Floristry... it’s a unique industry. Whether you're a florist hustling on the side, or in the throws of a full time business, it has its challenges.
I've been in the game for 20+ years, and have experienced many of these challenges first hand. These challenges range from being unable to work, being left with too much product after a wedding, balancing expenses and profit, or even recognising my own worth and then there is the struggles to keep on top of my admin. Every problem required a solution in order for me to grow my business into the success it is today.
I am a wife, I am a mother (two children under the age of 10), and I am a successful business owner. I want to help you achieve your own success - whatever that looks like to you.
I'm passionate about this industry - that’s not a secret. I believe we're all in this together so I want to share my knowledge - the good the bad and the ugly, because we know it’s not all sunshine and roses - pun intended.
To help you and your business bloom, I am offering a range of online and in studio workshops and floral education retreats. To keep in the loop, pop your details on the waitlist at bottom of page and I'll make sure you're in the know when the next workshops are available!
The Blooming Business Workshop is an online webinar where we chat about all the nitty gritty of running a successful business. You can be an amazing florist, but if you have no idea how to run a business, whats the point!
The webinar is in 2 sessions, and is totally interactive, allowing you to ask questions as we go. You are sent a workbook to have as a reference, including useful activities to complete. There is also a replay available for 30 days after.
We cover a huge range of topics that will give you all the info you need to get that business running as it should. Modules covered include
- Accounting and Profit margins - Social Media - Branding - Processes - Multiple weddings- Quoting and Ordering - Business Relationships
All these things are vital to running a successful business and will help you make the money you deserve!
Cost is $495 including workbook and access to course replay for 30 days after.
This course is focused on wedding and event floristry, but would benefit retail florists too.
One on One Mentoring
I understand every business and person is unique... and thats why tailor made advice is the purpose of one on one mentoring. To really focus on YOUR specific issues in your business. I offer one on one zoom mentoring sessions to really work out solutions and goals to move your business onwards and upwards.
Prior to every session I ask you to fill out a questionnaire, and spend time really looking at your business. Then we have an hour to really work out solutions. I'll follow up with an action sheet of goals and tasks we've talked about.
Then I'll be your biggest cheerleader, I'll check in with you, follow your socials and love watching you grow!
Cost $200 per session ( 1 hour over zoom)
$550 for 3 sessions
Please fill out form at bottom of page to register your interest
Floral retreats with Leah Mitchell Floral are an escape to fuel your creativity and build your skills.
They cover a number of floral elements, business and most of all fun! Hosted at a gorgeous location that is also a working wedding venue, we cover everything you need to know to become a successful designer.
There is accommodation options available to really give you a chance to unwind, as well as a dinner with all participants and the Leah Mitchell Floral team.
The event is captured by a well known industry photographer with a full gallery of your work available after event for your portfolio.
Online Design Course
The wedding floral design collection is an incredibly comprehensive course covering everything you need to learn to create stunning wedding florals! From bouquets to arbours to reception items... This course has it all!
The course has 5 modules with over 30 videos PLUS recipes and stem counts! It includes
THE BOUQUET BUNDLE
-Garden style bouquet
- Long stem unstructured rose bouquet
- Spiraled stem rounded posy
-Asymmetrical statement bouquet
PLUS bonus lesson adding a phalanopsis orchid to a bouquet
THE CEREMONY BUNDLE
- Broken arch ceremony pieces
- Corner arbour piece made on the workbench
- Abundant round arbour
THE RECEPTION BUNDLE
- Elevated Centrepiece
- Foam free compote centerpiece
- Feature arrangement
- Head table arrangement
PLUS bonus styling lesson
PERSONAL ACCESSORIES FLORALS
- Corsages 3 ways
- Hair pieces
- My must have products
- Van tour
- Tool box essentials
- My journey as a florist
- Packaging and boxing bouquets for delivery
- Conditioning and processing flowers
- Simple styling elements to elevate your designs.
PLUS access to an exclusive Facebook group!
All of this info curated after 20 years as a successful florist for a discounted price of $1499! Payment plan also available for 4 payments of $449 (total $1799)
You can also purchase modules individually!
I am so proud of this course and it’s content. It’s exactly what I would of loved to have access to when I was starting out as a wedding florist.
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Business consulting is a more long term connection. If possible I will visit your shopfront or workspace, and we will have dedicated regular sessions. I use my 10+ years of owning retail stores and 10+ years of wedding and event business to guide you.
We will build long term goals, work on issues like staffing, ordering, and work / life balance. I will be open, honest and use my experience to guide you in the right direction.
We can cover anything that you are struggling with in your business, from mindset to marketing to money management. No issue is off topic or too hard to tackle.
This program is designed specifically to you and your business, and is designed to be a long term commitment to cover a wider range of business growth.
You can ask me for advice when you need, and lean on me for support on hard days too! It's like having a floral bestie on hand.
Cost - POA
In studio workshops are held at my custom built floral studio near Wollongong, NSW (1.5 hours south of Sydney).
They are cover 2 design topics such as, bouquets and centrepieces. Instruction, flowers, sundries and lunch are provided.
A well known industry photographer is also present to capture behind the scenes pics as well as branding content for your social media and website. These pictures are available for you via an online gallery and are free for your usage.
These workshops are perfect for new florists wanting to learn wedding designs, or more experienced florists wanting to upskill.
Every design is taught carefully and concisely and in an intimate setting so you get all the help you need. A guide on pricing and quoting the designs is also provided as well as a business Q&A.
But most of all, it's alot of fun! A day to be creative, learn and laugh.