"Thank you so much for last week - it was truly inspiring and informative, and I learned so much! You really do give 500% - I think the course is excellent value, and the hands on practice was invaluable and really gives us the tools and confidence to go forth and take on clients!
I was thrilled with all your start-up advice too - as you know I have operated several businesses in the past 30 years, but have never seen so much useful information all in one place - usually you have to dig deep for it! There were also many new things in your course that I had not encountered before, both in the design and business aspects. Many thanks again!"
Liz MacKay, Victoria, BC
"I am so thankful that I took your class... you helped bring everything together for me!!! You have truly changed my life in the most positive way!!!!"
Christine Sequeira, Victoria, BC
"What your course offered me that I could not learn from a book is the 'hands on' I was able to experience. To tangibly work with a clients belongings is much more difficult than it looks and cannot be understood fully without actually doing it. Redesign is definitely much more than just “changing the furniture around”, something I didn’t understand fully before. The results were amazing and even though I was actively engaged in all three Redesigns, I was still absolutely speechless in the end to see the transformations. You were right - Magic really does happen! "
Dale Brake, Interior Decorator, Redesign and Staging Specialist, Victoria, BC
"Val,Thanks sooooooooo much for the wonderful week. It was such fun and very informative. I am so glad I took the course. You are a great teacher and I felt you had a great balance between the hands on work and the theory.
The reactions on the homeowners’ faces are priceless and I was so happy to be a part of that. It was just so much fun.
Thanks for all the feedback, the enormous amount of great information, the yummy lunches, snacks and gallons of water, the beautifully framed certificate, the handy dandy sliders and especially for all the fun and laughs."
Jackie Fiorino,House To Home Organizing & Design, Lethbridge, AB
"I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with me during our time together in August. You have a gift when it comes to teaching others. You encourage people to take that all important first step and continue to guide them through the process with your enthusiasm, dedication and humour. You even allow for 'screw ups', big and small, and I thank you for that."
Karen Kostyshyn, Home Interior Transformation, Toronto, ON
"Val, Thank you so much; I am in such a good mood because I had SUCH an incredible time last week! It was so fun and so informative and like a retreat, girls' week out and a vacation all wrapped into one. ... Thanks for sharing so much with us and being so supportive, fun and down to earth. Thanks for sharing all your trade tips and secrets. I can't wait to get started."
Lauri Solaimani, Sammamish, WA
"Val a mis sur pied un cours fantastique. L’équilibre entre la pratique et la théorie est parfait. Grâce au cours de Val, j’ai maintenant davantage confiance en moi, car j’ai une méthode de travail efficace."
Sarah Barrette, Montreal, PQ
"Just wanted to say THANK YOU! Your fabulous course has given me a new
persective on who I am and what I really want to do! Its exciting (and scary)! Your calm but wonderfully witty and informative style of teaching made it easy to learn the basic principles without getting overwhelmed. You are definitely in your element."
Tracey Jones, Victoria, BC