The Design You Podcast

Tobi Fairley | Life Coach to Interior Designers & Creatives | Helping smart, talented entrepreneurs find work-life balance, charge what they’re worth, and overcome overwhelm to live in health, wealth, & joy.

The Design You Podcast is for interior designers and creatives looking to slow down, get rid of “busy,” and live in health, wealth and wholehearted joy. Develop the confidence and the knowledge to make authentic choices that will improve your life, redesign your health, and grow your business like never before.

All Episodes

I’m talking to you about what it looked like to have my dream business for the first time ever this year. Discover why and how our business is different, the difference between how I used to show up and how I’m showing up now, and how you, too, can build a different kind of seven-figure business.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/192/

Dec 2

1 hr 3 min

This week, I’m giving you a twist on gratitude, a different way to think about it, and showing you how to make a shift in your own gratitude practice. Hear the shift that has been huge in my own gratitude practice and how you can start thinking about gratitude differently in your life. Get ready for a gamechanger, friends, this episode is a good one.     Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/191/

Nov 25

18 min 30 sec

This week, hear from my team about how we’ve implemented our company values. Find out how these incredible women have helped shape my business, the importance of things like trust, support, and honest, direct communication, and their experiences of working as part of a company driven by its values.     Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/190/

Nov 18

1 hr 2 min

This week, I'm diving into the problem with company values and showing you what to do if your company values aren’t quite right. The more you understand what you value, the more your customers and clients will too, so I’m showing you how to get clear on your company values and implement them in the day-to-day operations and decision-making in your business.     Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/189/

Nov 11

58 min 40 sec

Have you dreamed of writing a book but aren’t sure what the process entails? Have you ever wondered where to start when it comes to getting published and landing a book deal? Tune in this week to hear Shira’s journey of writing her book and getting published. Shira shares her tips and advice for anybody looking to write and publish their own book, and where to start if you are looking to land a book deal.     Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/188/

Nov 4

51 min 45 sec

In this replay of episode 70, I’m showing you how to analyze the way you spend your days and sharing a 4-step process to help you design your days in alignment with your overall goals and priorities. I’m sharing the process I use to design my days and therefore my life, and sharing the key to feeling great and creating a life you truly want.     Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/187

Oct 28

51 min 16 sec

Discover how to listen to your negative emotions in a way that helps you live a more enjoyable life, even during the difficult times. I’m sharing why life is supposed to be a 50-50 balance of positive and negative, and what you can do to start embracing that balance in your own life.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/186/

Oct 21

55 min 21 sec

Do you really know what you want? And even if you do, are you willing to get out of your own way so you can start working towards those things? Kara Gaisie is an expert on this work, and she told me so many things that I really needed to be reminded of, so tune in this week because there is so much value in this conversation. We’re discussing how to sell yourself on what you really want, getting out of your own way, doing the work, and having gratitude for the process.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/185/

Oct 14

54 min 6 sec

When it comes to running a business, you have to get comfortable with money and not be afraid to earn and spend it. So this week, we’re getting clear, direct, and honest about exactly what it looks like to have these money conversations with your clients. Lori Paranjape joins me again for part 2 of our conversation, and we’re having the official money talk.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/184/

Oct 7

57 min 46 sec

Find out what the biggest mistakes that designers can make in their businesses are and how to avoid them. Lori shares some of the mistakes has made in her extremely successful business, what she’s learned from them, and why it is so important to take responsibility for the mistakes you make. Discover the importance of being transparent and upfront with clients – especially about money – and hear some of Lori’s best advice for new designers.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/183/

Sep 30

56 min 30 sec

Have you ever wondered how to get publicity for your business but aren’t sure where to start? Tune in this week to hear how to use publicity to get your message out there, elevate your brand, and be seen as a thought leader in your industry. Lynya shares the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make when pitching to the media, how to match your publicity with your messaging and some tips for getting starting working with the media.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/182/

Sep 23

40 min 14 sec

I’m breaking down my journey with weight loss and learning to love my body, and the mindset changes I have implemented to get to where I am today. All bodies should be celebrated all of the time, so I’m showing you why we need to stop thinking it’s OK to judge our own and other people’s bodies and teaching you how to learn to love your body whatever that looks like for you right now.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/181/

