[…] Every business coach’s process is different. Some, like Howard, take a holistic approach by analyzing the business from its founding to its short-term and long-term goals. Others, like Kimberley Seldon’s Business of Design, take a more mentoring-focused approach. An interior designer by trade, Seldon shares the learnings from her 25-plus year career in a problem-solving approach for designers.

“I don’t push people to find a new solution. What I do is say, ‘Here’s what I do. Why don’t you try it,’” says the Toronto-based designer and chief advocate at Business of Design. Her teachings—which total three books and nearly 150 online courses ranging from charging strategies and client management to contract building—come from years of struggling herself. […]

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