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

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.

Brand Evolution

In today’s podcast, Gail and Erin relate the brand journey their business has been through over the years.  Recently, as they developed a 10-year vision for the business, they realized they would need to re-brand once again to reflect new aspects they are adding and how the business will change. 

Your Home Away From Home at Market

With so much to see and so much territory to cover, it can be a challenge for weary designers to find a place to roost at High Point Market.  Universal Furniture has got you covered, with food, drink, a place to store your stuff, learning events, welcoming staff, and a huge showroom offering something for everyone. In this podcast Gail and Erin chat with Neil Mackenzie, vice president for marketing, Universal Furniture, High Point, North Carolina.

Know Your Numbers

In this podcast, Gail is joined by Nick May, host of the interior design business podcast “The Chaise Lounge”. Do you know how much profit your business is making?  Do know what your business is worth?  Do you know how much you owe and how much is owed to you?  If you don’t know where your numbers are, you could be heading for big trouble.

Dream Bigger Sooner

Great accomplishments begin with grand visions.  Give yourself permission to dream big and go for it.  The sooner you begin, the sooner your dream will come true. In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with interior designer Cheryl Stauffer, CEO and principal, Crimson Design Group.


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