Marissa McTasney

For those of you know me well you know that for the last 6 months I have been involved in planning the Canadian Redesigners Association 2010 Conference, held this past weekend in Toronto.

One might think that our conference was packed full of tips and tools regarding decorating and home staging. While this is certainly the case at some of our conferences, this year’s conference was all about taking your business to the next level. Many small business owners are skilled, knowledgeable and talented in their fields, but lack the skills or self confidence to promote themselves. After hearing from speakers, Marissa McTasney, and later Bryan Baeumler, our members were inspired to listen to your heart, put one foot in front of the other and see where it takes you. We learned that even though you may not have your life’s plan all worked out, the universe guides you to where you need to be, providing you with the necessary tools along the way.

This is true of many aspects of our lives. When I was asked to Co-chair this year’s conference I never imagined where it would lead me. While giving my heart and time to something I’m passionate about, I became the recipient of friendship, knowledge, skills, and self confidence. These tools help us build the foundation of a successful life.

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"I just wanted to write a note to let you know how thrilled we are with ‘Rediscover Your Home’. We’ve had 9 years of growth and accumulation since moving to our current home. The stuff we needed and used was all there, but in a format that no longer met our family’s needs. Helping sort and organize the rooms to functionally meet our current lifestyle was a great step forward, then identifying ‘memory items’, including photos and wall art that make it feel and look like home, pulled it all together. The boys (including Dad) are able to help run the day to day events, entertaining and sports – thanks to the organization making sense, and we are enjoying our family time way more as a result! Even my Father-in-law commented on the new room layouts and pictures on the walls! I will definitely be in contact when we need to update the space again! Thanks for making my ‘house of stuff’ a home again and workable for our family using items we liked and already owned! All the best."

~ Felicity G, Mississauga

CRD Association

Canadian Redesigners Association