About Kelsey

Kelsey Furlong is a writer, designer, anthropologist, growth & impact strategist, and consultant. After leaving a tenured position as an executive building corporate beauty retail and service businesses, she founded The Growth Angle, an agency which serves to elevate small businesses through management consulting & advising. She is the producer of the podcasts HAIRCRAFT, where craft hairdressers tell stories of beauty, business, & human connection, and co-producer of Virtuish, a collaborative storytelling between friends and strangers in pursuit of a deeper understanding of the creative, modern-day human experience. Kelsey lives and works out of El Dorado County, California.

Notable Moments

- Left corporate work in cosmetics to start a salon education platform, originally named Elevate Salon Solutions (now The Growth Angle). Started teaching my signature workshop, Selling is Service while providing freelance marketing for small businesses and traveling internationally.

- Backpacked 3 months solo through South America 
- Awarded James Patterson grant for my work with independent Delaware, Ohio bookstore, Fundamentals, where I worked to rebrand the store and launch a digital marketing campaign for a national event with Scholastic publishers that resulted in their largest event in two years.

- Backpacked 3 months through the Balkans while working
- Salon biz workshops
"Fill Your Chair & Your Wallet, A Workshop to Help You Get More Clients" which focused on branding and marketing for salon & spas, and "How to Overcome Overwhelm & Create Lasting Success in Your Salon Business" 
- Community Organization
Started Visionaries & Freedom Seekers group, grew it to about 700 members within 1 year
- Podcasts
Anxiety Relief & Reprogramming the Brain (Joyfully You, August 2018 recorded in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Anxiety Relief, Energy Release and Reframing Grief (Joyfully You, October 2018)

- Workshops
How to Create a Clientele You LOVE for Salon & Spa Professionals
Imagery & Visibility Social Media Workshop for Women in Biz & the Arts
Creative Meditation - Unlock the Magic of Meditation (Without the Boredom!)
Intro to Flow- Unblock, Harness Your Energy & Get Into the Flow of Life
- Speaking
Modern Mystic Shop presentation"Reality Reset: Evolving Beyond Anxiety and Overwhelm" (available as podcast episode)

- Creative Business Development Program
FLOW Mastermind
- Speaking

- Wild Goose Creative for their Business of Art Series, presentation titled "Everything Starts Within"
- Holisticism Quarantine Workshop Series; presentation "The Practice of Presence"
- Podcasts
- Bankruptcy, Resilience & Faith (Joyfully You Podcast, March 2020)

- Workshops/Classes
Creative business series "Foundations" 6 month program
- Podcast
Started Virtuish podcast