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.
On today’s podcast, Gail Doby speaks with designer Corey Damen Jenkins about how he overcame adversity to become a successful interior designer, how he deals with racial prejudice, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry. He says that through his tenacity and hard work, and a bit of good luck, he has found the success he now has.
On today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk with Bob Burg, consultant, presenter, and author of a number of books on sales, marketing, and influence. The three discuss Bob Burg’s philosophy of always giving value to live a fulfilling life and to be more profitable in business. You’ll walk away from this episode with success tips for business and being a good influencer.
Were you not able to attend Fall Market 2020 at High Point? Neither were Gail and Erin, but they know some designers who did. In the first episode of Season Two, Gail and Erin let a panel of expert designers discuss their experiences at Fall Market, the insights and trends they noticed, and of course their absolute favorite products. You’ll find out the best trends in upcoming design, but also how the current state of the world has affected furniture shipping.
Gail and Erin talk with organizational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy, creator of the Future Self Program, author of Personality Is Not Permanent and Willpower Doesn’t Work, and a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today. Dr. Hardy’s blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, and many others.
In today’s episode, Gail and Erin talk with Lisa Kahn, lead designer and CEO of Lisa Kahn Designs in Naples, Florida, who specializes in creating peaceful, nurturing sanctuary spaces that harmonize the built environment, the natural world, and the human spirit.
In today’s episode, Gail and Erin discuss adjusting your business model when you see that your current model isn’t working. “You can tell pretty quickly whether your model is working by reviewing the bottom line on your monthly profit and loss statement. If you’re losing money month after month, something is wrong and you have to fix it.” Says Gail.
How do you scale a new business up quickly? How do you find the people you need to make your business grow and succeed? What do you do if things start to go wrong?
In this episode, Gail and Erin talk with designer extraordinaire Garrison Hullinger, founder and principal designer of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design in Portland, Oregon, specializing in residential, commercial, and hospitality design.
Reflecting on their 15 years together, Gail and Erin have come to recognize that major setbacks occur about every seven to eight years. Anticipating disruptions needs to be a part of business planning. “We need to be thinking about the ‘what if’ all the time,” says Gail. “If you’re not that person who’s making contingency plans for your business, then you need someone who can be that person for your team.”
In this episode, Gail and Erin talk with Joshua Kirk, owner and co-founder of Improv Leap, which provides improvisational experiences and workshops for businesses, schools, and community and religious groups to help individuals and teams connect and communicate more effectively.
In today’s episode, Gail and Erin talk about the lessons they’ve learned from dealing with the many ups and downs they’ve experienced in their 15 years of business together. Think of it as a survival guide for your business.
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