Debra Gould Bio
Short Bio (53 words):
Internationally recognized home staging expert Debra Gould is President of Six Elements Inc. and creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program. An entrepreneur for almost 25 years and author of several guides, Debra has staged millions of dollars worth of real estate and uses her expertise to train others worldwide.
Long Bio (348 words):
Debra Gould, aka The Staging Diva®, is President of Six Elements Inc., an internationally recognized home staging company. Inspired by many requests from aspiring home stagers wanting to start similar businesses, Gould created the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program.
Gould has trained over 4000 Staging Diva students worldwide to start their own businesses. All share a natural talent for decorating and interest in real estate, but struggle with how to make money in their own house staging business before learning her secrets.
Debra Gould’s mission is to inspire and empower others to use their natural talents to earn a living. She followed her dreams and wants to teach others to be able to do the same.
Gould pursued an MBA in Marketing and began a corporate career before moving to advertising. In the 1980s, she launched one of the first integrated marketing firms, which she ran for 10 years. Wanting a more creative life, Debra gave it up to design home accessories. She created the Debra Gould Home Collection, landing a magazine cover story and book feature, followed by her first of several HGTV appearances.
Buying decorating and selling six of her own homes in 4 years lead to an interest in real estate staging which she turned into a new staging career with the launch of SixElements.com in 2002. Since that time she has staged homes for hundreds of clients in addition to providing home staging training.
Gould is the author of “Staging Diva Ultimate Design Guide: Home staging tips, tricks and floor plans,” “Staging Diva Ultimate Color Guide: The easy way to pick colors for home staging projects,” and “Staging Diva Ultimate Portfolio Guide: Winning clients with the perfect home staging portfolio.”
In addition to HGTV, Debra Gould’s media coverage includes: CityTV, GlobalTV, CBC, 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.