Laine Santamaria – Inspiring a Life Worth Living

Posted by on Friday, September 19th, 2014

At the age of twelve, after being introduced to her mother's work caring for children with cancer, Laine Santamaria knew she wanted to work in pediatric oncology. Committed to making a career for herself in the field she was passionate about, Laine went to medical school and worked her way to her dream job. In 2008 Laine lost her mother to cancer. While dealing with this tragedy, she knew she wanted to carry on the tradition her mother had started, ... Continue Reading


Deena Bailey – Rediscovering Your Spirit

Posted by on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Deena Bailey was overbooked on her journey to make a difference, but when she decided to refocus her energy on a more efficient way to help people, not only did she make a stronger impact on others’ lives, she also rediscovered her own spirit. Deena’s perspective on what was important in life completely changed when she lost her husband, Tom Burnett, on 9/11. She spent the years after his death on a journey trying to change the world, one person at ... Continue Reading


Nicole Polido – What Are You Waiting For?

Posted by on Monday, September 15th, 2014

In 2010, Nicole attended an event with her friend, Tracy, and saw how unique the business opportunity was with Rodan + Fields®. “I saw that this Company was going to be successful and I wanted a piece.” Nicole quickly realized she needed to change her perception of what a salesperson is. “I had to find what my definition of this business would be for my situation. You have to envision what success is for yourself. If I can be home ... Continue Reading


Beth Ellis – Never Too Late to Start Anew

Posted by on Friday, September 12th, 2014

In the summer of 2013, with a new school year about to begin, Beth Ellis approached the dean of one of the colleges she teaches at to ask if she could take on a few more classes. It wasn’t an ideal situation, but as a single mom on an adjunct English Professor’s income, Beth was determined to create a life of financial independence, and determined to plan for her family’s future. Rather than piling on more classes, Beth’s dean suggested reaching ... Continue Reading


Megan Aguilar – Accepting a New Challenge

Posted by on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

A successful hair stylist for over ten years, Megan Aguilar loves her job. Although busy, she was always able to work full time, even with three small children. She didn’t see the need to add anything else to an already bustling schedule. But, as an ambitious woman who likes to challenge herself, when an opportunity arose to find success in another field, she found it difficult to pass up the chance to expand her own skill set, provide more for ... Continue Reading


Bonn Brown and Craighton Cooper – Taking Control of Their Future

Posted by on Monday, September 8th, 2014

Two years ago, Bonn Brown and Craighton Cooper found themselves at a crossroads, looking ahead at their future. A flight attendant for a major airline for the last 24 years, Bonn was tired of having a corporation make decisions for him. After 9/11, the airline had experienced significant financial trouble, which led to many cuts in pay, vacation time, health care benefits, and having his Pension frozen. Craighton, a paint contractor, owns his own business, which has experienced a lot ... Continue Reading


Becca O’Leary – Achieving Fulfillment with a Team

Posted by on Friday, September 5th, 2014

After eight years in promotional marketing and advertising, Becca O’Leary found her decision to leave her job both difficult and easy. Although she was grateful to now be home with her little ones, she began to crave adult interaction. Determined to find something of her own, Becca decided to fill the void she’d been feeling since walking away from her career, without compromising her devotion to her first priority job as mom. In 2011, Becca’s good friend, Jamie Petersen, suggested she ... Continue Reading


Reem Messeih – Freeing Her Ambition

Posted by on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Raised with a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed, it was hard for Reem Messeih to imagine not having a career. Her father, a diplomat with the Egyptian Government, sacrificed his entire career to bring Reem and her sister to America when they were young. “My parents are the single greatest influence in my life. Watching them work so hard to rebuild their lives was so inspiring. I saw them work multiple jobs at a time, sacrifice endlessly ... Continue Reading


Rena Hedeman – Rising to Your Full Potential

Posted by on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Sometimes we put things off, hoping that someday they won’t seem so daunting. Rena Hedeman decided that she would no longer put her dreams on hold after a tragic near death experience that changed her perspective on life. Rena began her healing process by embarking on a journey of soul searching to discover who she wanted to be. Ultimately, she discovered that what she wanted to do was help others and serve the world, living a life of meaning, love, ... Continue Reading


Betsy Swartz – Honoring Your Heart

Posted by on Friday, August 29th, 2014

Betsy Swartz had always been determined not to give up any of the precious time she had with her kids through their high school years. Listening to her heart and staying true to her intuition, she focused on creating a way to make time with her family her main priority. In 1993, after working in sales and marketing for the financial services industry on the east coast for 8 years, Betsy moved to Bozeman, Montana. Heading in a new direction with ... Continue Reading