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Pearl Collective Honors 2023 Boardroom Winners

Furniture World News Desk on 11/30/2023

Gail Doby, Courtney Thomas, Patti Julber & Erin Weir.
Gail Doby, Courtney Thomas, Patti Julber & Erin Weir.

Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail Doby Coaching and Consulting, supports interior design professionals and firms as they achieve transformational growth in profitability, productivity, and professional and personal satisfaction. One of the organization’s mastermind collectives, the Boardroom, takes established design firms and amplifies their business helping them reach financial freedom, joy and happiness. Each year, Pearl Collective recognizes select Boardroom members for outstanding accomplishments within their business over the last year.

“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 45% of businesses fail within five years and 65% fail within 10 years,” said Gail Doby, ASID, co-founder of Pearl Collective. “Each of our award recipients applied what they learned in the programs with heart and creativity to create

results that elevated their business far ahead of their peers.”

The various awards presented during the Boardrooms’ annual retreat, held this fall in Nashville, recognizes exceptional overall revenue growth and net profit growth over a year-long period. While the average interior design firm saw both revenue and net profit remain essentially flat over the last 24 months, Boardroom award winners saw amazing annual growth exceeding at least 127% over the previous year.

2023 Boardroom Awards

  • 2023 Chairman’s Award - Kylie Ponton, Kylie Ponton Interiors, Tamps, FL 
  • 2023 Chairman’s Award - Margaret Schaffer – REH Interiors, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2023 Rising Star Award - Tanya Shively, Sesshu Design Associates, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2023 Growth Awar - Courtney Thomas, Courtney Thomas Design, La Canada, CA 
  • 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year - Kevie Murphy, K.A. Murphy Interiors, Manhasset, NY 

“At Pearl Collective, we empower interior designers to thrive enabling them to earn more, worry less and enjoy better relationships with their clients and teams. I am so proud of our award winners,” said Erin Weir, co-founder of Pearl Collective. “Their grit, determination, and willingness to learn, grow and adapt to our ever-changing economy is inspiring. Congratulations!”



About Pearl Collective
Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, offers one-on-one VIP coaching and consulting services to professional designers and firms, mastermind groups for CEOs and leadership teams, online courses and programming, business tools and documents, and live events across the U.S and internationally. Firms from start-ups to those with seven figure-plus revenues have realized transformational growth in sales, profitability and professional and personal satisfaction. Utilizing highly developed and strategic financial, marketing, organizational and human resources evaluations, Pearl Collective clears the path for clients to radically improve their businesses, achieve financial success, attain business and personal goals and work more efficiently. Doby’s background in both interior design and business finance provides the foundation for how many of the top design firms and practitioners now approach the business of doing business. For more information, visit ThePearlCollective.com or follow on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.