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The Creative Coach

The Creative Coach

By Sarah Mickens

Sarah Mickens is the Creative Coach every creative entrepreneur needs! Sarah is certified life + business coach helping creative entrepreneurs live the life they love with their business as the catalyst to get there. Sarah's coaching philosophy is that every business owner started their business to enable to them live a different kind of life than the 9-5 grind. To live that life, you've got to get your business to the point where it's bringing you in money without sucking all your time, and leave you in a good headspace to live your life to the fullest!
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Wedding Industry Trade Secrets
Wedding Industry Trade Secrets
I've been in the wedding industry for 10 years (over a third of my life!) and here's what I've learned about getting ahead and running a successful business.  Shop my kit: https://kit.co/TheCreativeCoach/
05:23
November 24, 2022
Recession Proof your business by diversifying your income
Recession Proof your business by diversifying your income
When recessions hit, one of the first things to go is creative services. Artists don't get a lot of respect when times are tough! Here's a few ways you can recession proof your business by diversifying your income as a creative entrepreneur.
08:51
November 17, 2022
How to Storyboard Video Shoots and Wedding Videos
How to Storyboard Video Shoots and Wedding Videos
Learn my secrets to wrapping my head around a shoot before I even step foot on set! Storyboarding helps you think through camera placement, lighting, your environment, and your gear list.   Shop my kit: https://kit.co/TheCreativeCoach/
12:17
November 10, 2022
Building a Successful Mindset with Business Coach Danielle Riley
Building a Successful Mindset with Business Coach Danielle Riley
Work with Danielle: www.danielleriley.co
25:30
November 03, 2022
How to Properly Store Data for Videographers + Photographers
How to Properly Store Data for Videographers + Photographers
Learn my 3 point data storage system: 2 physical, 1 cloud.   Sign up for BackBlaze: https://secure.backblaze.com/r/027dmp   Shop My kit.co: https://kit.co/TheCreativeCoach
07:34
October 27, 2022
How to Edit Wedding Videos
How to Edit Wedding Videos
Learn how I edit basic wedding films with a simple formula.  Pricing your Services as a Creative Entrepreneur: https://youtu.be/D_q_Ct7ciSs Shop my kit.co: https://kit.co/TheCreativeCoach/
16:35
October 21, 2022
Expanding your Team | 1 minute overview
Expanding your Team | 1 minute overview
This is how I've expanded my team to include contractors that help me withe everything from VA work to web design!  For more info on VA's, check out my blog: https://goldandsage.com/2021-8-16-how-to-hire-virtual-assistants/
01:39
October 14, 2022
Overcoming Self Doubt as a Business Owner in 1 minute
Overcoming Self Doubt as a Business Owner in 1 minute
No you can't overcome self doubt in 1 minute, but in 1 minute I can teach you the skills to practice as you work on building your confidence!
00:50
October 07, 2022
My thoughts on being a business owner with ADHD
My thoughts on being a business owner with ADHD
What's worked for me as a successful business owner with ADHD
01:26
September 29, 2022
High Converting Website Copy
High Converting Website Copy
High converting webpages have a LOT of information without a lot of words. To see where I've learned about web copy and where you can learn more about high converting webpages, check out one of my favorite web designers and copywriters here:  https://sarahklongerbo.com/blog/website-copy-crash-course/
01:18
September 22, 2022
Spending in your Business - Advise from a frugal, successful entrepreneur
Spending in your Business - Advise from a frugal, successful entrepreneur
I'm not a huge spender in my business. Most of the time, as creatives, we don't actually need to spend a lot of money on the business side of things. We need our softwares, a good computer, and a website, but all the extra fluff can really hurt your bottom line. I'm telling you about what I've seen over the years, what I think is worth it, and what you should go without until you have the cash flow.
02:27
September 15, 2022
Positioning your offer in 1 minute
Positioning your offer in 1 minute
Positing you offer in the market can be tricky, but honesty is always the best policy! There's no shame in being a budget, mid-tier, or luxury service. Listen and learn how to position your offer at any budget.
01:19
September 08, 2022
How to go Full Time in your business on 1 minute
How to go Full Time in your business on 1 minute
Okay so you won't GO full time in 1 minute, but here's my advise to work towards that goal in 1 minute ;)
01:01
September 01, 2022
How to make your first $5k
How to make your first $5k
$5k is that first monetary goal so many business owners have. It's the number that really proves you have a service people want! So how do you get it? Here's my advise to get started and make your first $5k.
01:09
August 25, 2022
Elements of a proposal
Elements of a proposal
A good proposal and contract can help set the expectations for your clients, define your scope of service so there's no confusion on what you will and won't do, and wrap it up with all the 'legal stuff'.
01:31
August 18, 2022
How start your business legally
How start your business legally
Check out my long form video + download your business checklist here: https://www.goldandsage.com/edu-blog/2021/10/25/getting-your-business-set-up-legally
01:11
August 11, 2022
Recovering from Burnout
Recovering from Burnout
Taking care of yourself is the hardest and most important part o being a business owner. This is my journey through burnout and what I learned about self care in the process.
