About Kelsey

Kelsey Furlong is a writer, designer, growth & impact strategist and executive. After leaving a tenured position as an executive building corporate beauty retail and service businesses, she founded The Growth Angle, an agency which provides professional services to creative service businesses.

She is the producer of the podcasts Nuance & Candor, a series of interviews with reflections on creative living, expression, art, community, business and leadership; 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 our creative, modern-day experience.

A native Ohioan, Kelsey currently lives and works out of her home at her best friend's place in El Dorado County, California.

Notable Moments

- Left corporate work in cosmetics to start a salon education platform, originally named Elevate Salon Solutions (now incorporated into 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
- Began offering Artist/Creative Mentorships
- Podcast
Started Virtuish podcast