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

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.

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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