We had the good fortune of connecting with Erika Mandel and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Erika, what’s the end goal, career-wise?
This is a good question that I don’t ask myself enough. What I have realized over the past few years about myself is that I’m moved by offering other people meaningful and fruitful careers. I was always offered opportunities throughout my early career, and I love serving up opportunities to others. This is a blessing and a curse. I care a lot about our people maximizing their potential. My standards are high, and I’m working on realizing that not everyone cares about the same things. The end goal for me is redefined every so often. Today, it’s about helping others flourish in their careers, developing a passion for what they do, and giving their all every day (or most days!). This is what translates directly into the client experience, which is paramount to our brand’s success.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’ve had many sales role jobs in corporate America where I had egg all over my face. There was a disconnect between what was being sold, and what was being delivered. I didn’t always feel empowered to make the right decisions. Creative Blinds is built on our 46-year reputation of integrity: following through and standing behind every project. It’s built on passion, execution, attention to the finer details, and a commitment to service.

In the past few years, we’ve established updated Core Values:
-Teach to learn
-Solution the problem
-Give a sh*t (yes, you read that right)

We hire with these principles in mind, and they are infused through every facet of our business which translates directly into the client experience.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My dad has always been my mentor, coach and biggest fan. The next phase of success we have with this business is a build on the strong foundation he created from nothing.

Website: Www.creativeblinds.com

Instagram: Creative.Blinds

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/creativeblinds/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creativecustomblinds/

Yelp: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj245fjkdX4AhUuD0QIHWcKCtYQFnoECAwQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yelp.com%2Fbiz%2Fcreative-blinds-houston-2&usg=AOvVaw3_og5ow1ZCLbFipn3QGaJm

Image Credits
(Bedroom Photo: Claudia Casbarian)

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