Katrena Griggs knows how to pivot and go big for your goals! Being a business owner and an artisan keeps her busy and in-touch with her passions. Katrena began CURATED HOME BRANDS, a multi-line home decor showroom, where she works with creative partners in the home and design industry. She makes time for her love of creating her art- and we’ve enjoyed watching her journey!
A: Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know.
A: Have plan B and C.
A: The search feature for previous emails, and documents.
A: Stop, be still and quiet, take time to enjoy something. I indulge myself in something usually small to feel joy or happiness.
A: A friend who has a dog grooming business wanted two of her walls painted “Laugh In” style and colors. I drew and painted it. She was so thrilled!
A: Be observant, listen to podcasts, speak with other business owners and customers.
A: Director at a museum or fine art gallery. I love digging in the dirt, learning about plants, and watching them grow.
A: Fashion, listening to podcasts, travel, conceiving, and creating.
A: When someone shows you who they are, believe them!
A: A long drive with my dogs and when I can I like to find a green pretty grassy area and lay in the grass looking into the sky.
A: I have always worked from home so that hasn’t changed, but instead of seeing my employees who would come in a day or two a week, I see my husband (who is now also working from home) and I see my employees virtually. I had been going up to my Nest Studio office in New Jersey every couple of months. Now it looks like I might make it a year before going up there. The amazing thing is how well we’ve adapted and how independent my employees have been.
A: A big shift is in how to engage with customers and get product information to them. We are embracing virtual sales.