Kady Sandel

THE CREATIVE CEO

with Kady Sandel

Kady Sandel

Consistently attract top clients and maximize your design agency income in just 5 months.

REGISTRATION OPENS ON
SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2024!

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How?

Wondering how to...

Consistently find wealthy design clients, build your dream team, and finally take your business to the next level as a creative entrepreneur?

Let me teach you the things nobody talks about:
Building a profitable design agency without a bunch of employees or a massive team!

  • CLIENTS
    You’re getting clients… but they’re not exactly your dream 5-figure clients. Something is off, and you’re not sure if it’s your marketing, messaging, positioning, or something else. You’re ready to stop chasing high-ticket clients and start attracting them instead!
  • MONEY
    You’re still running your business like a freelancer. You don’t have enough profit to pay yourself the amount you desire, and your business doesn’t have the money to invest into ads, a team, maybe an office space, or cool industry conferences you could attend.
  • MARKETING
    You have your own website. You attend networking events. You blog. You post on Instagram. You connect with people on LinkedIn… You do EVERYTHING, but you’re still not getting the qualified leads you want, and your business is stuck in the same spot.
  • GROWTH
    You are mostly doing it all by yourself, or with the small help of one person. You are constantly busy but still not growing. You have barely any time for yourself, your family, and your friends, and you’re even experiencing some burnout.
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SCALE TO A SIX-FIGURE DESIGN

BUSINESS (AND BEYOND) WITHOUT WORKING MORE HOURS!

SCALE TO A SIX-FIGURE+

DESIGN BUSINESS
WITHOUT WORKING MORE!

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Just imagine…

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Getting consistent inquiries from dream clients who can afford to pay you.

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Making $10k, $20k, or even $50k a month without chasing clients and working 24/7.

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Raising your rates with almost every new project that comes your way.

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Taking a month or two off at a time without worrying about your biz, just like me!

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Never scrambling for one more logo this month, one more website, one more brand…

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Building a profitable design business that others apply to work for.

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Finally having the time for hobbies, travel, and side projects.

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Or just going for a walk or to a nail salon in the middle of the day! Because #whynot

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I know this is possible because that’s exactly how I live now, and I didn’t get here by magic! I will help you with the strategy, actions, & tools to get your design business to this point too.

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Kady Sandel

Time for change?

You’re way beyond the freelance

level… so why are you still running your business like a freelancer?!

You’re way beyond the

freelance level… so why are you still running your business like a freelancer?!

I remember the excitement of hitting my first $3k, $5k, and even $9k months in my graphic design business. I went out to dinner, told my friends, and stared at my PayPal to make sure those numbers were real...

But despite these milestones, I knew I couldn't keep going for much longer. I was working constantly and on a one-way road to burnout.

I couldn't do another 14-hour day in front of my laptop. I didn't want to miss another girls' night because I had three frantic client deadlines all converging on Friday.

I didn't want to wake up on the first of the month and start at zero again, scrambling for my next client, unsure where the money was coming from, and attending networking events four times per week...

Something had to change.

Now, my life and business look completely different than they did back then. I have the time flexibility and financial freedom to randomly take two months off, travel the world, buy a big house & other investment properties here in the States and Europe, grow our family, and finally have hobbies!

After working with 250+ design clients, I cracked the code of stepping into my power as a CEO and building a profitable design agency without working 24/7.

If you are not making enough money, don't know how to grow your team, or aren't consistently landing the $10-$20k clients you want to work with – that's what this program is all about!

In The Creative CEO, I am walking you through the proven path to scale to $100k (and beyond!), get amazing clients, delegate your work, and scale your business so you can have the time and flexibility to live the life you've been dreaming of!

IT IS POSSIBLE TO SIMPLIFY AND LOVE YOUR BUSINESS AGAIN!

THIS IS THE ONLY BUSINESS PROGRAM YOU’LL EVER NEED TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE AND PROFITABLE DESIGN AGENCY.

You don’t need another free workshop, another free YouTube video, or another free podcast episode. It’s time to stop DIYing it and doing everything alone!

Program Reviews

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SARAH GOODELL

“I am starting to get the caliber of clients that I have dreamt of!”

“Kady’s coaching has turned my business around. My messaging is on point, my portfolio is amazing, and I am starting to get the caliber of clients that I have dreamt of for years! I know that things will only continue to improve, and I have Aventive Academy and the amazing Mastermind to thank!”

FARRAH DODSON

“I HAVE DOUBLED MY PRICES AND GAINED SO MUCH CONFIDENCE”

"Since taking the Aventive Academy courses I have DOUBLED my prices and gained so much more confidence in myself and my business. I've just recently launched my rebranded business, but I'm already getting more leads than ever before because I am running my marketing in the right way and communicating my value to potential clients."

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RENATA MCELVANY

“It was so helpful to be surrounded by other creatives who have different experiences and ideas.”

"Through the Mastermind, I found lots of clarity on where to take my business next! It was so helpful to be surrounded by other creatives who have different experiences and ideas. I asked the group so many business questions that I wasn’t finding great answers to online. Being part of a creative community is always worth the money!"

INTRODUCING THE CREATIVE CEO
ACCELERATOR

INTRODUCING

THE CREATIVE CEO
ACCELERATOR

with Kady Sandel

The Creative CEO is a 5-month accelerator empowering ambitious design business owners and art directors to achieve financial success and time freedom!

The Creative CEO is a live incubator where ambitious and established graphic, brand, and web designers, as well as creative and art directors, meet over 5 months with the goal of growing their creative agencies.

Throughout the coaching & mastermind experience you will learn how to consistently book high-ticket clients, get to multiple 5-figure months ($20k+), and work less hours while making your business SIMPLE & SUSTAINABLE!

Kady Sandel

I personally scaled my solo freelance graphic design business into a successful branding agency that consistently books $12k, $15k, $20k and even $45k clients.

I will guide you through the Coaching & Mastermind with actionable how-to’s from my own business journey, as well as personalized advice for your unique situation.

Plus you will be part of an amazing creative community where you will make friends, send referrals to each other, and all grow your businesses together!

It’s time for you to scale your design business! Work smarter and not harder.

Ready to join us?

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Perfect future!

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

How would it feel to have work-life balance where you experience the freedom, flexibility, and happiness that a proftable design agency can bring?

What if you could generate a consistent stream of 5-figure clients so you can easily grow your business without having to do all the work alone?

Just imagine finally getting out of that feast and famine cycle, knowing exactly how much money you'll make each month! Wouldn’t that be the dream?

How would it feel to stop checking your bank account and focus instead on the profit your own business is making? The business you started, created, and grew to $20k months and beyond?

It’s time to crack (multiple) six figures in your design business without adding more to your already-busy plate!

Use my proven system & get your time back!

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You are ready to join The Creative CEO if:

  • You’re a brand designer, graphic designer, web designer, UX/UI designer, or creative/art director who has a business already, but it’s not growing in the way you want.
  • You want to stop offering cheap one-off designs and start building 5-figure offers you know your clients need.
  • You’re tired of the feast and famine cycle, and it’s time to set up your marketing so dream clients find and book you easily.
  • You have had clients in the past year, maybe even high-ticket ones, but you still aren’t hitting the consistent monthly income goals you desire.
  • You know that you’re capable of getting bigger clients, hitting at least $20k+ months in your design business, and changing the world as an industry leader.
  • You’re ready to work less hours, be less busy, and hire people who can help you!

Does that sound like you?

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You can turn your design business into a sustainable and profitable agency without hiring employees, working more, or panicking about the numbers in your bank account.

When you join the accelerator

Kady Sandel

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Coaching &
Mastermind Calls

- bi-weekly calls -

During our bi-weekly live (and recorded) calls, we’ll brainstorm, make action plans, and have Q&A sessions. We all focus on your business, correct what’s not working, and help you make a plan to get to move forward ($20k+ months) and scale your design business into a profitable, simple, and sustainable agency.

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The Profitable
Designer
Program ($1,750)

- lifetime access -

In my signature self-paced course, you’ll get access to pre-recorded modules & lessons that will help you set up your business for success. This program has everything you need to make sure your foundation is solid and you are ready to book 5-figure dream projects and hire your team. You receive lifetime access (instead of 6 months) to this program when you join The Creative CEO accelerator.

Already enrolled in The Profitable Designer Program?
Email us at [email protected] for your exclusive discount!
We will take the amount you already paid for PDP out of your total.

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Exclusive
Designer Community

- lifetime access -

You will get lifetime access to a private platform of brand, graphic and web designers who will help you get unstuck and move forward faster! When we are not on calls, this community is where you can jump in to ask any questions you may have, and solve any problems that come up in your business (even after the 5-month coaching & mastermind experience is over).

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Bonuses &
Workbooks

- downloadable PDFs -

Yep – we added in some value-packed video bonuses and easy-to-go-through workbooks to help you grow your business faster! These super-actionable resources give you everything you need to bring your dream agency to life.
*Extra bonuses are included when you pay in full.

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Private support
from Kady (me)

- voice messages & DMs -

Imagine you're about to send a $10k proposal, but you're unsure about some sections. Or you keep posting on Instagram but aren't getting clients. Or you don't know how to structure your offer to increase sales? Whatever questions you may have, you can just send me a private message, and I will respond to you in a matter of hours, helping you solve your problem. My business coach does this for me, and I find it super valuable. You will find it immensely beneficial too!

As the CEO of your own design business, you could have it all! No, really.

AS A CEO OF YOUR OWN

DESIGN BUSINESS, YOU
COULD HAVE IT ALL!
No, really.

Hustle culture is overrated. You don’t need to work on weekends, after hours, or even full work hours to take your design business to multiple 5-figure months and make it enjoyable.

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Scaling into an agency

does take some time and effort at first

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I’m not going to lie or paint the “it’s so easy” picture to you! But you can get your time back by implementing the proven business & marketing strategies that I teach in The Creative CEO.

Your time is so important! Imagine having the freedom to choose your work hours, choose when to spend your time with family and friends, or simply choose how much “me time” you want so you can go back to your hobbies, exercising, meditation, or whatever lights YOU up! IT IS POSSIBLE!

Let’s build your simple, profitable & sustainable design agency without burnout.

Have you seen my

reel that went viral?

It got over 240k views, 7,835 likes, 107 comments, and 7,699 saves!
All I did was share some real images from my proposals so designers like you, can see how much I charge.

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Let me show you how to get these results in
your design business too!

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Meet Your Facilitator

Hi! My name is Kady Sandel,

and I’m a brand designer and business coach.

Nine years ago, I was a graphic designer in Las Vegas, working for $9 per hour. Now, I have my own 6-figure design agency, living in Austin, TX, while also traveling the world, taking two months off every year, and investing in real estate both in America and Europe.

I created The Creative CEO to show you how to build a profitable design agency without working more – in fact, by delegating the client work and working less!

Thanks to my business, I’ve been able to have the time flexibility and financial freedom to travel, save for investment properties, grow our family, and spend as much time as I want relaxing by the pool.

I will teach you how to attract dream clients, package your services effectively, and determine the right pricing to achieve the freedom and flexibility you desire in your own life.

You will work with me and the power of the group of other designers to brainstorm solutions, move forward, and scale your design agency in a non-traditional way.

Your future is NOW!

Experience!

An Intimate and Positive

Business-Building Experience

We have space for up to 50 designers in The Creative CEO. During the coaching & masterminding portion of our bi-weekly calls, we split into smaller mini-groups of 3-5 designers.

