Donella and John Fields – Giving Back With R+F

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The following story recounts how these Independent Consultants are choosing to give back to their community and the world through their Rodan + Fields® business.


Many dedicated families work tirelessly to make ends meet, never dreaming that their lives are about to change. Donella and John Fields, a power couple with generous hearts, were just waiting for the opportunity to transform the world around them.

R+F Consultants John and Donella Fields headshot

Changing their “why”

When they first joined in 2014, John and Donella dreamed of being the next RFX Circle Achievers, and worked hard to achieve that dream. “Our growth was slow at first, but Donella was committed to building a successful business,” John explains. Belief, mindset, and consistency were what eventually helped the couple move forward. “We’ve been able to purchase the home inspection company I used to work for, and we now own the business together. Donella was able to refocus her efforts from her nursing career and focus full-time on Rodan + Fields®.”

“But now our ‘why’ has completely evolved,” adds Donella. “We used to care about keeping up with titles. But it’s not about that anymore. Now it’s about giving back in a way that we only ever dreamed of.” John elaborates, “We were both able to turn to giving back—and that’s what this is all about.”

R+F Consultant Donella Fields with team members

Donella with few of her Team International members at the Las Vegas Convention.

Giving back locally

As a nurse, Donella was already affiliated with Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, and thanks to R+F, was able to increase her efforts there. “Rodan +Fields opened up more time in my schedule so that I could join their board of directors and volunteer as often as they needed me.” She also joined the board of directors for The 516 Project, and started to focus on combining her Rodan + Fields and philanthropy efforts into one.

“We gave to any nonprofit we could find! I also host a monthly business event here in Fredericksburg that we use to elevate local charities. When we advertise our event, we showcase the organization and collect whatever donations they need. It’s been a really good fit for everyone involved—and not just my team. The entire Rodan + Fields family has pitched in to make these events a success.”

What’s their secret? According to John, “There’s just something about R+F Independent Consultants. Everybody wants to give back—it’s a group of like-minded souls, dedicated to changing skin and changing lives.”

R+F Consultant Donella Fields with the buildOn team

Donella with the
extraordinary buildOn team. The 3 days they spent together will last a lifetime.

Partnering with the PFC Foundation

The couple has also taken part in donation and volunteer efforts with the Prescription For Change® (PFC) Foundation from the beginning of their R+F journey. “After hearing their presentation at Convention, we absolutely wanted to get involved with buildOn and PFC!”

Donella was selected to attend the PFC’s Change Maker trip in New York and found the experience to be one of the most inspiring moments of her life. “The kids we met have somehow turned their pain into positivity and empowerment. They’re helping others like them, and that’s magnificent. They are our future and they are incredible.” John agrees, “The stories of the kids she met led us to realize how fortunate we really are. This was a life-changing experience for both of us.”

John and Donella have also involved Team International in the giving spirit. “Our team will be in New York at the end of the year to celebrate Virtual Convention, and we hope to do something with buildOn while we’re there. We also hope to bring buildOn to our area sometime soon.”

R+F Consultants John and Donella Fields on vacation

A few short months after joining Rodan + Fields, Donella and John sailed away to Mexico with their upline sponsors. Never in a million years did they ever think, saying “yes” would bring so many memories and joy to their lives.

Why they give

As John expresses, “Our life has been so enriched because of the one leap of faith that started it all. I’m so happy that we did this. It just feels so good to give back.” “And not just supporting people financially,” Donella chimes in. “It’s going in, getting your hands dirty, and supporting others with your mind, heart, soul, and body. We now have the time, energy, and patience to do these things. It’s amazing that every day I can wake up and change somebody’s life for the better.”

“I loved being a nurse and helping people through their toughest days. But R+F allowed me the possibility to grow and change my career path, even though we thought it wasn’t in the cards. And today as a philanthropist, motivational speaker, and professional coach, I spend my days inspiring people and lifting them up. I help other people bring happiness into the world, and I couldn’t have done that if it weren’t for the decision to say yes to Rodan + Fields.”

Tell Me More…

Which charity/project are you most excited about giving back to? All that touch me. No single one is greater than any other in my mind. -John

What is your best R+F team memory? At the Las Vegas Convention, we spent a lot of time together as a team and laughed until we cried. It was incredible to be reminded that we are great friends. –Donella

What is your favorite R+F product? I have to choose just one? The REVERSE™ Regimen has really improved my self-confidence. However, ENHANCEMENTS Lash Boost™ and R+F Active Hydration Serum™ are pretty fantastic! –Donella

What was the biggest R+F hurdle you overcame? Realizing we are all on our own journey. Our pace and our success is not measured by the success of others. –Donella




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