Rachel Adams is a Realtor, Public Speaker, Coach, Author, and Entrepreneur. She is 32 years old, lives in Northern California, and is the CEO of 4 different companies.
In just 3 years in the real estate industry, Rachel had hit the top 1000 agents in the country for the Wallstreet Journal. On the outside looking in, her life was perfect. She had the perfect car, the perfect social life, and everything looked top notch. You could say she had the perfect "Facebook" life. But as we all know reality isn't always what it seems. And then one conversation changed everything. Rachel decided to start leading her life with full authenticity and intention and everything changed!
She now travels around the United States teaching others and coaching on her life-changing book and program, "Lost to Found in 90 Days".
Darlene was born in San Diego, CA but has lived in many places. She is the mother of three children, two girls, and a boy. Both of her daughters played college sports and she has traveled everywhere with them. And of course we cannot forget about her 12 beautiful grandchildren. Darlene has been working as far back as she can remember, but her most recent job is with Plexus, which she started with her daughter three years ago in 2013. She has been on an amazing journey so far and cannot wait to see what the future brings.
Melinda Chen is a sales coach helping female entrepreneurs sell to big clients. She is also a sales executive with an impressive sales track record of 8 figures. Her company, Women Making Big Sales, allows female entrepreneurs to start connecting and sell to big clients in 5 weeks. Melinda grew up in an entrepreneurial family. When she first started her sales career after university, she wanted to know everything about selling. So, she spent years reading over 20 books in sales, made over 5,000 cold calls and worked with agents, reps and corporate clients around the world. Since then, she has mastered the art of selling to big companies and made sales in Americas, Europe, and Asia covering a wide range of industries. She is inspired to help women take control of their lives by going for big clients, closing important deals and dramatically expand their business.
Rachel Rosen is the Founder of SPARK: Cards For Humanity--a fun, relationship-building activity, for leaders and communities who want to strengthen bonds and believe that meaningful conversations have a lasting impact. She is also the founder of LOVE IS LOVE: There Is No Box, which is a multifaceted project centered on the healing power of storytelling.
Delores VandenBoogaard certainly works from her happy place! Delores is at the top of the career plan with Norwex as a Senior Vice President Sales Leader. She resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband Doug and their three teenage daughters. Delores has been transforming lives globally with her dynamic personality and passion for people. As a business coach, trainer and entrepreneur she has been self-employed for 15 years.
Delores believes everyone does the best they can until they know better…so any shift in our habits starts with being informed. Delores educates with a fun and entertaining presentation so everyone can maintain a healthy day-to-day lifestyle while reducing their exposure to chemicals. She also equips, mentors and trains consultants across North America to be self-employed giving them the greatest gifts of freedom and flexibility!!
As a public speaker and highly-awarded leader with Norwex, Delores is always delighted when she is asked to speak to groups and audiences about the effects of chemicals on the environment…because an educated consumer can make great choices!
Delores has been recognized as the top National Norwex Leader in Group Sales for nine of the past ten years. Delores says, “impacting lives, developing potential and blessing others is the greatest gift Norwex has given me”!
Lee Caraher is a CEO and acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems. She started Double Forte in 2002 to work with good people, doing great work for good companies. Her clients span well-loved Bay Area brands including Clif Bar and CamelBak, hot Silicon Valley start-ups, financial service companies and wine and spirits companies. This is not her first rodeo, and she's learned a lot along the way that she shares freely with others in the hopes that everyone can reduce the drama in the workplace. Now her friends and colleagues call her "The Millennial Whisperer."
After struggling with how to work well with Millennial clients and now staffers (more than half of Lee’s staff is under 35) and then working to figure out how to make that work, Lee has written a positive and practical book about the topic, “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work.”
Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn't hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humor have gotten her out of a lot of trouble.
