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Pearl Collective Honors 2023 Interior Designer Boardroom Winners

The five Pearl Collective interior designers winning Boardroom Awards saw significant growth in their businesses in 2023.

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Kevie Murphy with Gail Doby and team
Kevie Murphy won Entrepreneur of the Year. Photo: Gail Doby, Kevie Murphy, Erin Weir & Patti Julber 

Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail Doby Coaching and Consulting, supports interior design professionals and firms as they achieve transformational growth in profitability, productivity and professional and personal satisfaction. One of the organization’s mastermind collectives, the Boardroom, takes established design firms and amplifies their business helping them reach financial freedom, joy and happiness. Each year, Pearl Collective recognizes select Boardroom members for outstanding accomplishments within their business over the last  year.
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 45 percent of businesses fail within five years, and 65 percent  fail within 10 years,” said Gail Doby, ASID, Co-founder of Pearl Collective. “Each of our award  recipients applied what they learned in the programs with heart and creativity to create results that elevated their business far ahead of their peers.” 

The various awards presented during the Boardrooms’ annual retreat, held this fall in Nashville, recognizes exceptional overall revenue growth and net profit growth over a year-long period. While the average interior design firm saw both revenue and net profit remain essentially flat over the last  24 months, Boardroom award winners saw amazing annual growth exceeding at least 127 percent over  the previous year.

2023 Boardroom Awards 

2023 Chairman’s Award 
Kylie Ponton, Kylie Ponton Interiors, Tamps, FL 

2023 Chairman’s Award 
Margaret Schaffer – REH Interiors, Boca Raton, FL 

2023 Rising Star Award 
Tanya Shively, Sesshu Design Associates, Phoenix, AZ 

2023 Growth Award  
Courtney Thomas, Courtney Thomas Design, La Canada, CA 

2023 Entrepreneur of the Year 
Kevie Murphy, K.A. Murphy Interiors, Manhasset, NY 

“At Pearl Collective, we empower interior designers to thrive enabling them to earn more, worry  less and enjoy better relationships with their clients and teams. I am so proud of our award  winners,” said Erin Weir, Co-founder of Pearl Collective. “Their grit, determination, and willingness to learn, grow and adapt to our ever-changing economy is inspiring. Congratulations!” 

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