Summary

Serial entrepreneur and marketing expert Debra Gould will speak at the HOPE Symposium in Toronto on November 30. During her talk, “3 Ways to Reclaim Your Power and Shape your Future,” Gould will inspire anyone looking to reshape their lives through a new career, or starting or growing a business.

Debra Gould to Lead Workshop on 3 Ways to Reclaim Your Power and Shape Your Future

Debra Gould Speaker(TORONTO) November 21, 2013 – At the HOPE Symposium on November 30, professionals and entrepreneurs will address the theme of “Living Your Purpose.”

Afternoon workshops are grouped into 3 areas: Health and Well-Being, Self-Discovery and Leadership. Each session will be engaging, informative and interactive with demonstrations, exercises and games.

The Leadership panel feature experts with a range of experience and points of view. For example, Debra Gould (also known as both The Voice of Possibility and The Staging Diva), will share how she overcame various challenges in her own life and career. Then she will take listeners through an exercise to demonstrate how we can all access the resources we need to have more choice about how we shape our futures.

In her presentation, “3 Ways to Reclaim Your Power and Shape your Future,” Gould helps entrepreneurs and life coaches learn how personal reinvention is possible for each one of us, despite perceived roadblocks and past decisions.

Gould says, “We invent ourselves every day by the choices we make,” and demonstrates how she reinvented her own life many times during her own journey as a creative entrepreneur and single parent.

Debra Gould has been a serial entrepreneur since 1989. As president of Voice Of Possibility Group Inc., her mission is helping people realize the many possibilities that lie around the next corner when they build a business around their passions.

Since establishing the Staging Diva brand online, she has trained over 7,000 individuals to start their own businesses in 22 countries. She writes the popular blog, Home Staging Business Report, and has published 5 guides for home stagers.

Debra Gould’s media coverage includes: CityTV, GlobalTV, CBC, CTV, HGTV, CBS Radio, CNNMoney, Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day, Reader’s Digest, MoneySense, Entrepreneur, House and Home, Home & Decor, Style at Home, Centre of the City, USAA Magazine, FabJob Guide to Become a Home Stager, Home Style, National Post Homes, This Old House, Home Business Magazine, Globe & Mail and others.

Gould will be speaking at the HOPE Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at the University of Toronto, Victoria College. You can register online by visiting the HOPE Symposium website. Details are also available by calling NLP Canada Training at 289-242-5089.

The 5th Annual HOPE Symposium offers a unique opportunity to meet and train with expert change agents who are committed to helping people grow, heal and solve problems.

About Debra Gould

From corporate refugee to ad agency executive; marketing consultant to successful artist (who was afraid to walk into an art supply store); and home stager to author and international trainer; Debra Gould has stepped out of her comfort zone to reinvent herself many times in her 25-year journey as a creative entrepreneur. She has taught over 7,000 people in 22 countries how to earn a living from their creative talents, while raising a child on her own.

Contact

Debra Gould, The Staging Diva
Voice of Possibility Group Inc.
416-691-6615
info@stagingdiva.com
http://www.VoiceOfPossibility.com

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Summary

Serial entrepreneur and marketing expert Debra Gould will speak at the 2012 HOPE Symposium in Toronto on September 29. During her talk, “Feeling Good About Your Business: How To Make More Money Without Sacrificing Your Integrity,” Gould will inspire established entrepreneurs as well as those contemplating starting a business.

Debra Gould to Speak at HOPE 2012 Symposium

Debra Gould Motivational Speaker(TORONTO) September 24, 2012 – At the HOPE Symposium on September 29, professionals and entrepreneurs will address the issues of integrity in business, mind-body integration, and models of integrity.

The business panel feature experts with a range of experience and points of view. For example, Debra Gould (also known as both The Voice of Possibility and The Staging Diva), will debunk the outdated assumptions that “marketing” or “making a lot of money” mean you have to leave your integrity at the door.

In her presentation, “Feeling Good About Your Business: How To Make More Money Without Sacrificing Your Integrity,” Gould helps entrepreneurs and life coaches learn how to attract clients, boost sales and grow their business with integrity and without manipulation.

Gould says, “When you finally decide to give up the security of a regular job to start your own business, a world of possibility opens up. Unfortunately, some business owners, especially those motivated by helping others, are often afraid to charge what they’re worth. I want to help new entrepreneurs achieve balance and realize that there’s nothing wrong with being well-paid for their expertise,” Gould explains.

Debra Gould has been a serial entrepreneur for almost 25 years. As president of Voice Of Possibility Group Inc., her mission is helping people realize the many possibilities that lie around the next corner when they build a business around their passions.

Since establishing the Staging Diva brand online, she has trained over 7,000 individuals to start their own businesses in 21 countries. She writes the popular blog, Home Staging Business Report, and has published 5 guides for home stagers.

Debra Gould’s media coverage includes: CityTV, GlobalTV, CBC, CTV, HGTV, CBS Radio, CNNMoney, Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day, Reader’s Digest, MoneySense, Entrepreneur, House and Home, Home & Decor, Style at Home, Centre of the City, USAA Magazine, FabJob Guide to Become a Home Stager, Home Style, National Post Homes, This Old House, Home Business Magazine, Globe & Mail and others.

