Your Results Are In…
Sweet! So…what's that mean?
All those skills you need to make it to the summit of your creative work? You got 'em! You’re driven, ambitious, and focused.
You’re committed to growing as a visual storyteller, and are perpetually seeking ways to improve yourself.
What's more, you feel pulled to put all that learning to specific tasks. You may even already have an idea about what big story or project you want to create.
You’re excited for your work to make real change happen for the causes you care about.
Your motivation and clarity means you are poised to be incredibly effective through your storytelling.
Knowing you, you've probably even considered what a career as a professional creative could look like.
And, you’re dedicated to being prepared for the journey.
That's cause you‘re most confident when you know you have everything you’ll need in place before you begin.
You also know that part of being prepared is not reinventing the wheel, and instead learning from others who have gone before. (⬅️ and that is a very smart thing to recognize. Go you!)
Along with having all your tools at hand, you work best when you have a guide to help you navigate the course.
You’re eager to reach the summit of your mountain. You want to make rapid progress because your goals are big and come with a sense of urgency. Now the question is how to get moving.
Unique Challenges Mountaineers Face
(Prepare for these hiccups on your Path to Impact)
There are two frustrating scenarios that often play out for Mountaineers
1. Starting Too Soon
You head out on your journey to create your passion project or a story that has you fired up…only to find you’re actually missing some essential knowledge to visual storytelling.
So, your project doesn’t pan out the way you’ve imagine it. You see all its potential and can’t seem to reach it.
Because you don’t know what you don’t know, you get into situations where you’re overwhelmed or don’t understand why you can’t accomplish your goal.
You feel that you’re not living up to the creative expectations you’ve set for yourself, which leaves you frustrated and deflated.
2. Not Starting At All
You’re a master of preparedness, which means you’re confident spending time and energy gathering knowledge and tools. But…
Sometimes preparedness goes from being a skill to being an excuse for not taking the first step.
Analysis paralysis sets in, and you hunker down into educrastination.
The confidence you feel within certain phases of the creative process doesn’t always carry through to get you to the summit of your creative goal.
Whether it is moving from idea into creating visuals, or from finishing a project to getting it in front of an audience, something gets in the way.
Mountaineers are essential to driving big changes that impact our natural world through the focus and drive they bring to each conservation story and project.
But all Mountaineers still need the right level of guidance at the right time to move steadily forward in their journey.
Your Path to Impact Action Plan
Now that you know your unique strengths and potential challenges, you're ready to rock a plan of action and get moving on your journey!
Download the Path to Impact Map Maker.
This is your new go-to resource. The Map Maker helps you dig deep to overcome the challenges that hold you back, all while helping you zero in on your next steps to make progress in your creative calling as a conservation visual storyteller.
With the Map Maker you'll:
- Get clear on your ‘Why', which becomes your motivator for moving forward on creative ideas
- Zero in on limiting beliefs so you can flip them into empowering, progress-building statements
- Create a pile of story and project ideas
- Choose your ONE big idea to move forward with
- Includes exercises and inspiration triggers!
Your Map Maker is also waiting for you in your email inbox right now along with next steps for getting into action.
Pssst…. did you skip providing your email earlier and now really want in on this goodness? No worries – here's your second chance! ⬇️
Get super clear on exactly which steps you need to take TODAY with the Map Maker
One of your great strengths as a Mountaineer is the flood of committed drive that builds at the onset of a project. And one of your challenges is getting lost in the wave of overwhelm that you make for yourself. Don't do that with the Map Maker.
Lean into that lets-do-this-thing energy, put pencil to paper, and learn all that's in store for you as an exceptional conservation visual storyteller.
In fact, a copy of the Map Maker is on its way to your email inbox. There's nothing I'd love more than to get a reply email from you letting me know you've completed it.
Stay motivated and on track with this curated playlist
Pop in your earbuds and binge on this curated playlist of free training for Mountaineers that will teach you one essential lesson for each of the 3 M's — Mindset, Motivation and Mastery. Listen in order to maximize your fired-up-ness.
I've made a customized implementation plan for you and it's coming your way BUT the only way to get it is to head to your inbox in 3,2,1 and download your Map Maker.
