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Bethany Barrette

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Bethany Barrette, Self-made, Six Figure Business Owner, Photographer, mother of 3, who’s not afraid of hard work.True connection is a super power that we can all achieve and sharing your story the way you want to is extremely powerful. I want to celebrate each journey in business as no story is quite the same.

Latest Episodes

9. Starting an Invitation & Design Business

Absolutely no doubt we needed Krista to talk to us about Starting an Invitation & Business with her expert skills. Not only is Krista an incredible person, but she's also a mom of two and works full-time. How she keeps everything going is a skill we all needed to know and I'm honoured to call her a friend. We've collaborated more than 30 times than I can count and she continues to floor myself and the industry with her creativity. Funny story is that I actually met Krista and her husband years ago when her team used to whoop my pickup teams butt at Ultimate Frisbee. This was, of course, pre-children and when we had time for sports and friends. After a night at The Rising Tide Society where she brought her newborn, I knew I needed to meet her. Having started my business while raising a tiny human, anyone who could do both was superheroes to me. A quick DM on Instagram, Krista kindly entertained me doing some fun branding photos of her and we, of course, hit it off. We laughed, added baileys to our coffees, and we met bi-weekly to chat all things business. It was a huge advantage for me in my business because she knew everyone and introduced me to all the people. To this day I am so thankful that she said YES! If you want to get in touch with Krista, check out the show notes HERE --> www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

53 MIN1 d ago
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9. Starting an Invitation & Design Business

8. Executive Wedding Planner on the Go

If you're planning a wedding you'll want to reach out to Erica, she's what I call the Executive Wedding Planner on the go. She's always organized and knows how things are going to play out. Managing a busy household and a full planning business is something that I truly admire about Erica. Whilst I have first hand experience when it comes to raising children, Erica has been doing this long before I was in business. Erica is always smiling and an ability to make everyone feel comfortable. Understanding the niche of clients you attract Interestingly Erica kind of stumbled into wedding planning. Hearing her story of how she discovered it almost by accident. Often I talk about how skills from one job to another can be very transferable. It surprised me when Erica was in executive technology world before. Thinking about it you may not think that they would be helpful, but in Erica's experience she's been able to relate to her clients. Understanding your clients and the needs they have is very helpful. Since she was a top level executive she attracts these clients which are ideal for her. As a top level executive you don't have time to plan a wedding, that's where she comes in! If you want to know more, head on over to our show notes page here --> www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

51 MIN2 w ago
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8. Executive Wedding Planner on the Go

7. Feeling Guilt about what you AREN't doing?

I know you’ve probably heard this a million times, but I am going to say it again. Stop feeling guilt for the things that you aren’t doing and start appreciating the things you ARE doing. I hear it all the time that other entrepreneurs aren’t feeling like they are doing enough, especially when they see, what seems like EVERYONE else doing ALL the THINGS! Let me tell you that they really aren’t doing all the things, they are just better at prioritizing. Sure, what does that even mean. It means that they have spent some time doing things that make them look like they are doing ALL the THINGS. I want to tell you how you can do it all as well, even when you don’t think you can. I actually know you can because whenever I WANT to do something, it gets done. And I mean, who really wants to sit down and update ALT tags on a website or Blog. If you do then well, good for you. But let me tell you I don’t wake up in the morning excited to write my next blog. Unless of course of it’s about my my dreamy couples swoon worthy wedding day. Hear all my tips and tricks in this weeks episode and get all the links in my show notes page HERE --> www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

18 MIN3 w ago
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7. Feeling Guilt about what you AREN't doing?

6. Dream Dress Experience

On this weeks episode I interview Dana from With Love Bridal Boutique, Owner, in Kanata, ON and hear her story of what sparked her vision for what she has grown today! When you dream about shopping for your wedding dress, you are absolutely looking for that dream dress experience, because without that, how does it all start to feel real? I know that was my experience when I started looking at dresses for my own special day. It was the spark that sent this bride's experience to spark something new, a wedding dress boutique business. This is an episode your not going to wanna miss, so sit back and enjoy! For all the show notes from this episode and how to contact Dana, head on over to: www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

