About Us

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." - Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

 

Two of Calgary’s top wedding and event planners have joined forces to make Consulting For Creatives a powerhouse coaching team! With a combination of over 26 years in the wedding industry, Cathy and Lesley have both been in the trenches and built their companies from ground level. They recognize from their own experiences the value of working with business coaches and how it can lead you to building a successful and profitable business in record time. With different areas of specialties, their combination of knowledge is unbeatable and will definitely aid you in your own personal journey of entrepreneurship!

Cathy MacRae

Svetlana Yanova Photography

After growing up in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), I completed my Bachelor of Music and my B. Ed. After Degree. I spent a number of years as a successful band and choir teacher to middle school age students with the Calgary Board of Education. It was a career I was happy and content with. I had no plans of changing jobs, but then life happens and I found myself taking a huge leap of faith. I ended up leaving the comfort and security of my job and going in an entirely new direction as an entrepreneur.

I’ve been where you are. I’ve poured my heart and soul into building my wedding planning and design business from the ground up. It will be the first to admit that it hasn’t always been easy. I’ve had to deal first hand with my fair share of hardships along the way, forcing myself to get up and dust myself off when things didn’t go so well. I’ve been able to celebrate the successes and rewards when they have happened. Frankly, building my business was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. the learning curve was off the charts! However, it is an experience that has taught me so much about myself. It’s shown me that I have an inner strength that I didn’t know I had. It opened a new and exciting world for me that allowed me to be my own boss and experience a level of success I never could have imagined. I can honestly say that is has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!

I’ve learned the hard way how to navigate many of the challenges I’ve experienced along the road, but now is the time for me to combine some of my experiences and help others, the same way that others reached out and were able to help me stay on the path to success. I can make the road easier for you by looking at where you are now in your business and helping you navigate some of the roadblocks that are holding you back from reaching your true potential. I can’t promise you that it will be easy, but I can tell you that it will be worth it!

What makes me different from other business coaches is not only have I met with success in the wedding industry, but I’m also trained as an educator. I now how to teach and find ways that will make sense and allow me to better connect with you. If you’re now understanding, I have the skills and know-how to present it in another way that will make more sense to you. Whether it is a simple one time session to get you back on track, a website or social media assessment, or a more involved program meant to make a significant change for the better in your business, I’m confident that I can make a difference in your life and your business for the positive.

Coaching means that I support you in becoming the best you can be. It’s important to me that you feel comfortable when we speak, so I don’t mind taking the time for an information initial conversation to learn more before you have to make a decision. Feel free to contact me at 1-888-790-6986, ext. 705 or email me at cathy@consultingforcreatives.ca for addition information or to learn how to get started.

It’s time for your journey to begin!

Warmly,

Cathy MacRae

Lesley Plumley

Lesley Plumley, Consulting For Creatives Wedding Business Coach

Svetlana Yanova Photography

I’m a Calgary wedding and event planner that has built an excellent reputation based on my creative ideas. I have an eye for design and am known for my impeccable attention to detail. As the owner of LP Events, I’ve built my business believing that every wedding starts with love, and every event is branded to represent my client’s style and business. With over 16 years experience in planning weddings and events, I’m passionate about what I do. No matter what project I’m working on, I try to bring my special touch to each and every event and ensure that my client’s vision is brought to life.

At this point in my life, I feel like its time to start sharing some of the knowledge and wisdom I’ve picked up along the way. I have learned so much from others leaders in the industry and business coaches along the way that I feel like it’s my responsibility to share what I’ve learned and “pay it forward”. I already have the map. When we work together, I know that I can help you get from Point A to Point B much quicker and more efficiently than if you try to do it alone.

Feel free to call me at 1-403-685-7694 or email me at lesley@consultingforcreatives.ca for more information.

I can’t wait to get started and help you build the business and life you’ve always wanted!

Sincerely,

Lesley