01:08
August 03, 2022
Why some entrepreneurs aren't successful in 1 minute
Why some entrepreneurs aren't successful in 1 minute
Your business runs off of the invisible things - your mindset, your processes, and your client experience play the biggest factors in success.
01:01
August 03, 2022
How to Build Confidence as A Business Owner In 1 Minute
How to Build Confidence as A Business Owner In 1 Minute
Confidence is learned skill and a skill that will take you and your business far! Confidence can be built or broken in our younger years, so identifying when and where your confidence was shaken and replacing those thoughts with positive ones is the skill I want to help you learn today.
01:22
July 20, 2022
How to Overcome Fear as a Business Owner In 1 Minute
How to Overcome Fear as a Business Owner In 1 Minute
Overcoming fear is the one skill that will skyrocket your success as an entrepreneur. In 48 seconds, I'm going to break down the steps you can go through to identify your fears, make them less scary, and move on with your business! You got this.
01:17
July 14, 2022
Marketing 101 In 1 Minute
Marketing 101 In 1 Minute
Marketing doesn't have to be a chore. Keep it simple by using the pyramid method to build ONE winning piece of content then recycle the content for other channels. Download the Content Pyramid here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor... JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
01:29
July 06, 2022
The Client Experience In 1 Minute
The Client Experience In 1 Minute
You can lay out an amazing client experience by learning your client lifecycle. Download the worksheet here: https://www.subscribepage.com/v3c9z9
00:59
June 29, 2022
How to Close A Sale in 1 Minute
How to Close A Sale in 1 Minute
Closing a sale can feel 'salesy', but if you can't close you won't survive. Make sure to tune in to learn a few tips and tricks to close a sale in a way that feels good to you and your clients.
00:54
June 22, 2022
Basic Bookkeeping In 1 Minute
Basic Bookkeeping In 1 Minute
If you need help with your business finances, watch my long-form video on bookkeeping + download your template here:  https://www.goldandsage.com/edu-blog/2022/2/8/basic-bookkeeping
00:45
June 15, 2022
What To Do When You're Not Booking Clients
What To Do When You're Not Booking Clients
It can be very scary when we are not booking any clients at all. You will start to panic and question what you are doing wrong. Don't worry we will be discussing what to do when times like this comes. Listen to know more.
08:10
June 08, 2022
How to Get Clients Today! In 1 Minute
How to Get Clients Today! In 1 Minute
We ALL want clients! But sometimes we don't know HOW to get them. Here's a few tips to speed up your client-getting process today!
00:51
June 08, 2022
Lead Generation
Lead Generation
Lead generation is another way to introduce new offers to your clients. A different way of marketing to make your clients more excited in the services you offer. Listen to know more.
05:22
May 25, 2022
Mastering Your Elevator Pitch
Mastering Your Elevator Pitch
Elevator pitch is essential in our businesses. We can use it on all our social media for more leads.
03:20
May 19, 2022
Boundaries For The Entrepreneur
Boundaries For The Entrepreneur
Boundaries actually work the OPPOSITE of what we typically think. Let me know in the comments what your favorite boundary mindsets are.
14:15
May 17, 2022
My business' Instagram got shut down! Why I didn't freak out
My business' Instagram got shut down! Why I didn't freak out
When my business' instagram got hacked and subsequently shutdown, I didn't freak out because I had my email list! Join my email list for free business coaching: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...  Follow my new Instagram account at: www.instagram.com/goldandsage_sarah
05:11
April 01, 2022
How To Budget as an Entrepreneur
How To Budget as an Entrepreneur
How do you determine how much money you need to make as an entrepreneur? In this video I break down how you can look at your finances, your business, and determine the best course of action to set your budget and price your services. Links: Money Module Workbook download: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...  Join the VIP list for The Thrive Model: Group Coaching  https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...  My deep dive on pricing your services: https://youtu.be/D_q_Ct7ciSs  Follow me on instagram! www.instagram.com/goldandsage_sarah
06:50
April 01, 2022
How To Set Your Pricing As a Creative Entrepreneur
How To Set Your Pricing As a Creative Entrepreneur
Download your pricing worksheet: https://www.subscribepage.com/s5e4w7  Then, follow along as I teach you how to: - Evaluate 'the market'   - Set pricing that aligns with your goals - Give you a confidence boost to sell your services like a pro
14:40
April 01, 2022
New Year Mindset: Limiting Beliefs
New Year Mindset: Limiting Beliefs
Newsflash! You probably have limiting beliefs and don't even know it! This week I'm talking about how to identify them, replace your OWN belies, and press forward with confidence. To learn more about coaching, click here: www.goldandsage.com/education To join the mailing list, click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
11:08
March 15, 2022
Basics of the Wedding Industry
Basics of the Wedding Industry
Download the Wedding Details Checklist here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...  JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
10:47
March 15, 2022
Content Creation: The Pyramid Strategy
Content Creation: The Pyramid Strategy
Download the Content Pyramid here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...  JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
05:51
March 15, 2022
Getting your Business Set Up Legally
Getting your Business Set Up Legally
Download your business start up checklist here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...    JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
04:31
March 15, 2022
How to Master the Client Lifecycle
How to Master the Client Lifecycle
Download your Client Lifecycle Worksheet here:  https://www.subscribepage.com/v3c9z9  JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5  The easiest way to scale your business, charge more money for less work, and make a livable income is giving your clients a GREAT client experience. Step 1 in giving your clients a good experience is understanding your client's lifecycle with your business, then putting yourself in their shoes and answering their questions every step of the way before they even have to ask! That's what we're talking about today on my channel. Click above to download your client lifecycle worksheet and watch this week's episode!
