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Fire Yourself

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-@bakerbroductions Are you the CEO of your business, or do you just “work for yourself.” You definitely work for yourself if you are trying to do everything yourself. You need to face the fact that there...

Get Inspired At Fall HPMKT

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting There is a quote on the High Point website from a friend and member of my local design community, Jeanne Chung, stating “I can’t afford to just hear about trends. I have to experience them for myself.” It...

Trending Now | Aussie COBO

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors From down under, Australian COBO aka Coastal Boho with an Aussie twist is lighting up Pinterest and Instagram with its South Pacific relaxed chic. I am personally crushing on this design style. Think neutral, white infused, layers of texture, natural woods, 70’s...

Increase Your Profit

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Including visits to fall and spring markets at High Point and/or summer and winter visits to Las Vegas in your annual budget can offer you opportunities to increase your profit, whether you provide purchasing services or just specify...

Delegate 3 Things

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo Credit-@Bakerbroductions When designers tell me they are overloaded, overworked and stressed out, my immediate advice to them is to delegate more. Let’s face it; most of us are control freaks. We’ve spent years...

Worried About Finding Your Next Client?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo credit-@bakerbroductions One of the most common worries of most designers is “where will I find my next client?” Before you worry about the answer to that question, let me ask you – who are you looking for?...

When Should You Hire A PR Company?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-@bakerbroductions Interior designers, because of the creative nature of their business, often tend to feel they are, or have to be, experts in every creative area – graphic design, website design, and even PR. When you are...

Should You Open an Office? Add a Team?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Congratulations! Your business is thriving. You’ve got several projects in the pipeline and a list of likely prospects. Maybe you’re thinking now is the time to move out of that spare bedroom and into...

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About Gail
My personal story reveals my own challenge with finding the right business model for my lifestyle. I made lots of mistakes and always wished someone else was there to walk me through the minefields.

I learned a lot along the way, and those minefields brought wisdom and knowledge … and a new mission: to help designers like you transform their businesses.

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