Accidental CEO Podcast

Accidental CEO Podcast

Dive into the heart of creativity and business with the Accidental CEO Podcast, your go-to audio hangout for turning passion into a thriving business. Hosted by Nata Salvatori, a seasoned wedding photographer and savvy business educator, this podcast peels back the curtain on the accidental journey from creative professional to CEO. Whether you stumbled upon the role of entrepreneur or have always dreamt of leading your own venture, this podcast is crafted for you. Each episode is a blend of inspiring stories, practical strategies, and real-world advice to navigate the complexities of running a creative business. From building a brand that resonates with your ideal clients to mastering the art of sustainable growth, Nata and a roster of guest experts offer insights into making the leap from creative to CEO not just possible, but profitable and fulfilling. The Accidental CEO Podcast is more than just a podcast; it's a community of creative minds eager to transform their accidental titles into intentional successes. So, if you're passionate about what you do but unsure how to fall in love with the business side of things, let Nata guide you. Subscribe to the Accidental CEO Podcast and join a vibrant community of creative entrepreneurs ready to make their mark on the business world. Together, let's turn your passion project into your success story. Connect with Nata: accidentalceopod.com instagram.com/accidentalceopod

Episodes

July 3, 2024 43 mins

In this episode, Shannon Vonderach shares her accidental CEO story of transitioning from wedding photography to becoming an email marketing expert. She discovered the power of email marketing when she sent a single email and made $2,600. Shannon emphasizes the importance of building an email list and dispels misconceptions about email marketing, such as the fear of bothering people. She offers the Email Club membership, which provi...

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In this episode, Nata Salvatori interviews Michael Davis, a photographer and storyteller, about the importance of storytelling in photography and the transition from digital to print products. Michael shares his journey of becoming a photographer and how he discovered the power of preserving memories through his art. He emphasizes the value of printed photographs in preserving stories and creating lasting memories for clients. Mich...

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In this inspiring episode of the Accidental CEO Podcast, we're joined by Jonathan Bogner, CEO of Bogner Entertainment Inc. and Level 2 Partners. As a seasoned reality show, film, and documentary producer, Jonathan shares not only his professional journey but also his deeply personal experience as a heart transplant survivor. Discover how his battle for life transformed his approach to business and personal growth. Jonathan als...

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In this episode, Nata Salvatori interviews Burcu Onaranel Erten, the founder of Joyy! Marketing and Coaching. Burcu shares her journey of leaving her corporate job in HR to start her own business and become a motivational speaker. She emphasizes the importance of discovering one's authentic self and owning it. Burcu also provides strategies for building self-confidence and connecting with ideal clients. She highlights the sign...

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In this episode, Samantha Foote, the CEO of Boise Music Therapy Company, shares her journey as an entrepreneur and the challenges and advantages of being neurodivergent. She discusses her ADHD diagnosis and how it has shaped her approach to running her business. Samantha also provides strategies for neurodivergent business owners to reduce overwhelm and increase focus. She emphasizes the importance of outsourcing tasks and seeking ...

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In this inspiring episode of the Accidental CEO Podcast, Nata Salvatori welcomes Dolly DeLong, a motherhood photographer and systems and workflow educator. Dolly shares her unique journey from using photography as a creative outlet to embracing it as a full-time career, spurred by a surprising twist at her former university job. With a passion for simplifying business processes, Dolly discusses how effective systems and workflows c...

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In this fun episode of the Accidental CEO Podcast, Nata Salvatori welcomes Angelica Pompy—an accomplished photographer and educator. Together, they embark on a journey through the complex world of social media and marketing. Angelica shares her personal story of transitioning from healthcare to becoming the "accidental CEO" of Pompy Portraits, a studio specializing in boudoir and maternity photography. The discussion dive...

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In this enlightening episode of the Accidental CEO Podcast, host Nata Salvatori welcomes Stephanie Dalfonzo, an expert in integrative hypnosis. Stephanie shares her transformative journey from a celebrity radio DJ to mastering the art of hypnosis, emphasizing its profound impact on personal growth and mental health. With 19 years of experience, she explores the misconceptions about hypnosis and explains its scientific basis as a to...