She started her career in communications in Boston and then moved to California to work with well-known PR firm The Bohle Group and then Manning, Selvage & Lee. She moved to the Bay Area in 1995 to serve as the Vice President of Corporate and Consumer Communications at the $1.6 Billion SEGA of America. She then served as Executive Vice President of The Weber Group and Founder and President of Red Whistle Communications, both Interpublic companies.
Lee is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of KQED Public Media, Grace Cathedral’s Board of Trustees, and on the Board of Trustees of Menlo College, Atherton.
Previously Lee served on the Board of Directors of The Marine Mammal Center, was the Chair of the Board for Community Gatepath, San Mateo County’s largest organization serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities, and was the founding Chair of the Board for the St. Paul’s Choir School. She consults with other non-profits on effective board organization and practices.
A graduate of Carleton College, with a degree in Medieval History, which she finds useful every day, Lee lives on the Peninsula with her husband, two sons, and their blind cat Al.
Deb Bixler is a direct sales success story in the most classic sense! Working in the corporate world for 30 years she used her home party plan business as a transition tool to step into the world of entrepreneurs. In only 9 months, Deb took her party plan business from zero to a commission capable of replacing her $80,000 year job. She has since been recognized as the Direct Selling Women's Alliance 2011 Speaker of the year and has been honored in the Direct Selling Power 50 - 3 years in a row as one of the most influential educators in the industry worldwide. Her Cash Flow Show party plan website: CashFlowShow.com was named as one of the top 3 blogs for direct sales consultants worldwide and the Cash Flow Show Radio is on the list of 2012 & 2013 list of "Must Have" items for the industry.
Erica Duran is a Business Coach & Freedom Based Luxury Lifestyle Designer. She gives expert guidance, support, and accountability to service-based entrepreneurs to build a business so they can work from anywhere and earn to a consistent $5K-$20K+ per month and sets up their structures so they have the freedom to work just about 3 days per week.
Erica travels full-time living at the luxury resorts that sponsor her podcast and web TV show. For more information and to book your complimentary Aloha Strategy Session visit EricaDuran.co
Previously an Office Manager for 10 years, Carol left after her 2nd child was born. She managed Rental properties & homeschooled her children until the economy tanked and she needed to produce an income. After cleaning houses and an office, she took a part-time office job, but when laid off she stumbled upon direct sales. Unsure if she could do it, as she was rather shy and was never much of a party girl, she needed to keep a roof over the kid's heads so I decided to give it a try. She found Thirty-One Gifts online, after a search on Christian Direct Selling businesses since a high integrity, faith-based company is super important to her.
Denise Ouellette is a Senior-Vice President at Tocara.
She LOVES what she does, & is incredibly passionate about sharing the #tocarasparkle. She enjoyed a fabulous 14-year career at a financial company when she first ventured into the world of direct sales.
After 16 years at PartyLite, reaching the top level position as a Senior Regional Vice-President, Denise then decided to take her experience and expertise and go corporately as a Regional Sales Manager at lia sophia.
In December 2014, lia sophia shut down operations, so Denise’s passion for this industry, and love of helping other women succeed led to the creation of the Imagine Dream Team which now spans coast to coast. She is incredibly proud of the Imagine Dream Team & their commitment to come together, overcome challenges and become one of the fastest growing teams in North America. In their first 7 months of business, they surpassed their first 1 million in sales.
Cindy was in corporate America for 10 years working for GE Capital as a Regional Sales Manager. She’s been in direct sales and network marketing for 19 years. She starting in the industry selling Discovery Toys where she built a successful business very quickly earning
Woman of the Year in her very first year. She then was asked to go to work for Discovery Toys corporate office to teach the entire sales force how to build a team quickly and eventually become their VP of Sales. She’s also worked in the corporate office for Tupperware, Wildtree and Creative Memories doing the same thing. Now she’s back building her own network marketing business with Isagenix, a health and wellness company. In just two years, she has a team of over 2,300 people and is earning a six-figure income.
