After many years as a successful entrepreneur, Carol Bass decided to direct her energies and expertise toward her love for decorating. In 2004 Carol was approached by One Day Decorating to become a training instructor, she went on to be a co-founder of The Decorating and Staging Academy (DSA). This was the perfect marriage of business and creativity. As a Master Professional Trainer, Carol teaches a five day Professional Certification Class in Interior Decorating, and Real Estate Staging in Nashville, TN, Cherry Hill, NJ and Richmond, VA. Through her intensive hands-on classes, she has enabled hundreds of entrepreneurs to follow their dreams and become successful business owners. Carol’s students are drawn to the fact that she understands the many challenges of an entrepreneur. She approaches the learning process with warmth, humor, and sensitivity.
Carol is the creator and host of Nashville’s popular “Addicted To Decorating”, a course designed for homeowners that simply love to decorate. She is also the author of “If these wall could talk”, an anthology of stories written by professionals, for professionals.
As an entrepreneur since 1982, Carol frequently says: “To be a successful entrepreneur it takes more than talent. Talent is what you display once you get the job. Trust me when I tell you that connecting with the client is just as powerful. Communication is a skill that can be learned and perfected and will produce big rewards.
In summary, Carol has helped to elevate the decorating and staging industry by her tireless efforts and entertaining personality. As a recent graduate of her professional class stated, “I learned more about applying my interior design degree in five days with Carol than I did throughout my college coursework”.