The School of Styling in Greensboro, NC is a unique three day hands-on business and styling workshop experience created with a mission to equip and encourage female creative entrepreneurs. You will strengthen your design eye and personal aesthetic through hands-on sessions in a variety of mediums like floral design, tabletop styling, and brush calligraphy, to name a few. We put a lot of emphasis on community, which is why we have designed our workshops to cultivate a creative community of women who support, encourage, and challenge you. Our speakers are engaged and coaching you the entire workshop, another perk to the intimate 20-person workshop we have created.
You will walk away inspired, encouraged, and ready to take on the world with the tools to do so!
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We will spend three wonderful days together at Greensboro's beautiful new venue, the McAlister-Leftwich House. Nestled on the edge of downtown in fisher park, this dual-home property is close to hotels, restaurants, and local shops.
founder of The School of styling &
Co-founder of mcalister-leftwich house
Kaitlin Holland is a believer in Jesus, stylist, creative business mentor, and venue owner who lives in North Carolina with her husband, Clay, daughter, Lucy, and German Shepherd pup, Scout. She is on a mission to extravagantly love and serve those who are put in her path. Kaitlin created The School of Styling in 2014 as a way to provide creative entrepreneurs with the education and inspiration they need to create beautiful work and build smart businesses. She is a cultivator of community and has a passion for making others feel welcomed, which is evident in the relationships built amongst students, staff, and collaborators through The School of Styling!
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF REBECCA ROSE EVENTS & REBECCA ROSE CREATIVE
With over fourteen years of experience in the special events industry and seven years as a business owner, she is passionate about the intersection of fine art and entrepreneurship. Her editorial styling and event design work has been published in numerous print and online outlets such as Style Me Pretty, Charleston Weddings Magazine, The Knot New York Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, Magnolia Rouge, Brides.com, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, SMP Living, and many more.
In 2017, Rebecca Rose Events was named a top planner in the south by both Southern Living and Southern Weddings, as well as a planner to follow by Martha Stewart Weddings. When not designing weddings and bespoke social events, arranging flowers, or styling editorial content, she can be found reveling in the beauty and joy of motherhood, and soaking up every spare minute with her young daughter Piper Rose, as well as her husband Jarrod, and their adorable pug, Pickles.
Over the last 21 years, Jeannie Sullivan has consulted in a variety of industries including financial services, software development, and healthcare. Her passion for innovation led to the first mobile learning initiative within Wachovia Corporation. In 2010, Jeannie stepped away her corner office to work with creative entrepreneurs and industry-disrupting small businesses to develop additional revenue streams and cultivate positive organizational culture. Her primary focus is leveraging learning as a strategic asset to grow her clients’ businesses.
She lives in Columbia, SC with her two teenage sons where she enjoys writing, paddle boarding, and occasionally working with power tools. Jeannie is credentialed as a Senior Professional of Human Resources with the Society for Human Resource Management and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Her corporate client list includes Wells Fargo, Apple, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Genentech, and more.
"Lucrative learning, Part 1: identifying alternative revenue streams,"
"lucrative learning: individual coaching"
& "Lucrative learning, part 2: create & launch Your program in 90 days"
COPYWRITER + CALLIGRAPHER
Ashlyn writes bespoke, meaningful words for creative women as a copywriter & calligrapher. She left her job as a publicist to go full-time with her calligraphy biz for brides--and realized there were lots of creative women fumbling with their message and sales copy (you can take the girl out of the PR agency ... ). She traded clients like Delta Air Lines and Chick-fil-A to work with creative industry entrepreneurs like Jenna Kutcher, Katelyn James, Hilary Rushford, Justin & Mary Marantz, and dozens more, crafting conversion copy. When not writing about herself in third person, she’s usually trying to scratch the ink off her fingernails or grabbing margs and tacos with her husband.
Art Director AT EMILY LEY Paper
Whitney is the Art Director for Emily Ley Paper, a boutique lifestyle brand that embodies simple design, classic style, fresh colors, and playful details. She has been immersed in the ever-changing world of graphic design for the last five years. From the digital world of website and brand design to tangible product design, she has a passion for meaningful details that tell a story.
