Our Mission

Help 100 design firms reach $2.5 million in annual revenue with 20% profit

At Gail Doby Coaching and Consulting we all come to work every day to solve the biggest problems that Interior Designer face in their business. The nagging problems that keep them awake at night, many of the same issues that every business owner face. Even successful Interior Designers struggle to find the right clients, increase their bottom-line profits, and have access to solid business guidance that they can count on.

Throughout the history of Interior Design, people come out of school with little to no business building knowledge. Our mission at Gail Doby Coaching and Consulting is to help 100 design firms reach $2.5 million in annual revenue with 20% profit. The truth is you have to have both, revenue and bottom-line profits to be sustainable. We have helped design firms 10x their revenue and profits in little as six months using our proven proprietary formulas.

Identify What’s Holding You Back

Are you feeling stuck or frustrated that your business is not doing as well or growing as fast as you’d like? It happens to most business owners every now and then. Things are going fine, and then you hit a plateau or roadblock that you can’t seem to get past. When that occurs, you need…

Ignite Your Creativity & Imagination

“Curiosity about life in all its aspects, I think is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett Curiosity is something that we observe in children, but too often it gets lost as we get older. Following are 5 suggestions for you to recharge your curiosity and ignite your creativity and imagination –…

Build Self-Confidence by Investing in Yourself

Photo Credit-Stark Photography Are self-doubt and fear of failure keeping you from achieving the dreams you have for your business? Do you admire—maybe even envy a little—peers who exude self-confidence and success, and wish you could be more like them? Well, you can, if you are willing to devote some time and effort to developing…

If You’re Not Accountable, You’ll Reach Your Potential

Photo Credit-Emily Wilson Photography “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ~Michelangelo What motivates you? Would others describe you as “highly accountable?” Take an honest assessment of your actions – or non-actions –…

Making Smart Decisions During Challenging Times

Photo Credit-Stark Photography When a crisis hits, our emotions automatically kick in. Worry, fear, depression, panic are common responses to stressful situations. You need to allow yourself to experience those feelings and then work past them. Don’t make decisions about your business when you’re feeling distressed. You can avoid reactive decisions and overcome your anxiety…

Why Market When You are “Too Busy”

Photo Credit-Stark Photography Many designers tend to think that marketing is what you do when you “have time”. So often when we are busy we focus on being busy and getting the projects completed and then when we are not busy we focus on searching for business and trying to madly market for instant results.…

OPTIMIZE Your Operations

Photo Credit-Stark Photography Up to now, this has been a disappointing year for many design firms. However, designers in some parts of the country are beginning to see business pick up again, which bodes well for the rest of us. When business does return, you’ll want to get the maximum benefit from each project. Use…

Be a Connector in Challenging Times

Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Challenging times are often the perfect time to really focus on being a connector. It’s a good time to reach out to others and make that personal connection to find out how they are doing and to ask if you can offer any help. Becoming or…

Nurturing Relationships in an Online World

During this time of social distancing we’ve all had to become more adept at using technology to keep in touch with our teams, clients, suppliers and tradespeople. If you’re beginning to dread having to participate in yet another virtual meeting or conversation, you’re not alone. Many of us are experiencing “Zoom” fatigue, and that includes…

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