So last week/weekend, I attended the 2015 doTERRA convention in Salt Lake City. It. Was. Amazing. I can’t even begin to describe the experience or the atmosphere or the relationships that were built and solidified in just three short days!! I wrote this on the plane ride home, and I swear, it felt like we had just gotten there!!
My mom and I traveled out to SLC last Wednesday morning (holy crap! Has it already been a week?!). It was pretty non-stop from the get-go. We dropped our luggage at the hotel and went straight to the convention center to get checked in and get all our stuff. We then had a meeting with our team that afternoon, as well as a mini conference with a lot of truly motivating speakers. By the time we got back to the hotel and had dinner, we were completely done!
Over the next three days, we had speaker after speaker from the doTERRA executives to guest speakers such as Carey Lohrenz (seriously, check her out at http://careylohrenz.com. So inspiring!) provide us amazing information about doTERRA and leadership qualities. If you’ve never been to a doTERRA convention, I would highly advise you attend next year’s. I can’t even begin to explain how life changing it was. I won’t even try in this post, but I’ll tell you about three things that stood out the most for me.
doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing
doTERRA has a program they call the Co-Impact Sourcing. Now I knew about this program prior to attending convention, but I didn’t know many details about it. Hearing the executives, especially Emily Wright, talk about this program brought tears to my eyes (time and time again!). doTERRA partners with under-developed countries to source the indigenous plants from those areas. Not only do they create jobs for these people and use plants from where they are naturally grown (meaning they are the most potent), but doTERRA leadership (yes, including the executive leaders!) goes on these trips and meets and works with the individuals in those countries.
doTERRA also helps provide the necessary resources these countries need, such as schools and wells (yes, many of the places doTERRA visits have no running water!) and even homes. doTERRA leadership, including Emily Wright, recently visited (and continue to visit) Nepal to help rebuild after the horrific earthquakes devastated their country. Even writing about it here brings me to tears. There are no words to describe how amazing this company is…how thankful the people are for the opportunities doTERRA provides, but also how thankful the doTERRA leadership is for the heartfelt experiences they’ve had in these countries.
Genuine and Authentic Leadership
I think you kind of get the idea of how great the executive leadership is based on the above program, but this was something that genuinely surprised me. Yes, I’ll admit…like many big companies such as this one, I thought the executive leadership was all about one thing…making money. And of course, any company is in business for that. But this leadership is so genuine and real and 100% believes in their people, the product, and working with countries around the world with the Co-Impact Sourcing.
We heard from all 7 of the executive leadership. Even in a huge convention center full of thousands of people, I could feel their passion for the product and the people and their authenticity. Emily Wright teared up so many times talking about the programs and the people in the countries she has visited. And Rich Higbee, VP of Sales US and Canada, sang songs about all the oils! I mean, seriously, how many executive leaders/managers do that?!
And of course, I can’t write about the convention without talking about the new products!! This was one of the most exciting moments of the whole convention! And they didn’t announce them all at once! We learned about the different products over the three days, leaving us on the edges of our seats the whole time! I am already an oil lover for life, but holy goodness, these new products made me fall in love even more!
Here are a few pictures of the new products:
The first one I want to mention is the deodorant (yes, I know…weird). But I have been on a quest to find a natural deodorant that a) works!! And b) doesn’t irritate my underarms. I am super sensitive to a lot of different things, so it was a struggle to find one that fit the bill. Having doTERRA create and introduce an all-natural deodorant is a-maz-ing!! I’ve used it since Thursday (when we were first able to get it) and haven’t had any problems!! It works and my sensitive underarms are still clear and unblemished!! Woo hoo!! I count that as a win in my book!!
doTERRA also introduced several single oils and blends! The emotional aromatherapy blends are indescribable! These have been a long time in the coming and I’ll tell you, they couldn’t come any sooner! So many of us need some sort of assistance with emotions (really, ALL of us do!), and these oils will do wonders for helping with that!! There are also roller blends of 9 different oils and blends that come already diluted with coconut oil! Just open the bottle and roll it on where it’s needed!! And the new diffuser – it’s waterless!! Crazy, right?! Just plug in an oil bottle and start it up! It covers 600 square feet!! Oh. My. Goodness.
These products, as well as all the others already out there, will be life changing. I can’t wait to share them all with you! I mean, who wouldn’t want to learn about them? It’s natural medicine!! And better yet, it’s cheaper, safer, and more effective!! How much better can it get?! Oh wait – it does!! They smell heavenly!! Our bellhop walked in our hotel room the morning we left and said, “Oh, your room smells amazing.” LOL!
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I seriously can’t wait to share these oils with you. They have made such a difference in my life, as well as my family and friends’ lives. The biggest change for me has been maintaining my hormonal balance and being more regular (with less symptoms!!). For us women, that is truly life changing!!
I hope you have a beautiful week! And I can’t wait to meet you and share these oils!
With love and wellness,