GO PRO NYC - PROfessional Advancement

The Art of Client Engagement


Friday, October 4

1:00pm- 2:00pm Registration and gallery reception in front lobby

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021


Learn how to use empowering, engaging questions and integrate individual learning/language styles in order to establish optimal rapport, trust, and confidence with your clients. Find out how certain types of questions can have a dramatic impact on the quality of the information shared and the level to which ideas can be explored and expanded upon. Empowering questions help the client to feel heard and understood which in turn leads to greater trust and confidence in the designer.


Marlene Cameron, BID, MBA, CFA, CPCb


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Marlene Cameron, BID, MBA, CFA, CPC

Marlene partners with professionals and business owners to support them in realizing greater personal and professional potential through clarity of vision, sound strategies, greater personal mastery, and enhanced leadership skills. She worked in the contract/commercial interior design industry for sixteen years before returning to university to further her education in business and management practices. As a former interior design business owner, management advisor, financial analyst, and now business coach she brings a wealth of professional practice expertise to her coaching and seminars.

She earned a Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) from the University of Manitoba and is a former member of the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) as a Licensed Interior Designer (LID). She served on the Boards of the Directors for both the Alberta Interior Designers and Interior Designers of Canada.

Following her interior design career, Marlene completed a Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) at the University of New Orleans and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She worked with a number of companies as an advisor and consultant with respect to business and financial models. Marlene is a certified professional coach and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).