50 MINJUN 10
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6. Dream Dress Experience

5. Unrealized Transferable Skills

When you dream about what you want to be when you grow up it can be tricky to completely switch gears, but unrealized transferable skills are what has made Amy Haggerty so successful. I first met Amy in real life at a mom's wine group I organized before I even had kids. We had just moved into a new subdivision and I didn't know anyone. Putting a call out on Facebook was my way of trying to connect with others in the community and it completely worked. Looking back it's funny that we met this way, but from the very beginning Amy was extremely thoughtful, funny, organized. At the time I didn't quite know how she did it and even now I wonder, but I feel like we've always had this trait in common. Amy was the first to give me some old pregnancy books and she answered all my silly questions about kids and working. Looking up to her was the best thing I could have ever done as she has always been available to me not only in her business, but a friend. Somethings you just never forget and I swear I could write a funny coincidences book all about how Amy is always available for my many questions. Selling or buying a home is one of the biggest most stressful situations I have ever been in. She would take my texts, calls, emails and somehow make sense of it all. She's a saint! However, Amy is also a police officer part-time and whenever I have been purchasing or selling, somehow I've needed her police advice also. Unrealized transferable skills are what has made Amy so trusted within the community and in her policing community. Buy us a coffee and we could tell you the stories, but really what is transferable is that Amy has a super keen sense of people. She can assess a situation faster than anyone and she truly knows the ins and outs of her business. The skills needed for being a police officer and also selling homes is something I would have never thought would make sense. Her situation it's been a huge factor in her success. If you want to get in touch with Amy and get to know her more, head on over to our show notes page here: www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

56 MINJUN 10
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5. Unrealized Transferable Skills

4. Bullying in Business

I know this isn’t a topic you might hear about a lot, bullying in business isn't really talked about often. Why!? It’s not something that I thought was super relevant to everyone, but what I have found is that most people just avoid the topic completely or dismiss it. I believe it’s because we are embarrassed or feel ashamed about it and so we don’t bring it up. It’s something that has played a really significant role in not only my business but my life. I did a pole on Instagram asking my community if they have ever felt a form of bullying within their business and it was 70% of the people who responded yes. What! Tune in to hear all the details and how I got over this huge hurdle. Show notes: www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast @pathtobusinesspodcast

14 MINMAY 27
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4. Bullying in Business

3. Starting a Videography Career

Starting a Videography Career wasn't something that I would ever think that I could add to my own title, but it's one I am truly proud of. I was able to connect with Corinne who is an extremely talented filmmaker and she inspired me to push myself even further. Corinne is the Creative Director for Corinne McDonald Films, and Podcaster for The VIP Collective. She's extremely sought after in the Toronto area for wedding films. As soon as I virtually found her I became obsessed because she is extremely talented and works with some of the best in the Toronto, Ontario Wedding industry. Her work literally speaks for itself and leaves clients and other vendors speechless. When I first reached out to her I wasn't even sure if she would get back in touch with me, but of course she did and I was over the moon. Corinne is very talented and has also started her own Podcast and Youtube series as an expert in the wedding industry called The VIP Collective. To see all the show notes and how to contact Corinne, check out this link: www.greyloftstudio.ca/pathtobusiness

