What is your “why”? After ending a promising but demanding career in Corporate Communications shortly after being diagnosed with M.E., I felt lost: my strategic and social brain was constantly in fifth gear, but my body couldn’t keep up – and no matter how creatively I looked at it, there wasn’t a ‘regular’ role I could commit to with my unpredictable health, in addition to the demands of raising two young children, project managing a complete home renovation and the logistics involved when my partner was away from home with work. When I attended my mum’s Stella & Dot Trunk Show, I literally had that ‘light bulb’ moment. I loved the jewels, the brand, the marketing – and the ease and fun atmosphere of this social selling model. I wanted in immediately! It offers me total flexibility, with no targets other than those I set myself, giving me total freedom to earn as and when it works for me and most importantly, completely alleviating the pressure of expectations on my performance that would come with being an ‘employee’. Since July, I’ve grown a team of 13 Stylists and am working on a sustainable path to Star and beyond. I’m learning how to pace my business around my health and family, and I’m thriving on the camaraderie and support in the Stela & Dot community – like nothing I’ve ever experienced in a corporate role.
What is your favorite pieces in the collection? I absolutely adore my Pegasus. It’s stunning in every sense – from the details in the design, to the materials and craftsmanship, to the way it looks and feels on. Whether I’m wearing it casually to dress up my favourite jeans and t-shirt, or to complement a strapless gown, I feel radiant and majestic in this statement (which is probably why I have it in both Silver and Gold!)
Please share your top tip(s) for booking, selling and/or sponsoring. Remember booking, selling and sponsoring are part of a continuous cycle… so be continuous in your activity. Make it a daily habit to reach out to Book, Sell and Sponsor rather than ask ‘some’ and wait to see if those eggs will hatch! It’s a flexi business so it’s a flexi process, which means Hostesses will dip in and out, you will sell and you will have returns, and some of your Stylists will be active, some won’t. Keep driving forward in the direction you choose, and accept the traffic lights as they come The longer you remain in constant motion about the “Book, Sell and Sponsor” principles, the closer you become to reaching and passing your goals.