Encouraged by her parents, Gail Sibley studied art, then started to build a following for her hand painted tiles and pastels in the markets of Salt Spring Island. People began to ask her to teach, but she found herself limited by the number of people she could serve in a single class.

Now at How To Pastel and the Gail Sibley Art School, Gail provides her students who want to take the next step with community, commentary, and lessons to help them ignite their passion for art with others who are doing the same. 

Today, Gail joins the podcast to share the story of how she succeeded in a unique and highly competitive field, the power of knowing your value, and how the membership model is uniquely designed to serve creatives. 

Key Takeaways

  • How following her lifelong passion allowed Gail to experience success as a working artist and art teacher. 
  • Why Gail transitioned from offering a successful course to a thriving membership business and powerful community. 
  • The thing that surprised Gail the most after she launched her membership site.

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Memorable Quote

  • “You can really create work that comes deeply from you.” – Gail Sibley

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Shelli Varela

When you reframe your inner story, you reframe what’s possible. This is the mantra of our host, Shelli Varela who achieved incredible success, blazing a trail to become a fire captain, author, TED speaker, and host of The Yes Effect on Entrepreneur's list of 48 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs. Today, she uses the same approach to show people how to magnetize their message to achieve their dreams, and discover how they can make a BIGGER impact.

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