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Real Talk Design with Michelle Binette

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I'm Michelle Binette, owner and head decorator at Michelle Binette Design and I'm giving it to you real. I'm digging deep on topics like mindset, processes, pricing and everything that comes with running your interior business. I'm here to level up, and take you with me.

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094: Real Talk with Jay Clause

November 5th, 2020


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September 13th, 2020


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051: LIVE at PI Fine Art

September 4th, 2019



039: Discovery Call Role Playing Part 2

June 12th, 2019


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030: A deep conversation with Rebecca Plumb of Studio Plumb

April 10th, 2019


Don't be afraid but the length of this podcast, I think this one will really inspire you to get to know yourself, ensure you're doing the right things to create a live you love, we get down and deep, but we also talk …

028: Toronto-Based designer Rebecca Hay shares her tips on pricing, hiring and everything in between.

March 27th, 2019


We're going local!!! I couldn't be more excited to share this interview with Rebecca Hay. She's so easy to talk to, came fully prepared and most …

027: Homie Chat with Laura Gushue about all things process, pricing and how I got my first clients.

March 20th, 2019


It's been a while since we've had a Homie Chat, today seems like a great day for one. Laura asks me some of her burning questions about how I …

026: A deep dive conversation Kayti Huffman of Studio Rioux about anxiety and its impact on starting and running a business.

March 13th, 2019


I've been pretty open about my struggle with anxiety, and I'll continue to be open about it because it's important to me that people know they aren't …

025: Michelle talks to Tracy of Tracy Kinnally Art Advisory about how she helps her clients find art that fits their collecting goals in a meaningful way.

March 6th, 2019


This is a very different podcast today, I'm talking to Tracy Kinnally about all things high end art, she shares valuable concepts that designers can apply to their business to help find the right pieces for our clients. …

024: My new design BFF Jacob Medina shares valuable insights he’s learned since starting his business

February 27th, 2019


This chat was so fun, it like Jacob and I have been long time friends. He shares how he got into the business, somewhat by accident (or fate, I suppose!) and some great tips he’s learned so far.

023: I'm sharing what I learned in 2018 and my goals for 2019

February 20th, 2019


2018 surpassed my wildest expectations, I'm sharing some stats, numbers and alllll the valuable learnings throughout the year. Here's to making 2019 even better!

022: Michaela Burns of Mint Décor shares her key learning's from her first three years of business i

February 13th, 2019


I'm super pumped to share this episode with my first local (aka Toronto-Based) designer. I had such a great time picking Michaela's brain and hearing …

021: I'm talking to Karen Spencer about the fascinating topic of Neurolinguistics

February 7th, 2019


Sometimes you meet someone that you just feel a connection with, and Karen was definitely one of these people. When I asked her what she does for a …

020: Darla Powell shares how she used her marketing skills to go from Detective Sergeant to Designer

January 30th, 2019


If you don't know Darla Powell than you are clearly living under a rock. Not only has she built a successful business and made a name for herself in …

019: Ashley Uhl explains how a killer client experience can increase profitability and efficiency

November 14th, 2018


The universe always seems to have my back, it brings people into my life at just the right times. I'm heavily focused on client experience and hiring right now. So, of course, the universe decided it was time to …

018: Homie Q&A, I answer a whack of questions from my Facebook group

October 19th, 2018


This episode covers some of my early struggles, how many leads I've had this year and soooo much more. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the questions.

017: Carla Aston shares why transparency on your website is so important and how she vets clients

October 10th, 2018


Carla Aston is a freaken' rock star! I have used her website as a point of inspiration for a while now, and chatting with her has surpassed my wildest expectations! This is a must listen!

016: Olivia Benson shares her favourite business books, sales strategies and automation tools!

October 5th, 2018


I love when I talk to someone and they completely shock me, well this is definitely one of those conversations. Olivia is in her early 20s and she's got her sh*t together, I think back to my early 20s, and well, I don't …

015: Chats with the Peter Lang, The Designer CPA about what all new designers should consider when starting their business

September 26th, 2018


Great chat with Peter Lang who talks about where we should all start when it comes to accounting, plus some great nuggets when it comes to niching.

014: Elizabeth Scruggs answers my burning questions about the builder/designer relationship

September 19th, 2018


After getting the largest projects in my career so far (a new build!), I knew I need to pick the brain of a long time professional. Elizabeth answers my questions about the builder/designer relationship and then some! …

BONUS 001: A candid talk about getting real with yourself, believing and blocking out what doesn't inspire

September 15th, 2018


Every now and then someone posts something in my Facebook group that touches me to my core, often because I relate on many levels. Truth is, I have a lot of work to do on myself, but I've come a long way and I have a …

013: Ana Cole talks about about her first full home project and the powerful story behind it

September 12th, 2018


I'm a big believer in manifestation, your thoughts becoming your reality, and when I hear a story of just that, it gives me chills! I loved talking …

012: I'm sharing my top 10 productivity hacks for interior designers

September 5th, 2018


I'm a big time procrastinator, and it's a constant battle to ensure I stay focused and productive each and every day. Today I'm sharing my top 10 favourite productivity hacks that have really helped my get sh*t done.

011: Crispin Butterfield shares her networking tips

August 29th, 2018


I've made it pretty clear that networking is a high priority for me this year, and let's be real, it's scary. Crispin shares some great tips on how to talk yourself up to loose the anxiety behind networking and make the …

010: Angelle Burrus asks me her burning questions in this weeks Homie Chats

August 22nd, 2018


I sit down with Angelle and answer her burning questions, from what has changed most since I fist started my business to tools I recommend early to …

009: Get inspired by Widell + Boschetti and their amazing story of success

August 15th, 2018


I can't even come up with a good name to summarize this killer episode. This episode will inspire you, make you laugh, and make you want to kick some serious business ass. Do yourself a favour and have a listen.

008: How Amanda Evans saved me $10,000 and why managing client expectations is so important

August 8th, 2018


I posted in a Facebook group asking for feedback on an idea I had involving buying a cube van to deal with accessory shopping, and Amanda reply blew …

007: Candace Scott tell us how she juggles multiple projects and the importance of sticking to a schedule

August 1st, 2018


Candace Scott of Showcase Mi Casa talks about juggling multiple projects, sticking to a schedule and we share our love of podcasts.

006: Six ways building my business has changed me (for the better!)

July 25th, 2018


I'm sharing how building my business from nothing, has seriously transformed me. I hope that by sharing how it has, will inspire you to take action to make it happen for yourself. It's worth it, peeps.

005: Homie Chat with Sally about taking the leap and focusing solely on her business

July 18th, 2018


Many designers aspiring to own their own business are juggling their own clients on top of their regular 9-5. Taking the leap is difficult, and …

004: Crispin Butterfield helps us with the "It's not you it's me" convo with a client

July 11th, 2018


Today we're talking about when and how to say goodbye to a client. I always hated doing the breaking up when I was in my 20s and I'm certainly not any better with clients! But sometimes you just need to know when it's …

003: Pamela Sandall shares how she uses Wecora to blow her clients (and my) mind

July 4th, 2018


I'm very process driven, so when I see someone doing something that helps make things more efficient I'm all over it. Learn how Pamela Sandall of Pamela Sandall Design shares her out of the box ideas on using Wecora to …

002: Veronica Solomon (aka my hero) talks about the importance of the initial call

June 27th, 2018


I'm chatting with Veronica Solomon who has been a HUGE inspiration to me. She's shown me what is possible and has helped me realize I wasn't dreaming …

001: My backstory (including how I became bionic) and goals for this podcast

June 20th, 2018


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