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WII 037: Nora Sheils Gives You a System for Building Your Team

Wanna build a team that can help you take your business to the next level?

If so, then you’re going to love this podcast episode!

Nora Sheils is the founder of the award-winning wedding planning company, Bridal Bliss, which has offices in Portland and Seattle. Over the last 16 years, Nora has built a team that includes 18 planners and 15 to 20 assistants. And her company plans 120 to 150 weddings per year.

In this interview, Nora shares her unique system for building the right team for a wedding planning company. She also reflects on the key factors that have driven her success and allowed her to build one of the premier planning companies in the Northwest.

Here are some of the key points Nora addresses:

  • The top 2 factors that have driven her success
  • How to design a hiring process that systematically brings new talent into your company
  • What to look for in potential hires
  • How to train and evaluate new team members
  • How to delegate responsibility without compromising work quality
  • The value of working on your business, rather than in your business
  • How to effectively lead your team
  • Her best advice for achieving success as a wedding planner

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Thank you Nora for being part of the Timeline Genius community and for sharing your insights with us!

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WII 036: Andy Kushner Delves into Deep Lessons for Wedding Industry Success

Wanna go beyond strategies and tactics to explore core lessons for succeeding in the wedding industry?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

Andy Kushner is a dynamic, passion-fueled leader in the event industry. As CEO of the award-winning entertainment design company, Andy Kushner Entertainment, he’s found a unique way to channel his love for music, business, and life.

Andy is also the creator of The Wedding Biz podcast, where he’s hosted the likes of Preston Bailey, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Sylvia Weinstock, Carley Roney, and more.

In this interview, Andy shares some of the most profound lessons he’s learned from his 20 plus years of business experience and from his in-depth conversations with top influencers in the wedding industry.

Here are some of the key points Andy addresses:

  • How to find and get mentors that will help you succeed in business
  • The importance of investing in yourself
  • How meditation can make you better at business
  • How to create genuine professional connections
  • Why it’s important to continuously reinvent yourself
  • How to let your intuition guide you to desired results
  • How planners can work optimally with their partners (vendors)
  • His best advice for wedding industry professionals

To hear this value-packed interview, you can press the play button below. And be sure to subscribe to our podcast in iTunes.

Thank you Andy for sharing your experiences and insights with all of us in the Timeline Genius community!

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WII 035: Sara Dunn Reveals 5 Must-Know SEO Basics for Wedding Planners


What if you could get thousands of potential clients to visit your website every year? And what if you didn’t have to pay for this steady stream of valuable traffic?

If you wanna harness the power of search engine optimization (SEO) for your wedding planning business, then this podcast episode is for you!

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WII 032: Bernadette Smith Helps You Book and Plan Same-Sex Weddings

Wanna learn how to market your planning business to same-sex couples? Wanna learn how to plan same-sex weddings the right way?

If so, then you’re gonna love this podcast episode!
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WII 031: Kylie Carlson Helps You Harness the Power of Wedding Industry Trends

Wanna learn concrete ways to grow your business by harnessing the power of wedding industry trends? Wanna be a trendsetter, rather than a trend follower?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

Kylie Carlson is the CEO of the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning, and she manages the publication of the annual International Wedding Trend Report. Kylie’s 20 plus years of wedding industry experience and her deep research into wedding trends have made her a leading authority on the subject.
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WII 030: David Tutera Shares the Top Three Keys to His Success

Wanna hear one of the top wedding planners in the world reveal the keys to his success?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

David Tutera is a renowned celebrity wedding planner, bridal fashion designer, professional speaker, and author of seven books. He’s also the host of the WE tv shows, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and David Tutera’s CELEBrations.

In this interview, David reveals the top three keys to his success. And he openly discusses major adversity he faced in his career and how he overcame it.

Here are some of the valuable points David addresses:

  • What it means to take chances and how it can advance your career
  • The art of listening and being present when you’re with clients
  • Why it’s important for you to change and reinvent yourself over time
  • How to avoid burnout and maintain your passion for planning
  • How he battled his way back from near bankruptcy to achieve his current success
  • An inside look at his upcoming Event Planning Symposium (plus a discount code to attend!)
  • His most valuable piece of advice for achieving success as a wedding planner

To hear David’s interview, you can press the play button below. And be sure to subscribe to our podcast in iTunes.

I want to say a special Thank You to David for sharing these insights with our Timeline Genius community.

Please take this information, act on it, and carry on the journey toward fulfilling your dreams!

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WII 029: Heather Vickery Gives You Seven Steps to Achieve Work-Life Balance

For the 29th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Heather Vickery, owner and success coach at Vickery & Co., based in Chicago.

Heather has been an entrepreneur for nearly 20 years. She began her career as a wedding and event planner, and she’s been formally coaching other creative entrepreneurs for four years. Heather is also an industry educator who teaches at the QC Event School and who leads workshops all over the United States.
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