53 MINMAY 20
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3. Starting a Videography Career

2. Building a Dream Wedding Venue

On this episode of "Path to Business" Podcast I chat with Jessica Fewster about building a "Dream Wedding Venue" from the ground up and all the effort it takes to take an idea and turn it into something epic. Everything from the business plan to mortgages being difficult . Once Jessica shared this story with me I knew the world needed to hear it. It took A LOT of convincing but I was finally able to sit her down and now I can't wait to share it with you. Jessica is looked up to in the Ottawa Wedding Industry and I am completely honoured to have had her as a guest to share her story. It's not everyday that someone dreams up building a brick and mortar spot in the mountains that's modern and different from everything that the market had currently seen. As with most businesses we know that corporate should always be mixed in with weddings or events. After quickly realizing that corporate world wasn't for her or the business they went full gear into weddings. Everythinghappens for a reason and I really beleive in the fact that if you put your mind to something you will make it happen. I know that Jessica has worked her butt off to get where she is and build the team she's so proud to call her family. She is always trying her best to have nothing left to waste and has created smaller amazing business' that all feed into her "Le Belvédère" dream. Things like shuttles and getting ready spots that are perfect for family and friends to stay at, extra kitchen space to cook food offsite and create a canteen out of it. Nothing has stopped her. In your business I am sure you have been there where you realize that you want to control everything to make it all cohesive and on brand, but adding a shuttle service and getting ready spaces is next level. Talk about up-levelling. Usually I feel like we think of something but dismiss doing it because it will be too much work or effort. Not this team, the second they get an idea, watch out. It's going to happen and all for the right reasons, to please their ideal clients. With 120+ weddings a year it's no doubt that this team has it down to a science, but the icing on the cake is that each client and guest walks away feeling like this wedding was one to remember. To get in touch with Jessica and her team, check out the show notes here: www.greyloftstudio.ca/pathtobusiness

52 MINMAY 20
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2. Building a Dream Wedding Venue

1. Accidentally, On Purpose, a Photography Business

Learn a little bit more about me and how I got started in my Photography Business. Self-made, six-figure business owner, mother-of-three who's not afraid of hard work. I want to share not only my story with you but the story of how others have created their own unique journey. Your Path to Business Podcast is all about understanding that true connection is a super power that we can all achieve by sharing your story the way you want to. It's actually extremely powerful and beautiful and through this we can all learn so much. I want to celebrate each business and the story of how it came into fruition. Knowing how we got started is so important for growth especially when we are working so hard with in our business. We understand and appreciate the sacrifices and decision that have lead us to where we are today. We can continue to achieve all your biggest dreams by empowering ourselves and others to do the same. For a link to save 50% off HoneyBook for a year, head to www.greyloftstudio.ca/honeybook For the show notes, head to www.greyloftstudio.ca/pathtobusiness Email me: info@greyloftstudio.ca

16 MINMAY 20
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1. Accidentally, On Purpose, a Photography Business
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Latest Episodes

9. Starting an Invitation & Design Business

Absolutely no doubt we needed Krista to talk to us about Starting an Invitation & Business with her expert skills. Not only is Krista an incredible person, but she's also a mom of two and works full-time. How she keeps everything going is a skill we all needed to know and I'm honoured to call her a friend. We've collaborated more than 30 times than I can count and she continues to floor myself and the industry with her creativity. Funny story is that I actually met Krista and her husband years ago when her team used to whoop my pickup teams butt at Ultimate Frisbee. This was, of course, pre-children and when we had time for sports and friends. After a night at The Rising Tide Society where she brought her newborn, I knew I needed to meet her. Having started my business while raising a tiny human, anyone who could do both was superheroes to me. A quick DM on Instagram, Krista kindly entertained me doing some fun branding photos of her and we, of course, hit it off. We laughed, added baileys to our coffees, and we met bi-weekly to chat all things business. It was a huge advantage for me in my business because she knew everyone and introduced me to all the people. To this day I am so thankful that she said YES! If you want to get in touch with Krista, check out the show notes HERE --> www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

53 MIN1 d ago
Comments
9. Starting an Invitation & Design Business

8. Executive Wedding Planner on the Go

If you're planning a wedding you'll want to reach out to Erica, she's what I call the Executive Wedding Planner on the go. She's always organized and knows how things are going to play out. Managing a busy household and a full planning business is something that I truly admire about Erica. Whilst I have first hand experience when it comes to raising children, Erica has been doing this long before I was in business. Erica is always smiling and an ability to make everyone feel comfortable. Understanding the niche of clients you attract Interestingly Erica kind of stumbled into wedding planning. Hearing her story of how she discovered it almost by accident. Often I talk about how skills from one job to another can be very transferable. It surprised me when Erica was in executive technology world before. Thinking about it you may not think that they would be helpful, but in Erica's experience she's been able to relate to her clients. Understanding your clients and the needs they have is very helpful. Since she was a top level executive she attracts these clients which are ideal for her. As a top level executive you don't have time to plan a wedding, that's where she comes in! If you want to know more, head on over to our show notes page here --> www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

