Aleya Harris, CPCE is the founder and owner of Flourish Marketing, an agency dedicated to helping wedding, catering, and event professionals reach their full potential through fresh, cutting-edge marketing strategies that get and keep a consistent stream of clients. She is a firm believer that business owners should make good money doing what they love and she spreads this message through her role as a thought leader in the industry.
Aleya has made it her personal mission to support catering and event businesses in their growth and help them to reach their definition of success. Her decade-plus long career as a chef and catering company owner, paired with her wealth of expertise in marketing, are matched with a remarkable work ethic, providing her clients with an engaging and interactive experience that inspires them to take action. As a professional speaker, she fosters valuable discussion about actionable marketing strategies and profit-driven storytelling in an effort to inspire her audience to take charge of their businesses’ financial futures.
Her in-depth knowledge about social media marketing, branding, sales conversions, and effective marketing tools have earned her spots and top rankings on stages across the nation, including The Special Event and Catersource. She also serves as the marketing committee chair for NACE National and is a StoryBrand Certified Guide. Aleya recently received The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation to add to her list of accolades.
- Future-Proof Your Business by Building Relationships and Growing Your Email List
- Drive More Profit with a Clear Brand Story
- Building Trust and Consistency Through Social Media Messaging + Engagement
- Having a Website that Drives Your Business Forward
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Getting to Know You
What topics do you enjoy speaking on the most?
I love speaking on topics like: The Marketing Funnel, E-mail Marketing, Storytelling & Brand Messaging, and Narrative-Based Websites to Convert More Visitors into Customers.
What topic would you love to tackle next?
Often it is difficult to know what next steps to take in your business because you are so immeshed in the daily operations. I would like to help wedding, catering, and events business owners learn how to evolve their businesses to reach their full potential. I am developing a Business Evolution Framework which illustrates the way finding “signs”, roadblocks, and tools of a successful business growth journey. The framework is designed for the established business owner who has passed the foundation building stage and wants to figure out how to grow instead of becoming obsolete.
How would you describe your speaking style?
I am a dynamic interpersonal communicator and presenter with the exceptional ability to inspire, motivate, and equip my audience. From big stages, like Catersource, to webinars, and events, I love opportunities to connect, help people develop, and create the space for my fellow entrepreneurs to see their visions manifest.
What has been your favorite speaking engagement to date?
I enjoyed speaking at Catersource 2019 all about how to create strong social media accounts in my session “Under the Influence!”. The Catersource audience is always stellar, but this particular group was engaged, inquisitive, and dedicated to their own success. I was impressed by how much they were dedicated to using the information I presented to make a positive change in their businesses.
When heading to a wedding industry conference, I never leave home without my….
Little pink bag to collect attendee business cards and a little notebook. I love making personal connections and really want to see the people who come to my sessions be successful. I enjoy following up, being available for questions and cheering them on.
Where would you love to speak next?
Internationally would be awesome! I love to travel and being able to help people on a grander scale would be amazing.