Lisa Slagle
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I own a thriving creative agency called Wheelie Creative. At age 29, I am the youngest employee at the company. I believe in the power of play.


Current Position

Owner

Wheelie Creative

City

Whitefish

County

Flathead

Specialty Areas
  • Design / Marketing
Skills

design, creative powerhouse, outdoor industry, writing, leadership, business development, taking a small business in Montana international!


More Information:

Leadership Experience

I own a thriving creative agency called Wheelie Creative that specializes in making high-end creative, content and strategy for companies in the outdoor industry. What started on a local level is now working with brands as far away as Australia! At age 29, I am actually the youngest employee at my company.

I also teach 3 design classes a semester at FVCC, and I have been doing that since 2012 just because I love inspiring students and giving back to the design community.

I’m on the board of directors for The Friends of the Flathead Valley Avalanche Center, the FVCC Design Curriculum Board, and a corporate member of Camber Outdoors, an organization supporting female leadership in the outdoor industry.

How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse

I would love to be a speaker. As a female business owner who is growing her business from local to international, there are a lot of things I wish someone had been there to tell me.

Like that it’s okay to negotiate your pricing. It’s okay to tell a prospective client, “thanks, but no thanks.” It’s okay to fire someone for underperforming, even if they have become your friend. Conversely, it’s okay to hire someone because your gut tells you it’s the right thing to do. And believe it or not, it’s even okay that sometimes people are going to say negative things about you or your business, and the rewards that come with putting yourself out there are worth that risk.

Believe me, it’s all worth it.

Other Information

My current specialization is women’s outdoor: specifically helping brands grow their offerings, quality, and digital presence for women. This usually leads to more work for the rest of their brand identities, however, this is usually the topic we invest the most heart into during our creative process because it is important.