|I had the pleasure of meeting several Graduates of the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program and readers of Staging Diva Dispatch at the Interior Design Show in February. We were attending Trade Day, an excellent opportunity to see what’s new in the world of design and make connections with suppliers.|
|While I spoke to tons of people over the day, I especially enjoyed discussing home staging and marketing with several Staging Diva Graduates. Now I can finally put a face to their names and loved meeting them in person:|
Suzie Findlay of Oakville-based Divine Home Staging & Decor
Suzie recently joined the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers and has created an awesome portfolio and write up. We met up and posed for this picture at the booth for a new magazine Canadian Home Trends.
Debra Gould with Suzie Findlay
|Pat McArthur of Toronto-based Home Definition|
In addition to being a Staging Diva Graduate, Pat is a member of the Staging Diva Accelerator Business Coaching Program so we’ve spent a couple of hours on the phone together over the last year discussing her business.
Pat has had a whirlwind of activity with interior redesign and staging projects both in Toronto and the Port Elgin/Owen Sound area. I’m looking forward to hearing more about her success at the recent Toronto Home Show.
Parul Lad of Toronto-based Aakriti Designs
|Parul brings a unique perspective to her Interior Redesign and Staging Business by combining her expertise with Vastu into her practice.|
Vastu is India’s ancient science of design and architecture. And while I’m hardly an expert, I believe it’s similar in it’s objectives to Feng Shui (the ancient Chinese art of placement) though Vastu’s principals are based in Hinduism.
Debra Gould with Parul Lad
|Jackie Armet of Staging First Impressions|
Jackie is a recent Staging Diva Graduate plus she’s one of my business coaching students, so it was great to finally meet her in person after getting to know her over the phone in our calls.
Francesca Midolo of Staged With Elegance
Francesca really hit the ground running with her business after completing the Staging Diva Training. Following my Gift Certificate strategy from Course 4: Staging Diva’s Sales & Marketing Secrets to Boost Your Home Staging Business, she got two jobs plus many referrals.
|After staging a vacant home, her client asked for a bunch of Staged With Elegance business cards to hand out to her friends.|
Francesca said what she learned from me has “worked like a charm and makes sense,” and she’s thrilled to be getting paid for doing something she loves.
Debra Gould with Francesca Midolo
|Nancy Hoag, ALLDECOR Home Staging|
Nancy is based in Richmond Hill and has had her work featured on HGTV’s The UNsellables!
Debra Gould with Nancy Hoag
Debra Gould, The Staging diva