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Founder & Chief Creative

Sonya Highfield is passionate about living a successful creative life and helping other talented Creatives do the same. She graduated with a BA in Art and Visual Technology and minor in Art Management from George Mason University in 2011. Since then she has worked with multiple commercial and fine art organizations, and has been running her commercial and fine art photography business since 2012. In 2015 she was called to fill a gap in helping Creatives become business savvy and receive a holistic approach to building creative, profitable businesses they love!

When she's not working on her businesses you can find Sonya planning her next vacation, doing yoga in her living room, wine tasting, returning library books late, and hanging with her family and friends in Boston.

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Sonya is a creative entrepreneur with a passion and skill for helping others see how they can pursue their best life through art and business empowerment.

Her experience as a commercial and fine art photographer caused her to dive into the entrepreneurial world, and she's been helping other artists and creative entrepreneurs navigate the creative economy since founding Real World Creatives in 2015.  

Sonya has spoken at art & entrepreneurial events, conferences and retreats, as well as hosting her own events and lectures. She's also delighted to be interviewed for blogs, podcasts or contribute articles on art, entrepreneurship and leading a successful creative life! 

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Photo by Alison Heckard

Speaking topics include: Money Mindset for Creatives, Crafting a Mindset for Success, Pricing for Creative Services, Grow Your Own Money Tree and more! Custom requests happily accepted.