We had the good fortune of connecting with Suzanne Lasky and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Suzanne, how do you think about risk?
I quit a well paying job were I was in mid-high management to go back to school to acquire my Interior Design degree. Interior Design is my second career (coming up on 20 years!) . My first was as a marketing manager in both the consumer products and telecommunications fields (14 years). I took the risk to pursue my Interior Design degree and then start my own design business, which at the time that I did so essentially took away two-thirds of our household income and health benefits from my household, I was confident ( at times not so much….) that this was the path I was meant to follow. If I did not take that risk I could still be a corporate America worker……who knows???
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
S Interior Design, LLC offers Pawprint Design Services—proving that pets and good design can go ‘hand in paw’. As an experienced marketer (14 years corporate work), I knew that finding a niche to differentiate S Interior Design was a good idea, I just needed it to tie back to something I am passionate about which is animals and their welfare.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Of course if weather supported it, hiking is definitely on the list. I would explore trails here in Phoenix and also travel north to Sedona and Flaggstaff to enjoy the outdoors. The original location of Postinos with a short walk across the parking lot to La Grande Orange to secure baked goodies would be a stop to enjoy wine and food. The Desert Botanical Gardens would hopefully be having their music and brunch series to attend. Other food to enjoy would include Lil Miss BBQ for some amazing BBQ and Il Bosco Pizza for what I consider to be the best wood fired pizza in town. Trekking about Old Town Scottsdale would be a fun night out too.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First and foremost my husband! He supported me in the decision to leave my corporate job and return to school to get my Design degree. My sister always believed in me and that I would be successful as an Interior Designer.
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