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Chantelle Hedgepeth – Deploying a New Tactic, From Military to Mobile Business

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Chantelle Hedgepeth had accomplished a lot by the age of 32. She’d earned a bachelor’s degree in science, given birth to four children, and been deployed to Iraq all while serving in the U.S. military. She was proud of her accomplishments, but she’d imagined that, by this point in her career, she’d feel more in control of her life. Knowing something needed to change, Chantelle decided it was time to pursue new possibilities.

Call of duty

After 13 years as a Human Resource Specialist for the U.S. National Guard, Chantelle was frustrated by the fact that her family was living paycheck-to-paycheck. She and her husband, also active full-time military, found it difficult to save for their future while providing for their family of six.

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Chantelle and her husband.

In 2015, a friend from college told Chantelle about the opportunity to launch her own business with Rodan + Fields®. “I’d seen her posts on Facebook. She was clearly doing very well for herself while I was struggling—so I was open to hearing more about the business.” Having no experience in skincare or sales, Chantelle was nervous at first, but decided it was worth a try.

Ready to enlist

In September of 2015, Chantelle enrolled as an Independent Consultant, hoping an R+F business could help to reduce some of her family’s financial stress. After one month, working her business five to eight hours a week, she was shocked at how much she was earning. “I’d earned more than what I made attending a weekend drill training—which is eight hours a day at a base away from home every month. That really opened my eyes to the income potential available with my business—which I could work around my family’s needs.”

Impressed with the business model along with the incredible results she was experiencing from using the REVERSE Regimen, Chantelle continued sharing the products and the opportunity to join the R+F team. Her second month in business, she was earning enough to cover the mortgage and, in February of 2016, working her business 30 hours a week, she achieved Level V Title status.

A strategic plan

On Memorial Day of 2016, Chantelle retired from the military and is now focusing on R+F. “Knowing I had my R+F income made the decision much easier. It’s so nice to be home with my children and watch them grow up without sacrificing my earning potential. It feels good to be able to provide for our family and live comfortably while still saving for our future and the kids’ college tuitions.” Currently, Chantelle is working to replace her husband’s income so that he can retire as well.

With the time freedom she now has, Chantelle is starting a real estate business. This summer she will be flipping her first house. “If it wasn’t for my R+F business, I wouldn’t be this far along in the process. It’s so freeing not to have restrictions. I never allowed myself to think I could have more than what my paycheck afforded. Now, I’m dreaming so much bigger, and I know that I have the ability to achieve whatever I want.”

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Chantelle’s family.

Bonding with a new unit

Chantelle loves the supportive environment that R+F provides. “I’ve never been a part of something so uplifting and empowering. In the military, there are strict guidelines, for obvious reasons, and I gained a lot there, but R+F has given me the chance to explore another aspect of myself. It’s such a positive and nurturing culture that encourages individuality. I’m now more confident, and I’m happier with who I am now than ever before.”

The ability to share her business and empower others to change their lives is one of Chantelle’s favorite aspects of R+F. “It’s so rewarding to help people see that they don’t have to adhere to the limits they’ve put on themselves.” Chantelle’s business also gives her a way to inspire others to pursue their dreams. “I feel like my purpose in life is to connect people with opportunities that will encourage them to discover their true potential and provide a way to live life to the fullest.”

Carrying out her own operations

Chantelle’s business has opened her mind to limitless opportunities. “Many people are raised to look for jobs and so they don’t recognize opportunities. We live in a society where we’re taught that money dictates what we can have and how successful we can be. With that thinking, it’s hard to be open-minded to things that seem unconventional, but I’m so grateful that someone thought enough of me to share this opportunity and help me see that my life can be so much more. This business goes beyond skincare—it’s taught me to believe in myself and that has given me the ability to ignore the limitations I thought were there, holding me back, and take a chance on something new.”

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14 responses to “Chantelle Hedgepeth – Deploying a New Tactic, From Military to Mobile Business”

  1. Teresa says:

    Chantelle,
    What a great story!!! I’m so proud, first and foremost, of your service and dedication in the United States National Guard. It is SO inspiring to see you soaring in this business! It’s proof that WE can ALL achieve the same goals and dreams that you continue to strive for each and every day!!! Thank you for inspiring us all!!!

  2. Suzi Sierpina says:

    Chantelle! I am so proud of you! You sneaky girl, I had no idea about the real estate gig! You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to! You’ve proven to be an incredible leader, friend, and business partner! Love working with you! The sky isn’t even the limit for you!

  3. What an amazing story and thank you for the great take away that “many people are raised to look for jobs and so they don’t recognize opportunities”!

  4. Bobbie Silva says:

    Thank you for your service! Congratulations on your accomplishments!

  5. As the daughter of an Army dad and a full-fledged military brat, I can testify — this is such a great opportunity for military men and women, both as a 2nd income or a new opportunity. I am happy to answer any questions about it.

  6. J'nelle Clements says:

    Chantelle, I am so happy for you!!!!! Thank you so much for your service to our country!! Also, thank you sharing your story with us!! You are such an inspiration!!

  7. Melissa D says:

    I love this story!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Kim Jardine says:

    Hi Chantelle! Love your story! You are such an inspiration!

  9. Phoenix Harris says:

    What a cool story! Glad to see you featured on the blog!

  10. Chantelle, thank you & your husband for your service! it’s inspiring to see someone rise thru the RF ranks so quickly!

  11. Ashley Boyer says:

    i love this story. thank you for sharing!!!

  12. Brooke Rawls says:

    Girl you are amazing in so many ways, I won’t event begin to count! Love watching you grow your UNIT and serving in all MISSIONS!

  13. Love your inspiring story!! Truly shows that no matter what your career/College background is, you can learn this business as you earn! You hit this OUT OF THE PARK!!

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