06:30
March 15, 2022
Meet Your Wedding Business Coach
Meet Your Wedding Business Coach
JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5 Transcript:  Hey. I am Sarah and I am a decade-old wedding videographer, business coach, all of the things wedding-related– and this channel is dedicated to teaching you guys how to run a successful wedding business on your own. So, I’m here to impart everything I’ve learned over the past 10 years to you– and this video is to introduce myself, a little bit about my business, and what I’ve done. So 10 years ago, when I was in college, I helped some friends out with a wedding video, and that kind of started my love for wedding videography. It was a wild ride. I stayed with that team for years. They taught me the ropes, they showed me everything I knew, and then they moved away. So, I didn’t know what to do at that point. So, I set out on my own and it has been an adventure. Over the past 10 years, I’ve gone from working my business as a side hustle, working full time to working part-time to working in my business full time. And over that time, I’ve really nailed down my niche clientele. I’ve done destination weddings all over the world and I’ve loved it. I’ve loved every second of it. And I know getting started was so difficult. The market was so saturated. It was really hard to find information. People wanted to gatekeep what they knew because they felt like it was proprietary. I was Googling everything but couldn’t find any of the information I needed. And none of the information I was getting was connecting to other information I was getting and it was so stressful. But that’s the reason why I’m doing this channel now. And that’s the reason why I’ve entered into business coaching is that I want you to be able to start your business quickly. I don’t want you spinning your wheels and wasting a bunch of time as I did. I want you to have all this information so that you can serve your clients the best and we can elevate the entire wedding industry together. So, thank you for watching, and I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned. My next video is all going to be about the mindset of becoming a wedding vendor, your money mindset, your mindset towards your clients. It’s going to be really important to set the stage for any education you want to learn coming forward, so be sure to check out that video.
02:12
March 15, 2022
How to Set Business Goals | The 2022 Goal Setting Challenge
How to Set Business Goals | The 2022 Goal Setting Challenge
Rewatch my FB live video where I teach you all about goal setting PLUS a free downloadable workbook to help you set your goals and get in the right mindset for 2022! Download the workbook here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...
20:45
March 15, 2022
New Year Mindset: Overcoming Fear
New Year Mindset: Overcoming Fear
Overcoming FEAR in your business is the only way to start it, scale it, and thrive in it. This is the pep talk you need for the new year! To learn more about coaching, click here: www.goldandsage.com/education To join the mailing list, click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
08:13
March 15, 2022
Outsourcing to Work Part Time Hours for Full Time Pay
Outsourcing to Work Part Time Hours for Full Time Pay
Download the Business Start Up here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...  JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
13:48
March 15, 2022
Photographer Relationships
Photographer Relationships
Download the Photographer's Guide to Wedding Video here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...  JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
18:23
March 15, 2022
Pinterest Deep Dive for Wedding Pros
Pinterest Deep Dive for Wedding Pros
Download the Photographer's Guide to Wedding Video here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor...  JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
07:07
March 15, 2022
Planner Relationships
Planner Relationships
DOWNLOAD the Planner's Guide to Wedding Video:  https://www.subscribepage.com/b6d9c1  JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here:  https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5  It's almost time to ring in 2022! With a new year comes a lot of new initiatives for small business owners. Us wedding videographers are no different! One of the new years resolutions I see often for wedding videographers is to foster better relationships with wedding planners. It's true, wedding planners can send you a lot of business, and partnering with the right planners can make wedding days super fun and easy! However, we know that not all wedding planners are created equally and I've been shocked at some 'luxury' wedding planners that I've worked with who have no clue how video works on a wedding day. That's why I filmed this video! You'll learn:   -How to foster genuine planner relationships -How to stand up for yourself and your craft when a wedding planner doesn't know what to do with you -A Planner's Guide to Wedding Video downloadable for you to share with wedding planners to help prepare them for all the awesomeness you're going to bring!
10:36
March 15, 2022
What Is Your Wedding Business Mindset?
What Is Your Wedding Business Mindset?
Download the Business Start Up here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webfor... JOIN the mailing list to know when new videos drop and to get FREE business resources straight to your inbox! Click here: https://www.subscribepage.com/o7r7p5
11:34
March 15, 2022