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My favorite quote is by the Greek stoic, Epictetus who sums up that success is simple...but not easy!

"Say what you would be;
Then do what you have to do."

David P. Shepherd

For over thirteen years, David Shepherd has served on the faculty of two of the nation's top-ranked business schools and built a coaching, consulting and conference business serving interior design professionals.

As a faculty member at the McComb's School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, David was honored for his contributions to small business finance and strategy. 

As founder and CEO of Designing Profits, Inc., David began in 2004 to create the largest archive of interior design "best business practices" in existence. His contributions to the field include:

  • Founding of the Business of Design Conference, the nation's largest business event for interior designers;
  • Development of twenty-four unique conferences held in Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Cancun, and other North American Cities;
  • Founding of the Best Practices Network (BPN), a national coaching group of over 150 design firm principles;
  • Author of the "8 Steps" book and course, the course that has produced more profits for interior designers than any other (and yours free as a member of The Edge);
  • Consultant and personal coach to designers ranging in size from 1 to 25 employees, in every niche market, and from coast to coast.
David received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin where he was also an All-American track and field athlete. He is the author of several novels and lives in the DFW area with Jennifer and Sawyer. He has two sons (a lawyer and CPA) and three grandchildren.

Let David Shepherd be Your Personal Advisor!

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