LuAnn Nigara began her career more than thirty years ago as a co-owner of Window Works, an award-winning window treatment and awning retailer in Livingston, NJ. She’s also the host of the top-rated interior design podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, which airs two times per week on iTunes, Stitcher and iHeart Radio. Her podcast, which was recently named in Architectural Digest as one to the top ten podcasts listened to by intro designers, is the definitive resource for interior design professional interest in operating and profitable and productive business. LuAnn is also a Director at Large on the national board of the WCAA (Window Coverings Association of America), the Sr. National Sales Instructor for Exciting Windows! as well as a contributing columnist for Window Fashions-Vision Magazine where she writes on business, sales and negation skills and principles for outstanding customer service.
LuAnn is a sought-after speaker with topics ranging from client acquisition, keys to effective project management, the art of the high-ticket sale and her 3 keys to excellence in leadership. In addition to speaking at various industry events and markets including the Las Vegas Market, Design Chicago, Atlanta’s Americas Mart, Boston Design Center, Design Center Philadelphia, Wanted Design NYC, the ART + IDS Conference, Design Influencer’s Conference, ASID Design Summit NYC, KBIS Modenus Talks, she has keynoted for the IWCE (International Window Coverings Expo), the NKBA Certified Designer’s Summit, Thibaut National Sales Conference as well as the opening keynoter for ASID – High Point Market Authority Design Viewpoint Series.
These days her expertise is also in high demand online with dozens of guest appearances on top podcasts both in and out of the design industry including The Nice Guys on Business Podcast, Creative Warriors, Ballard Design’s How To Decorate, Tobi Fairley’s Design You, The Design Influence, Profit is a Choice and Wingnut Social to name a few.
Her first book, The Making of A Well-Designed Business®, is an Amazon #1-rated international bestseller and her second book, A Well-Designed Business®, The Power Talk Friday Experts was released at her live business conference, LuAnn Nigara Live, It’s About the Conversation held in Short Hills, NJ March 2019.