There's a reason top interior designers rely on business coaching, and now you can, too!

Ask yourself these 7 questions...

1: Do you wish you had a step-by-step plan for achieving your highest professional and personal goals? 

2: Are you confident that you are moving consistently toward success and prosperity...or does each year look pretty much like the last?

3: Is it possible that you don't even know what you don't know when it comes to the exact business models that generate top dollar? 

4: Are you sure you have the right systems and people in place to take advantage of talent and productivity? 

5: Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the moving parts of a design practice?

6: Do you sometimes lack confidence when it comes to the business side of things?

7: Are you open to confronting reality when it comes to your firm's strengths and weaknesses...and your own?

Get Serious About Your Future!

Download the comprehensive brochure on the difference between coaching and consulting and which one fits you best. 

Individual Coaching

Enjoy the education and accountability of video calls with David every other week, along with shared agendas, tasks, goals, and more. Also, unlimited e-mails and emergency calls. 

$1,500 to $2,500/mo subject to call length.

Full-firm Consulting

An intensive 90-day analysis of your firm and personal goals by David, resulting in up to 100-pages of written reports and up to a dozen video calls. The three phases include a Situation Audit, Scenario Analysis, and Implementation Plan. 

$6,500/mo for three months

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There's no better way to get a feel for the impact of personal coaching with David Shepherd than to see it in action. Once you've reviewed the information on this page, feel free to schedule a complimentary call at your earliest convenience. 

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About David Shepherd

For the past 20 years, David has split time between teaching at a top US business school and helping interior designers to earn what they deserve. Thousands have attended his live events and taken his online courses, and he has worked one-on-one with hundreds more. No one understands the business side of your business like David Shepherd. He is founder of The Edge Membership and Director of the Interior Design MBA Program. For a more detailed CV, click HERE.  


Hear what David's coaching clients have to say

Each year, David Shepherd opens up only a few engagements for consulting clients. If you are ready to take your business to a different place and fulfill your potential, learn more and make the commitment to your future today.

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Custom programs for individuals

12-week program including weekly assignments, shared Dashboard with tasks and goals, clarifying questions, regular video sessions, unlimited emails to David and custom agenda. 

Custom agenda could include:

  • Accountability
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Strategy review (What makes you different?)
  • Reduced complexity
  • Right-sizing
  • Profit goals
  • Comparison with “best practices”
  • Stage of life “transitions”
  • Succession plan
  • Confidential sounding board
  • Detailed surveys and assessments
  • Situation Audit 
  • Business Plan
  • Turnaround Plan
  • Personal (life) coaching


$1,500 every 4 weeks for 12 weeks with weekly calls. (Three payments)


$1,000 every 4 weeks for 12 weeks with calls every other week. (Three payments)


  • Calls average 50 minutes
  • Follow-on coaching available after 12 weeks. 

ActionMap Framework

In this highly-impactful 12-week program, design firm principals will answer the three most critical strategic questions:

  • Where is your business now? (Situation Audit)
  • Where do you want it to be in the future? (Scenario Analysis)
  • How do you get there? (Strategic plan.)


During this process, you will experience:

  • Weekly video calls with David
  • Shared online Dashboard with tasks, goals, notes, and more.
  • Detailed questionnaires and surveys
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Weekly assignments and clarifying questions
  • Supplemental videos 
  • “Map” drawing tool
  • Selection of top 5 priorities
  • Complete list of specific action items to take first


$1,500 every 4 weeks for 12 weeks. (Three payments)



  • Calls average 50 minutes
  • Follow-on coaching available after 12 weeks

Board of Advisors

After a brief learning curve to understand the issues facing you and your firm, David will serve as a regular advisor, as if a member of your Board. 


The schedule for this is flexible and to be determined by the size and complexity of your business model.


Includes unlimited emails and on-demand emergency calls as needed.


$2,500 for the Initial learning curve including a review by David of your financial statements, org chart, marketing messages, website, social media, personal goals, etc.


Followed by:


*$750/mo for one monthly call of approximately 50-minutes.


*$1,000/mo for twice-a-month calls of approximately 50 minutes.


* Minimum three month commitment to start