How long have you been with Arbonne?
I've been with Arbonne a fabulous 7 years!
What is your current role with Arbonne and what does a typical day entail?
I'm an Independent Consultant—first and foremost, that's what we are at Arbonne. I consult with individuals and families to show them how to redirect the personal care and wellness spending they're already doing to products that are pure, safe and beneficial. It just makes sense: people are well educated about what they put on their skin and into their bodies, and Arbonne has done the legwork for us. Currently I'm an Area Manager, which means I mentor a team of managers and consultants, and consult with women and men who are looking to build an additional income stream. That having been said, a typical day can include customer appointments, group presentations at homes and businesses, coaching calls—it's really varied (and, fun!).
Can you give me some brief information on the company and anything you would like the WBC to know about your company?
Most people know Arbonne for the "orange bottles"—our flagship RE9 Advanced anti-aging system. And while it's incredibly effective, it's just one of more than 400 personal care of wellness products! We have products free of toxins and harmful ingredients for babies, kids, teens, women and men. Looking for sunscreen, acne care, shampoo and hair care, deodorant and toothpaste, spa and aromatherapy, bath and body items, and makeup? Got it! And, we also have highly effective nutrition, weight-loss, sports nutrition, and vitamin and supplement products. I want everyone to know that in addition to being free of yucky stuff, artificial flavors and colors, all our offerings are certified vegan, certified gluten-free, screened for GMOs and cruelty-free. Much of our nutrition is certified Kosher (more to come!) and our sports nutrition is Banned Substances Control Group certified.
What did you do prior to this?
My background is in marketing and public relations. I started my Arbonne business alongside my freelance marketing communications business—most consultants start that way, in addition to their existing job. However, Arbonne also fit perfectly with my lifelong interest in health and wellness—I always say I went to the wellness school of hard knocks by researching, learning and implementing good habits into my life. I enjoy helping others do the same.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Hang out with "the Hubs," Bob Henry! We love to explore the restaurant scene, take epic walks, hang with friends ... the kids are grown and on their own, so we're ruling the empty nest "syndrome." I also like to read (mostly health, wellness and personal development topics, what a surprise!) and cook.
How long have you been with the WBC/WRN?
I've been a member and volunteer since 1999—clearly I joined when I was 18 (wink, wink)! I've pretty much held every volunteer post and am currently the immediate past president. People always ask me how to get the most out of a networking group. It's simple: get involved! Attend everything, volunteer and serve on the board. It's also hugely important to set coffee/lunch/drinks appointments with those you meet at the WBC. That's how relationships are built; that's the "secret."