How to Build Lasting Relationships with Clients

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of one of our most valuable resources – lasting relationships with clients that span a lifetime. They are often your biggest cheerleaders and yet sometimes you may take them for granted – or at least don’t focus on what you did to build that relationship. Onboarding First of all,…

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Honesty is the Best Policy

This is why honesty is the best policy, no matter what! It doesn’t matter whether you’re in business or not, lying or stretching the truth will always come back to bite you. When I first got out of design school, I worked in the design department of a large furniture store. I was surrounded by…

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Business Owners Need to Recharge

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. When I read this quote I reflect on what can happen if we do not take the time to seek to recharge and renew.  Think about when something hardens – it can become brittle and so is more easily cracked…

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Starting a Conversation with a Prospect

Before you think about starting a conversation with a prospect be sure to do a little bit of preparation. Be very clear and self-confident in your vision, mission and culture statements. Because your ideal clients will be attracted to these, and you can’t effectively define any marketing strategy without those. Focus on building long-term relationships…

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Tips on Successful Hiring for Interior Design Firms

When you decide it’s time to either start building your team or add to your existing team, make sure you do your homework! Be prepared not only for the search, but also for the onboarding once you have made the hire. It is worth the time spent as building a successful team will not only…

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Social Media Tips for Interior Designers

For most interior designers social media has become an integral part of their marketing campaign, but are you using it effectively to positively affect your bottom line? Let’s look at some tips to make sure you are making the most of your social media presence. Though there are numerous social media platforms, your goal is…

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How to Hire Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting

Are you aware of all that Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting has to offer and how to go about adding us to your team? Even if you have attended some of our events, either in-person or online, you may not be familiar with the many paths and programs that we offer. Whether you’re just starting…

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Being the Resolution | Commitments of Conscious Leadership #15

As we conclude the series on the Conscious Leadership Group’s (CLG) commitments of conscious leadership, they encourage those motivated to become conscious leaders to then become the resolution – not the problem. Being the resolution also offers the opportunity to incorporate a variety of conscious leadership commitments previously covered. Remember that conscious leadership operates above…

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How to Cultivate Intrapreneurs in Your Company

Do you have intrapreneurs on your team? Are you hiring and encouraging intrapreneurs on your team? Most people understand the qualities that are apparent in a successful entrepreneur. These include leadership, charisma, adaptability, along with a clear vision and the ability to motivate their team to achieve their goals. An intrapreneur, a term coined in…

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Creating Win-For-All Solutions | Commitments of Conscious Leadership #14

Do you see life as a “zero-sum game” – creating win/lose solutions for whatever challenges or opportunities seem to come your way? If you are truly committed to becoming a conscious rather than an unconscious leader, the Conscious Leadership Group (CLG) encourages leaders to approach challenges or opportunities with a conscious leader mentality. Conscious leaders…

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