Ann K. Johnson is the owner of Sew Easy Windows specializing in decorative soft goods such as panels and draperies, cushions and pillows, tablecloths and napkins and much more. Ann is also a speaker, author and instructor known for creating ways to be efficient in the workroom. She is the author of a two volume book series, The Professional Workroom Handbook of Swags. Listen in as she shares how her business accidentally started but how she moved towards intentionality to keep it going.
On the podcast today we have Jeanelle Dech. Jeanelle is president and co-founder of Adaptive Textiles, a textile printing company in West Chester, Pa. She’s known for her Fit-Like-a-Glove slipcovers, SPEED sewing method and workroom profitability training, and is the creative force behind The Workroom Channel and the Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library. Jeanelle and I are accountability partners and we can dig into about any topic to discuss. Enjoy our conversation today on the topics of ideal client, our WHY, self-guided couples therapy and team work.
Sara Brennan is a nationally published interior and floral designer, calling her style “Romantic Transitional”. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and lover of collecting all things vintage. Sara has been published in Romantic Homes and Traditional Home magazines highlighting her romantic and fall looks for the home and outdoor spaces. Only one year in business, Sara shares what she has done and is working on to be where she is today.
Sarah Daniele is the CEO and co-founder of Mydoma Studio, providing interior design professionals with the tools to enhance their value, create a repeatable process and collaborate with clients in the industry. Sarah and her team are passionate about using systems and processes to help interior designers grow their design businesses. In this episode we hear how Sarah began her career in interiors and what led her to where she is today.
Lauren Davenport Imber is an Atlanta-based interior designer that works with clients to transform high-end residential and commercial spaces into livable, chic spaces. Lauren is known for her timeless style and attention to detail, creating projects for clients on time and within budget. Her work has been featured on multiple platforms including HGTV and was recently named as an emerging designer to watch by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. In this episode we look at the profitability of working on show houses.
Valerie Leonard is an award winning Financial Advisor receiving awards from Forbes, Investment News, Birmingham Business Journal and many more. Valerie’s mission is to help people be the best they can be by making the most of their financial resources and time. She is the co-founder of Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial in Birmingham, Alabama.
Tracie Taylor is a Certified Interior Decorator, wife to her husband of 18 years, and mom to two beautiful kiddos. They live on a small ranch in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Her family loves spending time in the outdoors hunting, camping, and fishing.
In 2003 she opened an Interior Decorating company that she ran for 4 years. After spending some time raising her children who are now teens, and running an apron design company, she launched Tracie Grace Designs in July of 2017. She asked for backwards financials - and so we are doing a live coaching call on the podcast to help her work through this exercise.
Nancy Ganzekaufer is a motivated business coach empowering creative entrepreneurs to build the life and business they have always wanted. Nancy guides her clients to clarity on their business identity, offerings and services. In addition to Business Coaching, Nancy is a National Board Member of the Interior Design Society (IDS) and the current and founding President of the IDS Virtual Chapter.
Cory and Anthea Click are owners of Fresh Perspectives in Nashville, Tennessee. Cory brings his expertise of home building to the team along with Anthea’s career in selling real estate. Together, the couple have created a staging business for 11 years. Anthea has won numerous awards, including Best of Houzz in design and service, as well as “Most Livable” award in both the 2014 and 2015 Parade of Homes. They also received Fixr Top 200 Home Design Influencers of 2017. Anthea was a featured designer for Kirkland’s and appeared on the popular show, Designing Spaces, as a guest designer.
Richelle Plett is the owner of Haus and Home, specializing in custom upholstery for the Interior Design industry. Richelle’s story is one of hope and perseverance, taking the journey to find her passions and ultimately what makes her most proud of her work. She is a designer, educator, and supporter with a wicked sense of humor!
Kristy Lott is an entrepreneur and CPA specializing in working with creatives. She initially went to college for psychology and has always enjoyed helping people. However, after beginning her studies she learned psychology wasn’t for her but wanted to continue her passion for helping people and realized she could do that as an accountant. Watching clients grow and helping them understand the basics of their financials is what makes her tick. Kristy has over 10 years of public accounting experience with a goal to make taxes as simple as possible for her clients.
Today I have the pleasure of talking with Kate the Socialite, published author, podcast host of The Kate Show, and founder of Socialite. Kate’s #1 goal is to help home professionals market their businesses with ease and simplicity through email newsletters, social media, graphic design and website design.
Today we hit shame head on. No more hiding, running away or feeling less than. Today is the day we remove the shackles of shame, replace them with forgiveness and move into our future. Our success depends on it.
Today we have on the show Mike Michalowicz, entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and the author of Profit First, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, Surge and Clockwork. Mike is globally recognized as the guy who challenges outdated business beliefs.
Today we have the pleasure of hearing from Jennifer Dawn, a business owner, entrepreneur, author and speaker. Jennifer started her first business at eight years old selling apples off her grandfather’s apple trees. At 23, she founded a software company and then transitioned to a software division president. After 10+ years Jennifer began her journey of creating her own businesses and working for herself.
Joining us today is LuAnn Nigara. LuAnn is the co-owner of Window Works NJ, a window treatment and awning retailer, a best-selling author and the engaging host of the design industry’s number 1 podcast, A Well-Designed Business®. LuAnn brings her energetic and straightforward style to all that she does.
Today I have the pleasure of talking with the owner of Sew Much More Custom Sewing for the Home, Ceil DiGuglielmo. Ceil is passionate about education and technology in the window treatment and soft home furnishings industry.
Welcome to the first episode with business owner and coach, Michele Williams. Through this podcast it is our hope to share opportunities and ideas to increase your profits, regain ownership of your company and to have fun in your business.