Jeffrey Shaw is a photographer, writer, successful business owner, and an all-around master of creativity. As a renowned public speaker and coach, Jeffrey teaches creative entrepreneurs how to harness their creativity and use it to monetize what is meaningful to them. Today he discusses the inner workings of a creative mind, how to embrace your natural strengths, and the personal inspiration behind his podcast, Creative Warriors.
Jeffrey began his career as a highly sought after portrait photographer for an exclusive clientele. His portraits have appeared on Oprah, in O, The Oprah Magazine, People, CBS News, and on the cover of New York Family Magazine. Well into his photography career, he became a trained business coach from The Coaches Training Institute in an effort to help other creative thinkers get connected to their purpose and create prosperity.
“After two years of growing my business, I decided it was time to make my first full-time hire. Unfortunately, I hired someone to duplicate myself. Moving forward, what should I look for in making a hire? Is it important to hire someone in sales? What about marketing?”
“I’m a blogger and freelance social media manager. The past couple months, the traffic to my blog has been flat lining, and my subscriptions haven’t increased substantially. What is something I can do to either revamp what I’m doing, or what’s something new and fresh I can do to start boosting my traffic and bring in more clients?”
—Kevin Garcia, of thekevingarcia.com