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

Excited by Fear

Do you shy away from a new challenge or task, afraid you might make a mistake or not succeed?  Don’t block that fear or succumb to it.  More than acknowledge it, welcome it.  It’s trying to tell you something. In this podcast Gail and Erin talk with interior designer Lori McRae, co-founder and partner, Frederick McRae Ltd.

The Domino Effect of Embracing Change

On today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk with Marissa Matiyasic, principal, Reflections Interior Design. Marissa set a goal to accomplish her list in 90 days, but ran through it in about two months.  “It was kind of a domino effect,” she said.  “Once you change one thing it makes sense to just keep going with it.” 

Don’t Hold Back

On today’s podcast Gail and Erin talk with Vicky Serany, founder and principal designer, Southern Studio Interior Design. The biggest lesson, she said, was to learn to believe in herself.  “I wish I had gained more confidence earlier,” she remarked.  “If I were to do things differently, I would not hold back.”

This is Serious Business

Many designers have a hard time thinking of themselves as businesspeople. Taking charge of your business can make all the difference. In today’s podcast Gail and Erin talk with Kim Raymond, owner and principal architect of Kim Raymond Architects & Interiors.

What’s Happening with High Point Market?

This year, Spring Market, usually held in April, is moving to early June.  It won’t be quite the same as the Market you’re used to but more open than Fall Market was last October.  Here’s what you need to know to make the best use of your time at Spring Market.

Business Breakthrough – Read All About It

In today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk about the upcoming release of Gail’s new book, Business Breakthrough, in early April.  Drawing on Gail’s years of experience helping hundreds of designers to achieve greater business success, the book has something to offer any interior design business owner, at whatever point they may be in the life of their business.

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Plan and it Will Happen

Running a business without a plan is like taking a trip without an itinerary or a map.  How do know where you’re going or when you’ve arrived?  More than that, making a plan sets in motion the energies that will bring about the future you’ve planned for.

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Cultivating an Entrepreneur Mindset

If you dream of running a million-dollar business, you need to adjust your mindset. On this week’s podcast, Gail and Erin sit down with entrepreneur Scott Oldford to discuss his successes and failures, and how to change your approach. “A business will not grow because of strategies and tactics,” said Scott.  “A business will grow because the entrepreneur’s mind sees the scenario in a certain way.  That is absolutely 100 percent possible to create.”

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Get Over Yourself

In today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk with multi-award-winning designer Lisa Gielincki, principal at Lisa Gielincki Interior Design. Her biggest challenge in growing her business, she recognized, was to get past her image of herself and to believe that she could do more, do bigger, and achieve more.

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Taking the Next Step

In today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk with Karen Wolf, creative principal and owner of KBW Interiors. It was through her work with Gail that Karen gained the confidence to branch out into trends forecasting, an area she had long considered a strength and enjoyed. It has added a new dimension to her business and her life.


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