When she isn’t sorting through color swatches or staring at Adobe Illustrator, Whitney spends her time with her husband working on their ‘fixer upper’ in North Carolina
Founder + Calligrapher AT Happy Tines
Caitlin Baumberger is the owner and designer of Happy Tines, a calligraphy and custom stationery small business based in Apex, North Carolina. She specializes in custom wedding invitation design & calligraphy and custom illustrated maps. Her passion lies in helping brides document their happiest moments and adventures in life by combining her modern calligraphy and colorful illustrations. Caitlin designs whimsical wedding invitations for brides across the country and teaches calligraphy workshops in the Raleigh area. Caitlin is a new momma to Wesley, wife to Ben and dog mom to her speckled dog, Captain.
OWNER OF SUGAR EUPHORIA
Randi is the owner of Sugar Euphoria and loves creating confections that are both delicious and gorgeous! Since 2011, she's had the pleasure of taking people to their happy place with her desserts. She started Sugar Euphoria by specializing in gourmet cupcakes, and now the menu includes everything from traditional treats, to desserts inspired by the fruits and flavors of my homeland, The Bahamas.
Born and raised in Nassau, The Bahamas, she now live in a Raleigh, NC with her husband, Jeffery and daughter. I'm a disciple of Jesus, a lover of sweet tea, and an aspiring yogi. My bakery proudly serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and all other surrounding areas.
Creative Director at Southern Weddings magazine
Emily Thomas is the Creative Director at Southern Weddings Magazine. Working hand in hand with a small but mighty team, she has propelled Southern Weddings to become the premier resource for brides in the South and for all those who believe a wedding should be first and foremost a meaningful beginning to married life. For eight years, Emily has been responsible for curating and creating the content for the Southern Weddings daily blog and annual heirloom print publication with a social following of over 800k. She lives in North Carolina and has a husband and baby girl she adores.
Founder of Nancy ray photography
Nancy Ray is a believer, wife to Will, and mama to Milly and Lyndon. She founded Nancy Ray Photography, leads her wonderful team, and she created the Nancy Ray Shop. She's an educator who is always learning. She is unapologetically passionate about legacy, entrepreneurship, and building a successful business and centered life. Nancy believes in doing the big, scary things to take your business to the next level. And guess what? She has been in your shoes. We all start somewhere. Nancy continues to find herself coming in to new phases that require change, adjustment, hard work, and most of all… learning. She proudly calls herself a life-long learner and reader. Her hope is to simply pass along the lessons she has learned in life and business so far.
Ally + Bobby Willix
Ally and Bobby are fine art film wedding photographers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They will be shooting the workshop as it unfolds, along with attendee portfolio work and headshots.
Tuesday, March 6th
Early-Afternoon Check In + Introductions
"Lucrative Learning, Part 1: Identifying Alternative Revenue Streams" with Jeannie Sullivan
"How to Write Copy That Converts" with Ashlyn Carter
"Hands-On Session: Fundamentals of Design Demonstrated Through Flat Styling" with Kaitlin Holland
Cocktail Hour + "Speed Dating"
Wednesday, March 7th
Morning Check-In + Coffee with Light Breakfast
"Simplified Branding: Three Steps to a Beautiful, Cohesive Brand" with Whitney Hawkins
"Hands-On Session: Creating Centerpieces" with Becca Atchison
Guest Speaker TBA!
Choice of Two Breakout Sessions with Nancy Ray, Randi Smith, Emily Thomas & More!
"Hands-On Session: Creative Tabletop Styling" with Becca Atchison
Thursday, March 8th
Morning Check-In + Coffee with Light Breakfast
Hair, Makeup, Head Shots + One-on-One Lucrative Learning Coaching with Jeannie Sullivan
"Lucrative Learning, Part 2: Create & Launch Your Program in 90 Days" with Jeannie Sullivan
"Your Customized Action Plan: Realistic Goal Setting, Masterminds & More" with Kaitlin Holland
"Hands-On Session: Beginners Modern Calligraphy" with Caitlin Baumberger
Final Dinner at McAlister-Leftwich House