EP 293 | Business Mantras with Sarah Von Dreele

October 4, 2022

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Let’s face it. Life happens. When it does, mustering the courage to go forward, one baby step at a time, walking directly into the center of the storm may be the fastest way to get you safely to the other side. Today’s guest, textile designer, Sarah Von Dreele, has her own survivor story to tell, complete with a very happy ending.

In this episode we learn:

  • there is learning and healing that comes from going right through a challenge
  • allow facts and data to guide all decisions
  • baby steps and a healthy dose of patience are required to succeed
  • allow the experts around you to give you essential guidance
  • focus on expenses that drive revenue


A list of soundbites, gathered over the last three years which, when considered cumulatively, drive decisions every day.

  • Data drives decisions.
  • It’s a marathon not a sprint.
  • It is going to take time to gain traction.
  • Focus on revenue-driving expenses.
  • You can always back into color trends later.


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About Sarah Von Dreele

After twenty years as a creative director in corporate and consumer branding, Sarah Von Dreele discovered painting as a vehicle to create a quiet space from an emotionally traumatic experience. What resulted was a body of work which launched her into a new career as a textile designer. Her wallpaper and fabrics are available to the trade through her showroom representation across the United States. Sarah has a BFA in Graphic Design from RISD and lives and works in New York City.


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