Whether looking ahead at a new year or new times, interior design business coach Melissa Galt provides a punch list for buttoning up your business and growing it more efficiently and with less stress. From outsourcing testimonial gathering and tasks beyond your zone of genius, to materializing your ideal client and analyzing your marketing and profitability, Galt explains how knowing where you are will lead to where you want to go. Recorded live at the Designer Experience in Atlanta.
Elle H-Millard is corporate learning manager at Delta Faucet where she works to bridge the gap between manufacturer and designer with a focus on the Brizo brand. Prior to that, she was the face of the National Kitchen & Bath Assn., fully immersed in relationship building and knowledge sharing as she developed training modules, social media strategies and influencer programs. H-Millard thrives at the crossroads of art and design, education, and influence. Her journey has included fine arts education, restaurant design and a season of HGTV’s “Design Star.” Recorded in early May, H-Millard, a mother of four, is working from her home in Indiana and engaged in making masks. Veronika Miller-Eagleson, of Modenus and DesignHounds fame, graciously assists with the introduction.
Recorded live at the Designer Experience in Atlanta, Shelly Rosenberg, a thought leader on designing for special needs and creator of Acorn & Oak, a platform that connects families with unique challenges to design that supports their needs, delivers a keynote that retraces her path to finding her niche. Not without anger and pain, Rosenberg recounts how she eventually arrived at an authentic place that allows her to make her distinct contribution at the intersection of beauty, wellbeing and health.
Over the last two years Starr Miller and her design team have logged 3,000 hours working on the Interior Design Society Designer Showhouse. As co-chair of the event, there was much more to do than design a space. When the space opened on March 13 and closed two days later due to coronavirus mandates, it was a tough pill to swallow for the large cast involved. In the podcast, Miller discusses finding a solution that extended the life of the Showhouse for both the charitable beneficiaries as well as for the designers. She also shares about her life before design, her years at Parsons School of Design, why building a relationship with her area’s regional publication is good for business and tips for gathering client referrals.