Greensboro, NC | July 24-26, 2018
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!
Enrollment is closed! Join the waitlist here.
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"
CALLIGRAPHER & Owner of Laura hooper calligraphy
Laura has been practicing the art of calligraphy for over 20 years, with her graceful scripts highly sought after in the wedding industry. She has worked with countless couples, offering comprehensive services from envelope addressing to invitation & stationery design as well as reception signage & details. Laura has worked with several high profile celebrities and companies for their personal and corporate events, and has been published in numerous magazines, including Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Inside Weddings and Town & Country Weddings, amongst others. In addition, Laura offers a line of paper goods for weddings and everyday entertaining, all featuring her calligraphy & lettering.
Laura also sells a starter kit for beginners looking to learn the art of pointed-pen and travels the US & Canada teaching the beautiful art of calligraphy. Over 4,000 students have attended her in-person workshops, and over 3,000 creatives have learned remotely through the Modern Calligraphy Summit.
While Laura Hooper Calligraphy operates out of both Los Angeles and the DC area, Laura herself resides in Virginia with her husband, Jeremy, and their two dogs, Kepler & Tycho.
Florist & owner of true vine studio
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
director of operations AT Laura hooper calligraphy
After working part-time for Laura Hooper Calligraphy for nearly five years, while simultaneously enjoying a “day-job” in event management for over 10 years, Alyssa joined Laura Hooper Calligraphy full-time in January 2014. In addition to corresponding with potential and current clients, Alyssa manages collaborations with creative colleagues in both the wedding and lifestyle industries as well as the social media and email marketing for Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Most recently, Alyssa used her background in event planning to launch the Laura Hooper Calligraphy workshops which have taught the art of pointed-pen to over 4,000 students in person around the US & Europe.
Copywriter & owner of Lisa Kirk Writing
Lisa Kirk is a wife, mama, and the owner of Lisa Kirk Writing. Her dream job at a bridal magazine led her to Raleigh, North Carolina a month after she graduated with her journalism degree from The University of Texas. In between writing hundreds of real wedding blog posts and helping to coordinate editorial shoots across the Southeast over the next four years, she married her study abroad sweetheart and then welcomed a baby boy a year and a half later.
Motherhood inspired her to step into a new path of serving creative wedding professionals through blogging, social media, and submission copywriting. She believes that weddings are both sacred and joyful, that wedding professionals are in a unique position to serve and encourage a couple preparing for marriage, and that a beautiful feature can serve as the perfectly tied bow on top of an exquisite client experience.
When she's not writing about the sweetest couples for Lisa Kirk Writing, she loves working on her style blog, Something Pretty, dreaming up her next European vacation, and seeking out the best brunch in Raleigh.
Shalyn Nelson is a fine art film photographer who lives in Texas with her husband and son.
She will be photographing all of our student portfolio work as well as teaching a breakout session!
Tuesday, July 24th
Early-Afternoon Check In + Introductions
"Lucrative Learning, Part 1: Identifying Alternative Revenue Streams" with Jeannie Sullivan
"Hands-On Session: Fundamentals of Design Demonstrated Through Flat Styling" with Kaitlin Holland
Cocktail Hour + "Speed Dating"
Wednesday, July 25th
Morning Check-In + Coffee with Light Breakfast
"Cultivating Longevity & Growth in a Constantly Evolving Industry" with Laura Hooper & Alyssa Law
"Hands-On: Honing Your Design Eye Through Centerpiece Creation" with Kaylyn Hewitt
Guest Speaker TBA
Choice of Two Breakout Sessions with Lisa Kirk, Shalyn Nelson, Kaylyn Hewitt & more!
"Hands-On Session: Creative Tabletop Styling" with Becca Atchison
Thursday, July 26th
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
"Hands-On: Modern Pointed-Pen Workshop" with Laura Hooper
"Your Customized Action Plan" with Kaitlin Holland
Final Dinner at McAlister-Leftwich House
Early bird RATE (ends 11/21 @ noon est):
$2550 OR 5 INSTALLMENTS OF $550
$2750 OR 5 INSTALLMENTS OF $590
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
+ THREE DAYS IN A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED CLASSROOM + TUESDAY'S COCKTAIL PARTY + WEDNESDAY'S BREAKFAST, LUNCH & Snacks + THURSDAY'S BREAKFAST, LUNCH, Snacks & DINNER + FLORAL PRODUCT + STYLING MATERIALS + yoga class + CALLIGRAPHY MATERIALS + ENGAGING & INFORMATIVE SESSIONS + EXCLUSIVE TSOS WORKBOOK + FULL ACCESS TO ALL SPEAKERS AND STAFF + CAREFULLY CURATED GIFTS + PROFESSIONAL FILM IMAGES OF STUDENT'S CENTERPIECES & TABLETOP DESIGNS + hair & makeup Services + PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS + AN ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY