Podcast

Project Talk | S4E4

Let’s be frank. The world looks a lot different now than it did a month ago – much less back in December when this episode was recorded. On the one hand, it can feel a little disorienting to hear a conversation from a time when our thoughts and habits were in another place entirely. On the other, it can also be a reminder of normalcy.

So, on that note, we’d like you to join us as we revisit a time when we were looking forward. We can chuckle together at the plans we made. (What’s the old saying? “When mortals make plans, the gods laugh.”)

Points of interest include: Donation vs. consignment, Garrison’s special project, not just another brewery, the people you surround yourself with, client shopping surprises – and much more.

Be safe out there!

Client Expectations, Honesty and Accountability | S4E3

And we’re back!

With everything going on in the world, we’re incredibly appreciative that you took a moment to join us this week. Our episode this week focuses on expectations and honesty, cornerstones of any relationship – including professional ones.

Points of interest include: Chock full o’Nuts, Palm Springs, taking care of every detail, mistakes and how to handle them, budget creep – and much more.

Be safe out there!

Social Media and Getting Your Message Across | S4E2

Welcome to week 2 with our new, dynamic, design duo!

Recorded way, way back in a holiday season of yesteryear, Garrison and Lisa share a little bit about the craziness of the time before turning their attention to social media and messaging. The challenges, their insights and habits, all that fun stuff.

Points of interest include: Sneak peeks (not giving it all away), social media habits, does your messaging reflect your brand, getting emotionally invested in clients and projects – and much more.

Season 4 Premiere! | Welcome Lisa

A new year. A new host. A new Coast to Coast. Joining Garrison in our cross-country game of telephone is Lisa Davenport! In this episode we get to know our new host and her journey, while also making stops for important vistas along the way. Points of interest include: The importance of visualizing success, what goes into relocating a business, having consistent systems, time management – and much more.

S3 E3 – Design Must Haves

This week, Catherine and Garrison talk about those special things and people that they could not live without. Even though they’ve built their businesses on their own talents and abilities, but there are things they need to use them to their fullest and people they need to do the things they can’t.

S3 E2 – What Are Our Best Qualities?

This week, Garrison and Catherine take a half hour to toot their own horns a little and appreciate what aspects of designer life they excel in. They have different experiences and different talents, so they explain where they get their strengths from and how they contribute to their respective businesses.

S3 E1 – Decision-making with Clients

Welcome back to Coast to Coast Design. On the first episode of the new season, Catherine and Garrison chat about making choices alongside clients and making choices in spite of clients thinking they want something else.

If you want to reach out to your hosts, message them on Instagram @coasttocoastdesign.

S2 E12 – Construction Projects vs Decoration Projects

This week on Coast to Coast Design, Catherine and Garrison talk about the different workloads, expectations and troubles associated with taking on projects that involve construction compared against projects that are about only decorating.

S2 E11 – Trends: Love Them or Hate Them

On Coast to Coast Design this week, your hosts discuss how they feel about trends on their way in or out, and what trends they would like to see gain some traction. And a special surprise guest joins Garrison and Catherine to contribute their two cents.

S2 E10 – The Repeat Client is the Ideal Client

This week, Garrison and Catherine talk about their respective clienteles and how much of them is made of repeat clients. The compare the experience of repeat clients with first time clients and jointly appreciate the value of building a working relationship with clients over time.