Eliot Wagonheim is a lawyer, writer, educator, speaker, and strategist. He has built a successful law practice by exceptional client service, a track record of success in persuading judges and juries, negotiating acquisitions, crafting contracts, writing HR policies and publishing within the legal field. His work has earned him numerous industry accolades and a reputation as a pre-eminent business attorney.
Serving as a highly acclaimed business lawyer, Eliot not only represented entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives but also came to the realization that his outlook and approach propelled him beyond the traditional lawyer’s role. Through his OutLawyer philosophy and his Fire, Aim…Ready platform, Eliot teaches clients and business owners how to achieve their goals, manage risks, and overcome real-life obstacles.
The Fire, Aim…Ready approach works with clients to embrace, rather than inhibit, innovation facilitating growth by helping organizations hone in on their true purpose, protect themselves without sacrificing vision and overcome institutional entrenchment.
OutLawyer Eliot Wagonheim brings humor, real world experience, and an entrepreneurial spirit to every presentation, speaking engagement and corporate retreat. He is current, informative, and engaging individually or as part of a panel.
Judy Stahl fell in love with Direct Sales almost 18 years ago. Like many women, she turned to direct sales when her children were small because her heart was at home. After over 11 years with her first company, she stepped away to care for her Mother-In-Law who needed constant care. When she passed away, Judy thought she would take a turn at a “real” job, working 40 hours a week in an office. She quickly realized that Direct Sales was in her blood. She stumbled across Clever Container 5 ½ years ago and as one of the first consultants and leaders, she has been instrumental in the growth and development of this new company.
Judy continues to play an active role with the company owners as a member of the Leader’s Council for Clever Container. She has been recognized at last four National Conferences as the top team in the company. Her team has grown to over 1600 strong with sales of well over $2 million in 2015.
Judy’s passion in her business is to help other women become leaders and create lasting, successful businesses of their own with Clever Container. As evidence that passion creates success, she currently has 27 directors and 16 upper-level directors on her team, which is her proudest accomplishment.
Judy resides in Alliance, Ohio with her husband Mike (also an entrepreneur) and their three children who grew up as direct sales kids and are now 21, 19 and 16.
Liz Imperio has established herself as a major director and choreographer in the entertainment industry, including artistic direction and choreography for Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again” world tour; two world concert tours for Madonna – “Re-invention” tour and “Confessions” tour; director/choreographer of Gloria Estefan’s last 3 world concert tours;.
A proud Cuban-American, Liz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her work caught the eye of famed choreographer Kenny Ortega at the tender age of 15. Liz Became Kenny’s Associate Choreographer for four years before breaking out on her own.
Her credits make her one of the most sought after choreographer/show director in the business, including: The show-stopping tribute performances by Jennifer Lopez on American Music Awards (Celia Cruz) and Latin Billboards Tribute to (SELENA), American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Billboard Awards, Latin Grammys, NBC J-Lo Live in Puerto Rico, United We Stand with Michael Jackson (assoc. dir.), Lead Choreographer for Latin American Music Awards, VH1 Diva’s Live, ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration; Disney Channel original movie “Gotta Kick It Up”; James L. Brook’s feature film “Spanglish”
Liz’s commercial credits include L’Oreal (feat. J-Lo), Sheba Cat (feat. Eva Longoria), Jack In The Box, Bacardi, and many others. Liz was Supervising Choreographer for FOX’s and Univision’s first Bilingual television series airing in over 24 countries worldwide “Q’Viva.” She also choreographed Simon Cowell’s and Ricky Martin’s reality TV hit show “La Banda.” Her choreography contribution for the “Goodwill Games” also received an Emmy.
Liz Imperio has taught on numerous conventions over the span of 26 years, including LA Underground, Co. Dance, Tremaine Dance Convention, West Coast Dance Explosion, and is currently Artistic Director for Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention and newly founded Dance Ideas Seminar. Teaching has been a lifelong profession that has allowed her the opportunity to affect hundreds of thousands of lives. Liz's experience in the field of education has inspired her and partner Chad Carlberg, to create and release a motivational, online program, BREAKING BARRIERS. This opportunity is a life long dream to give back and inspire today's community of dancers to reach new heights in their lives.