Gould will be speaking at the HOPE Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, September 29 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Room 119 at the University of Toronto, Emmanuel College. You can register online by visiting the HOPE Symposium website. Details are also available by calling NLP Canada Training at 416-928-2394.

The 4th Annual HOPE Symposium offers a unique opportunity to meet people trained in NLP and learn how it fits into their lives and work. NLP is an unregulated field that has attracted the best and the worst of people who want more influence over themselves and others.

The practitioners who train with NLP Canada Training share a desire for ethical, effective influence that leads to tangible results. The HOPE Symposium is the only NLP conference that showcases the way NLP is applied in the lives and work of people who are business people, therapists, teachers and leaders in a variety of roles and fields.

About Debra Gould

From corporate refugee to ad agency executive, marketing consultant to artist, and home stager to author and international trainer, intrepid entrepreneur Debra Gould has stepped out of her comfort zone to reinvent herself many times on her journey as a creative entrepreneur. Gould’s HOPE Symposium presentation will inspire established business owners and those just thinking about taking steps towards making a living doing something they love.

Contact

Debra Gould, The Staging Diva
Voice of Possibility Group Inc.
416-691-6615
debragould@stagingdiva.com
http://www.VoiceOfPossibility.com

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Summary

Back to school season is the perfect time for moms to find a fulfilling way to spend their free time and boost their income too, says home staging expert Debra Gould.

Home Staging Career for Moms When Kids Go Back To School

back to school(UNITED STATES) August 27, 2012 – This is the time of year when kids are heading back to school and mothers are suddenly finding themselves with a lot more free time. On the Home Staging Business Report blog, Staging Diva Debra Gould encourages mothers to consider starting a new home staging career to give themselves a meaningful focus and boost their income.

“Many moms are preparing to send their children off to preschool or kindergarten who are sick about it,” says Gould. “Some will be returning to an empty, quiet house for the first time since having children and will begin to wonder what their purpose is now that their kids are back to school. Others are suddenly faced with an empty nest after sending their kids off to college.”

As founder of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Gould urges women in this position to find something else to define themselves besides solely being a mother. While Gould believes that being a mom is the most important job there is, she also believes that women need something else in their lives that brings them joy and a sense of fulfillment.

“With the economy the way it is, most of us also need to earn some extra cash. With only limited time to make money, it’s important to have a flexible career that will pay well,” Gould says.

As an example, Gould says that home stagers earn 5 to 10 times more per hour than many service businesses. So while the kids are back to school, a mom could make $500 or more in a single day, giving decorating and home staging advice.

“A home staging career gives people with natural decorating talent a positive focus in their lives,” Gould says. “It’s fulfilling work because we help people going through the often difficult transition of selling their home, but we also have full control over our schedules to be there for our family when they need us.”

According to Gould, many graduates of the Staging Diva Training Program are moms whose kids have gone back to school, giving them the time and freedom to follow their own dreams. Gould has included some of their stories in a free report, “Ask Staging Diva: Can a regular person like me become a successful home stager?” available on the Staging Diva website.

 About Staging Diva

The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars’ worth of real estate, including 7 of her own homes. She is the president of Voice of Possibility Group Inc., which operates a home staging division, SixElements.com, in addition to StagingDiva.com, which has trained over 7,000 home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.

Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.

 Contact

Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
Voice of Possibility Group Inc.
416-691-6615
debragould@stagingdiva.com
http://www.stagingdiva.com

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Summary

Debra Gould, also known as The Staging Diva, inspires home stagers to use their talents and interests to make a living.

Staging Diva Encourages Home Stagers to Pursue Their Passions

first step toward change(UNITED STATES) August 20, 2012 – Staging Diva Debra Gould believes that a person’s work should be a direct offshoot of their interests.

On the Home Staging Business Report blog, Gould discusses how an individual’s talents can be used to make a living.

“Work should not be something we need to escape from—work should be a natural extension of our talents and passions,” Gould writes.

As a professional home stager, trainer and mentor to thousands of home stagers, Gould believes that work should be the thing that helps people feel truly alive and engaged, and she says that occurs when a person follows their passions.

“We each have our own God-given talents that we can use to make money and help others. We’re each in control of the path our lives take. Every day we make choices about how we spend our time, attention and money—and doing nothing is also a choice to say ‘no’ to an alternate path.”

Some may say that Gould is lucky to be working for herself as a home stager, but she believes that luck has nothing to do with it.

“Being in the right place at the right time can play some part in the success of a business, it is mostly commitment, hard work and doing something you’re passionate about that will allow you to create your own ‘luck’ in this world,” she says.

Gould refuses to believe that only a select few are destined to live the lives they have dreamed of: “We all have the potential to achieve our goals, but the biggest obstacle is our own mindsets. I created the Staging Diva line of home staging training products to help aspiring home stagers build successful businesses faster and with less struggle and more confidence.”

Gould’s hope is that each person will reach a place where they no longer “have to go to work” but they “get to go to work” and see it as a natural extension of who they really are.

