Storyteller Accelerator

The Membership Community for Alumni of Conservation Photography 101, Conservation Filmmaking 101, and Photo Stories for Nature

Scale your momentum with continuous expert coaching and advanced-level training to hit your biggest, brightest goals as a conservation visual storyteller.

You have solid foundations for how to find, photograph and pitch powerful stories, but…

Life keeps throwing curve balls and your always-busy schedule means you’ve lost momentum and creative motivation

You’re chasing down more complex stories and projects now, and new questions you haven’t had to tackle before are popping up at every turn. You just wish you had someone to guide you through new terrain so you can stop wondering “Am I doing this right?”

You have story and project ideas you care about, but you can’t seem to dig in to make creative progress. It feels like you’re at a stand still.

You still feel that spark you felt when you first picked up your camera and discovered storytelling… but it’s faded. You want to find that fire again and renew the beautiful excitement about storytelling

If you want to fire up your momentum, discover fresh ideas to pursue, and build your photography skills to new heights through expert coaching, all while enjoying the community and support of fellow purpose-driven photographers, then I’d like to invite you to 

Storyteller Accelerator

Give yourself the creative growth and momentum that only comes with coaching and community

Please Note: You must be an alumni of Conservation Photography 101 in order to enroll in this membership. If you subscribe but are not an existing CP101 student, you will be removed from the membership and your subscription will be refunded, less  a 5% payment processing fee.

What having continuous coaching and advanced-level training in conservation photography gives you:

Personalized guidance on your specific questions and challenges

The world is filled to the brim with helpful how-to articles, training videos, and more. But sometimes, this generalized information just won’t cut it.

Your project is unique, and you have unique questions. You need someone to talk with directly, to spend time discussing your specific project, problems, and portfolio.

Coaching is that personalized, trustworthy input.

It’s the difference between reading a self-help book, and sitting down with your closest friends over coffee… it’s the later that will actually help you solve a problem.

Insights and feedback you’ll never find working solo

When you don’t know what you don’t know, it’s really tough to find answers. But a coach has been in your shoes before. They already have the experience that you’re currently working to build.

So, you avoid mistakes, leap-frog steps, and streamline your path to success.

The advice, information, and structured feedback a coach provides is priceless… and is something you just can’t get working on your own.

Clarity and focus so that you hit your goals faster 

Second-guessing, procrastinating, waffling, working on too many parts of a project all at once… there are many ways that you get in your own way, slowing down your own progress even when you feel like you’re putting in maximum effort.

An experienced coach pinpoints how and where you’re putting hurdles in your own path, guides you in how to remove them, and trains you on how to stop the habits that slow you down.

Think of it like traveling in the traffic-free carpool lane with a navigator in the passenger seat and friends rocking out to your favorite songs in the backseat.

You get to where you want to go a whole lot faster, and you have fun along the way. 

Time to get moving!

If you’ve been stuck in educrastination mode, or dreaming all the dreams without doing and of the to-dos, then Storyteller Accelerator kicks you into gear.

Your coach and fellow members help hold you accountable – in the most kind and encouraging way – so that you can noticeably improve your storytelling approach, technical skills and visual style.

What You Get As A Member

Personalized Feedback and Coaching

This private group of CP101 alumni is where you build momentum and accountability for your progress.

Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Need some specific advice? Get the insights and support you need each week inside the group.

Get in-depth feedback and support directly from me, as well as from other program members.

Four days a week, I’m in the group providing feedback to members.

✨ Every freshly-made photo you want editor eyes on…

✨ Every portfolio you want help curating….

✨ Every story you are excited about, but need help nailing down….

✨ Every pitch email you want help shaping…

I’m here for you.

And most of the time, I provide video replies so that we can go truly in-depth in your work.

None of those brief “yeah that looks fine” comments meant to shine you on.

Nope.

My driving force is to see you find success, so I roll up my sleeves and work alongside you…

showing you what you’re doing RIGHT when that can so often be hard to recognize…

and guiding you where you need to improve so that you know exactly HOW to get the results you want.

Live Group Coaching Calls

Hop on live for an in-depth coaching experience, including deep dives into everything from creativity to revenue.

There’s nothing like live conversation with your coach and peers to break through new ideas.

The monthly call is not simply a Q&A session. These high-level coaching calls are structured to help you make significant progress both in implementing the CP101 course materials to successfully complete a photo story that you’ll pitch, as well as advancing your overall skills and confidence in photography and storytelling.

Each month I post the agenda to our coaching call so you know just what to expect.

✨ Dive into critiques of student submissions for the monthly challenges

✨ Answer all the questions folks bring to the table (especially those “it depends” ones!)

✨ Explore exercises, conversations and side topics like business, finances, field strategy and those other things that just aren’t talked about often enough in the wider world.

Can’t make the call? Want to review past calls? All the recordings are available for you 24/7, with timestamps so you can easily jump to just the parts that matter to you most.

You have access to the entire archive of calls (even those held before you become a member!)

Advanced Tools & Trainings

Keep going and growing with advanced trainings, tools and templates that you’ll need as you become a more skilled visual storyteller. 

Renewing your membership in Storyteller Accelerator is you raising your hand and saying, “I’m ready for MORE!”

So that’s what you get!

More of the tools and trainings you need as you scale up your skills.

These advanced trainings walk you through next-level skills, from building pitch decks to applying for grants, from gaining reach for your work on social media to growing revenue streams as a freelancer.

Each training is designed to give you a deeper dive into storytelling concepts and guide you through new skills you’ll need for bigger, bolder projects.

As long as you’re a member of Storyteller Accelerator, you have access to the entire library of Advanced Trainings PLUS any new training, template and tool we roll out.

Advanced trainings are unlocked when you renew your membership in Storyteller Accelerator after the initial membership you receive as a bonus when you enrolled in CP101.

Give yourself the creative growth and momentum that only comes with coaching and community

Please Note: You must be an alumni of Conservation Photography 101 in order to enroll in this membership. If you subscribe but are not an existing CP101 student, you will be removed from the membership and your subscription will be refunded, less  a 5% payment processing fee.

Storyteller Accelerator is active every day with members posting work, commenting with ideas, and supporting each other through thick and thin.

 

This incredible space is just for Conservation Photography 101 alumni, so we’re all working on the same goals, speaking the same language, and inspiring each other in the same directions. And it is happenin’ in there!

So if you’re ready to work side-by-side with an experienced coach and engaged community of peers so that you fast-track your creative growth and make enormous progress on a meaningful photography project, then this is the place for you.

Storyteller Accelerator Membership Includes:

Expert Coaching

Jaymi combines her expertise as a professional photographer, photo editor, and instructor to coach you through every hurdle, whether it’s how to compose an image, shape a presentation, organize your ideas, execute on your next great idea, or any other hurdle you want help leaping.

Engaged Community

Enjoy the uplifting energy of your fellow students. Learn from others as they share their work, their wins, and provide their own insights and ideas through conversations.

Ongoing Feedback

Throughout the week you can submit your ideas, images, stories,  pitches, project ideas and more for feedback from Jaymi. You’ll get constructive input and answers to your questions whenever you need both from Jaymi and your peers.

Advanced Trainings

Unlock new advanced-level trainings, templates and tools you’ll need as you grow into an ever more skilled visual storyteller. Keep going and growing!

What this program REALLY means for you:

More than ever before, we need skilled people telling the stories of species, habitats, researchers, nonprofits, conservation groups and so many others.

There is critical work to be done.

For you to answer that call as a visual storyteller, you need a strong community of peers to help you troubleshoot and navigate the ever-changing terrain.

And you need an expert coach to consistently guide you in building your skills as a visual storyteller.

Storyteller Accelerator has all of this ready and waiting for you.

Now is not the time to let anxiety rule your decision-making or shut down your creative productivity.

Instead, it’s time to double down on determination.

Because the fact is, you are essential. Your artistic and storytelling skills are more needed than ever as people turn to visual storytellers to understand what is going on around the world.

Whether focusing on local issues or international work, photographers and filmmakers have countless stories to document, conservation efforts to assist, and new goals to set as the world rethinks our relationship with nature.

Rather than getting excited about a story or project only to have the joy fizzle out when you get to the hard parts, you’ll know how to structure your ideas and actions to make genuine headway.

And you’ll do this with the comfort that comes with professional guidance at each step of the way.

You’ll get past the hurdles of “I’m Stuck” and “Where Do I Go From Here” and “What Do I Want This To Look Like” with the confidence that only comes from individualized feedback and consistent check-ins.

No more wandering through a project or story on your own, letting the creative moments be weighed down by uncertainties and overwhelm.

You’ll become a better storyteller, an even more brilliant creative thinker, a savvy strategist on your photography projects, and you’ll gain a network of peers you can turn to during future endeavors.

Give yourself the creative growth and momentum that only comes with coaching and community

Please Note: You must be an alumni of Conservation Photography 101 in order to enroll in this membership. If you subscribe but are not an existing CP101 student, you will be removed from the membership and your subscription will be refunded, less  a 5% payment processing fee.

This program is perfect for you if…

   You started CP101 awhile back and lost momentum. You want to dig back into the course and complete the training with the energy and motivation that comes alongside instructor support

   You got sidelined by a busy schedule and want to rebuild focus for the photography you love

   You have ideas in mind and know you need a coach to help you make them a reality

    You finished CP101 and are ready for MORE! You want to dig even deeper into photography and fresh storytelling skills

   You’re serious about your photography project and know that guidance from an experienced coach will help you hit the finish line

   You know that building structure around your creative energy is a weak spot for you, and having a coach that keeps you on track and help you plan and implement your ideas, will get you the results you’ve been wanting

   You’re ready and excited make your photo project a priority, and to invest in your creative self so that you can make this – and any other project you dream up – a reality.

Give yourself the creative growth and momentum that only comes with coaching and community

Please Note: You must be an alumni of Conservation Photography 101 in order to enroll in this membership. If you subscribe but are not an existing CP101 student, you will be removed from the membership and your subscription will be refunded, less  a 5% payment processing fee.

Have more questions?

Ask away! We want you to feel confident in your decision, whether that decision is to register or not.

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