Great PRES Home Stagers Annual Conference

We all know as home staging professionals that the learning doesn’t stop after you take the course!

We have monthly meetings and field trips to stay current with trends, etc. Outside speakers and PRES members often share their expertise in some aspect of their business so that others can gain valuable knowledge too. Ezines and webinars add to the on-going learning and knowledge base.

On Saturday, October 16th, we enjoyed our annual PRES conference in Vancouver BC. Talk about a day just unfolding to perfection!!! The PRES Stagers & Redesigners got together for a day full of inspiration, knowledge and fun. The theme was focusing on building the PRES community and being aware of how our MIND, BODY & SPIRIT work together to make us who we are in our personal lives and in our home staging & redesign businesses.

We learned a lot and we definitely laughed a lot. Gratitude to all of the PRES members who attended, to the fantastic speakers and to our Hoop Dance Queen Michelle Bellerose for getting us out of our comfort zOne!!!

Carolyn McOuatt (Guest Speaker 'Living Above the Line')

Attendees enjoying a workshop

Louise 'steps up' to enjoy applause for her decision to live 'above the line'

Susan Friesen (Guest Speaker 'Why eNewsletters are Essential to your Business'

Cheryl facilitates Q&A session with the panel of PRES members experts

Group exercise with guest speaker, Kathy Forbes 'What Making Soap Teaches Us'

Special Guest, Michelle Bellerose 'Hoopdance'

Working out and having fun with the hoops!
Toasting a very inspiring and fun day!!
Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!