For additional information on starting and growing a home staging business, Gould invites home stagers to visit the Home Staging Business Report on the Staging Diva website.

About Staging Diva

The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars’ worth of real estate, including 7 of her own homes. She is the president of Voice of Possibility Group Inc., which operates a home staging division, SixElements.com, in addition to StagingDiva.com, which has trained over 7,000 home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.

Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.

Contact

Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
Voice of Possibility Group Inc.
416-691-6615
debragould@stagingdiva.com
http://www.stagingdiva.com

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Home staging expert Debra Gould explains how introverts can gain strength and creativity from solitude.

Introverts Harness Creativity Says Home Staging Expert

Staging Diva in Center City(UNITED STATES) August 13, 2012 – According to home staging expert Debra Gould, many home stagers are introverts. On the Home Staging Business Report blog, Gould shares her thoughts on how introversion influences creativity.

“I’ve asked thousands of my home stager followers on Facebook and Twitter whether they consider themselves introverts or extroverts and found that most of us describe ourselves as introverts,” Gould writes. “We can certainly behave like extrovers when it serves a business or personal goal but it’s not our natural inclination.”

Gould believes that it can be difficult for introverts to appreciate their special gifts in a world that expects them to be extroverted.

“Being able to be happy alone is a strength because you don’t have to tie yourself up in knots just to always have someone around you,” Gould shares. “On the other hand, being an introvert means I really have to push myself to do the self-promotion that’s required when you run your own business. I’ve certainly proved that it can be done because I’ve been supporting myself, and later my family, since 1989 working from a home office.”

In her article, Gould discusses a video titled “The Power of Introverts” by author Susan Cain. In her talk, Cain explores how solitude can be an important factor in innovation and creativity.

“Many home stagers can relate to this idea,” Gould says, “because we run our staging businesses from a home office and not many of us have business partners to keep us company or bounce ideas off of.”

Gould has also observed that many home stagers prefer their clients not be present when they are staging their homes because it’s easier to generate creative ideas, and get a feeling for the house, without that distraction.

“I’m most creative and engaged with a house when I can connect with it without the influence of anyone else there. In fact, I discovered through writing an article a few months ago, that I’m not the only home stager who believes that a house speaks to me!”

Staging Diva Graduate Christine Marshall of Brisbane, Australia finds a similar power in solitude: “As an introvert, I understand the need to be quiet to create. In my work, I disappear into my own world to write, design and plan. When I come out of my world with my work, others are amazed at what I produce.”

For additional information on starting and growing a home staging business, Gould invites home stagers to visit the Home Staging Business Report on the Staging Diva website.

 About Staging Diva

The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars’ worth of real estate, including 7 of her own homes. She is the president of Voice of Possibility Group Inc., which operates a home staging division, SixElements.com, in addition to StagingDiva.com, which has trained over 7,000 home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.

Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.

Contact

Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
Voice of Possibility Group Inc.
416-691-6615
debragould@stagingdiva.com
http://www.stagingdiva.com

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Summary

Staging Diva Debra Gould provides advice to home stagers for keeping their businesses running while on holiday or vacation.

Home Stagers Learn Tips for Taking a Vacation from Their Businesses

Staging Diva on Vacation(UNITED STATES) August 6, 2012 – According to home staging expert Debra Gould, it can be difficult for home stagers and other entrepreneurs to take time away from their businesses for fear of missing out on client projects and other opportunities. On the Home Staging Business Report blog, Gould shares five tips for keeping a home staging business going while away on vacation.

“First, there is a natural seasonality to home staging, so consider scheduling your vacation during a non-peak period,” Gould suggests. “Since the key real estate seasons are spring and fall, you may be able to take off for a week in the summer or winter without many clients noticing.”

In addition, Gould recommends that home stagers tack their vacation time onto a national holiday, such as Christmas, New Year’s or Independence Day. Since most potential clients will be away as well, vacation time can be maximized while taking off relatively few business days.

Gould also suggests enlisting help during a vacation: “While you’re away, hire a friend, relative or a virtual assistant to check your email and voice mail. Provide detailed instructions for how often messages should be checked and responded to.”

According to Gould, it is advisable to prepare a script for handling certain situations like new client calls, appointment scheduling and urgent situations with past staging clients.

“It’s also important to gain some perspective on what ‘urgent’ really means,” Gould advises. “No one will actually die if you’re not there—they’ll just have to wait a few days for you to return. Providing quality customer service is essential, but it’s also important to maintain healthy boundaries around your availability.”

Gould admits that it can be frightening to take a vacation while running a business, but she also believes it is crucial not to become a slave to the business either: “You have to give yourself permission to step into your future and create the lifestyle you desire.”

To read Gould’s remaining tips, she invites home stagers to visit the Home Staging Business Report on the Staging Diva website.

About Staging Diva

The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars’ worth of real estate, including 7 of her own homes. She is the president of Voice of Possibility Group Inc., which operates a home staging division, SixElements.com, in addition to StagingDiva.com, which has trained over 7,000 home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.

Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.

Contact

Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
Voice of Possibility Group Inc.
416-691-6615
debragould@stagingdiva.com
http://www.stagingdiva.com

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