Creative Genius Podcast

Two good friends who also happen to be the two co-founders of a creative consultancy for designers, Gail Doby and Erin Weir share how their long and enduring friendship impacts the way they inspire each other and work through whatever life and business challenges come their way. In their own honest musings, and also in their open conversations with speakers, authors, and influencers, they further their own journey as friends and founders, causing us to further our own journeys, too.

Creative Genius Podcast

The Secret Life of Interior Designers

In order to enhance the lives and living spaces of their clients, interior designers need to get to know the insides of their homes and of their personalities. In this podcast, Gail and Erin asked some of their Boardroom Group members to share some of their most memorable work stories. 

Deeper Than Design

What dreams do you have for your business?  To make more money?  To have better clients, better projects?  To grow your staff?  To diversify into other areas?  Whatever your dream, how will you make it come true?  It takes planning and then acting and following through on those plans. In this podcast, Gail and Erin talked with Cody Beal, owner of Cody Beal Interior Design, Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides interior design services for residential, commercial and renovation projects.  Cody started working with Gail about a year-and-a-half ago and has seen big improvements in his business since. With the pandemic affecting so many designers, Gail asked Cody what his biggest challenge has been in the past year or so.  Not the pandemic, said Cody, but rather integrating the business processes he has discussed in his work with Gail into his firm in a timely manner.   More specifically, he said,…

Authenticity is Good Taste and Good Branding

In this podcast, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer talks about storytelling in creating a brand and communicating the value of historic pieces.

No Such Thing as a Wrong Decision

When it comes to decisions, there’s no such thing as right or wrong.  Yes, in hindsight, some choices may have been better than others.  But no decision is ever perfect.  In the moment, the best you can hope for is to make a well-informed decision that feels right and feels true.  Whatever the outcome, you can learn from it and move on. In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with Christine Turknett, principal designer, Breathe Design Studio (formerly, Christine Turknett Interiors), Austin, Texas.  Christine specializes in modern and contemporary design, drawing from the Danish approach of creating clean, calm and cozy spaces, with an emphasis on well-being.

It’s All About the Process

In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with interior designer Glenna Stone. Interior design is a second career for Glenna, whose first career was as a consultant to consumer products companies, advising them on supply chain and business process issues. Although design is her true passion, her corporate experience has proved invaluable in running and growing her business.

Focus on the Future

In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with award-winning interior designer Valerie Garrett. In addition to offering high-end residential and commercial services, Valerie also has contributed to a number of historic preservation projects in and around Macon.

Push Past Your Comfort Zone

Taking risks can be scary.  Life can be scary.  The only way to get to the other side of things as they are is to move past the fear in the belief that something better waits ahead.  The rewards can be great.  As a bonus, you acquire more resilience and wisdom along the way. In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with interior designer Ginger Curtis, owner and principal designer, Urbanology Designs, North Richland Hills, Texas.  She recently published her first book on design, Beauty by Design, in which she also recounts how she overcame a number of personal challenges and gained the confidence to start her own business.

A Good Partnership is Like a Good Marriage

Like everything else, partnerships have their pros and cons.  Partnering with another designer can be a great way to grow your business.  However, many business partnerships eventually fizzle out or fail.  So what does it take to create a successful business partnership?  How do you sustain it?  What could a partner bring to your business?

More Than One Way to Grow Your Business

In this podcast Gail and Erin talk with management consulting and marketing wizard Marty Fahnke.  In addition to providing strategic and creative direction to the twelve companies he owns, Marty has helped numerous million-plus-dollar companies become multi-million-dollar companies, utilizing a variety of growth strategies. 

Genius For Hire

In this podcast, Gail and Erin discuss the benefits of hiring, when to hire and preparing to hire.  Having recently gone through several new hires themselves, they share their insights on how best to determine what kind of employee you need and how to help ensure you select someone who’s a good fit for your business.


 
 

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