We had the good fortune of connecting with Casie Fischer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Casie , what do you attribute your success to?
I pride myself on having developed a unique balance of creativity and business savvy consistently informed by a driving focus on customer service. I love being the lane that connects various elements. It is important in business to be able to connect with people and to be able to deliver on your promises with a quality product. The measure of success varies from person to person, but I feel like I have been successful when I know I have given my all, created new relationships, and provided a service that I know is representative of my brand.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I love event planning and I’ve had great opportunities come my way. I have never been one to shy away from the unknown and I find it invigorating to do things that scare me. There has never been a shortage of fun and unexpected events along this journey of mine. I started out in the fashion/ lifestyle world and transitioned into the oil and gas world, which was tricky. After my grandfather got sick I decided to move back to Houston to be closer to family. Knowing that I needed something more stable I started looking at oil and gas opportunities. I remember my first interview for a marketing team with a powerhouse of a woman for an oil and gas company and she asked me “you don’t have any industry experience, why should we hire you”? My answer was simple. “I truly believe that if you work hard enough and you are willing to learn that the transition into new roles or industries shouldn’t be a hindering factor”. Luckily I got the job, was able to make lifelong friendships, and experience some really amazing life events that paved the way for me starting my own creative endeavor. I have planned executive level fishing trips in Alaska for oil and gas executives, managed talent for the Houston Superbowl, organized runway shows, produced events for large technology companies, and worked with sweet couples and their families to plan the biggest day of their lives. No matter the event, there are some things that remain constant: my love for connecting with those that I work with, wanting to really dive into the details, and ensuring that I am a steady rock in the midst of what can often be a whirlwind. As a company, we focus all of our marketing efforts on exposure from executed events, publicity from styled shoots, and the generous gift of word of mouth to promote the business. We are continually honing our skills in the realms of project management, client services, and event planning and styling.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We are so fortunate to have access to so many different types of cuisines and experiences that cross a variety of cultures. Raising our sons in such a diverse city is one of the things my husband and I love about Houston. Supporting local friends and business is very important to us as a family. Eat: Dolce Vita, Coppa, Roostar and Juarez (both Spring Branch favorites), Mai’s, Uchi, One Fifth Houston, Ordering Sparrow Cookshop Curbside – my favorites are: Bone Broth, Sage Crackers, Pecan Granola, and Plant Based Meal. Drink: Better Luck Tomorrow, Boheme, Golden Oolong Tea for Bubble Tea. Experiences: Houston Zoo, Museum Museum of Natural Science, MFAH, Catching a Toby Nwigwe concert, Working out with Byron Godfrey and Chris Courtright at Misfit Strength & Conditioning.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are far too many people to thank for ushering me along in the process of starting a small business, but I will try to list a few. My husband for always being my largest supporter and always believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself at times. My family for continually holding our family up and helping me raise our two young sons. All of my friends that continually inspire me and allow me to use them as a sounding board. My colleagues and clients who allow me into their lives and trust me with creative directing and executing such monumental events. There is never enough thanks or love that I can send them. To be able to do what I do takes a village and I am consistently thankful for each and every facet that holds this thing together.

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Image Credits
Paige Nelson Photography Feather & Twine You Are My True Christine Gosch