By keeping our mini-groups small on purpose, we ensure that you get the 1:1 attention you deserve during our calls & hot-seat coaching.

At the same time, the group is still big enough that you will be exposed to a diverse set of challenges, ideas, and experiences from your Mastermind peers (who will soon be your business BFFs!😊)

In addition to solving your own business problems, you get to give back and be an active part of helping other designers & creatives grow their agencies too.

Join The Creative CEO here:

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The Investment

Even if you opt for a payment plan, you are still obligated to cover all the payments.

12-MONTH PAYMENT PLAN

12 Monthly Payments of

$497

  • 5-Month Coaching
  • The Profitable Designer Program ($1,750)
  • Bi-Weekly Calls
    (recorded & sent afterwards)
  • Exclusive Designer Community & Private Chats ($799)
  • Video Lessons, Bonuses, and Workbooks
  • Private Support from Kady
    (through voice messages & emails)

5-MONTH PAYMENT PLAN

5 Monthly Payments of

$1,150

  • 5-Month Coaching
  • The Profitable Designer Program ($1,750)
  • Bi-Weekly Calls
    (recorded & sent afterwards)
  • Exclusive Designer Community & Private Chats ($799)
  • Video Lessons, Bonuses, and Workbooks
  • Private Support from Kady
    (through voice messages & emails)

Best Value

Pay in full

1 Payment of

$5,500

  • 5-Month Coaching
  • The Profitable Designer Program ($1,750)
  • Bi-Weekly Calls
    (recorded & sent afterwards)
  • Exclusive Designer Community & Private Chats ($799)
  • Video Lessons, Bonuses, and Workbooks
  • Private Support from Kady
    (through voice messages & emails)

Bonuses

#1

SEO & Profitable Blogging ($599)

#2

Get Your Dream Client Blueprint ($767)

Program Reviews

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Lauren McCune

"I gained the courage to hire a CPA and a social media manager"

"When I joined The Creative CEO, I was stuck in a dead-end job. The accelerator challenged me as a business owner. I learned networking, found my specialty, revamped my website, and completely transformed my portfolio. Now, I'm even discussing graphic design work with a well-know restaurant in California– all thanks to the business skills I learned from Kady. This mastermind sharpened my design skills, boosted my confidence to charge more, and empowered me to start my own business. I highly recommend The Creative CEO; it's where I gained the courage to hire a CPA and a social media manager. Put in the effort, and you'll see the results."

KRISTAN MCARTHUR

“I'm working on a $10k+ full branding package”

“I've used the program to assist with proposals and sales calls and it's been so helpful! I'm currently working on a full branding package for a construction company - a $10k+ client contract. Thank you for what you've helped me to achieve!”

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ESTEPHANIA GARCIA

“I wanted to work less and earn more.”

“Before joining The Creative CEO, I felt overwhelmed and lost in my design business. I lacked clarity on how to level up. With 10 years of graphic design experience and 5 years of running my own business, I wanted to work less and earn more. That's when I discovered The Creative CEO. Kady’s guidance helped me confidently raise my rates and book clients who pay my new rates + they value my work. If you're a stuck design business owner, I highly recommend joining The Creative CEO. It offers a safe space, valuable lessons, examples, and live calls to support your business growth and establish yourself successfully in the industry.”

Designers and other
creative biz owners

Designers and other creative biz owners

in our previous Accelerators have:

  •  Raised their rates to hit their income goals
  • Restructured their entire design businesses
  • Made clear action plans & steps (no more wishing and hoping!)
  • Created focused & personalized marketing strategies
  • Figured out what social media platforms to use (and which to stop using)
  • Learned how to communicate with & sell to high-ticket clients
  • Revamped their offers, pricing, & packages
  • Improved their websites to attract & convert their dream clients
  • Developed amazing case studies and portfolios
  • And much more!

