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Teach & Coach Emerging Interior Designers & Decorators, how to go from Employee to Designer, and create & grow a profitable, 6-figure, residential interior design business. 

If you desire to build your dream design business and life, of time and money freedom, doing what you LOVE, Interior Design, you've come to the right place.



Hi there, I'm Monique Nicole Holmes, Certified Interior Decorator & Business Coach

As a practicing Certified Interior Decorator, and past Advertising & Marketing Executive, I know exactly what it feels like to have worked in the corporate world for a long time, to then transition into the world of Interior Design, and start a business from the ground up. 

It's not easy. When I decided to change careers and start my design business, I knew nothing about interior design, let alone, how to start and run a business in it.

There were no "Interior Design Coaches" for aspiring Designers and Decorators, so I had to figure it all out on my own and learn to be extremely resourceful. 

So that's what I did. 

After going back to school to get my Interior Decorating Degree, I found a mentor and several coaches to teach me the ins and outs of the business, and learned through trial and (many) errors. 

I soon realized that there was a huge gap in the industry. 

I started to see that we as design professionals, were not being taught, the business side of interior design. We were only being taught the theory of interior design. 

Being an entrepreneur at heart, and having amazing success in my own design business, I decided to share and teach what I knew about the business side of design.

Hence, Employee to Designer was born. 

To learn more about the ETD Program and it's courses, and how you can go from Employee to Designer, review the courses below to find the one that is right for your in your journey.

Ready to go from Employee to Designer, and create your profitable, 6-figure, residential interior design business?

The Employee to Designer Emerge Coaching Program, will teach and guide you in your transition from your 9-5, to full-time interior design!

The Employee to Designer Emerge Program is for you if you'd like to: 

  • Create a transition plan, to replace your income on your job, with a 6-figure interior design business
  • Launch a profitable 6-figure, residential interior design business in 12 months or less
  • Get your first paying client of $20K or higher in your first year of business

No matter where you are in your journey, from recently gaining a degree or certificate in interior design/decorating, to preparing your transition from your 9-5, to being ready to build your design business and hand in your resignation on your job, ETD can help you reach the next phase of your life and business goals.  

 Employee to Designer Emerge

Employee to Designer Emerge course, is a private coaching program that’s proven to help you build and grow a 6-figure, residential interior design business, so that you can go from Employee to Designer, and escape your 9-5 once and for all. To learn more about the ETD Emerge Program, Watch the free webinar on the Six Key Steps to Building a Profitable, 6-Figure, Residential Interior Design Business.


"I’m already implementing the updates to my business strategy and feeling optimistic about the future. I highly recommend working with Monique Nicole if you are serious about starting or growing an interior decorating business."

Joanne, Member of Employee to Designer
Free Webinar

Are you ready to build the life and business, you've been praying for?

If you answered YES, I invite you to watch my FREE Webinar on THE SIX KEY STEPS TO BUILDING A 6-FIGURE RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS WHILE WORKING YOUR 9-5. In this webinar, I am going to share with you the six (6) key strategies I used to build my interior decorating business, and replace my 6-figure income on my job.

(This is the exact plan I used to leave my job, and double my 6-figure corporate salary, in my part-time interior design business).

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