Sep 16

46 min 59 sec

I’m sharing why the way we as a culture think about selling, making, and talking about money is a problem, and why it is so important for women to talk about this topic. I’m showing you how to check your mindset around money and question why you think about it the way you do, and start to think differently so you, too, can break the stigma around women wanting and making money.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/180/

Sep 9

43 min 52 sec

I’m sharing why external validation isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be and why it might be the thing keeping you from the life and business you dream of. I’m showing you how to stop delegating your happiness to external sources and showing you what to do instead to live by your real values, create success and achieve your goals.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/179/

Sep 2

40 min 37 sec

I told you last week that this week’s episode would also be a little woo and I was not lying, friends! Hear how Laura’s work has helped demystify intuition and bring it into the mainstream. We’re showing you how to trust your gut and handle a crisis, and how to understand your intuition on a different level and use it to access a different version of your life.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/178/

Aug 26

49 min 47 sec

This week, hear what human design is and how Lauren uses it to help people build their businesses. Learn about the five types of Human Design and find out what type you are, and understand how aligning with your design can completely change your life.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/177/

Aug 19

48 min 19 sec

Hear the incredible shifts Marina has experienced in her life and business which she attributes significantly to the Design You program. She shares everything she has learned from the program that has helped her business thrive, and how she is now making three times more money in her business while being the happiest she’s ever been in her life. It's such an exciting episode, friends, don't miss it!   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/176

Aug 12

57 min 35 sec

I’m sharing three questions that could be keeping you stuck and how to change the stories you're telling yourself surrounding them. Discover why asking the wrong questions will never lead you to the results you want, and the one question you should be asking instead to create the business you want and deserve.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/175/

Aug 5

33 min 55 sec

I'm discussing the importance of accountability and sharing a different way of approaching your goals. There are two reasons you aren’t getting results in your life, and by hearing what they are this week, you’ll be able to stop waiting for someone else to show you how it’s done. Get ready friends, what I’m going to tell you today may just blow your mind!   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/174/

Jul 29

40 min 8 sec

Hear from Jill Kalman, Rebecca Ward, Renée Biery, and Liz Toombs about their experiences of creating digital courses, services, and scalable products and how they have implemented what they learned from the Design You membership into their businesses. Find out why having a niche is vital in your business and how to be brave enough to put yourself out there to people who need it most.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/173/

Jul 22

1 hr 5 min

Jen shares the 5 principles of building a master brand and shows us how to use them to become a successful entrepreneur. Learn how to view challenges as opportunities for tremendous growth, and why when you know and live by your values, you’ll always make the best decision in your life and business. It’s a note-taking episode, friends, don't miss it! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/172/

Jul 15

42 min 37 sec

Rochelle shares how she built her business and her perspective and philosophies as a plus-size woman in the fashion industry. She shares what she loves most about being an influencer, the importance of being comfortable in your own skin, and why what you weigh has nothing to do with your worth as a person. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/171/

Jul 8

52 min 17 sec

Mory and I discuss the importance of being vulnerable in your business and how the fear of cancel culture could be making you show up less authentically. We have a responsibility to show up in an honest way, and doing the deeper work is crucial. Mory shows us how to be truly vulnerable in a way that a leader should, and how to have the courage to listen to your inner calling.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/170/

Jul 1

37 min 29 sec

Discover how our dreams provide us with a way to experience different versions of ourselves, and how to let go of what’s holding you back from dreaming fully. Teneshia shares what it means to fight for your dream and how to overcome obstacles to take action and make your dreams a reality. If you’re ready to be committed to your dream for the long term, no matter what, you’re going to love today’s episode! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/169/

Jun 24

41 min 28 sec

Hear my conversation with David all about the history of design-build and architecture, and why it’s so important for those of us in the industry to know it. Learn why the connection between designer and builder is so important, why it’s been missing, and how to take this knowledge into your next project. Get ready to have your mind blown like mine was from what David is sharing today! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/168/

