Mindi Kiewert – Exceeding Expectations

Posted by on Friday, October 31st, 2014

Mindi Kiewert has always been motivated by a challenge and enjoys the process of setting and working towards goals. After three years of working in pharmaceutical sales, Mindi and her husband decided to have their first child. Mindi intended to go right back to work after her maternity leave, but once she saw her baby, she immediately changed her mind. While she enjoyed being home, she also wanted something for herself and missed having an additional income for her family. ... Continue Reading


Chris Raivio – Taking Control of Your Dreams

Posted by on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

After living and traveling through Europe for nine years while her husband played professional basketball, Chris Raivio and her husband moved back to the U.S. with their three children in 1992 and, a few years later, had a fourth child. Upon returning to the States, Chris started working as a pediatric nurse and enjoyed her job, but still couldn’t shake the feeling that there was more out there for her. Two years ago, the hospital she worked at closed their ... Continue Reading


Diana Abbley – Patience, Practice, and Growth

Posted by on Monday, October 27th, 2014

Diana Abbley always focuses on how far she can go rather than the obstacles that might stand in her way. So, when an opportunity to achieve the personal fulfillment and greater sense of self she desired presented itself, Diana jumped at it. Seven years ago, when Diana first held her baby in her arms, she immediately knew she had to make some professional changes that would allow her to be home. Shortly after, the implosion of the mortgage industry left Diana ... Continue Reading


Kem Graham – Creating Opportunities to Enhance Your Life

Posted by on Friday, October 24th, 2014

As a business-minded person, Kem Graham has the ability to see the big picture when it comes to creating a successful career path. With a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership, her professional career took several turns. Always ready to pursue an opportunity full-force if she feels it has potential, Kem looks at each new challenge as a way to improve her life. Out of college, Kem taught elementary school and then worked in Curriculum Development for the Education department at the ... Continue Reading


Emily Borja – Keep Pushing Forward

Posted by on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

In April of 2012, after being on maternity leave following the birth of her second child, Emily Borja returned to work as a sign language interpreter at a hospital. She was excited that her husband would soon graduate with his Business degree and go back to teaching elementary school. They both looked forward to having two incomes once again so they could support their family and create financial stability for themselves. Later that month, after feeling sick and chalking it up ... Continue Reading


Debbie Boyd – Personal Success Derived from Devotion to Others

Posted by on Monday, October 20th, 2014

As the mother of two working actors, Debbie Boyd spent much of the last 20 years making sure she was available for her kids and devoting her time to furthering their careers. Dedicated to their success, she never expected that, by helping them achieve their goals, she would discover an outlet for personal success. In 2011, when Debbie’s daughter, Jenna, went to college, she experienced a case of cystic acne. “That doesn’t work well for an actor, so we were at ... Continue Reading


Kristin Donahue – Creating Your Own Vision

Posted by on Friday, October 17th, 2014

Three years ago, Kristin Donahue thought she had the perfect job as a consultant with her own Human Resources company. Although she wasn’t actively looking for a new career when she heard about Rodan + Fields® from a friend, the business opportunity resonated with her. “It was funny because my husband and I would often playfully discuss what else was out there for us to do. We’d half-jokingly try to come up with things that we could invent or franchises ... Continue Reading


Nikki Dauphin – The Right Path Pays Off

Posted by on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Things were in a good place for Nikki Dauphin. Her husband’s job as a Math and Physics teacher allowed her to stay home with their five young children. However, when he graduated with his Masters and was given the opportunity to leave his job to work towards his PhD in Mathematics, Nikki was determined to do whatever it took to help make that possible. “My husband is my best friend and I believe in him. We were going to get ... Continue Reading


Catherine Ann François – Building Community by Creating Unity

Posted by on Monday, October 13th, 2014

It doesn’t seem that a chaotic life transition would be the right time to take on the task of starting a new business, and yet, that is exactly what Catherine Ann François did. Catherine has always felt called to connect with the people around her and, as a result, many of her career and life decisions stemmed from her desire to develop strong relationships. One of those decisions occurred in the summer of 2014, when several big changes led Catherine to ... Continue Reading


Amy Stumler – A Joyful Balance

Posted by on Friday, October 10th, 2014

In the fall of 2013, Amy Stumler accepted a job in Indiana and prepared to move her family across the country from Hawaii to the Midwest. Although she was sad to leave some incredible friends behind, Amy was excited that she and her husband, Isaac, would be able to raise their two little boys closer to their families. She was also grateful that she was able to transfer and continue her ten year career as a director in higher education. ... Continue Reading