Have we met yet?
Hello! I'm Jaymi Heimbuch
From the time I first picked up a camera to document wildlife, I've felt the need to put images to work for the benefit of the natural world.
So that pull you feel? The one that drives you to do something that matters with your photos and films? Yeah, I am right there with you.
Experiencing wilderness and witnessing wildlife is my passion and thus conservation photography is my purpose. But that goes WAY BEYOND image-making. After 10 years working as a writer and photo editor, I went full-time into conservation photography. And I realized something that changed me…
So many visual storytellers want to make an impact… and have no idea how.
That's when I recognized my own ‘Why': helping my fellow creatives reach their biggest goals in conservation visual storytelling. Because a win for one of us is a win for the entire planet.
I founded Conservation Visual Storytellers Academy to train photographers and filmmakers who have a passion for nature, conservation and science. And I run a thriving membership community, Wild Idea Lab, where conservation visual storytellers get their fill of ongoing creative and professional development.
Working alongside extraordinary students and members every day fires. me. UP. And I'm thrilled that I now get to work alongside you!
Looking for a jump-start
on making the exciting creative moves you are dreaming up starting, like, yesterday?
Grab a seat in my FREE masterclass for photographers and filmmakers who're movers-shakers-and-change-makers
The 5-Point Path
to Become an Effective & Influential Conservation Visual Storyteller
You'll learn how to make a positive impact as a nature photographer or filmmaker without getting side-tracked by your busy schedule, lost in all of the “how do I”s or wasting time wondering about the best things to focus on right now.
What You'll Learn
in this FREE Masterclass
– 1 –
The Essential Mindset Shift
that highly successful nature conservation photographers and filmmakers make early on, which will send you speeding forward on powerful creative projects
– 2 –
The 5 Critical Milestones
that advance your creative skills, build your network with publishers and peers, and help you overcome any conservation or creative challenge you encounter
– 3 –
The “Easy Button” Strategy
for making essential connections and contacts that drive forward your photography or film projects and get your work out into the world in a BIG way
– 4 –
The #1 Myth
that can hold you back for years if you continue to believe it (Hint: If you think it'll take you ages to get your work seen because you're new and just starting out, busting this myth will fast-track you.)
My Top Time-Savvy Strategy
for making progress on your creative goals, even if you only have a few hours a week to spare from your busy schedule
You want to make a difference for wildlife and wilderness using your creative talents as a photographer or filmmaker. But…
Your motivation is there, big time. But there's always another obstacle in the way.
Maybe it's a busy schedule that constantly pushes your passion work to the back burner. You try to get back on track but aren't sure where you should even begin.
Or it's uncertainty about how you “measure up” right now, and the fear of whether or not you're ready to pitch your work (or the fear of making the wrong move with an editor) that has you stalled out on forward progress.
Or it's the feeling of isolation… like you're on the outside looking in and wondering how in the world you can join the ranks of the accomplished pros you admire so much.
I've got good news for you…
Knowing the core milestones you're working toward speeds up your journey in a BIG way.
Whether you're a volunteer photographer or filmmaker with a passion for creating change for your local community…
or a professional with big dreams for your career…
it's essential to know exactly what you're working toward at each step of becoming a mover-and-shaker with your conservation photography or films.
That clarity creates momentum.
When you understand the path to becoming an effective and impactful conservation visual storyteller with each essential point of the path you need to hit and where you are on the path right now that's when you gain the focus and tools to be truly effective (and fulfilled!) at the creative work you're so passionate about.
And that's where I step in and have your back.
Your path is unique to you, but the points you must hit on the way to success are universal. I lay each of them out for you in this FREE masterclass.
This is just the start!
I'm not about dropping a few nuggets of info and leaving it at that. I'm here to help you take action and do the things you're dreaming of as a creative conservation visual storyteller. Consider me your guide on your personal Path to Impact.
Keep an eye on your inbox because I'm sending you more tips and how-to knowledge that keep you fired up with the 3 Ms – Mindset, Motivation and Mastery – and of course weekly inspiration so that you can put all your skills and talent into action and hit your bold goals for yourself and the planet.