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Elizabeth Gisclair – Fostering Freedom

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Elizabeth Gisclair worked as a family nurse practitioner in her hometown for nearly 10 years before learning about Rodan + Fields from her friend, Andrea Schaff. “When Andrea started selling R+F, I told her I wasn’t interested. But I just kept on watching her story. Eventually, I became a Preferred Customer and started using the SOOTHE Regimen for my extremely dry, irritated skin. Within three weeks I was in love with the products. My friends and family started noticing my skin and asking about it. So I put the pencil to the paper and figured, number one, if I join as an Independent Consultant I would get a huge discount on the products. And number two, if I grow my business every month, I might be able to fully pay for my products. That’s basically how it all started.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Elizabeth Gisclair

Early incentives

Elizabeth joined Rodan + Fields in June 2016 and hit Executive Consultant (EC) her first two months in business. “When I first started, I was just looking to break even with my products. But when I hosted my business launch in August, I finally saw the bigger picture. That’s when I decided to go full force and announce to the world that I was selling Rodan + Fields. It was my ‘aha’ moment. From then on, I just kept on working my business and slowly people decided to start joining me. My husband was happy and I was happy.”

The R+F incentive programs provided just the right motivation for Elizabeth. “Initially I started running for Lead the Way because I desperately needed a new laptop. I was surprised when I earned it with a month left in the program. When Andrea asked if I was going to Scottsdale, I hadn’t realized I could earn enough miles! And when we went to Scottsdale, it was a whole different ballgame. That trip opened up my husband’s eyes and allowed him to really learn about our Company. That’s when he went all in. Not only did he support me by helping out when I was away from home, but he really became interested in the business. That was a really good part of our story.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Elizabeth Gisclair & Family

Elizabeth and her beautiful family – June 2018.

The benefits of business growth

From there, Elizabeth kept shooting for even higher goals. “In April 2017, both my Sponsor and I hit big milestones on the same night. She finished her Lexus qualification and I hit Level V Circle. It was a pretty good month for both of us! I hit Milestone 5 again for Convention and walked across the stage with all the Lead the Way participants, which was such an eye-opening experience. I also earned the trip to Cancun through Lead the Way. That trip was absolutely amazing, because I got to watch my team member and her husband go through the same realization we had the year before. It was definitely a full circle moment for me.”

Although the incentive trips have been incredible, Elizabeth is even more proud of the impact her business has had on her family. “I’ve been in family practice for 13 years, and I rarely took any time off because we valued the extra income more. But now my R+F business allows me to be free to vacation with our children. I also love that this business lets me teach them about entrepreneurship. I was brought up in the business world with entrepreneurial parents, and I think that set me forward and helped me see the big picture with R+F. I hope I can instill in them the same importance of making extra time for your friends and family, and how that freedom comes when you are your own boss.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Elizabeth Gisclair & Partners

Elizabeth and her business partners, Trixy Boudreaux and Elsa Duet, at the Convention Gala – 2017.

Fostering her real passion

Most of all, Elizabeth is inspired to work hard in pursuit of an even bigger passion: helping children in need through the foster system. “When I started my R+F business we had four biological children, and after a few months, we started looking into adoption and the foster care process. The extra income from Rodan + Fields helped provide the means to help children who came through our home. In the last year and a half, we’ve helped more than 16 children of all ages as foster parents. That’s our passion in life right now: to help these children, whether they’re in our home for 24 hours or we end up adopting them.”

“It takes time, giving, love, and all that other good stuff to be involved in this process. But it also takes extra income — and that’s what I provide with my R+F business. I’m working at least a few hours a day on my R+F business, waking up a little bit earlier every day. And as I continue growing my business, it could help us with our big goal to start a foster care non-profit. When these children come into care through emergency placement, some arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs. I’d like to be able to provide each child with the necessities (toothbrush, pillow and blanket, a change of clothes, etc.), which are automatically theirs for them to keep. Our goal is to be able to move forward with that.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Elizabeth Gisclair at Disney

Elizabeth and Robby enjoying being a kid on their Level V Circle trip to Orlando, FL – January 2018.

Deep gratitude

Elizabeth feels incredibly grateful for the role Rodan + Fields has played in her life, from spurring her hard-earned success to inspiring her most fulfilling goals. “I feel like I’ve found myself with this business in this part of my life. I’m not just a mom. I’m not just a family medical provider. I have this whole different side of me that has nothing to do with those identities. This is my happy place now, and I’ve met friends I would’ve never come across in my life. I would have never expected Rodan + Fields, a skincare company, would have done that for me.”

Rodan + Fields Consultant - Elizabeth Gisclair & Team

Elizabeth and some of her business partners hosting a GoNaked Biz Opp – June 2018.

Moving forward, Elizabeth is motivated to share her journey and this eye-opening opportunity with the rest of the world. “The truth is, you can make this business and this opportunity fit anyone. It doesn’t matter what your goals are in life. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 years old or 70, if you’ve already retired from a career or if you’ve never worked in a regular job. There’s no qualification needed for this to be a successful opportunity for you. Anyone can have their dreams fulfilled, and that’s what I think is just truly astounding.”

 

To contact Elizabeth about joining her team or purchasing products, connect with her here.

 

Tell Me More…

What one word do you most relate to? Disruptor. When it started being used to describe R+F in the skincare market, I knew that had to be my team’s name. I love that it can be so positive and motivating.

Favorite restaurant? Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Who’s the most influential person in your life? My Dad. I am his only girl and there is something special about a father/daughter relationship. I look up to him so much.

Favorite pet? My favorite pet was Freckles, a cat I adopted from the pound and kept with me the whole time I was in school in Atlanta.

Have there been any especially significant people in your R+F journey? My husband, Robby, who has always been there to help out while I was doing events for R+F. The second person is Andrea Schaff, my Sponsor. I am one of the lucky people in that my Sponsor has become such a dear friend. Without her, I truly do not know how successful I would be in this business.

 

The information, materials and views provided by a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant during this presentation are her or his own and do not necessarily represent the views of Rodan + Fields. Rodan + Fields makes no representations about the accuracy of the information. The stories shared may be atypical experiences among Consultants who join the business. Actual earnings vary significantly, and no income is promised or guaranteed. Potential Consultants are urged to perform their own due diligence prior to making any decision to participate.

For information regarding earnings under the U.S. R+F Compensation Plan, see the Income Disclosure Statement.

For information regarding earnings under the Canada R+F Compensation Plan, see the Income Disclosure Statement. We estimate that in Canada the typical plan participant will earn between $1,700 and $2,000 CAD per year.

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2 responses to “Elizabeth Gisclair – Fostering Freedom”

  1. Cheryl Dacey says:

    I adore you Elizabeth and Robby Gisclair! I’m so honored to be on this journey with you and you are so deserving of being highlighted in the Rodan + Fields Blog! See you in Barcelona!!

  2. Maxie says:

    Congratulations– u deserve this and more– love to u and Roobbie

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