I’M OBSESSED WITH CREATIVE BUSINESS!
I get asked a lot of questions about my designs - the plants I use, my favourite materials and where I find my inspiration - but, strangely to me, what I get asked about the most is BUSINESS! - how I got to where I am, what design program I use and how I balance life & work. It's so hard to get back to everyone and give them the time they all need... This is what has led me to creating these online courses and mentoring membership, in hope to help those who need support and want to be a part of a creative community.
Having been in the design industry for over a decade, I've learnt so much along the way as a sole trader, business partner, senior designer at a Landscape Architect firm and a company director. I launched my design studio, Slightly Garden Obsessed, on the 1st November 2014 after 7 years in the industry. I was $25K in debt (that had followed me around for years since studying) and didn't even own a car, as I had sold it earlier that year to live in the US for 3 months (totally worth it!!).
Within the first year I turned the $25K deficit into a revenue of $495K.
So what was so different this time to the other businesses and partnerships I had set up and ran in the past? They were always successful and made a profit from the start, but nothing like this. Before I launched SGO, I gave myself time to think truly from the heart how I wanted my business, clients, projects and life to look. I used visualisation and invested in professional and self development - LOTS of it! I gave myself the time and space to create something unique and of my own, no matter how different or far off it seemed from the ‘norm’.
Each year, I have continued to turn over a multiple six-figure design consultancy business, with just a laptop and a love for what I do. I always think back to the mistakes and wrong turns, knowing they have got me to where I am today, but believe I could have avoided a lot of them if I had a mentor of my own to show me some of the way.
I want to help you find your success - whatever that may mean to you - while hopefully avoiding most of the speed bumps and road blocks along the way. It can be a scary path, following your passion, but one with so many rewards. It's totally worth it, I promise! And with a little guided help and a beautiful community to support you, I know we can achieve anything!
THE SKETCHUP SUCCESS FORMULA
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Here’s what some of the new members are saying…
INTRO TO SKETCHUP VIDEO SERIES (FREE)
If you are new to SketchUp or want to hone your skills so you can attract your ideal client and design projects that align with your heart, then this video series course is for YOU!
I’ve put together a FREE introductory course to get you familiar with the program and explain why and how I use SketchUp. I’m self taught and have used this program EVERYDAY without fail for just over a decade. I know.. that’s a long time! But who has time to practice for 10 years to get good at something these days? Not me! I totally understand this. So I’m here to show you - in a very easy to follow manner - how to get you where you want to be with SketchUp, fast.
It’s my #1 design tool and I wouldn’t be where I am today in my design business and life without it. I am so excited to share what I know and unlock your SketchUp design potential.
SO, WHO’S WITH ME??!!….
SketchUp has allowed me to communicate my design ideas with my clients, contractors and Instagram community. I believe it is the reason I have projects Australia wide and just recently internationally, with a renovation of a 6 storey townhouse in central London happening right now! Once you know the fundamentals, the possibilities are endless.
I am in no way affiliated with SketchUp. I am just an avid fan wanting to share what I know to help other designers and businesses grow.
Don’t just take it from me! Here’s what some of the members are saying in the comments in the course forum…
THE DESIGNERS’ FRIEND
I take you behind the scenes into my design business and each month share with you my business tools, apps I love and sales & marketing tips. I provide SketchUp mentoring to keep you on your game and hold live webinars each fortnight to answer your burning questions.
With an honest and open heart, I tell you what you need to hear - the good & the bad - about what it takes and what you need to do when it comes to blazing your own path.
I’m The Designers’ Friend, and I cannot wait to build a community with YOU!
THE DESIGNERS’ FRIEND IS LAUNCHING 01 FEB 2019!!
Register now to get your ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL #freeonme