the legal knowledge I’ve accumulated litigating against big businesses.
I specifically love counseling and supporting female-owned businesses by sharing my own experiences as a fellow female business owner. I work from home (like many of my clients); I use Instagram as my main marketing tool, and I typically am wearing yoga pants Monday through Sunday. My clients usually become friends because seeking help from an attorney should not be scary.
About the Course: Legal Basics for Beginning Businesses
This course will provide you with the legal knowledge you need to protect your brand and intellectual property. Taylor will review business formation (aka "should I form a company or an LLC?!"), copyrights, contracts, privacy policies, trademarks, and more! If you have a website, a podcast, a side business, or anything in between - this course is definitely for you!
COURSE COMING APRIL 2020