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Wedbiz 100 - the podcast

Everyone in the wedding and event business is hustling and the most successful have some of the best stories and advice.  WedBiz 100 is a podcast for wedding and event business professionals committed to learning.  Hear from change makers, thought leaders and innovators in the wedding and event business share their stories and actionable advice.

EPISODES:

Jason Jani of SCE Event Group

Jason and I chat about how he started working with the likes of Cardi B and Run DMC and how putting in the work keeps him hungry and humble.  He shares how he’s been able to build a successful team, how he’s innovated the concept of “boutique at scale,” and why you should never judge a book by its cover when it comes to client meetings.  This is a must-listen episode for pros that are in growth mode.

Brian Leahy of Brian Leahy Photography

Brian and I talk about all things pricing, why he blends his love for travel with work and how one thoughtful LinkedIn message resulted in getting added to a luxury venue’s preferred vendor list.  Brian has masterful tips about networking and building sustainable relationships.  This is a must-listen episode for industry pros that are building their network.

Emily Campbell of Go Bella Events

Emily Campbell has always had a passion for doing good.  From working with the Lindsey Vonn foundation to kicking off the first activation for The Engage! Foundation in Solaz last December, she’s always doing something with heart.  We chat about wedding sustainability, how The Engage! Foundation was formed and how she engages with local groups like WIPA to build community and discover new talent.  You won’t want to miss this soulful episode.

Jove Meyer, owner of Jove Meyer Events

Jove and I chatted right after his presentation at Engage Baha Mar, where once again he moved attendees with his mix of humor, honesty and passion.  Jove is a fierce advocate for LGBTQ rights, and has been educating wedding pros around the world about inclusivity and how businesses can attract and book LGBTQ couples.  I hope you’ll love hearing Jove’s story as much as I did, and hopefully learn a few tips about building an authentic and profitable business.

Desiree Dent, owner of Dejanae Events

Teaching is like breathing to Desiree Dent, owner of Dejanae Events. Her tips for getting amazing reviews from couples are not to be missed. She talks about learning through mistakes and what advice she gives to up-and-coming planners through her industry certification courses.

Cherish & Lindsey, owners of Le Reve Films

Cherish and Lindsey Conklin, owners of Le Reve Films, have mastered the art of dividing and conquering while honoring their unique strengths to grow their videography business. They share actionable advice about networking, breaking into the luxury market and creating more engaging Instagram stories. You’ll also hear how they’ve evolved their business and why they are launching a sub brand of Le Reve in 2019. This is a must-listen for videographers in the wedding and event business.

Jason Rhee, owner of Rheefined Company

Jason Rhee is a truth teller wrapped in a package of hilarity, energy and joy.   Jason and I chat about producing and designing his very first international destination wedding in Scotland, what he did to raise his profile in the Los Angeles + OC markets and why he thinks his background in comedy helps him get through the inevitable “imperfect” moments.  Jason also shouts out all of the Moms in the wedding industry that hustle with grace and grit. This episode with inspire and give you tons of belly laughs.

Manolo Doreste, owner of Manolo Doreste Photography

Manolo Doreste, a luxury wedding photographer based in Miami, knows how to make an impression that sticks, not only with wedding industry friends but with every single one of his clients.  Listen to our chat about growing his business beyond weddings, why he hates a certain item that women wear on their wrists and how his focus on customer experience got his business featured in The New York Times.