E Y E O N A R B O N N E
Never in a million years did I think I would be where I am today. I
am getting ready to go pick up my brand new Mercedes-Benz. And
the best thing is, I received it from the company I love to represent
by participating in the Mercedes-Benz Cash Bonus Program.
What a difference a year can make. My Arbonne business
began about three years ago in my hometown of Norman,
Oklahoma. My friend and sponsor, EAM Denise Anderson,
called me to host a Presentation. After telling her, “My friends
and I don’t do Presentations” and that I was getting out of hosting,
I purchased products from her over the phone, and assumed
that would be the end of it. Boy, was I wrong! At the time, I had
been a dental hygienist practicing for six years and knew I did
not want to continue at that profession for the rest of my life. I
loved the people who I worked with and came in contact with
each day, however, I was stuck in a repetitive routine with no
way out. I was not actively looking for something else, but after
receiving and loving my products, and talking with Denise about
the opportunity, I decided to give it a try.
I promoted to DM in the first three months and then stalled. The
problem was, I did not really believe Arbonne would work for
me. I never fully committed to my business. In Oklahoma, I was
in the middle of something amazing. I was letting more and
Part of Trillene’s Texas team at the Annual “Test Drive a Mercedes” Day: DM Wendy
Zeiger, Jeanette Casarez, DM Jackie Saldaña, DM Shirley Ehrich, Trillene, EAM Jody
Vantine, EAM Jennifer Perez and EAM Jill Vantine.
t r i l l e n e b a i r d
Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
Trillene Baird Region; New Braunfels, TX
more opportunities pass me by. We have the most incredible
leaders and wonderful training available to us; you would think
I would have climbed the Arbonne success ladder very quickly.
I maintained my District for a year, and the only reason for this
was my good friend, Debbie Lewis, said we were going on the
ASAP Atlantis 2003 trip with Arbonne and I thought it might not
look good for her to earn the trip without me. This is when I
Trillene with husband, Tony.
BELOW: Trillene with sponsor, EAM Denise
Anderson, ENVP Rachel Sinclair and ERVP Kristy
Murrow at NTC 2005 Las Vegas.
When I decided to commit to my business
and believed I could do this, my business
grew faster than I ever dreamed.
learned if I worked to earn the trips, I could not help but grow
my business. After maintaining my District for a year, I found my
first business partner. That is when I realized Arbonne was not
going to work for me; I had to work for it! I promoted to AM in
January of 2004.
In August of 2004, my husband and I moved to southern Texas
so his son could attend a tennis academy. I was excited about
the new opportunity, but scared to death because I did not know
a single person. What was I going to do? Where should I start?
I began to share Arbonne with everyone. I had learned from my
previous mistakes. I knew it was up to me to make it happen. I
knew people were not going to come to me, especially if they
did not even know what Arbonne was! Eight months after moving
and four months after sponsoring my first business partner,
our business tripled and we went into qualification for Region.
What a difference a new attitude can make! I now know if you
can believe it, you can achieve it. I have heard this so many
times throughout my early journey with Arbonne, though I did
not really listen. When I started to believe it, things started happening.
You see, it is not who you know, it is who you do not
know. Those in this business with me are people I never knew
before. Because of Arbonne, I have the most amazing group of
friends. The most rewarding part I have been blessed with is a
group of great friends, upline, crossline and downline. Their
positive attitudes are contagious and I just cannot help but want
to be a part of that.
I have the most amazing team. To AM Chris Hopeman: Thank
you for your never-quit attitude and seeing the opportunity for
me when my eyes were closed. You continue to inspire me. To
AMs, Jennifer Perez, Jill Vantine, Jody Vantine and Jennifer
Foglio: You ladies are on fire. Thank you for believing in me.
What a leap of faith you all took. To DMs, Greta Watson-Pigg,
BACK, L–R: DM Greta Watson-Pigg, Trillene and
Consultant Chantel Gilbert. FRONT, L–R: AM Chris
Hopeman and DM Marni Smith.
NTC 2005 Las Vegas. BACK, L–R: EAM Denise Anderson, EAM
Jennifer Perez, Trillene, ENVP Rachel Sinclair, DM Greta Watson-
Pigg, AM Chris Hopeman and ERVP Kristy Murrow. FRONT, L–R:
DM Jackie Saldaña, EAM Jody Vantine and EAM Jill Vantine.
AM Chris Hopeman, DM Greta Watson-Pigg, EAM Jennifer Perez, DM Jackie Saldaña, EAM
Jill Vantine, EAM Jody Vantine, Trillene and DM Shirley Ehrlich at NTC 2005 Las Vegas.
Marni Smith, Jackie Saldana, Jeanette Casarez, Sondra Reno,
Wendy Zeiger, Shirley Ehrlich and Kim Mittelstadt: Thank you all
for your hard work. This is only the beginning! We are just
A special thanks goes to my awesome sponsor, EAM Denise
Anderson. Thank you for sharing the gift of Arbonne with me. To
ERVP Kristy Murrow: Your leadership is truly extraordinary. Your
desire, belief, and commitment to your team and business are
flawless. Thank you, ENVP Rachel Sinclair. What a perfect
example you have set for your entire Nation. You bring out the
best in everyone. Thank you so much for not giving up on me.
Thank you to all of my Clients. Your love of the spectacular
Arbonne products shows every month. To mom and dad: Thank
you for your love and support. To my faithful friend, Debbie
Lewis: Thank you for the awesome Arbonne vacations together
and for your friendship. To my husband, Tony: Thank you for
your patience. I know it was not always easy putting up with me.
I could not have done it without you and your support. I love you.
To Founder Petter Mørck: Thank you for your vision. Thanks to
President Rita Davenport, Executive Vice President Stian Mørck,
Sr. VP Product Development & Field Events Candace Keefe,
Chairman & CEO Bob Henry and everyone at the Home Office
for making Arbonne the best company ever!
Trillene with her Oklahoma team: DM Greta Watson-Pigg,
AM Chris Hopeman, DM Marni Smith and Consultant
EYE ON ARBONNE | SEPTEMBER 2005
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
The testimonials in this story reflect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.