Joy and Randy Rose – Following the Call to Serve

Posted by on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Whether it’s an economic shift, a debilitating illness, or the loss of a loved one, an unexpected tragedy can leave even the strongest of us feeling defeated. Joy and Randy Rose share a deep desire to help where they see a need, but their full-time jobs made it difficult for them to pick up and go wherever they felt called. But, by pursuing a business opportunity that provides both financial and time flexibility, they are building a life for themselves ... Continue Reading


Chris Kumabe – Called to Touch the Lives of Others

Posted by on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Known for its tropical foliage, crystal blue waters, and beaches covered in gold, red, black and even green sands, Hawaii’s breathtaking views and tranquil islands make it a popular destination for those looking to escape everyday life and find a bit of serenity. But for those who inhabit the islands, Hawaii isn’t a getaway—it’s home, and despite the idyllic scenery, there are still life’s troubles to contend with, and people in need of help. Growing up, Chris Kumabe spent countless hours ... Continue Reading


April Waldron – Preparing for the Next Step

Posted by on Monday, June 29th, 2015

It’s never easy to part with someone we love, but when that time comes, why not make it the most memorable goodbye imaginable? That was exactly what April Waldron decided to do when it became clear that her husband David’s long battle with brain cancer was coming to an end. She invited every friend and family member to gather together and celebrate David’s life and the bravery he demonstrated throughout his struggle. Stories were told and embraces were shared—the reminiscing ... Continue Reading


Sandie Hale – Making up for Lost Time

Posted by on Friday, June 26th, 2015

Gifts surrounded the base of the tree and tinsel glimmered from the twinkling lights. The smell of pine filled the room and while her children’s eyes gleamed with anticipation, tears were welling up in Sandie Hale’s, knowing that they were at home, opening their presents without her. It was yet another holiday season to remind her that she was losing time. For 17 years, her schedule at the hospital required her to work both Christmas Eve and day (as well ... Continue Reading


Anna Herl – Letting Her Light Shine

Posted by on Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Regardless of the similarities we as people share, we all have unique backgrounds, talents, and physical appearances that set us apart from one another. But imagine growing up with someone who not only looked exactly like you, but also shared many of your interests and skills. Would your individuality be compromised? Would people hold the same expectations for the both of you? How often would your identity be mistaken for someone else’s? How could you distinguish yourself? As an identical twin, ... Continue Reading


Ali Zieman – Business Done Differently

Posted by on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

With the sun blazing in the sky, the asphalt burning under your feet, and the heat so thick you can feel it in your lungs, the last thing anyone wants to do is leave an air conditioned house. But, on a hot and humid day in the Midwest, a dish of some cold, creamy frozen custard is the perfect way to cool off. For a shop owner, those warm spring and summer months—when everyone is searching for a sweet, refreshing ... Continue Reading


Emily Browning – Letting Go and Embracing New Opportunities

Posted by on Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Tensions mount as the date approaches. Stomachs sink with dread, as receipts need to be collected, expenses assessed, and deductions taken into account. Tax season is a stressful time for many, but for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), it’s a nightmare. Not only are your taxes due, but so are everyone else’s—and they are looking to you for assistance. The start of the year was always hectic for Emily Browning—to say the least. She’d worked as a CPA for 13 years, ... Continue Reading


Jillian Hill – Let Go and Take a Chance

Posted by on Friday, June 19th, 2015

Whether it’s the home we’ve lived in for several years, a significant other that we spend every day with, or the company to which we’ve been a loyal employee—once we grow accustomed to a certain lifestyle, it’s hard to step outside of that world. Our routines are comforting, and we embrace the familiarity of the paths we’re on. But when circumstances arise that make it impossible to continue with a particular situation, how would you begin to adjust? Could you ... Continue Reading


Erica MacKinnon – The Power of Belief

Posted by on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Rocking her son to sleep, savoring the few precious moments of silence a newborn allows, Erica MacKinnon knew she was exactly where she wanted to be. She felt assured in her decision to put her career on hold while her two children were young. The paperwork, meetings, and long hours would be waiting for her when she returned, but her little ones would only be babies for a short while, and she wasn’t about to miss out on the memories ... Continue Reading


Laura Jasurda – Deciding to be Successful

Posted by on Monday, June 15th, 2015

Throughout life, Laura Jasurda has faced choices, big and small. For every decision she has had to make, her steadfast will has helped her find the path to success—and it was no different when she started her Rodan + Fields® business. Her focus on perseverance and growth, combined with her conviction and commitment, has made all the satisfaction and rewarding experiences she has gained on her journey possible. Nudged in a new direction For most of their professional careers, Laura and her ... Continue Reading