Beth is a life-long learner who enjoys the challenge of taking an existing project or program to the next level. In 2007, she became an Independent Demonstrator with Uppercase Living, a direct sales company that captures the power of words to create meaningful vinyl designs for homes and commercial spaces. She is now an Executive Director through her efforts in team building and sales and has served on the company’s advisory board. In addition to her successful direct sales business, she works in disability ministry at both her local church and by helping to equip churches on a national level. Beth and her husband live near Cleveland, Ohio with their three teenage boys.
Find her at www.positivewalls.com and follow on Twitter at @BethGolik
Laura Moore is the Founder of Uppy. She is a Performance Coach specialising in helping driven business and professional women live more. Laura is ridiculously passionate about helping women unlock their full potential so that they can have more time and energy to focus on doing the things they want with the people they want and have a good time in the process.
Throughout her years in the health and wellness industry, she has identified that this is only possible if a solid foundation is built at a personal level, the basis of which is optimum health and wellbeing. Most people claim to know this, yet the numbers of lifestyle-related disease continue to rise, as people continue to do the same thing over and over expecting different results. Laura recognised this and developed the Uppy philosophy, which flips current thinking on its head and respects the fact that it is the mind driving the body, and diet and exercise are only a small piece of the puzzle.
Laura is sick of seeing women struggle because they have been misinformed or just don’t know there’s another way, so she is on a mission to deliver her philosophy to as many women as possible, because she believes that everyone has a right to know how to live more.
Michele was formerly in real estate but completely fell in love with the direct selling industry. She is currently a Double Diamond Leader with It Works Global. Michele has 2 children Derek (20) and Olivia (18). Charlie is her husband and they’ve been married for over 23 years. She has a sweet Shitzu named Chester that she’s absolutely crazy about! Michele and her family live in sunny Florida near the Gulf of Mexico in Bradenton and lived here for over 18 years. She loves to travel with her family and enjoy the good life. She also likes to volunteer weekly and serve others.
Justin Krane is a Money Strategist for business owners.
Known for his simple, savvy, holistic approach to financial planning, he
advises his clients on how to unite their money with their lives and
He works with entrepreneurs to create a bigger vision for their business.
Justin loves business strategy. He is all about achieving business growth.
Justin believes that every business owner needs to know where they are with
their business money.
Using a unique system developed from his studies of financial psychology,
Justin teaches business owners how to plan their cash flow and be strategic
with their business finances.
Prior to founding Krane Financial Solutions, Justin was a Vice President,
Investments, and Sales Manager at UBS Financial Services Inc., for 12 years, in
Beverly Hills, California.
Justin is also a Certified Financial Planner professional.
He received his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)
designation from Investment Management Consultants Association and in
conjunction with The Wharton School of Business at the University of
Justin has been featured in The Wall St Journal, MSNBC, Entrepreneur
Magazine, and CNN Money.
He is married, has three children and lives with his family in Calabasas,
California. An accomplished athlete, Justin was a former junior ranked tennis
player in Los Angeles. He loves to cook, travel, and speak Italian.
Jenny spent 7 years, and built a wonderful team, with a direct sales company that unfortunately went out of business several years ago. When she was ready to get back in the game she launched as one of the first Ambassadors with India Hicks. Jenny drew on her background in direct sales to help with the first test parties for India Hicks and jumped in to grow a tribe of other Ambassadors that in turn propelled her to be the first, and so far only, Executive Director with the company. And now some of her amazing tribe members are hot on her heels to promote to senior leadership which is a fabulous thing indeed!
In 1994 Erin rented the 4-H kitchen at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds to bake her way to a better life. Inspired by her mom's healthy baking and armed with a KitchenAid mixer, she created a revolutionary new way to serve breakfast... The Original Breakfast Cookie was born!
