I am a content strategist, podcaster, songwriter and poet. A creative midwife, I believe in speaking your truth, creating the art you want to see in the world, & that we could all use a little more gumption.
After graduating early from NYU with a BFA in Acting, I set about developing my music and working on content at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music - newsletters, crowdfunding campaigns, videos, social media, you name it.
I was also a folk singer/songwriter, so I graduated and went out into the world to create my first album and start touring - but then something unexpected happened. Suddenly, I couldn't sing without pain and my music career was over before it even began. (The journey of healing my voice is how I became obsessed with alternative medicine, but that's a story for another day.)
Vocal coach and indie music business expert Cari Cole hired me on as a copywriter for her business, where I helped create her online programs, write sales pages and make email sequences to help independent artists get to the next level with their music.
I studied with Tanya Taylor Rubinstein and created my one-woman show, The Only Thing You'll Lose. I worked for a storytelling startup, StoryShelter, where I hosted my first podcast and started producing my own spoken word poetry videos that got me some attention from Upworthy, Everyday Feminism and Omega Women's Leadership Center.
Deciding I didn't want my artistic life to be bogged down by debt, I turned down getting a Masters Degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia and instead got a Certificate in Narrative Practice while I built my business, KAYLOcreative, helping creative female entrepreneurs, coaches and artists turn their brilliance into online courses and generally helping creative, spiritual-yet-practical souls get their voices out into the world.
In 2017, I partnered with House of Who and Shannon DeJong to create the ArtistCEO Podcast (season 1 now available). I work closely with Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, working alongside her in our Business Alchemy program, helping women become story coaches and start their soul based businesses. I also coach women one-on-one, helping them bring their creative projects to life and run an affordable group programs (CreativeSPRING) to catalyze more women into putting their voices into the world.
The joys of creative midwifing are many, so I often fill my schedule a bit too full, but I am also committed to my own projects! My poetry album about aging and grief, KEEP BOTH MY EYES, will release in 2018...stay tuned.