Jun 17

41 min 20 sec

Nicole Fulton, Lori Fischer, and Melanie Coddington are sharing the shifts they’ve seen in their businesses since joining the membership. Hear their a-ha! moments, what they love about the membership and the differences in where they are now versus before they joined the program. There's nothing like hearing from real-life people, and I know you'll find this episode inspiring. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/167/

Jun 10

43 min 28 sec

I'm sharing how I integrated my values at a foundational level to create a sustainable, joyful, fulfilling way of doing business and how you can create the necessary shifts to start working differently in yours. If you’re ready to get off the hustle bus, stop rewarding overworking culture and start working in alignment with your values, I’m sharing three shifts you need to make to take the first step. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/166/

Jun 3

58 min 34 sec

Tune in for some great insight, solutions, and practices you can put in place to increase your self-worth and know your own value. Discover the reason you may be procrastinating, why you need to stop comparing yourself to other people, and how to start prioritizing your own needs to achieve your goals. Grab your notepad friends, there’s so much to take in in this episode! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/165/

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May 27

49 min 21 sec

Find out what exactly a launch is and what you can expect when you launch your product or service. Launches are a great way to promote your offering - whether it's for groups or one-on-one services - and Tasha is sharing some advice for somebody new to launching as well as a three-step process to help you create a successful launch. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to launches, Tasha has your back! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/164/

May 20

43 min 24 sec

Find out how Beth developed her self-awareness and realized the importance of prioritizing yourself and setting boundaries in your life and business. We share some awesome tips for putting yourself first, becoming aware of what you need to be your best self, and we show you how to use this knowledge to show up sustainably day after day. I love this conversation and I know you will too! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/163/

May 13

49 min 17 sec

Listen in for an inspiring conversation about leaning into your earning potential and creating more money in your life. Rachel shares how we, as women, can be doing better when it comes to managing our finances, and how to make million-dollar decisions in your life and business. Choosing to invest in yourself is the most important thing you can do, friends, and you’ll learn how in this week’s episode! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/162/

May 6

47 min 14 sec

Listen in this week and hear the fascinating trajectory Joy has taken in her life and business and her experiences working with incredible design firms across the world. Joy shares what it’s like constantly working across multiple time zones, what it takes to run a thriving interior design business, and why there’s no express lane in your career; you have to work for what you want. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/161/

Apr 29

54 min 1 sec

Join us this week and hear how Priority VA matches executive assistants to CEOs and business owners, and why being real about who you are will attract team members that are aligned with your needs. We discuss the importance of being authentic and why getting help in your business creates space for you to do the work you love. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/160/

Apr 22

51 min 2 sec

Join us this week as we define what it truly means to grow and scale a business, and hear why Diane decided to keep her business small. We share some tips for growing your business without scaling and explore why more money isn’t always the ultimate goal, especially if it’s at the expense of other things. Get ready to get excited by what’s possible in your business, friends! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/159/

Apr 15

39 min 12 sec

Listen in today for my conversation with Susan Hyatt all about how she ditched perfectionism and patriarchy in favor of badass confidence and success. We dive into the effects diet culture has our confidence and our businesses, and how to channel our envy for other women into inspiration. This episode is jam-packed with truth bombs and mic-drop moments, you do not want to miss it! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/158

Apr 8

38 min 50 sec

Join us this week as we discuss how to work through the bottleneck issue in your business and why bottlenecks, boundaries, and happiness are an inside job. Karen shares some second half of life wisdom and why it's important to start listening to your intuition. If you’re looking for more meaning in your life, friends, this episode could create some opportunity for you to explore that further! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/157

Apr 1

52 min 40 sec

Listen in this week as Lauren and I discuss how to separate the CEO version from the employee version of ourselves and the thought work required to make big changes in your business. We discuss why it’s crucial to build the right foundations in your business if you want to grow and scale, and the importance of changing the barometer for perfectionism and releasing the standards we’re holding ourselves to. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/156

