Join Jane Dagmi and her colleagues from Furniture Today (Thomas Russell and Powell Slaughter), Home Accents Today (Thomas Lester) and Casual Living (Adelaide Elliott) as they discuss what they saw and heard at the fall 2020 extended High Point Market. Visit each publication's website for a deeper dive.
Brad Clinard is a certified financial planner at High Point Financial Design, his family’s practice that caters to interior designers seeking financial abundance. Skilled in empathetic listening and fueled by authentic connection, Clinard believes personal finance is more personal than finance and that the most gratifying saving and spending is derived from our values. The podcast touches on topics such as the challenges business owners face, emergency funds, grief, family financial discussions and much more. Additionally, listeners can download three handouts and ABA – Ask Brad Anything –by going to his site, www.hpfinancialdesign.com/designerstoday.
In August, after 25 years of working at one of Philadelphia’s well-respected interiors firms, Nina Pritzker Cohen launched her own firm, Nina Pritzker Designs. Looking back and ahead, Pritzker paints a frank picture of the opportunities and challenges that came with working for an established mid-size company and also discusses how it’s been, so far, to start a business in a pandemic.
Spokane, WA-based Erin Haskell Gourde, the big cheese at Design for the PPL, is a fresh face in design. In business for 3 years, with a staff of 5, her journey to being an entrepreneur is dotted with design-related posts such as working at Herman Miller – as well as other gigs, like bartending, which seems to be oddly relevant to interior design. On the near eve of opening up a new studio and showroom, Haskell Gourde shares her background, strengths and weaknesses, current project roster, and more.
Sheryl McLean, interior designer, author and speaker, is candid about her journey, and notes that her path to interior design was laced with discovery, dedication and racism. Tracing her journey in this conversation, she is refreshingly open about her earlier careers as well as the oppressive treatment she encountered along the way. Tapping into her psychology degree, McLean is fascinated by human behavior, and speaks with joy about her passion for helping successful women understand that they deserve to live beautifully and should not feel guilty about it.