Designers Stories

Richard Rabel

Working with Terri opened my business up for new opportunities!

Richard Rabel Interiors + Art, Ltd.
New York, NY

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Back in November 2013, I decided to take a leap in business. I attended the Design Business Summit and joined the IDBA Coaching Program (then known as GCGM) to help with my newly established interior design practice.

Working with Interior Design Business Academy

I learned the importance of valuing my skills and presenting with confidence even though I didn’t have a 4-year degree in Interior Design (although I do have an Engineering degree, a Master’s in Business, and other invaluable experience in the art and design world).

I also learned about practical ways of looking at the nuts and bolts of my business, and the importance of getting my mindset in the right place.


Working with Terri opened my business up for new opportunities!

I still use the mindset shift of “this is who I am and this is what I can for you”, rather than being pushed around (or bullied) by the client who thinks they know better and that I’m just one of their hired assistants.

I’m also one of the designers selected for the venerable Kips Bay 2019 Showhouse in NYC. I’ve received rave reviews and am enjoying the fruits of my labor!

This was in part possible because of what I learned from Terri – thank you.