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Create a Values-Driven Business

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching  Consulting and Design Success University Photo Credit-DesiLu Photography We hear a lot these days about socially responsible business. People want to work for, do business with, and support companies that set a larger goal for themselves than just focusing...

Are You Playing Small?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~Nelson Mandela If you were about to retire and looking back on...

Trending: The Aesthetics of Joy

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors I was going to write this blog post about the pursuit of happiness until I listened to Ingrid Fetell Lee’s recent Ted Talk on Joy. As a culture in perpetual pursuit of the holy grail, especially of late, Ms. Lee’s honest embrace...

FOMO Is Costing You Money

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University If you’re an iPhone user, you may have noticed something new that showed up on your phone with the latest iOS version 12.0. It’s called Screen Time. When active (the default setting), it keeps...

Create A Winning Team

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-Katie Klein “To build a winning team, you want to be consistent in your attitude, effort, and actions.” ~Jon Gordon Are you building a team or are you just hiring employees to work for your firm?...

Fire Fast

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University When faced with a problem employee or a problem client, don’t hesitate to cut them loose. It may be unpleasant to give someone the boot, but it’s nothing compared to the pain you’ll get...

Fire Yourself

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-@bakerbroductions Are you the CEO of your business, or do you just “work for yourself.” You definitely work for yourself if you are trying to do everything yourself. You need to face the fact that there...

Fall Forward Quickly

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo Credit-@bakerbroductions Any entrepreneur or small business owner will tell you, the road to success is marked with a thousand stumbles. We make mistakes. Hopefully, we learn from them. And we move on. Those...

Get Inspired At Fall HPMKT

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting There is a quote on the High Point website from a friend and member of my local design community, Jeanne Chung, stating “I can’t afford to just hear about trends. I have to experience them for myself.” It...

Take More Vacations

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University We designers invest a lot in our businesses – a lot of our time and a lot of ourselves. Sometimes we forget that both time and our energies are limited. Driving away day after...

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About Gail
My personal story reveals my own challenge with finding the right business model for my lifestyle. I made lots of mistakes and always wished someone else was there to walk me through the minefields.

I learned a lot along the way, and those minefields brought wisdom and knowledge … and a new mission: to help designers like you transform their businesses.

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