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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...

Asking For Help Shows Your Strength

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting “Ask for help not because you’re weak, but because you want to remain strong.” Les Brown I think we’ve all heard the phrase “two heads are better than one” and though most people agree with that statement, they...

Processes Prevent Stress

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting You feel you have developed a great design firm with a wonderful team and you are attracting ideal clients. But you (and your team) often feel stressed and feel something is missing. You’re right! A key ingredient for...

What Do Your Numbers Say About You?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo by Dana McGrath If I were to ask you how your business is doing, would you be able to tell me? More importantly, how would you know? I hope the answer would be...

Deleting Doubt From Your Mind

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo by Erin Weir Do you ever feel ready to take your business to the next level, and yet sometimes find yourself behaving in ways that are in direct conflict with moving forward? This...

What Keeps You Up At Night?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Most interior designers got into the interior design business because they love creating beauty, and they love working with clients to get the acknowledgement at the end of the project that they are amazingly...

Three Steps for Successful Performance Reviews

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo By Brittany Beach for Editor At Large Studies show a large majority of employees and managers dislike their company’s performance review process. That’s a shame, because a performance review should be a positive...

How Decisive Are You?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University There is a wonderful quote I found that states:  “Be decisive.  Right or wrong, make a decision.  The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.” (Author unknown).   How...

Using Your Contract As A Work Plan

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Getting a client’s signature on a contract is a great feeling.  You’ve sealed the deal.  Now you can take off your salesperson hat, put on your designer hat, and get to work.  But wait! ...

Making Accountability Easier

How do you handle an employee or client who repeatedly fails to meet deadlines, appointments or project targets?  It seems that no matter how much you complain, threaten, scold, sympathize, or try to reason with them, their behavior doesn’t change.  Short of firing them (and, yes, you can fire a...

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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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