51 MIN2 w ago
Comments
8. Executive Wedding Planner on the Go

7. Feeling Guilt about what you AREN't doing?

I know you’ve probably heard this a million times, but I am going to say it again. Stop feeling guilt for the things that you aren’t doing and start appreciating the things you ARE doing. I hear it all the time that other entrepreneurs aren’t feeling like they are doing enough, especially when they see, what seems like EVERYONE else doing ALL the THINGS! Let me tell you that they really aren’t doing all the things, they are just better at prioritizing. Sure, what does that even mean. It means that they have spent some time doing things that make them look like they are doing ALL the THINGS. I want to tell you how you can do it all as well, even when you don’t think you can. I actually know you can because whenever I WANT to do something, it gets done. And I mean, who really wants to sit down and update ALT tags on a website or Blog. If you do then well, good for you. But let me tell you I don’t wake up in the morning excited to write my next blog. Unless of course of it’s about my my dreamy couples swoon worthy wedding day. Hear all my tips and tricks in this weeks episode and get all the links in my show notes page HERE --> www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

18 MIN3 w ago
Comments
7. Feeling Guilt about what you AREN't doing?

6. Dream Dress Experience

On this weeks episode I interview Dana from With Love Bridal Boutique, Owner, in Kanata, ON and hear her story of what sparked her vision for what she has grown today! When you dream about shopping for your wedding dress, you are absolutely looking for that dream dress experience, because without that, how does it all start to feel real? I know that was my experience when I started looking at dresses for my own special day. It was the spark that sent this bride's experience to spark something new, a wedding dress boutique business. This is an episode your not going to wanna miss, so sit back and enjoy! For all the show notes from this episode and how to contact Dana, head on over to: www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

50 MINJUN 10
Comments
6. Dream Dress Experience

5. Unrealized Transferable Skills

When you dream about what you want to be when you grow up it can be tricky to completely switch gears, but unrealized transferable skills are what has made Amy Haggerty so successful. I first met Amy in real life at a mom's wine group I organized before I even had kids. We had just moved into a new subdivision and I didn't know anyone. Putting a call out on Facebook was my way of trying to connect with others in the community and it completely worked. Looking back it's funny that we met this way, but from the very beginning Amy was extremely thoughtful, funny, organized. At the time I didn't quite know how she did it and even now I wonder, but I feel like we've always had this trait in common. Amy was the first to give me some old pregnancy books and she answered all my silly questions about kids and working. Looking up to her was the best thing I could have ever done as she has always been available to me not only in her business, but a friend. Somethings you just never forget and I swear I could write a funny coincidences book all about how Amy is always available for my many questions. Selling or buying a home is one of the biggest most stressful situations I have ever been in. She would take my texts, calls, emails and somehow make sense of it all. She's a saint! However, Amy is also a police officer part-time and whenever I have been purchasing or selling, somehow I've needed her police advice also. Unrealized transferable skills are what has made Amy so trusted within the community and in her policing community. Buy us a coffee and we could tell you the stories, but really what is transferable is that Amy has a super keen sense of people. She can assess a situation faster than anyone and she truly knows the ins and outs of her business. The skills needed for being a police officer and also selling homes is something I would have never thought would make sense. Her situation it's been a huge factor in her success. If you want to get in touch with Amy and get to know her more, head on over to our show notes page here: www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast

56 MINJUN 10
Comments
5. Unrealized Transferable Skills

4. Bullying in Business

I know this isn’t a topic you might hear about a lot, bullying in business isn't really talked about often. Why!? It’s not something that I thought was super relevant to everyone, but what I have found is that most people just avoid the topic completely or dismiss it. I believe it’s because we are embarrassed or feel ashamed about it and so we don’t bring it up. It’s something that has played a really significant role in not only my business but my life. I did a pole on Instagram asking my community if they have ever felt a form of bullying within their business and it was 70% of the people who responded yes. What! Tune in to hear all the details and how I got over this huge hurdle. Show notes: www.greyloftstudio.ca/podcast @pathtobusinesspodcast

