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.

Developing Financial Confidence

Fear of numbers.  It sounds silly, doesn’t it?  Yet that’s what designers often say to me is why they don’t pay more attention to their business’s financial statements.  They find the numbers intimidating or confusing.  They don’t understand what all those columns and accounting terms mean.  They’d rather let a bookkeeper or CPA keep watch…

Are You Committed to Curiousity?

“Curiosity is the very basis of education.” Arnold Edinborough On the journey to becoming a conscious leader, commitment to learning through curiosity is the next step, and the foundation for that step involves self-awareness and learning agility. As mentioned previously, unconscious leaders are focused on wanting to be right and consequently exhibit what is described…

Gail Doby Shares Her Business Success Secrets in New Book for Design Professionals

Denver, CO, April 5, 2021—Gail Doby, co-founder and chief vision officer, of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting began her coaching and consulting business several years ago because she wanted to save interior designers the stress and suffering that she had experienced while running her own design firm.  After helping literally thousands of designers find remarkable…

What Does Financial Freedom Mean to You?

For some people, financial freedom means being debt-free.  For others, it means having enough money to pay the bills and a little bit extra to cover emergencies.  Still others seek long-term financial security and have built up reserves of cash and investments to hedge against unforeseen future expenses.  And then there are those for whom…

The Importance of Having a Vision for Success

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis If someone were to ask you to state the vision for the success of your firm, could you easily answer them? Could the rest of your team answer that question? Developing a clear vision for success gives you the ability to set goals…

The Value of Properly Defining Your Culture

Whether you consciously create one or not, your business has an organizational culture. And like a societal culture, it has a profound impact on how you and your team behave and interact. It affects productivity, colors every decision that is made, and sets the tone for all client and vendor transactions. Which is why when you properly define and establish your business’ culture, you can greatly improve your operations and the contribution of each team member.

Taking Responsibility – Committments of Conscious Responsibility: Part 1

In addressing the commitment to becoming a “conscious leader” we previously identified the first step on the road map to success as identifying that commitment by your results, and then to own those results.  Remember that this is an ongoing process.  Establishing new habits takes concentration and practice and conscious leaders make it a practice…

From Drifting Along to Decisiveness

When you reflect back on the business year that just ended, did you advance from where you were the previous year, or is your business stuck in a “Groundhog’s Day” loop where each month and each year looks pretty much the same as the one that came before? You know that I’m a firm believer…

Are You a Conscious or an Unconscious Leader?

Most people realize that a leader sets the tone and culture of a group or organization and you may feel that you make a “conscious” effort to be a good leader, so you may feel you are a conscious leader – but are you really?  The Conscious Leadership Group (CLG), consultants to numerous companies and…

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