Staging Diva Graduate Lori Fischer left a decade-long career in pharmaceutical sales to become a home stager. She gives credit to Debra Gould, The Staging Diva, for her early success.
(UNITED STATES) November 7, 2011 – Before becoming a home stager, Lori Fischer of Pennsylvania-based Rethink Interiors worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Despite her background in an unrelated industry, she has experienced early success as a home stager, and she attributes this to the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program founded by Debra Gould.
“I had my first staging job before I finished my home staging courses, and I had to listen to the recordings to coach me through many aspects of it,” Fischer says. “I successfully staged the home with the help of my trainer, Debra Gould, and that of my Staging Diva Network colleagues. Not only were the homeowners thrilled, they said that working with me was transformational. I couldn’t have received a higher compliment.”
From her first project, Lori generated four new leads, which brought in at least one additional home staging project.
“Each morning I wake up and am energized by what I am doing and what the future is going to bring. I honestly could not and most likely would not have made this leap to fulfill my dream had I not found The Staging Diva. Debra not only provides the nuts and bolts, she also provides an incredible amount of support with coaching. She is that voice of confidence in the moments when doubt creeps in that keeps me focused and moving forward.”
Fischer is involved in a number of activities that have influenced her success. Besides staying active in the online discussion group, Staging Diva Network, she also has a listing on the Staging Diva Directory of Home Stagers so that local homeowners and real estate agents can find her. She also takes time to comment on industry blogs and uses social media to market her business.
“The Staging Diva Program has given me the roadmap to fulfill a dream that I have had for years but was too afraid to make happen,” explains Fischer. “Staging Diva training has given me tools to make this passion a lucrative career and at the same time provides outstanding follow-up coaching to achieve the personal growth that needed to happen for me to take this big step. Thanks to Debra, I have been able to leave a decade-long career that never fit and have replaced it with a passion, joy and zeal that I had craved for so long.”
Many Staging Diva Graduates have found success as home stagers after making the switch from unrelated careers. For more information about the Staging Diva Training Program, visit the Staging Diva website.
The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars worth of real estate, including seven of her own homes. She is the president of home staging firm SixElements.com and has trained over 4000 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.
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