How This Designer Is Helping Other Design Businesses Thrive


Hailey Kolbe standing in front of black-and-white waterfall marble kitchen island with two wooden stools on one side

Working in Bryan-College Station, equidistant from both Austin and Houston, Hailey Kolbe is not only the founder and lead designer behind Hailey Kolbe Design, but also the mastermind behind Mentorship by Hailey, a program she founded in 2020 to help interior design businesses thrive. Read on as she reveals more about her vision and passion.

Tell us about Mentorship by Hailey. It’s best suited for design entrepreneurs working to improve their systems, efficiencies, margins, client relations and processes. No matter how small or large a firm, I believe it should be profitable from day one—organized, refined and prepared to grow and provide each client with exceptional service.

Who participates? Interior designers. We meet virtually most often, especially for those not local to or established in Texas.

Why a mentorship program? It was formed out of a need I once had as a young designer trying not only to find my way in the design world, but also to have a thriving business. I started it to help support those who are not quite ready to hire a business coach.

What is your goal? To provide support that is tailored to each client and the challenges they face. I also aspire to be someone they can trust for guidance as they build and grow a successful business.