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Stephanie Criscolo – Always Room For Improvement

Posted by on Monday, December 15th, 2014

In 2009, Stephanie Criscolo’s niece Jennifer introduced her to Rodan + Fields®. Jennifer assumed that with Stephanie’s current career as a hairdresser – in addition to coming from a family of entrepreneurs and a career in cosmetology – she would be interested in utilizing the business opportunity to complement her life and career. “At that time, I completely dismissed the idea. I was overwhelmed, and my kids were keeping me super busy, so I didn’t even really listen to what ... Continue Reading

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Jenny Aiken – Building Choices For Tomorrow

Posted by on Friday, December 12th, 2014

Jenny Aiken worked in marketing for 15 years, collaborating with businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small Internet start-ups. She decided to reduce her hours to part-time during her pregnancy with her second child. “I had always wanted to be home with my kids, but after a year and a half of that, I realized that part-time pay did not really equal part-time hours, so I quit my job to stay home full-time.” For eighteen months, Jenny and her husband ... Continue Reading

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Ashlee Dunn – Staying Positive and Present

Posted by on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Ashlee Dunn always felt called to teach, but after receiving a degree in elementary education, she taught in a school setting for only one year. She loved teaching, but the experience made her realize that the classroom environment wasn’t a good fit. Ashlee discovered yoga soon afterward and decided to apply her love of teaching to that field. She became certified in multiple traditions and followed the path of teaching yoga for 20+ years, even studying and living in India ... Continue Reading

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Heather Quisel – Empowering Dreams

Posted by on Monday, December 8th, 2014

Heather Quisel always viewed professional success as a nine to five job. She earned her degree in Early Childhood Development, and taught young children in the Boise, Idaho area for almost 10 years. She loved teaching, but after years of balancing a professional career while also raising three children of her own, Heather felt a desire to stay home and devote more of herself to her kids and her husband. While home, Heather found she loved the time flexibility and freedom ... Continue Reading

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Alana Latiolais – Discovering Fulfillment

Posted by on Friday, December 5th, 2014

After college, Alana Latiolais began her career as an inventory analyst and assistant buyer for one of the largest retailers in the country. But shortly after getting married in 2006, she put her career on the back burner when her husband's job required that they temporarily relocate from their home in Texas to South Florida. “Our original expectations were to only be there for 12 to 18 months. I didn’t want to start a new career in Florida under those ... Continue Reading

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Ellen Toscano – Pursuing Dreams with a Positive Mindset

Posted by on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Ever since childhood, Ellen Toscano wanted to be an actress. She pursued this dream steadfastly, eventually following it across the country from her sunny home in Sonoma, California to the bright city lights of Manhattan. She studied theater and music at New York University, and was hired shortly after graduation to perform in an ongoing live musical revue in San Francisco. After ten years with the show, Ellen still loved it, but began to consider other possibilities for the future. ... Continue Reading

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Molly Sommer – Happiness Beyond Expectations

Posted by on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Molly Sommer had a habit of doing what was expected of her, and she worked hard to fulfill those expectations. She became a lawyer as an adult, and a success story in most respects. She also worked 65 hours a week and had no work-life balance. “I was always tired and never truly present in my life. I had this unnatural attachment to my Blackberry, and I was a miserable, cranky, no-fun version of myself.” Molly missed out on a lot ... Continue Reading

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Courtney McLellan – Driven to Design a Successful Life

Posted by on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Courtney McLellan has always had a strong drive and an unwavering self-discipline. After years of training, she danced with a professional ballet company for some time but decided to pursue a different career path and eventually earned a Master’s degree. She went on to have a successful career as a stock trader. However, in 2009, she realized that she needed to do something more to stay ahead at her job. Pregnant with her second child, Courtney enrolled in another graduate-level program ... Continue Reading

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Shanalee Richins Dombrosky – Embracing a New Tomorrow

Posted by on Monday, November 24th, 2014

Shanalee Richins Dombrosky’s passion for helping others led her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and venture into pediatric oncology. While the experience was often challenging and heart-wrenching, she always felt it was worthwhile. “I learned a lot of valuable lessons and it changed my life in many ways. I know now that even a bad day as a parent is still a wonderful day, because there are parents out there who no longer have their children.” Although Shanalee enjoyed ... Continue Reading

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Aleesha McDonald – Providing for Family

Posted by on Friday, November 21st, 2014

Aleesha McDonald's priority has always been to provide the best opportunities for her daughters. As a hair stylist for over nine years, Aleesha and her husband were doing well for themselves until last year when her husband was laid off from his job in sales. Suddenly, they found themselves struggling to make ends meet. Behind on bills, Aleesha started to look for another avenue that would generate income for upcoming private school tuition while not taking her away from her three-year-old ... Continue Reading