Nashville Certification Classes


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About Your Instructor...
Carol Bass has been an instructor for 19 years. She owns and operates The Practical Decorator in Nashville, TN
Carol has won Best of Houzz for 5 years, Top 75 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging, Co-Authored five books. 

  • As a Prac­ti­cal Instruc­tor: Carol’s prac­ti­cal, humor­ous and always enter­tain­ing approach to teach­ing pro­fes­sional classes in Redesign and Stag­ing and One Day Dec­o­rat­ing  has made her one of the most sought after instruc­tors in the indus­try today
  • As a Prac­ti­cal Men­tor: Carol loves to inspire oth­ers to find and ful­fill their dreams. Her favorite mantra is   “Dream Big Dreams, Small Dreams have no Magic.”  “It is not easy to own and oper­ate your own busi­ness,” says Carol. “I want to be there and to assure my stu­dents that while they are in busi­ness for them­selves they are not in busi­ness by them­selves. I am only a phone call away.”
  • As a Prac­ti­cal Entre­preneur: Carol under­stands the attrac­tion to, and the chal­lenges involved in own­ing and oper­at­ing your own busi­ness. Reach­ing a top direc­tor posi­tion with an inter­na­tional direct mar­ket­ing com­pany and as the Head of Train­ing for an inter­na­tional hotel chain, Carol always applied the prac­ti­cal approach of “Even an ele­phant can be eaten in small bites.”
  • As a Prac­ti­cal Com­mu­ni­ca­tor: Not sur­pris­ingly, Carol is a Dale Carnegie grad­u­ate and past mem­ber of Toast­mas­ters. As an inter­na­tional instruc­tor, speaker and facil­i­ta­tor for over 25 years, Carol has pre­pared and taught classes for adult schools, junior col­leges, and cor­po­ra­tions.  Now the host of the pop­u­lar DIY pro­gram in Nashville  “Addicted To Dec­o­rat­ing” spon­sored by Greater Nashville House and Home and Gar­den Magazine.