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Join us for a fascinating episode of the Accidental CEO Podcast where we meet Melissa Rich, a former corporate IT professional turned successful wedding photographer and now a systems and workflows consultant. Melissa shares her unique journey from the structured world of IT to the creative chaos of wedding photography alongside her husband. The episode delves into her pivot during the pandemic to start a new venture helping photog...

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In this enlightening episode of the "Accidental CEO Podcast," host Nata Salvatori chats with Rich Coleman, a seasoned wedding photographer turned passionate educator. Rich shares his journey from capturing hundreds of weddings to inspiring new photographers through his work at The Photo Mentorship. He discusses the transformative power of storytelling in photography, the importance of community among creatives, and his pe...

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In this inspiring episode of Accidental CEO, we sit down with Alora Rachelle, a renowned wedding photographer and the founder of The Wedding CEO. Alora shares her serendipitous journey from stumbling into photography to mastering the art of business strategy and mentorship. Discover how a feature in a local publication turned her career around, leading to a staggering 17 wedding bookings in just one month and eventually allowing he...

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This week, we're thrilled to have Krista McClellan, also known as the Accidental Bookkeeper, join us to demystify the essentials of bookkeeping and financial management for business owners.

Krista dives deep into her accidental journey into bookkeeping, debunking the myth that it's all about math. Instead, she explains it's crucial for tracking income and expenses accurately. She outlines the distinct roles of bookkee...

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In this revealing episode of the Accidental CEO Podcast, we sit down with David Molnar, the acclaimed photography mentor and entrepreneur behind the Photo Mentorship program. David opens up about his personal and professional growth, detailing the early challenges of imposter syndrome and the journey to finding his footing as a photographer and business leader. Through stories of personal trials, mentoring breakthroughs, and leader...

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In this empowering episode of the Accidental CEO podcast, dive into the inspiring journey of a passionate individual who has mastered the art of balancing a full-time career in healthcare with a flourishing side hustle in wedding photography. Discover the realities of starting a business from scratch, the challenges of juggling professional and personal responsibilities, and the joys of pursuing what you love. Our conversation cove...

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Welcome back to the Accidental CEO Podcast. In this episode, I interview Chari Rigby, an Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Financial Advisor at Raymond James. 

Chari discusses the importance of working with a financial advisor and how they can help individuals and business owners with their money. She explains the different options for retirement plans from previous jobs and the benefits of starting early with ret...

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Welcome back to the Accidental CEO Podcast!
In this episode, Nata Salvatori interviews Chad Brown, a transformational coach and consultant for founders and entrepreneurs. They discuss the concept of work-life integration and how entrepreneurs can implement it into their daily lives. Chad also explains the two types of trust within a team and the importance of open communication. Additionally, Chad shares five critical founder b...

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Welcome to the Accidental CEO Podcast!  In this episode, Nata Salvatori interviews Quianna Marie, a traveling photographer and content creator. They discuss the importance of being present and showing up in the online space. Kiana shares her journey from photography to education and emphasizes the need for photographers to capture behind-the-scenes moments to showcase their value. They also discuss the misconception that showing up...

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Welcome to the Accidental CEO Podcast!  In this episode, Nata Salvatori interviews April Brown, an SEO expert, about the basics of SEO and how to improve website visibility on Google. April shares her background in marketing and SEO, as well as her experience working with creatives. She emphasizes the importance of planning a website and paying attention to SEO and copywriting. April explains the metrics to watch for website perfor...

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Have you ever considered scaling your photography business by building an associate team? In today's episode, Cayla Cummings of Carhart Photography joins us to share how she built a successful wedding photography business alongside her husband, how they made the decision to grow a team, and what it realistically looks like to manage that team.

The Accidental CEO Podcast is more than just a podcast; it's a communi...

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In this episode, Nata Salvatori and John Mansfield discuss the importance of knowing your numbers and understanding the cost of doing business to grow your photography business. They emphasize the need to calculate the cost of doing business and consider both fixed and variable costs. They also highlight the importance of setting prices based on value and not personal preferences. Additionally, they discuss the use of data to drive...

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