054: Community and Connection Even as an Introvert


054: Community and Connection Even as an Introvert

with Cat French

Cat French, founder of Catherine French Design, LLC, runs a full-service interior design studio located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and a Specialization in Historic Preservation. After teaching the Environmental Design Studio at UNCG and giving presentations on interior design and historic preservation at several State and National conventions, Cat decided to open her own business and launched Catherine French Design, LLC – just a few short years ago. Her clients include executive-level professionals, Physicians, Authors, and Professors, and are located all across the East Coast, ranging from luxury new construction homes to relaxing condos by the sea. Cat is known in the professional community as a trusted, reliable designer that will get the job done on time and within budget. 

Cat’s business has blossomed quickly and on this podcast we will discuss how she built such a great business by connecting in her community from the beginning.

Topics Mentioned:

  • Community

  • Psychology

  • Scaling

  • Introvert

Listen to the Episode

Thoughts from Cat:

  • I am a people pleaser and a helper. I like to solve problems.

  • There is no carbon copy on my staff.

  • I am here to understand where your pain points are.

  • If they are not able to “go” with us, then they are not the client for us.

  • I want to keep the client happy, but I need to lookout for my team as well.

  • Before responding to a client, I like to take time to think about what I need to say.

  • It is the community that takes care of small businesses.

  • I feel like we can do some amazing work in our own community.


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