Building your business one layer at a time.
THE REAL DEAL IN RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL
BUSINESS WITH A PROVEN MODEL.
A Comprehensive and Powerful Business Model for Interior Designers Wanting a Challenge and Looking to Grow.
cheryl kees clendenon
ceo, coach & designer of award winning firm
in detail interiors for 23 years
FOUNDER OF THE DESIGN PARADIGM™
You are in the right place -
a partner in your growth.
WITHOUT CHERYL'S COACHING I'D PROBABLY WOULD HAVE RUN MY SHOP AND COMPANY INTO THE GROUND.
"The biggest takeaway from projecting profit and fees is that you can’t scale up in any capacity without. Just not a possibility. If you can’t project then you can’t know when to hire more people, order inventory or even take a vacation.
So fortunate to have met Cheryl."
cristi holcombe interiors
If you are here then I KNOW you are wanting a challenge and are looking for growth in one of these areas of your business.
+ You are working consistently - but need to become more efficient in processes and client management.
+ You want to know where your business is going next month, next year, 5 years down the road.
+ You know you need to hire help - but who? and when? and how to train them?
+ You want more confidence in running the day to day business and be able to project profits consistently.
+ You want to master the art of guerilla marketing - with original ideas - not rehashed.
+ You want to stand out amongst your peers, be recognized and slay all the dragons.
A GROUP COACHING PROGRAM FOR DESIGNERS THAT WANT TO:
+ Scale your business with confidence
+ Challenge your mindset
+ Plan actionable sustained growth
+ Find your ideal client that fit the needs of your business
+ Secure the knowledge of when to grow your team and how
+ Gain a better understanding of kitchens and baths
+ Anticipate the needs of clients and contractors.
+ Define a compact process to implement
+ Master the art of guerilla marketing
+ Receive 1 on 1 guidance (for close to a year!) from Cheryl and Liz' methods to overcome obstacles, with a creative mojo to rival the best of the best.
the only coaching program to combine individual attention & accountability with live group workshops, 12 written 300+ page workbooks, honest video presentations and customized attention to your needs.
We are not for everyone.
But we might be just
the right fit for YOU.
SHOW ME THE PRICING OPTIONS
Read more about the different sections here
Section 1 & 2 - The Business Model & Magical Making Mojo
Section 3 & 4 - Marketing, Sales & Client Management
Section 5 & 6 - Process & Product Sales
Section 7 & 8 - Construction & Project Management
Section 9 - Team Building & Training
Section 10 & 11 - The Business of Kitchen & Bath Design Management
What's all included in the program?
✔︎ Two 1 on 1 strategy meetings with Cheryl - First meeting within the first 90 days to focus and assess where you are now and where you want to go.
✔︎ TDP Community Our signature group called the TDP Community. This group will help us communicate and is the place to ask quick questions for Cheryl and Liz as well as a place for us to “check in” with you and review progress. We are here with you for the duration!
✔︎ Monthly accountability challenges to level up your business and motivate you to get things done. This has proven to be super successful when done as a team!
✔︎ Pop up bonus Q and A meetings- Based on topics with a lot of feedback!
✔︎ 18 interactive live workshops to put into practice what we are talking about in the subject study. Dates will be announced well in advance so you can make plans to be there. (These workshops are the real deal!)
✔︎ Partnership access to Cheryl and Liz via our app and community. We are here for you. Cheryl and Liz become your partners in growth and will get back to you typically within 24 hours. The community notifies us like a text so works great!
✔︎ Video training in small bites you can listen to or watch (of our 300+ topics!) to support the live workshops.
✔︎ Guest Expert Speakers periodically to enhance the value specific to a particular industry.
✔︎ Written Bound Workbooks (that are 200+ pages each!) bound and sent to you. 11 in total! Priceless! (along with some DGD swag!)
✔︎ Partnership Accountability with circle groups of other TDP members
✔︎ Damn Good Designer Certification –Upon completion of 6 sections of content. Use the DGD appellation on your cards.
✔︎ Interactive Case Studies that will walk you through real jobs- with the costs, the profit, the problems, and the solutions.
✔︎ Templates, forms, checklists, spreadsheets, and more tools to help you run your business. Marketing visuals done for you, calculators, and so much more. We are thrilled to help you with a lot of client verbiage we use every day in our work.
