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Rebecca Hay: The Power of the Process

Episode 806 of A Well-Designed Business®
806: Rebecca Hay: The Power of the Process

Today With Rebecca Hay:

Today on A Well-Designed Business I am joined by Rebecca Hay, CEO of Rebecca Hay Designs. Through her podcast Resilient by Design and her course Power of Process, Rebecca is tapping into her experience with running her own business. She is sharing how she has learned to have a clear, organized, and thorough process of services resulting in success in every design project.

Of course, it wasn’t always ‘success’ with Rebecca’s business. She had some eye-opening experiences, including what she calls a “lemon job” which, along with A Well-Designed Business and her peers, really opened her eyes to put proper focus on building a process of services.

Listen in as Rebecca and I discuss processes and how through trial and error and the knowledge that process is constantly evolving she has managed to confidently run her business.

Pick It Apart

[6:30] Rebecca goes into how she learned that processes are important.

[10:03] Rebecca explains how she felt that systems and processes seemed too advanced for her to try at first.

[31:47] Rebecca shares how she councils designers through her podcast and through her Power of Process Course how to address processes.

[41:00] LuAnn and Rebecca discuss charging for your consultations.

LuAnn Nigara and Rebecca Hay’s Ah-Ha Moments

“No matter what the situation is, you have to rewind it back to where you think the mistake took place because that’s where the lesson is.” – LuAnn Nigara

“If you never ask your clients those questions, you could go on for years having the same process that hasn’t worked the best for your clients.” – LuAnn Nigara

“If the new processes aren’t updated in writing, then when the next project rolls around it’s not there to follow. Process is constantly evolving.” – Rebecca Hay

More About Rebecca Hay:

Rebecca Hay is CEO of Rebecca Hay Designs, podcast host, international speaker, and business coach. She helps driven interior designers who are frustrated, time-strapped and spinning their wheels to eliminate the chaos of running a design business so that they can achieve focus and clarity. She helps them implement systems and strategies to inspire their confidence and streamline their business, taking them from chaos to coordinated. Her methods and experience prove that anyone can uplevel their business without working around the clock & missing out on precious family time.

She’s built her own seven-figure interior design business through trial and error and has eliminated the chaos giving her the freedom now to focus only on the parts that she enjoys most.

Her goal is to disrupt the traditional elitism and secrecy that has been a cornerstone of the Interior Design industry for far too long. Rebecca believes in collaboration over competition and given the right tools & truly authentic marketing, any designer can be successful.

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A Big Thank You to Today’s Sponsor:

This episode is sponsored by Brad Clinard, the Director of Financial Design at High Point Financial Design. Brad and his team are not your average financial planners. Their mission is abundance for everyone, especially their clients and they believe it is their responsibility as Financial Designers to help people improve their lives, make better choices concerning their money, and positively impact their financial wellness. This is their one, extraordinary, and obsessive focus.

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