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear it directly from them!

Things we'll cover

during our 5 months together:

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+ YOU GET TO CONNECT WITH OTHER DESIGN BUSINESS OWNERS & ASK THEM ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

+ You get these bonuses:

  1. Professional Agency Email Templates
  2. Content & Social Media Planner
  3. Developing an eBook for Passive Income
  4. How to Grow Your Email List
  5. Grow Your Business with Melinda Livsey
  6. Growth Tracker & Organizer

+ and these VIP bonuses (if paid in full):

  1. SEO & Profitable Blogging
  2. Get Your Dream Client Blueprint

Your profitable design agency is closer than you think!

Our students

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LAURA AGAFITEI

“I made a new marketing plan, restructured my portfolio, and raised my prices.”

"The Aventive Academy Mastermind helped me gain clarity on where my brand design business is going. Through the Mastermind, I made a new marketing plan, restructured my portfolio, and raised my prices. If you’re facing ANY problems in your design business, and you’re looking for results, this Mastermind is the place to be. It's worth every single penny."

EMIR KUDIC

“I increased my monthly income by an additional $2-3k monthly”

"I ALMOST had a $10k month! The client paid two days later, so it wasn’t technically in one month, but it was still an amazing feeling to make that much money at once. Previously, I made around $3-4k per month, and through the course I increased my monthly income by an additional $2-3k monthly.”

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MORGAN PANTOJA

“I have raised my rates for branding & design services 5x - 10x”

“Since starting Aventive Academy, I have raised my rates for branding considerably. I used to offer logo design, and I now offer 3 larger branding packages for clients to choose from. These packages range from 5x to 10x higher than what I used to charge!”

Why now?

Now is the best time to grow your design business and live the flexible lifestyle you’ve been craving!

You could wait another year or two to raise your rates, book dream ($10k+) clients, and have more control of your life.

You could.

But you could also join The Creative CEO and start applying the information right now!

Five months from now, you could be fully in your power as a CEO, on track to hit $20k+ per month, with a team of amazing people who you trust (while you keep the profit).

Why wait any longer for that?!

And yes, you can also DIY it, you can keep Googling, listening to thousands of new podcast episodes and wasting your time watching another YouTube video trying to piece it all together…

Sure, you can do that.

Or you could get it all served in front of you in ONE place where you get access to live calls, my attention, pre-recorded lessons, templates and scripts, PLUS a community of like-minded designers who are also scaling their businesses into agencies!
Aaaand, get all of that TODAY!?

What do you say? What is your choice? 😊

It’s not all about

the money,but…
more $$$$ gives you:

It’s not all about the money,
but… more $$$$ gives you:

Time for your family and friends

A flexible schedule

A healthy and fulfilling lifestyle

The freedom you’ve dreamt of

Fancier shoes, clothing, and dinners

(fill in the blank – only you know what you would do with more money in your bank account)

I know you’re ready to become the 2.0 version of yourself!

What is the ROI, you ask?

If you get just one client from this coaching & mastermind experience, you already made your money back.

But let me ask you this: what will it cost you if you
DON’T invest in yourself?

Also, previous students have doubled their rates in just a few weeks and gone from
struggling to hitting $10k months… #justsaying

ONE MORE THING!

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I’m not offering you a miracle cure.

It takes time to build a sustainable design agency. It’s not an overnight thing.

But I’m giving you the real, proven strategies that you can use to consistently sign high-paying clients, and find a team of people who can help you build a profitable & sustainable design business, just like I did.

However, it’s UP TO YOU to apply the things you learn & put in the hard work upfront to see the success you’re looking for.

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The results are individual, but we give you everything to help you get to where YOU WANT to be.

Ready to join us?

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Not sure if The Creative CEO is for you?

Not sure if The Creative CEO is for you?

DM me on Instagram (@aventiveacademy) or read the FAQs below.

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