Mar 25

50 min 31 sec

Join us this week to learn why diet culture is rooted in systems of oppression, and why all bodies, regardless of size, race, and gender, are worthy of dignity and respect. We discuss why body image is in the mind, not the mirror, and how you can dismantle diet culture in your life. If you want to give up dieting forever, make peace with your food and respect your body regardless of your size or shape, this is your episode. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/155

Mar 18

53 min 18 sec

Join us this week as we discuss the benefits of having an abundance mindset and learning to trust yourself in your business. We discuss the importance of staying true to your values, and how to be courageous enough to listen to your intuition, show up authentically and best serve your ideal client. Get ready to think differently, friends, this episode is a good one! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/154

Mar 11

56 min 32 sec

Tune in this week and discover why Kris thinks the world needs more female CEOs and what makes a great leader. We discuss the importance of laying solid foundations in your business, and how being strategic with your time, establishing a vision, and setting expectations can help you run a more effective business. Get out your notepad friends, there is a lot of gold in this episode! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/153

Mar 4

49 min 39 sec

In this episode, we’re covering all things Instagram and social media and showing you why your worth is not defined by the number of followers you have. We discuss why entrepreneurship is inherently political and the importance of getting real and honest with yourself in your business. Get ready to start showing up authentically right now, y'all, this is a good one. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/152

Feb 25

1 hr 3 min

Join us this week and discover how showing up authentically inspires others to do the same. Learn how to become the fully imperfect human being that you are truly meant to be and why you are so much more than what you do. This is such a needed conversation right now, friends. Are you ready to get real with yourself? Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/151

Feb 18

47 min 1 sec

Join us this week and learn how to create some order in your home – without getting rid of anything! Samantha Pregenzer is a professional organizer specializing in individualized solutions and systems for stressed-out moms and homeowners. We discuss the challenges faced when starting a business and show you how to make life easier and feel good about your space. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/150

Feb 11

51 min 28 sec

Tune in this week to hear about Sahara’s inspirational journey, and learn how to reconnect with your soul and live on purpose. We discuss the importance of trusting your unique intuitive process and show you how you can open yourself up to what is meant for you so you can live a more fulfilled life. Get ready to be inspired, friends, this is such a great episode! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/149

Feb 4

34 min 13 sec

Join us this week for a fascinating discussion about the importance of rest, self-compassion, and paying attention to your heart’s desires. Discover what isn’t working for you in your life and how you can change it, and learn how to use this year to create the most authentic version of yourself! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/148

Jan 28

53 min 10 sec

Tune in this week to discover how Timothy learned to appreciate his own worth and stop being a prisoner in his own life. He is an inspirational example of what’s possible when you stop holding yourself back and his story will show you how to get out of your own way, appreciate all of your greatness, and open yourself up to amazing things. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/147

Jan 21

1 hr 1 min

Tune in this week as we discuss the importance of experimenting and being willing to fail in your business, and the key to working effectively with your team. Melanie tells us how she took a step back from the day-to-day operations to generate multiple revenue streams, and how to set up your business to run effectively without you on the forefront. Get ready to be inspired to create a business you love in 2021! Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/146

Jan 14

50 min 52 sec

Tune in this week as we hear about Wendy’s inspiring journey to entrepreneurship and the importance of being willing to take action without knowing all the steps or where you will end up. We discuss the importance of learning to think differently and why the more risks you take, the more creative you’ll become. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/145

Jan 7

51 min

In the final episode of 2020, I’m sharing my chosen word for 2021, along with the reasons I’ve chosen it and what it means for my business and personal life in the year ahead. I’m showing you why everything you want for yourself for 2021 and beyond is within, you simply need to delve deep and find it, and why harnessing your inner wisdom and intuition will enable you to get the life you truly want. If you’re feeling apprehensive or fearful about 2021, this episode is for you.  Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/144

Dec 2020

28 min 40 sec

Join me this week as I share my biggest takeaways from 2020, and discuss how I’ve been deeply impacted by everything that’s happened this year. I’m sharing how the pandemic has reminded me of my priorities in life and business, and why I'm bidding farewell to 2020 with gratitude, and hoping for the privilege of being able to live the coming year in a better way. Get full show notes and more information here: https://tobifairley.com/143

Dec 2020

46 min 34 sec