E Y E O N A R B O N N E
Before discovering Arbonne, I never anticipated exploring other careers.
Education is my passion and all I wanted to be was an elementary school
principal. I loved my job, but each day I dropped my boys off at daycare
without feeling any emotion, good or bad, because I just convinced myself
that I did not have a choice. I always wondered what kind of mom I
would be if I could only stay home with my boys and do all the creative
things that stay-at-home moms did. I wondered if I could be a better wife,
because I had time to be home to prepare homemade meals. I suppose I
wondered a lot of things that I could have been doing differently in my life.
On December 1 st , 2007, I woke up planning to have a holiday party at
my house with old high school friends. I spent the day preparing, never
knowing what would be introduced to me that night. At the party, EAM
Kristie Ury told me how she started a business with Arbonne that very
morning. Totally intrigued by this Arbonne “thing” I listened to Kristie
talk about a woman named Lisa DeMayo, and how she had a white
Mercedes-Benz from the Arbonne and was extremely successful in just
three years. I had no idea what Arbonne even was, but my response
was, “Whatever it is, sign me up!” That is just what I did.
My life changed instantly on December 4, 2007. I had complete confi
dence in this business and myself from the minute I put my information
into the computer. I started my Arbonne business with no money and
no time. I had a 3-year old and a 1-year old, was in graduate school
completing my thesis and internship to be a principal, worked a full-time
teaching job and threw myself into a business that I was determined to
make time for. Like most people, I did not know where to start or what
to do. The beauty of this business is that you are in business for yourself,
not by yourself. I had amazing support from my uplines, ENVP Lisa
Arbonne Independent Consultant, Regional Vice President
Christine McGeehan Region; Matawan, NJ
DeMayo, ERVP Keri Zoumas and EAM Kristie Ury. I had a vision from
day one and allowed all the people who challenged me to actually
motivate me. I loved to hear the word “no,” I loved when people told
me that I could not do this business, that it would not work or that it
was ridiculous. I pushed myself harder to prove that this company, the
products, this industry and my belief were authentic.
My journey with Arbonne has changed the person that I am today. I
never thought of myself as a businesswoman, but with the help of my
Christine’s inspirational Why. Husband, Brian and sons,
Aidan and Colin.
Kristine’s sponsor and best friend, Kristie Ury
and Christine at the “Roaring 20’s” Area
Manager Celebration, NTC 2008 Atlanta.
Christine’s supportive family at her Graduate School
graduation, May 2008. L-R: Christine’s dad, Bob; Christine;
Christine’s sister, Becky and Christine’s mom, Ellen.
Create your vision,
share it with others
and never look back.
team, upline, and husband I quickly grew into that role. I absorbed every
piece of advice I was given and lead by example. Personal development
was key to my success as well. I believed in positive affi rmations, educated
myself on the industry, attended every meeting possible, listened
to Learn & Burn audio CDs and believed in my team. I knew that I
could not do this alone and therefore I let go of the control. I trusted the
system and the leaders on my team and allowed our activity to get the
If you are considering a career with Arbonne, do not make any excuses.
Making excuses just takes up time and energy that you could be putting
toward your business. There is never enough time and never enough
money. So rather than continue to live your life wondering, take a chance
at an amazing company with amazing products. Really ask yourself,
“What if…” I want to wish you the best of luck in your endeavors, for
you will succeed if you believe.
To my extremely supportive husband, Brian: I could not have done this
without you! You have gone above and beyond to make this dream
become reality. I know that you supported me 100 percent, just because
it made me happy. You and the boys are the hugest part of my Why!
Aidan and Colin: I love you more than I could ever put into words. This
is all for you guys! To my family and friends: Thank you for your constant
support and understanding. Mom, Becky and Cathy: I love you all! Thank
you for believing in me and fi lling in for me when I most needed it. Mom
and Dad: Thank you for teaching me to reach for the stars!
To EAM Kristie Ury: How can I express how grateful I am to you You
have been my lifelong friend and I’m so lucky to have you in my life.
Thank you for introducing me to Arbonne and routing for me all the way.
You have changed my life forever!
To DM Michelle Clover: How much more could I ask for in a sister-in-law
and my fi rst business builder Your support and hard work is remarkable!
I’m so happy to be taking this journey with you.
To AM Lenore Roige: You never stopped for your team and me! Thank
you for your loyalty and dedication to this business and our friendship.
Who would have ever thought we would be on this ride together
Christine’s Mercedes-Benz car presentation, February 2009. Far left, ENVP Lisa
DeMayo; center, Christine and far right, ERVP Keri Zoumas.
Area Manager Retreat, January 2009. L-R: AM Lenore Roige, Christine,
Christine’s sponsor, EAM Kristie Ury and ERVP Keri Zoumas.
To my entire team: Thank you so much for sticking with it! This team is
overfl owing with vision and perseverance. We have built an amazing
legacy and I cannot wait to see you all jumping into your Mercedes-
Benz. You rock! For all of you that are to come into our Region: Buckle
up because you are in for the ride of your life! Jump in now and don’t
To ERVP Keri Zoumas: Thank you for believing in me from the day I entered
your house in my “play clothes!” You never gave up on me and cheered
me on all the way. I admire your leadership and know that everyone in
Arbonne will know your name. What would I have done without you
To ENVP Lisa DeMayo: Wow, you blew me away the day we met! Your
vision, work ethic, dedication and leadership are so contagious. Thank
you for taking me under your wing and for carrying the torch. You and
Keri make me so proud to say that you are my mentors.
To the executive team: Your recognition of my success is unprecedented!
Thank you for your continued dedication to all of your Consultants and
this remarkable company.
The Christine McGeehan Region. Far left, ENVP Lisa DeMayo and far right,
ERVP Keri Zoumas.
NTC 2008 Atlanta. L-R:
Christine, DM Michelle Clover,
EAM Kristie Ury and DM
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
The testimonials in this story refl ect the actual experience of an individual, are anecdotal only, and may be atypical.
EYE ON ARBONNE | APRIL 2009