Emily Yost – Forging Her Own Path

Posted by Rodan + Fields on Friday, October 27th, 2017

Like many other Rodan + Fields® Independent Consultants, Emily Yost’s R+F journey began with her mother, Kris Fairless, who first fell in love with the products and was thrilled to become part of the Company’s brand new future when they left department stores in 2007. As some of the first Consultants in the nation, Kris and Emily’s sister Sarah Robbins started growing an amazing team—but at first, Emily held back.

Emily Yost, R+F Independent Consultant

“My mom and sister had been trying to get me to join them for years. I kept saying no, because for a while I thought it was their thing—and I loved being an elementary school teacher. I was proud to see that they were doing so well, and I always believed in the business. In fact, I kept their business cards with me and told people about Rodan + Fields everywhere I went! At the time, I thought I wasn’t a salesperson and that this path just wasn’t for me.”

Deciding to jump in

In 2016, Emily’s world changed completely when she found out she was expecting her first baby. “Suddenly, the dream of staying home to raise my family came into play. I’ve been taking care of other people’s children for years, and now I wanted to do that for my own.” Emily became a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant in July of 2016, and was determined to make her new business a success. “I already knew at the end of that school year I was going to resign from teaching. So for me, it was ‘do or die.’ I had no other option, and I knew I had to make this business work.”

Thankfully, Emily already knew a lot about how to make the entrepreneurial leap. “I heard nearly every three-way call my mom and sister had over the last ten years, so by the time I joined I could have done this in my sleep! I knew the language and I knew the story. My mom always says that this business is just about being a good storyteller, and I’ve heard the story over and over. When I joined, I knew exactly what to do.”

Working toward big success

After working Rodan + Fields part-time around her teaching and her pregnancy, Emily achieved her desired financial goals and was able to fully step away from the classroom to focus on her growing family. “It’s important to me for people to understand that even though I stay at home, I still only do this business part-time. Everyone thinks I work a ton, but you just can’t with a baby that’s crawling everywhere! I work mainly during naptimes, about 25 hours per week.”

Emily has been able to accomplish a lot within those few hours—her business grew extremely quickly within her first year. “I’m a very structured, Type-A person, and I feel very blessed to have the ability to dream big and get stuff done. I hit Level V, Level V Circle, and then Premier V within consecutive months, and it’s been so fun and rewarding. I know that within several months our team will achieve Lexus, and I can already see the RFX necklace on me. I’m just so proud of Team Dream and I can really envision where we’re going!”

Emily with teammates, Alex Mathews, Joshelyn Otter, and Annie Allen, at Rodan + Fields Convention 2017

Emily with teammates, Alex Mathews, Joshelyn Otter, and Annie Allen, at Rodan + Fields Convention 2017

Participating in a new life

Emily’s mom and sister are a constant source of inspiration for her business. “My whole family are entrepreneurs in one way or another, and for a while I was the only one with a conventional job. Now working together with my family, traveling with them and having an amazing working relationship, has been awesome.” Emily dreams of traveling the world and seeing all that her fellow Consultants have experienced through Rodan + Fields.

Even more important is Emily’s determination to spend time at home with her family. “My mom always made sacrifices to be home with us. I have such good memories of my mom always being there, and I want to do that for my kids.” But with R+F, Emily notes, it’s not a sacrifice. She’s able to have her business and be a present mother without having to miss a moment. Emily enjoys her new freedom, and has future goals to retire her husband and to give financially to meet the needs of others. “My ‘why’ just keeps getting bigger! My mom and sister are able to build orphanages and help out in our own backyard, and I can’t wait to be able to give back on a grander scale like they do.”

Emily with her mom, Kris Fairless, and sister, Sarah Robbins, at Rodan + Fields Convention 2017

Emily with her mom, Kris Fairless, and sister, Sarah Robbins, at Rodan + Fields Convention 2017

Living the family legacy

For Emily, her Rodan + Fields journey has turned into much more than just a business. “It’s been such a blessing to be home with my son, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I also cherish the unexpected relationships I’ve created with my business partners. I owe all of that to R+F. I hope my story encourages people to know that it’s never too late.”

Though Emily is decidedly independent and self-motivated, she loves being surrounded by her family’s support. “I feel so fortunate to be able to tell the story of how this Company began, and I will always honor my mom in that way because I think she deserves it. She and my sister really led the way for so many Consultants, and I feel very blessed to follow in their footsteps. And even though my mom and my sister were among the first Consultants, I don’t credit that for my success. With the right mindset, anyone can do this! More than anything, I’d like to thank the Doctors for giving my whole family this amazing opportunity. They’re truly empowering men and women all over the world to live more, to give more, and to love more.”

R+F Independent Consultant Emily Yost with her husband, Brett, and son, Easton

Emily with her husband, Brett, and their son, Easton

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


Tell Me More…

What one word do you most relate to? “Industrious,” which is the meaning of the name, “Emily”. My entire life, my family reminds me that the meaning of my name holds true to my personality.

If you could meet anyone, who would it be? My grandma. I’ve heard I look a lot like her, and that she was one of the most generous, loving women.

Favorite snack? Anything peanut butter, ice cream, and piled high with whipped cream!

What is your best R+F experience? Level V Circle trip to Banff, Canada. I felt so blessed and honored to have earned that trip thanks to my amazing team and customers. It was nice for me and my husband to get away and enjoy one another as well as enjoy the perks of this amazing business!

Most memorable gift you’ve ever received? My wedding ring. It holds so much significance as it is my grandma’s diamond, passed down to my mom, and then down to me.




2 responses to “Emily Yost – Forging Her Own Path”

  1. Emily you are industrious and so much more! We are all very proud of you and I guarantee your Grandma sees you and is so incredibly proud of you, too! ❤️

  2. Lisa Smith says:

    Em! We are so proud of you! Love you!

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