“I have invested in 2 other workshops prior to enrolling in Propel and I believe Propel offered something radically different than the others. What it comes down to is everlasting mentorship that I have with Caroline that even exists today.
Its actually been a year since I have done the workshop, but a lot of the pearls of wisdom Caroline discussed has stuck with me. From Propel, Caroline has a number of activities that forces her students to really think and delve into their blocks that is getting in the way of their business. Right away, in one of the exercises, it was clear that I was shooting photos that were not consistent to my brand and it was this that I worked on from that time on. This was probably the strongest take away that I had. With Caroline’s own work, it is ridiculously obvious which photos are hers — she has such a signature style that you can pick it out of a magazine or blog so effortless. I feel like I have made leaps and bounds in this area.
Among other things, she encouraged us to find ways to set ourselves apart and how to streamline our business so that we weren’t prisoners to the parts of our business that we didn’t like as much. In other words, we took a hard look at everything from our daily operations to post processing, and then looked at marketing and client relationship building. Even a year out, I have applied some principles to my business because of what I learned during Propel.
She is a smart business women for one, and is reliable when you have questions or need feedback on your own work. I can say, that the investment was well worth it in the time you spend with her during Propel and what you get out of it to help your business elevate to another level.”
See more of Annie Vovan’s photos from Propel.