Elizabeth and Taylor Guess – Be the Change

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Monday, February 9th, 2015

Elizabeth and Taylor Guess have always wanted to cultivate a culture of giving, especially within their own family. From the very beginning, they sought to teach their children about the importance of taking care of others and inspiring positive change.

A former English and writing teacher, Elizabeth eventually decided to become a stay-at-home mother after having her first child in 2009. While pregnant with her second child in 2011, Elizabeth’s friend shared the Rodan + Fields® business opportunity with her. “I wasn’t looking for anything at the time,” Elizabeth said, “so I said ‘no’ at first, but when I saw that she was hoping to replace her income with her R+F earnings and stay home with her children, I realized there was real potential with this opportunity and I could use it in ways that could benefit my own family.”


Elizabeth and Taylor strive to create a culture of giving and use their business as their vehicle to make an impact on a larger scale.

Seeing the business as an ideal avenue to foster the giving spirit she envisioned, Elizabeth enrolled as an Independent Consultant. She committed to working no more than 15 hours a week and began building her team. “To be successful with this business, it doesn’t have to be a full-time job. It’s about being intentional with your time and weaving it into your existing lifestyle.”

Working part-time, Elizabeth achieved Level V within nine months. With her team growing relatively quickly, she began to see how her business had the ability to impact lives beyond those of her own family. “So many lives are touched, and people you don’t even know are affected because of the ripple effect of this business,” she said. “If I share this gift with someone—and then they share it with someone else—people continue to benefit.”


Elizabeth and Katie Rodan taking a cooking class together.

It’s inspiring for Elizabeth to watch her teammates achieve their goals and use their businesses to pursue things they are passionate about. “When I see that kind of change, I am reminded of the grander vision, and I feel empowered to continue working hard. At the beginning, it’s often about what the business can do for you or provide for your own family,” she said, “but when you see the ripple effect in action, it becomes less about you and more about how it can help others create financial, emotional, or spiritual change.”

As Elizabeth’s business continued to produce a steady income, her husband, Taylor, began to recognize an opportunity for himself as well. Impressed by how fast her business had grown, Taylor became an equal partner in business with Elizabeth this past summer. “I am so proud of what Elizabeth built and the way she has developed into the Leader she is now,” said Taylor. “It is fascinating to watch people, with no business background, come out of their shells and excel at this. It has turned into so much more than I could have imagined.” Equally supportive, Elizabeth says, “Taylor’s skill set adds tremendous value to our team. He is great at recognizing areas where people need growth and encourages them to be their best through consistent coaching and accountability.”

It’s exciting for Elizabeth and Taylor to build something together without sacrificing anything. Their business has allowed them to cultivate the culture of giving and live beyond themselves in the way they had hoped. They have been able to donate to various causes and partner in significant ways with organizations that are making a difference. They are also in the process of adopting a child.

Elizabeth and Taylor strive to maintain a united vision, but still give each other the freedom to think independently. They consider each other’s opinions about what would be advantageous for their business and then come up with the best solutions together. Developing their team has been a rewarding experience for them both. “We wouldn’t be where we are without our team,” Elizabeth said. “I am so proud of them, and it’s incredible to help them achieve greatness—whatever that looks like for their lives and the goals they have.”

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The time freedom and flexibility that their business provides enables Elizabeth and Taylor to do more things together as a family.

Elizabeth loves that she is in control of her schedule, and Taylor is impressed that they can do all of this from home. “Before this, I never could figure out how to earn the money I desired without getting on a plane almost every week,” Taylor said. “So, the best part is having the flexibility to be there to watch my kids grow up. It’s rewarding to know that I can tuck them in each night; that would never have been possible without our R+F business.”

Working together, Elizabeth and Taylor focus on the bigger picture and how they can make a difference on a larger scale. “We don’t get lost in the details of things because the overall reason we are doing this is what matters,” Elizabeth notes. “We stay grounded knowing that we are encouraging a positive change. We are all equipped with what it takes to create our own success, but it’s up to us to do something with it and decide what impact we want to make and how we are going to be the change for ourselves and for others.”



2 responses to “Elizabeth and Taylor Guess – Be the Change”

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