By Renée Biery

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Add-on’s, renovations, and new construction homes can seem intimidating to take on. How do you even get started? How do you find and manage contractors? What surprises should you anticipate coming up? How long do these things take?

In this podcast, you will learn all that and so much more!

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What you will learn from this episode: 

  • Pain points interior designers face when running client’s renovation projects

  • The importance of community for interior designers

  • The value we truly bring to home renovation projects & so much more!

It is my honor to have Desi Creswell join me today! 

Desi Creswell is a Certified Life and Business Coach who helps interior designers stop feeling overwhelmed so they can intentionally build profitable, fulfilling businesses that enrich and support their lives as a whole.

An award-winning interior designer, Desi worked for world-renowned design and architecture firms prior to establishing her own design practice. After experiencing burnout from an endless to-do list and the competing interests of work and home, she was disheartened by the feeling that she wasn’t showing up as her best in any area of life. Desi sought to find solutions within the industry for time management, work-life balance, and creating success that is truly self-defined. 

In her quest to find a better way and get her big questions about work and life answered, Desi became committed to personal development and growth. This led Desi to blend mindset with strategy to transform her own experience and thus realize that there was a need for this type of support within the design community. Her training as a life coach, paired with her industry-specific expertise, helps her to empower clients to thrive both personally and professionally. 

Desi has been featured on popular podcasts such as A Well Designed Business, Wingnut Social, and Something About Interior Designers. She has also been a contributor to Designers Today magazine and is a co-author in LuAnn Nigara’s latest book A Well Designed Business, Power Talk Friday Experts: Volume 2.

Today, we are diving into the pain points interior designers face when doing home renovation projects.

From designers who are new and want to offer this service to their clients, to designers who have done a few home renovation projects and aren’t feeling the confidence that they need to do more of this work, as well as seasoned designers, like me, who really miss the community and support other designers can bring. 

So many of us work alone and we don’t get that emotional support. We have the confidence, we know what we’re doing on projects, but there’s always going to be this emotional support that is gold. And that is something that every designer can benefit from. 

Desi and I also talk about what road blocks we see coming up for interior designers when it comes to home renovation, and how much value interior designers truly bring to projects.

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