Swipe this script to convert potential clients into (happily!) paying ones
Here's the exact script I use with potential clients on a consultation call to learn about their needs and wants, get them excited about the process, and handle any objections so they feel confident saying YES to booking a design package! It's yours, totally free.
Hey Badass Design Boss,
I know this is a big commitment and you're expecting BIG results as you start your interior design business. I promise to deliver on that, and here's how.
You and I will meet one-on-one twice per month for our Biz Talks to walk through the Biz Docs, help you implement them in your biz, and tackle any questions or issues you have specific to your business.
You'll also enroll in the Badass Biz Corps, a tight-knit community of Badass Biz members and graduates help hold you accountable to your biz goals and help answer questions that come up in between coaching sessions.
Why Hire Lesley as Your Coach + Mentor?
I’ve been in the interior design industry since 2005 and have run Lesley Myrick Art + Design full-time since 2015. Before launching my eponymous design firm, I worked for and learned firsthand from two of North America’s leading interior designers, Kimberley Seldon of Kimberley Seldon Design Group (Toronto, ON) and Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design (Los Angeles, CA).
I’ve invested well over $60k of my own hard-earned money in education, training, private coaching, seminars, trade shows, legal fees, and more. I’ve invested about a million hours (probably) in real-life work experience, learning from podcasts and books, and making a TON of mistakes figuring out how to run a business.
But you know what? Mistakes are how you learn. Let’s just say, I’ve learned a lot. My degree is in interior design, not business, but I feel like I’ve earned an MBA in the school of real life!
The Badass Biz Bundle is what I wish I had when I was starting out on my own - the business documents (biz docs) I didn’t know I needed, and a kickass mentor (for biz talks) to answer questions with practical, tactical advice to help me quickly and confidently launch on my own.
Can’t wait to be part of your badass business journey!
What Does the Badass Biz Bundle Include?
6 months of one-on-one coaching
Nothing's gonna get you focused faster and making more progress in your new business than one-on-one mentoring sessions with someone who's walked in your shoes and built a business from scratch. I don't just talk the talk - I walk the walk. I took the leap and went full-time in 2015 - only to move across the country in 2019 and start things all over again! I know how to get a business up and running, and I want to empower you to do the same.
20+ Real-Life Biz Document Templates
I spent LITERAL YEARS figuring out how to organize and run a super-efficient, buttoned-up business that's profitable and makes clients super happy. I'm sharing more than 20 templates for documents that I use every day to keep projects running smoothly and keep my business growing. You get fill-in-blank templates you can start implementing right away, PLUS get access to actual examples of how I use the biz docs at Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
Here's What Badass Biz Grad Laura Says:
Here's What We'll Cover in our Badass Biz Talks
12 Power Coaching Sessions to Start Strong
Get ready to make MEGA progress in a short time and launch a kickass business you love! We meet online via Zoom for two 50-minute calls per month. Not only will I lead you through all of the lessons and systems below, you'll also have time to get specific questions answered.
Struggling with what to charge for a project? Not sure if the kitchen layout you're working on is quite right? Wondering about how to delegate responsibilities to an assistant? Consider me your business bestie to brainstorm with and you can bet you'll walk away with actionable feedback you can implement likerightnow.
SESSION 1: Foundation
What Do You Want Your Business to Be?
SESSION 2: Your Brand + Your Business in Words
SESSION 3: Your Design Process
SESSION 4: Services + Pricing
Hourly vs. Flat Fee
SESSION 5: Client Intake Process
SESSION 6: Project Management Software
SESSION 7: Project Planning + Timelines
Project Timeline Chart
SESSION 8: Professional Services Agreements
Agreements for consultations, full-service, and virtual design
SESSION 9: Sourcing + Margins/Markup
Building your library
Fabulous, not perfection!
SESSION 10: Networking + Marketing
Should you pay for ads?
SESSION 11: Operations Manual
Ideal client profile
Duplicate yourself, even if you’re solo
SESSION 12: Starting a Project!
New Client Welcome Packet
And Here Are All Your Badass Biz Docs
Fill-in-the-Blank Forms to Get Sh*t Done
You know how you don't know what you don't know? It took me YEARS of trial and error (and money!) to learn the hard way what documents, forms, contracts, and spreadsheets I needed to run a thriving, organized, and profitable business.
You'll get 24 plug-and-play templates (plus 5 bonus checklists) that you can start using ASAP to get the crazy under control and set up repeatable systems to make your life easier. You'll also get real-life, filled-in examples of how we use 'em at Lesley Myrick Art + Design. Here's what documents are currently included (and more may be added later, included with your bundle):
Consultation Call Script
Flat Fee Calculator
Independent Contractor Agreement*
Master Project Planning + Editorial Calendar
Memo Sample Labels
Photo Shoot Styling Kit
Product Tagging Labels
Professional Services Agreement for 2-Hour Consultations*
Professional Services Agreement for Design Consulting*
Professional Services Agreement for E-Design (Virtual Design)*
Professional Services Agreement for Full-Service Design*
Project Estimated Hours
Quick Budget Calculator
Recommended Software I Use + Love
Room-by-Room Investment Guidelines
Swatch Sheets for Client Binder
Weekly Planning System
PLUS BONUS CHECKLISTS:
Bathroom Design Checklist
Consultation Kit Checklist
Kitchen Design Checklist
Site Survey Checklist
Window Treatment Checklist
*DISCLAIMER (aka. hey, you need to know this before purchasing the Badass Biz Docs): I am not a lawyer and while I have had my Professional Services Agreements reviewed by attorneys in the state of Texas, I cannot guarantee that these Agreements will be applicable in your state or country or for your purposes. You must talk to an attorney to make sure your Agreement is legally binding and protects you in the way you want to be protected. Lesley Myrick Art + Design assumes no responsibility for the use of our Professional Services Agreements templates - they are meant to serve as a starting point for creating your own Agreement only.
Here's What Badass Biz Grad Katy Says:
Let's The Design Badassery Begin!
Remember when I said this was a big commitment and that I promised to deliver BIG results? Well, I totally meant it. I'm ALL IN to cheer you on and guide you toward your dreams and goals, but coaching is a two-way street. It's something you've gotta be fully committed to getting the results you want, and you've gotta do the work. Yes, it's gonna feel scary - but exciting too. It's only when we push beyond our comfort zones that the real magic happens.
My goal for you is that at the end of our 6 months together, you've not only earned back your investment in the Badass Biz Bundle but also that the huge burden of starting a business is lifted off of your shoulders and you feel fully equipped to run a thriving business like the badass boss you are!
One Payment (Save $500)
Save $500 when with a one-time investment. I could do a lot in my business with an extra $500 in my bank account...how about you?
6-Month Payment Plan
An initial deposit which unlocks instant access to the Biz Docs followed by 5 equal monthly payments. Manage your monthly cash flow like a boss.
(Pssst...not totally sure if the Badass Biz Bundle is the right fit for you? Schedule a complimentary consultation call with Lesley instead to see if we're a great fit and get your questions answered. We also now offer the Badass Biz Talks and Badass Biz Docs separately.)