14 MINMAY 27
Comments
4. Bullying in Business

3. Starting a Videography Career

Starting a Videography Career wasn't something that I would ever think that I could add to my own title, but it's one I am truly proud of. I was able to connect with Corinne who is an extremely talented filmmaker and she inspired me to push myself even further. Corinne is the Creative Director for Corinne McDonald Films, and Podcaster for The VIP Collective. She's extremely sought after in the Toronto area for wedding films. As soon as I virtually found her I became obsessed because she is extremely talented and works with some of the best in the Toronto, Ontario Wedding industry. Her work literally speaks for itself and leaves clients and other vendors speechless. When I first reached out to her I wasn't even sure if she would get back in touch with me, but of course she did and I was over the moon. Corinne is very talented and has also started her own Podcast and Youtube series as an expert in the wedding industry called The VIP Collective. To see all the show notes and how to contact Corinne, check out this link: www.greyloftstudio.ca/pathtobusiness

53 MINMAY 20
Comments
3. Starting a Videography Career

2. Building a Dream Wedding Venue

On this episode of "Path to Business" Podcast I chat with Jessica Fewster about building a "Dream Wedding Venue" from the ground up and all the effort it takes to take an idea and turn it into something epic. Everything from the business plan to mortgages being difficult . Once Jessica shared this story with me I knew the world needed to hear it. It took A LOT of convincing but I was finally able to sit her down and now I can't wait to share it with you. Jessica is looked up to in the Ottawa Wedding Industry and I am completely honoured to have had her as a guest to share her story. It's not everyday that someone dreams up building a brick and mortar spot in the mountains that's modern and different from everything that the market had currently seen. As with most businesses we know that corporate should always be mixed in with weddings or events. After quickly realizing that corporate world wasn't for her or the business they went full gear into weddings. Everythinghappens for a reason and I really beleive in the fact that if you put your mind to something you will make it happen. I know that Jessica has worked her butt off to get where she is and build the team she's so proud to call her family. She is always trying her best to have nothing left to waste and has created smaller amazing business' that all feed into her "Le Belvédère" dream. Things like shuttles and getting ready spots that are perfect for family and friends to stay at, extra kitchen space to cook food offsite and create a canteen out of it. Nothing has stopped her. In your business I am sure you have been there where you realize that you want to control everything to make it all cohesive and on brand, but adding a shuttle service and getting ready spaces is next level. Talk about up-levelling. Usually I feel like we think of something but dismiss doing it because it will be too much work or effort. Not this team, the second they get an idea, watch out. It's going to happen and all for the right reasons, to please their ideal clients. With 120+ weddings a year it's no doubt that this team has it down to a science, but the icing on the cake is that each client and guest walks away feeling like this wedding was one to remember. To get in touch with Jessica and her team, check out the show notes here: www.greyloftstudio.ca/pathtobusiness

52 MINMAY 20
Comments
2. Building a Dream Wedding Venue

1. Accidentally, On Purpose, a Photography Business

Learn a little bit more about me and how I got started in my Photography Business. Self-made, six-figure business owner, mother-of-three who's not afraid of hard work. I want to share not only my story with you but the story of how others have created their own unique journey. Your Path to Business Podcast is all about understanding that true connection is a super power that we can all achieve by sharing your story the way you want to. It's actually extremely powerful and beautiful and through this we can all learn so much. I want to celebrate each business and the story of how it came into fruition. Knowing how we got started is so important for growth especially when we are working so hard with in our business. We understand and appreciate the sacrifices and decision that have lead us to where we are today. We can continue to achieve all your biggest dreams by empowering ourselves and others to do the same. For a link to save 50% off HoneyBook for a year, head to www.greyloftstudio.ca/honeybook For the show notes, head to www.greyloftstudio.ca/pathtobusiness Email me: info@greyloftstudio.ca

16 MINMAY 20
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1. Accidentally, On Purpose, a Photography Business
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