For the last twenty years, oats and fruit have been the staple ingredients in her bakery, making them unique in their efforts to provide healthier food products. She’s been an official sponsor of the USA Ironman Triathlon Team and spotlighted in both The Oprah Magazine and Women’s Health.
Tamara Davis-Peck is with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski. She has been in direct sales for 11 years and has risen to the top of 2 different Direct Sales companies. She now lives in Colorado Springs Colorado with her husband and two sons.
Tyler Williams is an author, motivational speaker, country music singer-songwriter, and former NASCAR All-American driver based in Atlanta, GA. Williams is a trained life and business coach, a Ziglar Legacy Certified speaker and trainer, and emotional intelligence trainer. He has trained at The Company Acting Studio as well as Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, GA. Tyler has led a mission team to Kenya and Haiti for an adventure service project, has spoken and performed to thousands at high schools around the country and in arenas such as Phillips Arena, Infinite Energy Center and Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre. Williams is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in International Affairs. In his spare time, Williams enjoys motorsports and living a life of exploration. He currently races a sprint car for Cory Kruseman in Southern California.
Find him at http://www.tylerwilliamslive.com/
Debbie Bourdon graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a double major in Accounting and Management, knowing that her real interest was Management. She felt the accounting degree would land her with a company, where she could eventually move into to a management position. Debbie started her career at Chelsea Milling Company, better known as Jiffy Mix, where she was hired to run their computer system and process payroll. During her 13 years there, she worked in their accounting department, human resources department, as well as landed a management position. She also worked with a direct sales company selling jewelry part time for a few years, as a fun way to get out of the house. At that point in her life, she felt it was important to stay home with her children until they had graduated from High School. Upon their graduation, she decided to take the opportunity to “try something else.” Looking for a career that wasn’t 8-5, one with some flexibility, where she could go out to lunch with her girlfriends when she wanted or take a spontaneous vacation, etc. The career for her was to sell Real Estate. She knew it would mean working some weekends, and evenings, but her children had moved out of the house, and her husband was also traveling for work. Unfortunately, she started selling Real Estate in 2006, right when the market started to crash. Fortunately, my husband had a stable job. As with any business, it takes time to get started. With patience, determination, and lots of hard work, she's become a top producer within Real Estate One, the #1 sales agent in her office, and the top 1% of sales within the entire Real Estate One company. Real Estate One is the largest broker in Michigan and the 5th largest in the United States.
Tabatha is a Director with Usborne Books & More - a direct sales company that publishes award-winning Usborne & Kane Miller books for children infant through teen. She lives near Seattle WA with her husband Jason and three kids Sam, Sasha, and Sophia and cat Henry - they love traveling, reading (of course), and visiting family. She received her bachelor’s in Secondary Education Biology from Youngstown State University in OH and started her book business in 2003. Her team has experienced phenomenal growth these last 18 months as they’ve gone from a team of 36 Team Leaders to now over 600 and her Executive Team was #1 in sales this past year, celebrating being a 5 Million Dollar Team. She LOVES literacy and leadership and feels so blessed that she gets to do both as her job.
Check out her videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrpqqbetTPkY59rT-iAa0w and contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig joined forces, to found Zingerman’s Delicatessen, and opened the doors on March 15, 1982. All they wanted at that time was a great corned beef sandwich and an organization with soul.
Zingerman’s started as 1300 square feet of combined restaurant and specialty food retail space, run solely by Paul, Ari, and two employees. The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses now has 23 partners, employs over 750 people and generates over $60 million in annual sales from ten separate businesses: Zingerman’s Delicatessen (including Zingerman’s Catering), Zingerman’s Mail Order, Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Zingerman’s Training Inc., Zingerman’s Coffee Company, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Zingerman’s Creamery, Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, and Miss Kim.
Paul believes that he has been successful in spite of the fact that he has limited natural talent and abilities because he has always thought that the only real limits are those of vision.
You can reach Paul at email@example.com and visit the Zingerman's Community of Businesses at www.zingermans.com