This week’s episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast is focused on mentorship. As your business grows, having a mentor to bounce ideas off of, guide you as your business needs change, and even to help you avoid mistakes is incredibly helpful.
In this episode of the podcast, we’re talking with event planner and designer Emily Clarke, owner and creative director of Emily Clarke Events, who opens up about her experiences with mentors. In fact, her current mentor in the wedding industry she credits with changing her business for the better. This episode is perfect for anyone in the wedding industry that is stuck in their business and no longer wanting to go it alone.
About our guest:
By combining her 10 years of experience in the events industry with a lifetime of loving celebrations of all kinds, Emily Clarke has made a name for herself as a premier planner and designer. The result: exquisite soirees brought to life by Emily’s energetic dedication to each event idea. By gathering a team around her as passionate as herself, Emily enthusiastically leads her team to pull off stunning and successful events very time. Emily exudes a love for individuality, a talent for big-picture planning with detail-driven execution, and an undying optimism that a fanciful concept can be created.
On any given day she could be found drawing inspiration for her designs from a vast array of sources: the pink of flamingos or the intricacies of palm fronds, classical paintings or modern-day garden sculptures, ornamented ceiling tiles, or delicate pieces of jewelry. When she’s not on the job, you’ll find her at home or on-the-go with her husband, Walter, and two daughters, Lincoln and Mae Margaret.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Emily’s background and her mentor prior to opening her business
- Emily’s thoughts about being a “lone wolf” prior to finding a mentor
- How having a mentor has helped her personally and professionally
- What to think about if you are looking for a mentor
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