THE ABOVE AND BEYOND YOU ARE OFFERING IS MORE THAN EXPECTED. YOU HAVE POURED YOUR HEART AND SOUL AND TIME INTO THIS PROGRAM.
"You have been so thorough and I love how much you think from our point of view about ways you can ensure we truly understand this content. I just got off a follow up call with potential clients they said they really appreciated the way I described the scope, pricing and how I work and they are ready to sign a contract! The fee is $17k + hrly PM and a $75k minimum spend!
I’m so grateful you are providing us TDP folks, your process documents and training us on how to implement them."
PROUD HOUSE STUDIO & CO
A 23 YEAR DAMN GOOD DESIGNER®, SMALL BUSINESS COACH,
AND INDUSTRY WRITER
200 or so years ago a child came roaring into the world feet first ready to show up and argue a cause. Just because. Her mother still tells the true story- the kid was screaming-“why”- from the minute she landed wrong side up and slapped the doctor for disturbing her afternoon nap.
And to this day does not give “it” a rest except when she is sleeping. Which is where you will find her only between the hours of 2am and 7:30am. A belligerent non-smoker (in case you were wondering) and a frequent challenger of anything that resembles “normal” or desired by the masses, Cheryl is a natural born contrarian who talks faster than 2x speed on a podcast.
She gravitates towards wanting to help clients and designers who are the square pegs in a world of round holes, lose earrings impossibly frequently, fall off of platform shoes and are unapologetically saucy and possesses a wicked side eye.
Relaxing is not in the skill set.
Life begins and ends with family.
Her sacred words are: Why, Percipient, Whizbang and Profit.
We are currently not accepting new enrollments at this time. Fill out the form below for our weekly email and to be first in the know when we are open for enrollment in September of 2023.
ASK ABOUT ENROLLMENT!
Partnership access to Cheryl and team to ask questions in various ways
Videos and Written self paced learning
Our TDP community access, check ins, progress markers and highlights of subjects for bite sized learning
18 LIVE workshops to work through the subjects
Each intensive workshop is 2 hours and sometimes more if we need it!
The Business Model
Magical Mojo Mindset
Sales & Marketing
Team Building and Training
The Business of Kitchen and Bath Design
12 MONTHLY PAYMENTS
ONE TIME PAYMENT
Not ready to dive in to all the sections?
Take a look at our try before you buy the program options below.
Actionable Additional Deliverables For The Design Paradigm
✓ Our custom calculator for flat fees and minimum expenditure- THIS IS EPIC AND LIKE NONE OTHER YOU HAVE SEEN--ASK ANYONE WHO HAS IT!
✓ Cheryl’s custom calculators you need to be profitable and guidance to get yours right! Even those calculators you never thought you needed.
✓ The Visual Proposal - GAME CHANGER
✓ Custom spreadsheets for dissecting historical data, hours, post mortem jobs, budgets, material schedules and more
✓ Terminology guides, warranty disclaimers, and everything you need to know about communicating with subs and clients (including our EPIC Project Planner)
✓ Contract language for flat fees and minimum expenditure agreements.
✓ Website and Client introduction guidance
✓ Templates for the minimum spend scope of work, client facing verbiage, questionnaires, leads, training new employees, contractor agreements and more
✓ Marketing templates that you can customize and be off and running
✓ Checklists for processes you never thought about, milestone site visits and more
✓ Case studies of kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more
If you would like the full list of deliverables - just shoot us an email at [email protected]
TDP Designer - Class of 2023
"I had to excuse myself from the call a minute ago because the client we sent our first visual proposal and minimum expenditure came in to pay her first installment of the $10,000 design fee! Minimum expenditure is $60,000. I'm probably going to have a lot more questions going forward! And, I'm sending our second visual proposal this week to another client! Thank you!!!!"
TDP Designer - Class of 2023
"I have been learning so much. As always, Cheryl is a fountain of knowledge. Thank you for all that you do behind the scenes too.
It’s such a gift to have your wisdom and resources available to us. It’s a marathon for sure, in all the good ways."
TDP Designer - Class of 2023
"I so appreciate the passion, enthusiasm, wisdom, time and energy you are putting into this incredible and amazing program. The amount of information that you are sharing is unbelievable, and all this in such a short timeline. The content you deliver is so comprehensive, and I am in total awe of the details!!!"